19 July 2017

Anyone for a colouring challenge?

Hi there, I've been colouring another face......this girl is having so much fun right now!

Anyway, it's time for the 
My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge
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I chose Super Boy to help me play along with this sketch.....


But I wanted to keep on experimenting with new techniques (well, new to me!) so I inked the sky and grass area with Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw and Old Paper Distress ink.  Then I drew in the steps by hand and coloured them with Copic.

Superboy himself was stamped on Copic card with, shock horror MFT Licorice Black Hybrid ink....yes, I know - black!!  I then fussy cut him and mounted him on the finished card with foam tape.


Oops, nearly forgot, the top area was cut with Stitched Basic Edges 2 Die-namics after I'd inked it and then stamped with a sentiment from Essential Sentiments set.  Finally I mounted it on foam and adhered it to the card....ta da!

As always, if you'd like to play along.......or just practice for the class in October, then here is the Copic list:


Thanks for dropping by and if you've never tried the challenge before, I highly recommend you give it a go........I had such fun with this one.

Happy Colouring
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MFT Premium Dye ink - Blueberry
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw, Old Paper
Copics (listed above)

13 July 2017

Snow in July - you must be joking!

Hello there, what are you up to?

Me, I am trying to work out the basics of my Copic Class so I am busy practicing colouring faces, hair etc in between DT projects.

Here is the latest one using Birdie Brown - Warmest Wishes.


I am also stretching myself artistically by experimenting with inks as well as my trusty Copics.......yes, I know, I'm a bit behind the times, but hey, I've spent the last 7 years teaching myself Copics!!

Anyway, I blended Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans on to a piece of watercolour card - the water splat part wasn't overly successful.........any help/advice would be greatly received 😆

The little Birdie Brown girl was stamped on Copic suitable card with MFT Gravel Grey Hybrid ink, not so pale that it disappears but more subtle than jet black.  I then coloured her with Copics.  On this occasion I was testing out texture techniques......on her hat and the quilting design I added to her coat - what do you think? 

Now, I don't know about you but I couldn't quite work out why she's lifting up her coat so I used my usual quirky imagination and decided to have her playing with falling sparkly snowflakes........I used a white gel pen and some tiny sparkly jewels.

As always here is the Copic list:


Who would like to learn how to colour faces, hair and clothing?  As you may know I am flying across the Atlantic to Florida 14 - 15 October to teach another class at My Favorite Things, Eustis, Florida.

If you would like to join me you can find more information HERE
(please note Saturday's class is SOLD OUT)

Thank you for dropping by

12 July 2017

MFT New Release Day - July 2017

Now, I don't know about you but sometimes when I see a stamp set I immediately have an idea pop in to my head for a card design...........sometimes it works and on other occasions it goes horribly wrong!

But thankfully this time my goofy idea.........well you tell me.......


In my head the little birdie needed help to take off with a cupcake in tow.  He's a smart little chap and tied himself to some helium balloons for extra lift!

Thankfully, with post-it tape and a Misti I was able to remove the top cupcake from the tower on the cake plate and then stamped the single cake underneath the naughty feathered thief, adding a cherry that hopefully looks like it has just fallen off the stolen cupcake in mid flight.

I know that the stamp set is called Happy Hippos, but as we know hippos have rather short legs so the the poor little girl can merely look on helplessly as the pesky burglar floats off with part of her tea!  As with the cake, I masked off most of the hippo so that only the top part of her head peers over the table.



Rather than cheating whilst colouring the balloons I followed a piece of advice that I always give to my Copic students......."Google don't guess".  What do I mean?  Well, I went online for images of real balloons so that I could replicate the shine accurately.


As you can see it has more than one point of shine!  That's something I would have missed had I not researched my subject first and the shadow placement was equally as important to ensure I ended up with realistic looking balloons.

Now, for this particular card none of the sentiments felt appropriate or the right size for the scene I had created.......then I spied the new PI Happy Cake Day stamp and there it was "You Take the Cake" - perfect!!

As always I have created a little cheat sheet for anyone wanting to have a go at replicating this card with all the Copic colours - why not give it a go - I'd especially love to see your balloon colouring - and remember if you have any questions......just ask 😀


The time you have been waiting for has finally arrived......

Have fun shopping and I really look forward to seeing your amazing creations!


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