22 May 2011

Time for a Pikes Playground Challenge

Okay dokey peeps, time for another challenge over at Dustin Pikes Playground!!

"Shades of Green"
(Anything goes as long as it's GREEN)

Yep, I know, it's got red in it too.  See, the thing is the Gnome got a bit testy and decided to wear his stripy sweater and insisted that his hat be red to match!
Gnomes can be so fiesty!!!

Anyway, I hope this little creation inspires you to have a go and enter our competition, you have until next Sunday to get it done, and everyone earns Pikes Points just for entering (Full details here)

Looking forward to visiting your blogs to see just how "green" you're prepared to go!!!!

20 May 2011

Creative Genius!

Ha Ha, this weeks challenge over at Mo's is entitled "Distressing" - now, what does that mean to you?

You've lost your mobile phone
Blogger is not working!!!
Mother-in-law visiting for the weekend
Tearing paper & Tim Holtz inks

Whatever distressing means to you I hope this card will do the opposite and simply make you smile :)

Come on admit it, is this something either you or a sibling did when you were young!!  Or maybe you have a little "darling" who decided to copy Ty Pennington and redecorate your wall!

More to the point who knows how to remove the crayon masterpieces?  I guess we'd better call those guys at Crayola if all else fails LOL!

I coloured this adorable little chap in Copics with Caran D'Ache Pencil highlights.  Ooh and the word art, I did all by myself, well, with the help of Photoshop Elements.  Then I just added some gorgeous Jumping Jack paper by Cosmo Cricket, ribbon & some wonky stitching on my sewing machine.  Oops nearly forgot, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Old Paper) to finish!

This time, I decided to decorate the inside of the card too, adding that personal touch, yes I am responsible for the scribbles!!!

Good luck to everyone entering this weeks challenge.

14 May 2011

Here comes summer??

Well that's debatable, if you look out my studio window this afternoon - it's somewhat overcast!

But to brighten things up here is the card that I have produced for this weeks challenge on Mo's Challenge Blog
Challenge #82 - "Here Comes Summer"

Last week I used pencils so I thought I'd give the old Copics a workout!

Image: Mo Manning - Little Umbrella
Paper: Debbie Mumm - Noah's Ark
Colouring: Copics & Caran D'Ache pencils
Additional: Word Art by TLC, ribbon from stash, chalk ink

Thanks for dropping by and taking a peek inside the box today

8 May 2011

Pikes Playground Challenge - "Dudley and his Power Wheels"

I have a recipe for you today

 you will need:

# Dustin Pike's Dudley and his Power Wheels Freebie (click HERE)
# Colouring of your choice - pencils/paints/crayons etc
# A pinch of imagination
# A spoonful of creativity

mix it all together
 and post your creation HERE

Go on, have a go, I love visiting your blogs & seeing all your wonderful creations

To get those creative juices flowing here is my version, and as you can see I used my pencils (Caran D'Ache Supracolor Soft) on Dudley.

Image: Dustin Pike freebie
Paper: Basic Grey Wander
Colouring: Pencils (see above)
Additional: Quickutz die, Wordart by Elegant Word Art, sewing machine, chalk ink

Happy cooking, oops, I mean crafting!!!

5 May 2011

Monochrome delight

Pencils, I love my pencils - it has been such fun today, colouring in this adorable Mo Manning image with my Caran D'Ache Supracolor Soft, they are an absolute pleasure to work with.

This weeks challenge on Mo's Challenge Blog  # 81 "Monochromatic" and here is my entry:

I love the detail in Mo's images, it gives me the opportunity to hone my shading skills and practice faces, my favourite part!!

Having done quite a few "pink" projects lately, I thought even I could do with a change.

Image: Mo Manning "What's Cooking"
Paper: Basic Grey and V & A
Colouring: Caran D'Ache pencils
Misc: Charm from stash, Marianne D die

Well, I shall keep this short and sweet, thanks for looking and I'll see you again soon with yet more arty crafty goodness.

2 May 2011

Rinky Dink PINK!!

Oh yes!  A Mo Manning Challenge - and it's PINK & GIRLY - could it get any better.  Not from where I'm typing (my art studio is seriously pink - hey, can you blame me, I am the only girl in the house & this is my space)

This particular image made me smile the first time I saw it.  How many of us have had fun with balloons & the static they can produce!!  My hair was really fine as a child, so even pulling off a sweater would have this effect!!!

I had a blast colouring this one, using a combination of both Copics & Caran D'Ache pencils.  I suspect you'll be seeing alot more pencil work in the future - finding that sketch book has stimulated the old mojo......

I remembered to keep track of the Copics, but I goofed with regard to the pencils - sorry.

Good luck to everyone entering the competition.