14 July 2012

Skip in to Summer

Hello all - yes I know I have been MIA

A combination of things meant I have had to take a bit of a break from blogging and an ear infection/ migraine combo (not recommended) put pay to any crafting!

Anyhow, enough of that, you're not here to read me waffling on about boring stuff, you want to see pictures and how to's so here is the latest:

Make it Crafty Inspiration

So what do you think?

This image has just been released along with several other adorable images by Zoe's newest designer, Elena - don't you just love the expressions on their faces!!

Want a close up view?????
.....and the eagle eyed amongst you may very well have spotted that these girls have been coloured using a combination of Copic markers and coloured pencils - and yes my friends I am planning to write a tutorial on how to combine the two mediums next month..........watch this space!

OK, confession time - I actually coloured this image for Zoe a while a go and I forgot to take a note of Copics used (epic fail!) so to make up for it how about a HOW TO:

Subtle Sentiments

My intention was to add a sentiment to the card without detracting from the image which in my opinion should always take centre stage on a card, after all we all spend ages colouring them, right!!!

So I had a brain wave (probably what gave me the migraine) - why not stamp the sentiment on acetate.  To that end I grabbed my Stazon Ink (Memento does not play nice with acetate and you will make a horrible mess - trust me) and stamped a LOTV sentiment, which I then cut out by hand. I added a little colour with some Sharpie Markers and then attached it to my card using my tape pen.

Hey presto! A Subtle Sentiment.

Girls Skipping Merrily - Make it Crafty
Sentiment stamp - LOTV
Paper - Baby Powder Oopsie Daisy by Imaginisce
Copics, Sharpies and coloured pencils
Flowers, pearls and punch from stash
Sewing Machine
Stazon & Memento Ink

.....and I thought I would enter the girlies in a few challenges just for fun
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Digi Doodles - #116 Summertime
LOTV Thursday Challenge - Pretty in Pink

Crafty Hugs


Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely work Jane. Your colouring really brings them to life!
Joyce xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jane...fabulous image and layout.xxx

Karen said...

Just gorgeous Jane, and what fab colouring, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

Tracy said...

So sorry you've been feeling so rotten Jane. :-( Hope you're well on the way to feeling much better. You did an amazing job with the new image from MIC and I like you "subtle" sentiment idea. Very nice! ;-) Hugs!

Wishcraft said...

Wow your colouring is just amazing! So beautifully done :o) Hope you're feeling better now xx Hugs, Lisa x

Squirrel x said...

Hope you are perking up hun - earache and migraine?! Good grief, that's just plain greedy! Sending gentle hugs. And as for your card? Whoaaa girl, that is a stunner! Those two look so full of mischief and joy, brought totally to life by your out-of-this-world colourwork, simply fantastic my friend, and the subtle sentiment is inspired (but acetate? really? aargh!). Hugs Sxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous image and their expressions are wonderful. Love your colouring.
Hope you're feeling much better now.
Lorraine x

Dorcas said...

FANTABULOUS coloring GF! Sorry you haven't been well,migraines are the worst!!

DesignerDiva said...

Amazing colouring as always Jane, I can't wait to read your tute on copics and pencils (I try and fail miserably to combine the two!) the image is extra cute and fab idea for the sentiment.
Ouch Migraine - not funny - I'm a sufferer!
Hugs Laurie xx

Theresa said...

Fabulous coloring - WOW! You've made these images look so alive. I love the DP - it's so lovely.

Denni said...

Owwww! Migraines are bad enough but an earache too? You poor thing! I'm glad you are feeling better now.

As for your card - sure looks like you had lots of fun coloring these cutie pies - beautiful as always.

Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog - you are always so sweet!


Sassy Raggedy said...

So pretty. I love your coloring. Just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing. joann sassy raggedy

Maria Therese said...

Sooooooooooo gorgeous!!

mandy said...

Oh my word your card is stunning your coloring is amazing can't wait to see the tutorial and I love the idea of the acetate sentiment it really works with the card

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges

Hugs Mandy DT xxx

coops said...

wow!!!so stunning jane.fabulous colouring and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

What a fun image and so beautifully colored Jane! Love this! hugs, Angela

TRACEY MO said...

This is beautiful love love it!!

Thanks for joining us at Digi doodles shop challenge
Tracey DT

La Vikinga said...

Great card and perfect colours on your nice stamp! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Ribbons this fortnight and welcome back for another challenge this Thursday!


Sharon said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week, hope to see you again next time.
Hugs Sharon x

Delphine said...

Your image is simply WOW... I love how you have coloured it! Fantastic subtle sentiment, very clever:-)! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Cheryl said...

OMG what an AMAZING card and your colouring is just SPECTACULAR!!!!
Hugs xx