Thursday, 17 April 2014

Fairy Abigail

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my latest project for Live and Love Crafts using the beautiful and brand new papers by Reprint. I love how soft and whimsical these are... they go perfectly with my little Fairy Abigail colouring by CC Designs.
Even though she's wearing a lot of green and yellow, I used the colour wheel to find a nice complementary colour (opposite each other in the colour wheel) to do my embellishments. By using opposing colours in the colour wheel you can create maximum contrast and stability to the eye.

Here are the copic colours I used to colour her up:
Want to see how I did the background? Click Here for Video Tutorial!
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E50, E53, E43, E44Dress/Wings: G00, BG13(w), BG49 (w), BG78 (w), Y11, Y15(w), Y17, E15, E18 
Background: Sennelier L'Aquarelle (I have the 14 pack - these allow you to add more colour with less layers of ink which is what you need for copic card)
899 Forest Green, 805 Phtalo Green Light, 917 Dioxazine Purple, 501 Lemon Yellow

Hope you have enjoyed my little piece of inspiration today and hope to see you playing with colour a little more in your shabby projects! :) Thanks for stopping by!





Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Video Tutorial :: Watercolour Backgrounds

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing with you a fun little tutorial :) I have taken Fairy Abigail by CC Designs and coloured her up with my copics, and then have done a nice soft watercolour background around her using paints. This technique is really difficult to do with copics as you generally get quite a hard line.
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I have created a little video tutorial for you to watch aswell! The link is over on the blog on the Kit and Clowder website :) 
I have used Copics to colour her up and Sennelier L'Aquarelle's to do the background. Here are the colours that I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20Hair: E50, E53, E43, E44Dress/Wings: G00, BG13(w), BG49 (w), BG78 (w), Y11, Y15(w), Y17, E15, E18 
Background: Sennelier L'Aquarelle (I have the 14 pack - these allow you to add more colour with less layers of ink which is what you need for copic card)
899 Forest Green, 805 Phtalo Green Light, 917 Dioxazine Purple, 501 Lemon Yellow
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Pixie Nerd + FREE LIVE COLOUR CLASS! :)

Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a great day :) I have a special card today! I am sharing this one for the postcard theme over at Live and Love Crafts this week. I have picked this super cute Saturated Canary image called Pixie Nerd... I love how she is a bookworm like me ;) 

Would you like to see how I coloured this image? I am doing a live colour event this weekend!! And to celebrate... Saturated Canary are even giving all of the viewers a 25% discount to their store!! For more details head over to the Kit and Clowder website here.



Here are the copic colours that I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20Hair/Dress: BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, R81, Y21Backpack: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99Shoes/Wings: RV10, R83, R85, R89Books: E11, E13, E15, E18Background done with watercolour paint: Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow (I use Sennelier L'Aquarelle)
Digi printed at 11cm tall (4.33 inches) on X-Press It Blending Card

Hope you have enjoyed my creation today. Don't forget to peek at all of the products I have used in the link up below! Thanks so much for stopping by ! x



Friday, 4 April 2014

Lucy with Cross

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my inspiration for the Live and Love Crafts dt theme of numbers this week :) My card this week has been made for a 1st birthday and uses the adorable Lucy with Cross by CC Designs.


Don't you love those butterflies? They are from a cutout sheet from Pion Designs. I love that Pion has these in some of their collections. I usually gesso just around the edges which gives them a really nice soft look. The little tag with the dragonflies is also cut out from one of the Pion Designs sheets (see the links below). These new little Kort and Godt Curly Roses are some of my new favourites too :) 

Here are the copic colours that I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair/Shoes: E71, E77, E79, E49
Dress: B91, B93, B18, B95, B97, B99



Here are the products that I've used. Would love to see you creating something with the new goodies in the store :) Thanks so much for stopping by x