Friday, 30 January 2015

Happiness is Beary Rose

Good morning wow it seems like a long time since I have popped here to share a card with you life has taken over for a bit but now things have settled down again so I am back to creating, I have made a card for Grandma using "Happiness is Beary Rose" from Di's Digi Stamps....




I coloured with a mix of markers and added some white pen, I used the gorgeous "Always & Forever" papers from Nitwits, and a "For Her" sentiment and I added some scrap lace and ribbon, some "Flat Pearls" and my very last charm, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Willow

Good morning today I am sharing another Whiff of joy retired stamp with you she is my most used stamp....




I coloured her with a mix of markers, I again used up scraps of paper, and I dug out some flowers and added lace and ribbon, some gems and lots of glitter, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

City Girl

Good morning today I am sharing a super fast card with you using one of the city girl stamps from Whiff of joy, now discontinued...




I coloured her with a mix of markers and used up scraps of paper, I added some paper flowers with some brads and lots of sparkle, thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Monday, 19 January 2015

Inktense Tutorial (pic heavy)

Good morning today I am sharing an Inktense Tutorial with you, my last one I accidentally deleted when I deleted an album online which took all of the photos of my blog every single one of them sigh, I am not an expert this is how I colour images with Inktense, I love them to bits and they are my favourite thing to use, I have done a basic one for you in pictures, I would like to say sorry for the pictures when I started the sun was beaming through the window, after about 5 mins it got really dark and started to snow, I didn't have a light with me and wanted to get it finished, I use the pencils as I only have the pencils but you can buy them in blocks, I think that would be better for bigger areas...



Here is how I start, I have my Langton pad, my stamp, my ink, and a colour chart so I can see what colour they go, paint brushes and my pencils, along with a pot of water and some kitchen towel to dry my brush on...




I start by stamping my stamp on to watercolour paper and these 2 pencils are what I like to use for my skin tone, Carmine Pink and Baked Earth...




I start with Carmine Pink using small gentle circular motions...




I then go over and blend towards the centre using the Baked Earth pencil, still going lightly in circular motions...




I then dip my brush in to water and mix the colours using small circular motions, I keep my brush almost dry and keep rinsing it all the time, so my brush is always clean and almost dry...




I left it to dry for a few minutes and decided it was to light, remember that it is always better to start lighter as these are pencils but made of ink if you go to dark you cannot go lighter but if you are to light you can go darker, so I added some more Baked Earth to where I wanted her to be darker...




I blended out the skin with water and then added more Baked Earth to her face as it was looking a little to light too...




I am now happy with her skin, if I wasn't I would just go back and add more until I was happy with her...




I am now moving on to her hair, I am going to use Saddle Brown and Sicilian Yellow....




I start by popping in my darkest colour Saddle Brown where I want it to be darker...




I then use my lighter colour Sicilian Yellow and blend the colours together but going a little bit further with my yellow....




I mix the colours with water and fill in the white areas, again with a clean almost dry brush, if I wanted her hair darker at this point I would add more colour but I wanted her to be lighter so left it here...




For my pinafore, pants and shoes I am using Spring Green, you can see here I have put a lot of colour already in the places I want to be the darkest...




I pull the colour in to the lighter areas until I am happy...




I am now using Golden Yellow and coloured the bits I want to be the darkest, in small circular motions not pressing to hard...




I have blended the colour with my paintbrush to fill in the white part and her clothes are now complete...




I am now moving on the the flowers and leaves that are around her, for her leaves I am using Light Olive and for the flowers I am using Sienna Gold, again just colouring lightly in the area I want to be the darkest...




She is now completed I just need to ground her and shade around her...




I wanted to ground her with Fern so coloured a tiny amount just under her feet and the flowers...




I used a slightly bigger wetter brush for this part as I wanted the ground to be thicker and more of a watercolour....




For her shade I used the Dark Aquamarine and I have slightly drawn around my image pressing ever so lightly to give as little a colour as possible...




I used a slightly bigger paintbrush and wet it a bit more to create a bit more of a watercolour effect for her shade, but decided now that the ground needs to be a bit darker...




I have added some Leaf Green as a slightly darker shade for the ground...




I blended the darker green over the top of the lighter green and I am leaving it at that, now one last thing she needs some cheeks...




I used Carmine Pink and coloured a tiny tiny circle....




I pushed the colour on her cheeks towards the outside edge of her face to create her cheeks again with an almost dry brush, I could go in again but I am happy with them...




I add some highlights with my white pen once the image is dry, as these are pencils you can go in time and time again, you can layer and layer they are just brilliant, now she is ready to go on to a card, I hope you found this useful, thank you so much for looking big hugs love Pops x x x

Another male card

Good morning today I am sharing another male card with you, I used an old retired Whiff of joy stamp....




I coloured him with a mix of markers and used up scraps of paper, my scrap box is almost empty now, thank you for looking huggles Pops x x x

Sunday, 18 January 2015

In the country

Good morning another quick male scrap card from me today using "In the country"...




I coloured with a mix of markers and used up scraps of paper, again I kept it simple, thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Cheeky Monkey

Good morning I so cannot believe it has been a week, I have still been struggling with my internet but it is all sorted now and I am able to get online all the time again, I sure have missed it, so today I am sharing a card made using one of the Monkey's from the "Cheeky Monkey Set"...




I used up scraps of paper and coloured with a mix of markers, I kept him super simple, thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Clean card

Good morning today I am sharing a clean card I made for an engagement...




I printed the sentiment on my laptop, used my squares to layer it up, I cut out 2 "Swirls" and some x cut retro punches to create the flowers I added some "Clear Gems" and used the "Linen Card" simple and clean, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Friday, 9 January 2015

Grow a little love

Good morning my internet is working again yay, today I am sharing one of my favourite characters this is "Wryn grow a little love" I love this little lady she is just so sweet she is from Tiddly Inks...




I have coloured her with "Twin Touch Markers" I forgot to note the colours sorry, I did add some pencil for her cheeks and some white highlights, I used "Hobbycraft Linen Card" and kept it really simple, I added a swirl and some punched flowers with "Clear Gems" and the sentiment was done on my pc...




Thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Monday, 5 January 2015

Louie and cupcake

Good morning, I feel a little sad today as I waved Teej back of to college, I have loved every minute of having them all home together, well apart from Shaleise who has been working every single day, I now automatically wake up at 5am she is having her day off today and I was still awake at 5, funny how fast I got used to it, anyway I am sharing a simple card today and trying to get back in to my routine, I have loved doing nothing but laugh at and with the kiddies the whole holidays......






I have used "Louie and cupcake" he was coloured with pencils, I added some stardust and liquid pearls, and scraps of paper, I used "Hobbycraft Linen Card" as I love this and it is perfect for printing on, a little bit of twine and it is finished, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Blossom Tree

Good morning, I hope you are all having a fabulous start to your new year, ours was ever so quiet as Shaleise was up at 5 for work so we all went to bed early and stayed awake all night due to fireworks, I am so confused with my days at the minute, doesn't take much, anyway I have been playing with "Pink Petticoat" and some of my faves to kick of my new year....




I have used the gorgeous "Blossom Tree" and coloured with "Twin Touch" markers, there is 4 to a sheet so I made all 4 up, I used the gorgeous paper set called "Automne" it is so delicate and perfect to add just a splash of colour, I added a tiny gem to each of the flower centres and some scrap ribbon, I used "Scallop Edges Die" from Clearly Besotted for the papers....




Thank you so much for popping by to see me today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Tree: 169, 104, 100.
Leaves/Grass: 234, 175, 174.
Flowers: 137, 136, 135.
Birds: 183, 185, 144.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Anya Celebrates

Good morning today I am sharing a scrap card with you featuring the gorgeous "Anya Celebrates" she was from Quixotic Paperie but she is not in stock at the moment, so I have linked to The Greeting Farm store...



I have used Hobbycraft "Linen Card" for my base and sentiment, I used up scraps from my little scrap basket, I added some flowers with pearls centres and some plain small pearls, Anya was coloured with "Twin Touch Markers" thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Monday, 29 December 2014

Anya Lifts

Good morning, wow it has been a while since I posted, but I am all back to normal now and ready to play and visit, I hope you all had a good holiday and those that didn't (hugs) as I know how hard it can be, today I am sharing "Anya Lifts" from The Greeting Farm....



I coloured her with a mix of markers and some pencils, I used up a tiny scrap of paper I had left over from another project for this card, the card is the gorgeous "Linen Card" and I cut it to my size, I added some "Clear Gems" and some glitter and her balloons are covered in gloss, the word "Happy" as been cut in white card, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Friday, 12 December 2014

Bobbi the Bear

Good morning today I am sharing Bobbi the bear with you, I made some simple cards for family members...




"Bobbi and Stocking" coloured with pencils, and I just added some glitter and twine...




"Bobbi and Xmas tree", they are so fast and easy to make, thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

White card

Good morning today I am sharing another white card with you, I love the look of these and they are so fast and simple to make.....




I have used that gorgeous "Hobbycraft Linen Card" again as it so nice to use and print on, I have used "Clearly Besotted Signature Christmas Die" I cut out the bauble 3 times ad just embossed the first one and added some "Stardust" to it for a bit of glitter, I added a bow with sparkle thread and a sequin, and some "Clear Gems", I added a sentiment using my pc....




Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Monday, 8 December 2014

White Christmas

Good morning today I am sharing a card made in white, I made a fair few of these....




Hubby picked me up some "Hobbycraft Linen Card" for these bigger ones, I added a line with an embossing board, and die cut some squares, I used "Clearly Besotted Snowflake" and I used 3 slightly offset to make it have a bit of dimension then added some "Stardust" and some "Clear Gems" and the sentiment was made on my laptop...




Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Party Girl

Good morning, I cannot believe that it has been a week since my last post, I have been suffering with a terrible cold and a very sore back, but starting to feel better now, it is always this time of a year, I wouldn't mind I don't even go out to catch cold, I blame it all on hubby bringing me germs :0) today I am sharing a card featuring one of the little party girls from LOTV, sorry I cannot get the page open to link her.....




I have used my "Promarkers" and a pencil for her cheeks, the papers are scraps from a pad I was using recently, I added some punched flowers with Gem centres and typed my sentiment...



Thank you so much for looking today, Big huggles Pops x x x 



Colours used
Skin: Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Blush, Ivory.
Hair: Linen, Primrose, Soft Lime, Mustard.
Small gift/shoes/skirt: Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Oasis.
Cardy: Mango, Peach, Soft Peach.
Big gift: Soft Peach, Blush, Blender.
Shade/Sox: IG3, IG2, IG1, Blender. 
Ground: WG2, WG1, Blender.
Cheeks (pencil) 
Spots (White Pen)

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Playing with Nitwits

Good morning today I am sharing a card with "Mama Elephant" stamps again using "Up and Away" and I have been playing with Nitwit papers......




I coloured the lil bunny and brolly with pencils and cut them out and I 3d it on to the background I created :0) I have been trying to learn digital crafting, and I got pointed in the direction of the E-book over at Nitwits "HERE" and I am slowly learning how to later and add background...




I am learning to add shadows and bring things to the front, my card and this page I used "At The Park" I am loving learning something new and it gives these gorgeous kits of mine so much more...




This kit is "From The Sea" and I added some photos of Brina and trying to add words, I am loving that I can do so much more than just print of papers, and most of all I am having fun :0) Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x