Thursday, 28 July 2016

DoveArt Holiday Collection Release Hop!!!

It's time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.

Introducing the holiday collection!!
Featuring 8 NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection

We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will want them all!!!

We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Let's begin with our Release HOP!
Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created using 'Country Shed'

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release.  

We hope you enjoy!!  Let's Hop!

Jennifer Dove
Andrea - you are here
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!

Thank you

Andrea xx

Monday, 18 July 2016

Molly Celebrates!

Hi all,

Today's card is a special card I have made for my daughters 14th birthday today :) I chose 'Molly Celebrates' from Tiddly Inks because I LOVE these 'Molly' images and it suits my daughter perfectly. 

I've coloured Molly with Copic Markers, a couple of Polychromos Pencils and a white gel pen.

Skin - E000, 00, 21, 11, 93
Hair - E41, 42, 43
Dress & Shoes - B00, 01, 02, 04, white gel pen
Shadows - W2, 4.
Cake - E70, 71, 72, 74, 77, RV52, 63, B02, Y18, YR18.  Light Purple Pink 128, Van-Dyck Brown 176.

The sentiment is from two different stamps - Happy is from a Kaisercraft and Birthday is from W9Plus.

My daughter loves her card  :)

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Sparkly Siren of Pearls

Hi all, there's a Make it Crafty party going on at Passionate Paper Crafts & Friends Facebook Group this weekend celebrating everything thing Make it Crafty with lots of inspiration and fun! And you'll find a super special discount to purchase 'Siren of Pearls' digital image for just $1 so if you want to have some fun with this gorgeous mermaid head on over to the store to grab a bargain.


I've coloured the images with a combination of Copic Markers, Derwent Inktense Pencils, atyouSpica Pens and a white gel pen.

Copic's - E000, 00, 21, R20, B000, 00, 01, 02, 05, 24, 26, 60, 63, C0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, BG02, 05, 07.

Derwent Inktense - Deep Indio 1100, Neutral Grey 2120.

Spica's - 10 Black, 00 Clear, 09 Sky Blue.

I used ColorBox pigment black ink on the chippie word 'Smile' and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

Andrea xx

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Make it Colourful Final Challenge - OUT OF FOCUS!

Good evening,

I'm here tonight with my last Make it Colourful Inspiration Challenge Post :( as you may or may not have read on the challenge blog Zoe has decided to stop the challenges and wanted the last one to be a beauty so she hit us with the 'Out of Focus' Challenge phew, way to go out lol.

So here is my interpretation of the challenge using 'Hummingbird' and 'Blossoming Branch'



To achieve to out of focus look I did a couple of things, firstly I inserted the Blossoming Branch digi into a word document 5 times, rotating and repositioning then grouping 4 of them together, going into artistic effects then artistic effects options, format picture then adjusted the sharpness to 70%, then inserted the 'Hummingbird' and printed. I coloured the 'blurry' branches very lightly and did the background pale blue B000 then removed some of the ink with the colourless marker to add to the effect.

Colored with Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils - Blossoming Branches - E70, 71, 74, V0000, 00, 01, 04. Hummingbird - Beak - W2, 4, 6, 8. Feathers - BV20, 23, 25, 00. B24, 28, BG11, 13, 15. C1, 2. Violet 138, Sky Blue 146, Phthalo Blue 110, Cobalt Green 156 and Clear Wink of Stella.

Really hoping this inspires you to enter the final Make it Colourful Challenge.

Bye for now

Andrea xx

Friday, 8 July 2016

Gardener's Card


I'm sharing a card today I have made for my step Dad, as I coloured the image I found myself thinking of him and how much he loves gardening so I'll be sending this one to him just because he is such a good man that I love dearly.

As you can see I used a LOT of markers for this image and a couple of polychromos pencils. The style of this card went through many changes from straight out CAS to an easel card then finally after all that colouring I decided to chop it into three and create this fancy fold screen card and I'm very happy with it :)

The Garden Bench stamp was a delight to colour.

Bye for now

Andrea xx

Monday, 4 July 2016

Ferris Wheel Fun!

Hey there, I'm sharing my version of the Animated Turning Ferris Wheel from Make it Crafty, it was sometimes challenging but mostly fun to build and decorate this fabulous off the page project. The feeling of satisfaction when turning the handle the first time and watching the little carriages go around made it all worth while.
I chose some shabby looking papers as I wanted my Ferris Wheel to look old and a little run down, so with some distress paint, ink and a distressing tool I think I managed to achieve that, what do you think?
Ferris Wheel 1_result

Ferris Wheel 3_result

Ferris Wheel 2_result

I made a few booboo's along the way especially when hand cutting the papers used to decorated the base and the carriages, as you can see in the photo below I cut slits in the paper where they showed on the outside, whoops luckily I was going for the distressed look. I also didn't check that the 'woodgrain' on the paper was going in the right direction for the tops of the carriages, which may have been an issue if I was decorating the Ferris Wheel in a clean and straight way.

Ferris Wheel 4_result,,,,

If you have a cutting machine that uses SVG files to cut all the paper out you will have this project completed in no time, I don't have one of those cutting machines so I traced all the parts and hand cut them which took me awhile but I really enjoyed it and am super keen to build another one one day.

I recommend you all visit the Make it Crafty shop and check out the video Zoe has made of the Ferris Wheel going around, it will take you back to your childhood.
The kit comes with all the pieces and comprehensive instructions.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my Ferris Wheel, I hope you like it.

Andrea xx

Friday, 1 July 2016

The Beautiful Molly Swims!

Hi I'm back :) two day's in a row!!

I decided to make some time today to colour another gorgeous Molly from Tiddly Inks, this time I have coloured Molly Swims love love love her!!
I have kept the card design very CAS so that Molly Swims is the focus of the card.

The Hand Letter Hello stamps are from WPlus9, they have some fabulous sentiment stamps and dies.

I have coloured Molly Swims using Copic Markers - Skin - E000, 00, 11, 93. Hair - E41, 43. Dress & Shoes - V20, 22, 25, C2, 4. Basket - E71, 74, 77. Towel - B00, 1, 2, 4. Ducky - Y06, 8, RV02, 04. Tire Tube & Sunglasses - C7, 8, 10, White Gel pen and white pastel pencil. Toenail Polish E4. Shadows - W2, 4. 

Feel free to leave me some love :)

Andrea xx