Monday, 30 May 2016

Getting back into the swing of things!

Happy Monday and welcome back!
I recently posted a make on facebook and a kind person asked if I had a blog.  Gulp!  Yes...technically.....but it's been severely neglected!  I haven't done too much colouring lately but thought I'd update with what I have done.

First up I'm getting my first pair of glasses and this image inspired the pair I picked.  I love the nerdy-chic look of her! It's cupcake girl from Saturated Canary, and she's part of a faces pack.  I have to thank owner/designer Krista Smith especially because she was kind enough to send me these images after an Instagram contest.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04
Hair: E42, 44, 49
Tshirt: black, C05, 07, 09
Bow: B23, 45, 37, 39, 99 and white paint pen


Next up is a card I made for my Nana's bday.  The girl reminded me of Rainbow Brite (for anyone not familiar, a cartoon from when I was a kid) which is where the idea of the rainbow hair came from.  Again, she's another Saturated Canary image called Starshine 
Copic Used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 13, 04 R20
Hair: R32, 35, 39 YG21, 23, 25 Y13, 15, 19
Dress: B02, 04, BG07, 09, 78

And last but not least I thew my name in for a contest over at the Simply B stamps fan page.  The challenge was to use one of the fundraiser digis (I chose Prom Rio); and use 3 designer papers, one ribbon, glitter, colours black and gold, and make it punk/grunge.   The prize is the rest of the year's Friday Fun digis. Wish me luck!

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Long time no see!

I fell off the colouring wagon for a while, but thanks to some extra spare time lately I'm addicted again.  Hard NOT to be addicted when it comes to Saturated Canary images!

Here are 3 cuties I've done the past week and the colours as best I can remember.

Ellie Awesome Sauce
Skin - E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04, R20
Hair - I forget!
Dress - R81, 83, 85, 89
Shoes - B91, 93, 95, 99,  black, C07, 05, 03

Skin - E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04, R20
Hair - E49, 44, 42
Dress - YG 03, 07 09, 17, BV00, 20, 23, 25, 29, V99
BG 78,09, 07, 000, B04

Afterburn (one of my favs 'cause of all that hair!)
Skin - E30, 31, 33, 37, 39
Hair - E59, 55, 53
Clothes - Y03, 07, 19, black, C09, 07, 05 BG07, 45, 53, 78

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Simply B pumpkin exchange

Welcome everyone and Happy Halloween!

Recently I took part in a "Secret Pumpkin Exchange" through Simply B stamps.  Crafters from all over the world were matched up and sent each other a box of Halloween themed crafting goodies.  We were also to make each other something using the image Simply B Stamps "Pumpkin Queen" digi.  Also we were supposed to make each other a Halloween themed project like a box or bag....but unfortunately I misunderstood and didn't do that.  :(   I feel especially terrible because what I received from my partner was a true work of art!!!


So on to the good stuff.  I was sooo excited to have been matched with Holly, who's blog if you've been following along you visited last.  Holly and I have chatted a bit over facebook and I'm always in awe of the awesome projects she makes.  This was certainly no exception!

Here's the card I received....


my AMAZING hat box....

and the cutest little tag....
Such talent.
Ok, and I have been dying to tell Holly THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!  Honestly guys, she went WAAAAY above and beyond and completely spoiled me. I'm truly grateful for all the effort she put into making me the most amazing package!

 to name a few: rhinestones, glossy accents, distress ink, charms, glitter glue, ribbons, and more!
 Four super cute stamp sets including a Stamping Bella and some Halloween bottle cap ones
An assortment of 12x12 Graphic 45 'Rare Oddities' paper, and a giant embossed paper pack.  There were some yummy goodies too...but they didn't make it to the picture taking!  haha
Holly, thank you so much for your kindness, and Betty thanks for organizing all of this!  Oh, and Earnhart and Ella enjoyed the gift too!!!  lol

Up next you're going to see Keri!  Happy Halloween!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Simply B - Ohio Cheerleader

I'm so excited to post my fourth and final project for the Simply B stamps colourist tryout!  (details here)
This is Simply's B's Ohio State Cheerleader.  I had a little trouble with the hair but I think I recovered ok.  It's hard to flick around curves!
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04
Hair: E42, 44, 47, 49
Skirt: R14, 35, 59
Sweater: C03, 05, 07, 09

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Simply B - Florida

Here is my third of four entries to the Simply B Stamps colourist tryout.

This happy gal is Miss Florida.

Copics used:
Skin - E31, 34, 37, 39 R20
Hair - E53, 55, 57, 59
Top - YG06, YG09, G19
Shorts - B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
Oranges - Y21, YR16, YR09, E08

Monday, 17 August 2015

Simply B - Arkansas Amy

Today I'm back with the second of four images in my tryout to be a Simply B colourist on the Simply B blog.  This is Arkansas Amy.  I won't lie, I have noooo idea what Arkansas has to do with gems!  I'm a Canadian girl!  lol.  But actually I found those gems pretty hard to colour.  All those angles, I couldn't figure out the light source.
I added a Spica pen to make the gems glitter, but it doesn't show in the picture.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04
Hair: R24, 29, 59, E18
Dress: C03, 05, 07, 09, 100
Gems: B23, 26, 29, R43, 35, 29, G03, 05, 16, 19

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Colourist tryout - Maine

There's a colouring contest going on over on the Simply B blog and I've decided to enter.  Betty has released four new Betty's representing US States.  The winner will be the official colourist for the remaining States that are released.  Exciting, huh?

My first of the four is Maine Mermaid.  Thanks to my new hex chart I was able to come up with some new combos I'm really happy with!

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04, R20
Hair: N8, BV17, N4
Lobster: R43, 14, 24
Tail: YG11, BG13, B23, BV13, BV08
Flipper: YG11, 13, 09
Sand: E33, 35, 37