Monday, 27 July 2015

Color me Wonderful

Day 6 of my 30 day colouring challenge.
Ok, so clearly anyone who can read a calendar has already figured out I'm not following this day by day.  Life gets in the way (most recently a flooded basement and 5 days without water!).  But I will continue to colour as much as I can for up to 30 days of practice in total.

I can already feel my colouring mojo coming back since I've started this challenge.  yay!  A big part of my motivation has been how much I enjoy Saturated Canary images.  I LOVE HAIR!  So this particular one is a favourite.  She's called Color me Wonderful.

Copic used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04 R20, R22
Hair: E53, 55, 57, 59
Outfit: V23, 25, 29, 99 BG 01, 45, 57, 78

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Saturated Canary colouring contest

I am a HUGE pin-up fan.  That's because I love everything 40's and 50's.  The fashion, the hair, the make up, the movies, the name it!
When Saturated Canary released the Fashion Decades I was all over this duo.  I used the 40's fashion girl on my last post, and the 50's girl today.
Krista Smith is holding a colouring contest using these girls on her blog and on Instagram.  Please be sure to follow me at Crafty_Meerkat and her at Kristacanary.  Wish me luck!

My inspiration as soon as I saw this stamp was one of my favourite books.  This gal reminded me of a character from The Help, so I included a quote from the book as my sentiment.

Copics used:
Skin: E04, 11, 13, 15, 18
Hair: 110, C07, 09
Dress: R24, 35, 46, 59, 89
Hat/petticoat: BG11, 13, 15, 18, 78
Shoes: black, N06, 08

(for those following along this was day 4&5 of my daily maker challenge)

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The 30 Day marker challenge (#2)

Hi everyone
I've been saying for almost six months now that my mojo has been missing.  Although I'm still not into card making right now, I'm trying to get back into colouring.

In June I came across #thedailymarker30day2 .  If you want to read more, there's a website here.  Basically it's a promise to take a bit of time to colour every day for a month.  I waited for July....and forgot to start!

I did remember the other day...yes 1/3 of the way through July!  haha.  Rather than wait I decided to start.  I'm posting them on Instagram and when I can remember I'll post on here too with my copic combos.

Day 1 is a digi by Simply B stamps  called Cannon Pirate Betty
 Skin - E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04
pants - B93, 95, 97, 99
coat - R24, 35, 46, 59, 89
cannon - C03, 05, 07
hair - E44, 47, 49

I'm not sure if you can find Day 2 stamp in digital.  It's by C.C. Designs called Cupcake Birgitta and it's pretty old now.
 Skin - E000, 00, 21, 11, 04  R20
Hair - Y21, YR23, E15, 18
outfit - RV23, 25, 29  V01, 04, 06, 09 B01, 04, 06 BG 45, 49
It doesn't show well but the wings are RV52, 55 with a clear Spica pen

I'm not thrilled with the result of Day 3, especially the hair, so I'll be re-doing it.  I do however LOVE this new stamp by Saturated Canary.  She comes as part of a 40s/50s decade duo found here.
Skin - E000, 00, 21, 11, 13, 04 R20
Hair - R24, 29, 59 E18
Dress - B63, 66, 69 with a white pen for polka dots

If you like what you see feel free to follow me on instagram!  Crafty_Meerkat