Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Winter Elf

Christmas in July is the Challenge over at
Here's my DT project using Scrappers Delight Winter Elf.
You can find her here
I coloured her with copics using the following colours:
Skin E11, E21, D00, E000, R20
Fur B12, C1
Hair C5, C3, C1, B12
Shoes and gloves: R59, R46, R29
Dress and socks B97, B95, B91
Papers from my crafty stash and snowflake and icicle dies from Joy Craft.

Entered into challenges;

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Moonflower Digi Stamps DT - Sleeping Rose

This months colouring for DT over at Moonflower Digi Stamps is the beautiful Sleeping Rose.

Coloured with copics:
Skin E000, E00, E11, E21. E04
Hair E50, E53, E43
Dress R85, R83, R81
Cushion B02, B00, B000
Leaves G07, G14, G00
Roses Y17, Y15, Y08

I made the background using a rose stamp embossed in detail white and coloured with twinkling H20's.
Frame die cut from gold mirri card and flowers from crafty stash.

Don't forget there's a Fairy Tales challenge over on the Moonflower Facebook

Entered into challenges:

Saturday, 11 July 2015

A little background stamping

Coloured this lovely image from ArtbyMiran, such beautiful drawings. Also tried out a little background stamping knowing I had some of those lovely dandelion clocks or fairies as  call them!!

I coloured her with copics:
Skin E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: C1, C3, C5, V17, V12, V04 and a little silver gel pen
Dress and bow: V17, V06, V12, V04, V01

Stamped the background with memento inks using a Indigo Blu Stamp and a butterfly from HobbyArt.
Flowers from my crafty stash.

Entered into challenges
Anything goes Challenge 36

I made the top three in the ArtbyMiran July Blog challenge

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Polkadoodles Vintage Style Colouring

Thought I would have a go at using some vintage colours for this little Fairy, very busy on her washing day. Used copics to colour her:
Skin E00, E000, E04, E11, E21
Hair W3 W5 W7
Dress B97, B95, B93, B91, RV95, RV93, RV91.
The a few vintage papers distressed!!! and a doily die. Also mushroom border and bugs dies from Joy craft. Flowers from my crafty stash. Hope you like her.

Entered in challenges

Winner at creative lady birds July challenge. Yippee!!!

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Anthera Lady of the Woods - DT Moonflower Digi Stamps

Love Anthera Lady of the Woods from Moonflower Digi Stamps This is my DT choice for this month. I coloured her with polychromos pencils and used X Cut die cuts  to create the foreground and background with card from my crafty stash and some lovely Bohemia backing paper;

Monday, 6 July 2015

Midsummer Nights Dream - Anthera of the Woods DT Helen

Anthera Lady of the Woods by Moonflower Digi Stamps just conjured up that Midsummer Nights Dream feeling. Coloured with Copic and background created using a stencil and glitter texture paste with a few little faeries flying around.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Merry Christmas

It's getting closer, those Christmas cards are calling!! Here's a little Christmas Angel from My Besties coloured with copic and digi papers from Craft Artist. Die cuts are snowflakes from Spellbinders and a Holly corner from Cottage Cutz.

Loved colouring up. Colours used;
Skin E000, E00. E11, E21 R20
Hair E50, E53, E43
Dress R85, R83, R81, G07, G14, G12
Wings G12, G00, G000
Jeans B99, B95, B91

Entered in challenges:

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Crafting with An Attitude July Challenge Blog

Here's my DT project using the lovely Fairy Lili with Snow Globe from Inky Impressions. Just a little Christmas taster.

Inky Impression is  one of the sponsors over at the July challenge at Crafting with An Attitude.
They have lots of lovely images to colour over at Inky Impressions including more of little Lili

Have a go at the challenge lovely prizes to be won.

Coloured her with copics using the following colours:
Face E04, E00, E000, E11, E21
Hair and leggings: C5, C3, C, RV02
Wings RV02, BG53, B000
Dress: RV04, RV02, RV000
Used a Dutch Doobadoo stencil for the mushroom background and a Cottage Cutz die for the Mushroom house and Joy crafts mushroom border, snowflakes with Spellbinders. And of course a little bit of frantage.
I have also entered this little cutie in the following challenges:
Wonderful Wednesdays
I was Inky favourite for this little cutie

Faery Inks Mermaid Callenge

Just sharing my colouring of the Faery Inks Mermaid for their June Challenge over on Facebook.

Coloured with copic and used a undersea paper I had in my stash and added bubbles using a stencil, texture paste and glass beads. Die cuts are a tree make great seaweed though!!
Won Amanda's pick, very thrilled!!

Time for a little Christmas Fairy Twinkles

Just love this cute little Christmas Fairy Twinkles from Make it Crafty.

Coloured with copics and a mask from That special touch used with Imagination teal glitter paste to create the background and of course a few silvery snowflakes using Spellbinders die to finish it off. Cardstock from Hunkydory.

Entered in challenge
In the Top 3 for this little cutie at the abc christmas challenge blog. Yippee!!!

Callas Lilly Faerie - Moonflower Digi Stamps DT

 My first project as a design team member. Hope you like her. Callas Lilly Faerie is a beautiful image to colour. Coloured with polychromos pencils and papers distressed and inked.

Beach time hotties from Karleigh Sue

A little beach hottie from Karleigh Sue and her wonderful digi stamps.

Coloured with copics and papers used from crafty stash and at
long last an excuse to use some embellies I've had for

Moonflower Digi Stamps Oriental Flowers Challenge

I just love this beautiful Oriental Maiden from Moonflower Digi stamps. My entry for the oriental flowers challenge. Background stamps by Sheena Douglass. Stamped flowers onto acetate and coloured with alcohol markers and then applied white acrylic paint so they stand out.

Besties Ribbon Challenge June 2015

My entry for the Besties Challenge 'Ribbons'.
Used a little spiral bound notebook and the lovely Owl Besties and lots of ribbon!!

Crafteeze Workshop - Fairy Mushroom Easel Card

Made this Fairy Mushroom Easel card at Tracy Payne's workshop

having complete her distress ink class over
at Kit and Clowder.
Created the card using a mushroom stencil and covered them with pretty papers and lace on the top. Coloured the little fairies in distress ink and used them on the mushroom easel card.

Great workshop learning lots of new techniques.

Entered into the Lace challenge

Was in top 5 winners at abc challenge blog for these little cuties.

Kit and Clowder Clearwater Challenge May 2015

Kit and Clowder held a challenge and fundraiser for the Clearwater Aquarium . This is not just any aquarium; with a philosophy of rescue, rehab, and release, they are also pioneers in the research and education in the field of marine mammal and environment. Their research not only helps animals, but they have made advancements in prosthetic research for both animals and humans after rescuing Winter the Dolphin. Winter is also a sign of strength and hope for those who are suffering illness or disability. 

Won the Best overall composition with this mermaid digi purchased to help raise funds for the aquarium together with lots of other fundraising that weekend with over $3000.00 raised by Clowdies.

Moonflower Digi Stamps Challenge on Facebook

My entry for the Moonflower digi stamps challenge Fairies.  Messed up the sky a little bit but managed to win the Design Team award.

Crafty Birthday April 2015

This card I made for my great Crafty Friend Annabel. We both love Alice so made a box card using Make it Crafty stamp that I coloured with Copic and decorated the front to look like a pressie!

Lacy Sunshine Challenge on Facebook

Helen here with this cute little stamp Izzybella Boo Cute as a Button,  was the challenge over at Lacy Sunshine to colour and to incorporate buttons.

Won best colouring for this cutie.

Besties Curls Blog Challenge 2014

My entry for the My Besties Curls UK Blog Challenge

Water colouring with distress inks

I've been trying out water colouring with distress inks recently and have been very pleased with the results. You can make them pale as with traditional water colour or more intense which I preferred for the projects I was working on.

The above used a Sheena Douglass stamp set from her A little bit magical range. I blended distress inks for the background and then stamped the individual images to make the scene. Each was then painted using water and distress inks. I put the pad of distress ink onto my glass cutting mat and then used a fine brush with water to pick up the ink and colour onto the non pearly side of Centura Pearl card stock.
I stamped the brick wall on the right, toadstools and leaves individually and painted them in the same way to then decoupage onto the front of the scene.

The ones above were done using the same painting method and Hobby Art scene it stamps sets to create the scene with the individual stamps.
Hope you like them. I really enjoyed painting them nice and easy and quick. Helen x

Besties December Challenge Stars 2014

My little doorhanger for a Star!! Won the Challenge with this little cutie