Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Video Tutorial :: Watercolour Backgrounds

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing with you a fun little tutorial :) I have taken Fairy Abigail by CC Designs and coloured her up with my copics, and then have done a nice soft watercolour background around her using paints. This technique is really difficult to do with copics as you generally get quite a hard line.
2014.04.14_CC Designs Fairy Abigail b
I have created a little video tutorial for you to watch aswell! The link is over on the blog on the Kit and Clowder website :) 
I have used Copics to colour her up and Sennelier L'Aquarelle's to do the background. Here are the colours that I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20Hair: E50, E53, E43, E44Dress/Wings: G00, BG13(w), BG49 (w), BG78 (w), Y11, Y15(w), Y17, E15, E18 
Background: Sennelier L'Aquarelle (I have the 14 pack - these allow you to add more colour with less layers of ink which is what you need for copic card)
899 Forest Green, 805 Phtalo Green Light, 917 Dioxazine Purple, 501 Lemon Yellow
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a great day :) I have a special card today! I am sharing this one for the postcard theme over at Live and Love Crafts this week. I have picked this super cute Saturated Canary image called Pixie Nerd... I love how she is a bookworm like me ;) 

Would you like to see how I coloured this image? I am doing a live colour event this weekend!! And to celebrate... Saturated Canary are even giving all of the viewers a 25% discount to their store!! For more details head over to the Kit and Clowder website here.

Here are the copic colours that I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20Hair/Dress: BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, R81, Y21Backpack: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99Shoes/Wings: RV10, R83, R85, R89Books: E11, E13, E15, E18Background done with watercolour paint: Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow (I use Sennelier L'Aquarelle)
Digi printed at 11cm tall (4.33 inches) on X-Press It Blending Card

Hope you have enjoyed my creation today. Don't forget to peek at all of the products I have used in the link up below! Thanks so much for stopping by ! x

Friday, 4 April 2014

Lucy with Cross

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my inspiration for the Live and Love Crafts dt theme of numbers this week :) My card this week has been made for a 1st birthday and uses the adorable Lucy with Cross by CC Designs.

Don't you love those butterflies? They are from a cutout sheet from Pion Designs. I love that Pion has these in some of their collections. I usually gesso just around the edges which gives them a really nice soft look. The little tag with the dragonflies is also cut out from one of the Pion Designs sheets (see the links below). These new little Kort and Godt Curly Roses are some of my new favourites too :) 

Here are the copic colours that I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair/Shoes: E71, E77, E79, E49
Dress: B91, B93, B18, B95, B97, B99

Here are the products that I've used. Would love to see you creating something with the new goodies in the store :) Thanks so much for stopping by x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Party Hardy

Hi everyone! Today I am here to share my latest Live and Love Crafts challenge card featuring Little Darlings Party Hardy! The challenge this month is chocolate mmm :) 

If you have only just joined me here... make sure you pop over to the Kit and Clowder Website Blog as there is a HUGE competition going on right now where you can win over $80 worth of the new die cuts from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps! :)

Here are the copic colours that I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E71, E77, E79, E49
Outfit: Brown E71, E77, E79, Green G21, G94, G99, Pink RV10, R20, E04

Hope you have enjoyed my little bit of inspiration today! Thanks for stopping by :) x

Saturday, 29 March 2014

District 31

Hi everyone! Today I am here with a special project to share :) Simply Betty Stamps is having a 24 hour sale on their latest digi "District 31" for only $1.25, and they are trying to sell 1000 digis! There is a special personal reason for the sale so it's really important for you guys to get on board.

I have teamed up with Betty to help promote her new image... and I have coloured her up like Katniss from the Hunger Games! :) To help promote the digi release and sale, Simply Betty Stamps and Kit and Clowder are teaming up to bring you a little competition to get you inspired aswell! You need to grab the new digi, then pop over to the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group to read about how you can win a $10 voucher to the Simply Betty Stamps store! It's super easy :)

I coloured her up with Copics, and the background was done with my Sennelier L'Aquarelles (i have the 14 pack). I printed the digi on watercolour paper so I knew where to paint, and then the copic version is pop-dotted over the background.  Here are the colours that I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E31, E35, E59, E49, Y00, Y15
Wings: Y15, BV00, BG34, W5, W7, W9
Dress: Y35, Y38, YR14, YR18, R29, R59, C5
Watercolour Background is a mixture of: 
Sennelier Orange, French Vermilion, Alizarin Crimson, Carmine, Quinacridone Red, Payne's Grey

Hope you like her and hope to see you buy her and play along for a good cause! :D x

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Gardener Gayle

Hi everyone!Today I am sharing my Live and Love Crafts card with the theme of Birds. I picked this fun image Gardener Gayle from Little Darlings which to me is all about spring.. so a perfect theme when thinking about birds :)

My little bird is a cute little paper clip tucked in where the flowers are and shabby'd up with some Gesso :) I've used some yum Maja design papers and lots of yummy lace here too.

Here are the copic colours that I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E53, E35, E43, E49
Outfit: Pink RV10, RV34, E04 Brown E40, E41, E43, E44, E47, E49
Leaves: G21, G94, G99

Hope you like her and you can find all of the products that I used below!! Thanks for stopping by :)