Rainbows and Wishes

Time to share another progressive challenge make using an image from LeAnne’s World 101.

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Materials used:
LeAnne’s World 101 – Princess On A Cloud
DDDoodles – Rainy Days Papers
acrylic greeting stamp
black archival ink pad
shimmer card
X-Press It card
pink gems
pink star gem
Dovecraft Dual Brush Marker – lilac
Gelli Roll – Clear Star
Posca pen – Silver
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
hair – E42, E43, E47, E49
pillow – RV00, R81, R83, R85
leggins – G12, G02, G05
eyes – E33, E35, E37
wings – YG11, Y13, Y15, Y17, C1
hair bow – Y11, Y13, Y18, Y38
rainbow ring – V05, RV66, RV69, V09, V99
G02, G17, G29, G99
Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, E15, E18
R29, R39, R59, R89
wand – R39, R59, R89
stars –  Y13
cloud shadows – V20

I printed out the image twice and cut out the wand and princess from the second image, using it to 3D decoupage ontop of the first image.

The crown has been coloured in with the Gelli Roll and Posca pens and small gems added to the tips of the point. The pink star is one I have had in my stash for more years than I care to remember! I think it came in a bulk buy when my girls were small for gluing and sticking sessions on wet holidays, the eldest is now 31 so we are talking decades ago! It just goes to show that even bright pink stars have their use eventually.

The backing paper is printed out on paper that has a very fine glimmer to it although the photograph has not picked it up very well.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
LeAnne’s World 101 #5 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #74 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #212 – Anything Goes/Optional Twist Magic/Fantasy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #88 – Anything Goes 
PIP Challenge #1833 – Anything Goes

 

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A Very English Summer

There is something quintessentially British about cricket and crown green bowling. In my mind the later is the reserve of the more advanced in years, a gentle afternoon activity in the summer sunshine. Oh how wrong was I! There is a growing number of younger people taking up the sport including my niece’s fiance at the tender age of 30. This is the card I made for him.

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Materials used:
Polka Doodles – Work And Play #4
Imagine That Digistamp – Bella’s Beauties Satin Fabrics
silver greeting  and number stickers
printer paper
parchment paper
X-Press It card
silver number sticker
Copic pens:
skin – E00, E11, E13, E15, R20
hair – E42, E43, E47, E49
shirt – B000, B21, B23, B26 CO, C1
trousers – C1, C3, C5
ball – C3, C5, C7, C9  R29, R39, R59, R89
shoes – C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
mat – Y13, Y15, Y17, Y38

The image and the backing papers are all from the Work and Play #4 collection. The green mat for the image is a piece of  parchment paper printed with a green paper from the Satins collection that I had left over from an old project. The bowler image has been fussy cut and mounted on this piece.

Thanks for swinging by. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Polkadoodles Digi Choosday – Anything Goes
Pixie’s Snippets Playground #333 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #88 – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 480/1 – From Boys To Men
Sweet Stampin’ – Sports
A Bit More Time To Craft #74 – Anything Goes

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Summertime and the livin’ is easy

I fell in love with this month’s image from Scrapper’s Delights for the Progressive Challenge. However I was a little worried for her modesty if she should bend over to collect shells so I have added the shorts to her outfit.

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Materials used: 
Scrapper’s Delights – Sailor Dress Honey
Dragons Lair Designs – Seaside Retreat
7×5 card blank
printer card
X-Press It card
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
hair – E57, E47, E49
eyes – E35, E39, E59
tunic and shorts – B21, B23, B26, B18
outfit trim,stripes and bracelet – R29, R39, R59, R89
shoes – C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100

The frame she is in is from a Dragons Lair set of papers and embellishments called Seaside Retreat. I have been unable to locate it in the new store but if you go to the Dragons Lair fan page on Facebook I am sure you can drop them a message and they should be able to tell you if it is available anywhere.

We have certainly had a beautiful summer in the UK, great for those on holiday but a nightmare for our farmers. They had already started feeding the winter supply earlier in the year when we had all the snow and now they are having to feed again because there is no grass left. The crops are not doing much better either. We need rain, and not just a little. Ideally a good few nights of steady rain would be good for the parched earth and the flora and fauna. It’s not often we have the problem of the summer being too hot and dry!

Thank you for popping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Scrapper’s Delights Facebook Challenge – July
Ike’s World Challenge #111 – Anything Goes / All At Sea
Lemon Shortbread #73 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #205 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The heart #217 – Anything Goes
Avenue 613 Create #211 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #86 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #72 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #150 – Anything Goes
Create and Makes #23 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC#244 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1830 – Sunny Days!
A Gem Of A Challenge #224 – Summertime / Holidays

 

 

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Double the fun at LeAnn’s World

The progressive challenge on LeAnn’s World 101 Facebook Page is in full swing using the girl and stocking image. However LeAnne also had a weekend challenge this past weekend with the little boy image. Being short of time and not sure if I could make cards for both challenges I decided to combine the images.

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Materials used: 
LeAnn’s World 101 – Fun With Stockings
LeAnn’s World 101 – Santa’s Helper Sam
Imagine That Digistamp – Elegant Ornaments
Christmas designer papers
Britannia Dies Poinsettia set
red and green card
gold liquid pearls
X-Press It card
white pearl
red ribbon
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
girl’s hair – Y21, YR23, E15, E18
boy’s hair – E42, E43, E47, E49
beard and fur trim – C0, C1, C3
clothes – R29, R39, R59, R89
belt and boots – C5, C7, C9
stocking – G02, G17, G29, G99
holly leaves – G21, G94, G99
sack – E21, E23, E25, E29

Both LeAnn’s images and the sentiment from Imagine That were aranged on the page and printed out together before colouring with Copic pens.

The poinsettia is made up from 2 layers cut from red card and one from green card. The stamen are made from small drops of gold liquid pearls.

The ribbon is from my friends wedding last year, she used ribbon to decorate the stems of the wine glasses so after the reception I ‘rescued’ some!

Thanks for popping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread #73 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #205 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The heart #217 – Anything Goes
Avenue 613 Create #211 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #86 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #89 – Lace/Ribbon
Hiding In My Craft Room #363 – Any Holiday! (Christmas In July)
Crafting With Friends #72 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #150 – Anything Goes
Create and Makes #23 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Challenge – Use Stash Items
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC#244 – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T #477 – Christmas
Pixie’s Crafty Workshop Snippits Playground #331 – Must Include A Snippet (the poinsettia was made from snippets, and the ribbon is a snippet).
LeAnn’s World 101 #4 – Anything Goes 

 

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Could do with some snow – it’s so hot!!

Christmas in July sounds like a great idea this year. The UK is basking in unusually hot weather and has been for some weeks. Our weather station had the outside temperature at 32+ yesterday, far too hot for me! So to cool down I was thinking snowy thoughts while colouring up this image by LeAnne’s World 101.

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Materials used: 
LeAnne’s World 101 – Daisy
acrylic greeting stamp
X-Press It card
black starry designer card
mixture of stick on gems
black archival ink pad
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04  R20
hair – B41, C5, C7, C9, 100
hat and flowers on dress – R29, R39, R59, R89     fur – C0, C1, C3
leaves – G07
dress – Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23
belt, hem and shoes – B21, B23, B24
tree – G21, YG63, G94, G99
lights and presents – R29, R39, R59, R89
RV63, RV66, RV69, RV99
B24, B28, B39
YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67
YR00, YR12, YR16, YR18
BG53, BG45, BG09
tree trunk – E31, E33, E35, E39
star – Y13, Y15, Y17
shadows – W0, W1, W3

I have used a lot of old favourite colour blends in this one but also tried out a new one for the hair.

You may be wondering where I have been for the last 3 weeks. Well we have been away on our holidays much of which we spent in Ireland exploring the Wild Atlantic Way. With the beautiful weather we have had this year the Atlantic was more mild than wild!

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #205 – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #216 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1829 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #86 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys #123 – Christmas In July
Hiding In My Craft Room #362 – Christmas In July
Crafting With Friends #72 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #150 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC#243 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #59 – Anything Goes
Carlin’s Kaartenparadijs #1 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #72 – Anything Goes 
LeAnns World 101 Challenge #4 – Anything Goes
Ike’s World #110 – Anything Goes/Christmas In July

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Cupcake time with Limited Runs

The image for the Limited Runs progressive challenge this month is a wonderfully decorated cup cake.

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Materials used:
Limited Runs – Garden Cupcake
Scrapper’s Delights – Cake (store moving so no link available)
Apple Blossom – Sprinkled  With Love (from Creative Stamping Magazine)
striped designer paper
X-Press It card
7×5″ card blank
doily die
spotty tissue paper
black archival ink pad
Copic pens:
pink flowers – R81, RV32, R83, RV34, R85
yellow flower – Y17, YR15, YR16, Y13, Y15, Y19
lilac flower – V0000, V000, V01, V04
red flower – R22, R24, R27, R29
peach flower – YR00, E93, YR61, E95, YR02, YR68,      E08
leaves – G21, G24, G94, G99
cake – E31, E33, E35, E57
cake case – R29, R39, R59, R89

The candle on the cake was left over from another card I did a while back and came in handy for this one. I used a craft knife to carefully cut around the leaf so that the candle would slot in behind it.

The tissue paper was wrapping from a present and has been in my tissue draw for a while. I thought it would make a pretty doily to frame the fussy cut cake.

The sentiment came from the Apple Blossom set.

Thank you for popping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Limited Runs Progressive Challenge #17
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #240 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #149 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #59 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #203 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1825 – Anything Goes
The Library Challenge #10 – The Rose Garden (rose on the cake fits the title and the tea shop)
A Bit More Time To Craft #70 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #153 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #84 – Anything Goes

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Wimbledon ready

The progressive challenge image from LeAnne’s World 101 is just right for this time of year especially with Wimbledon starting next Monday.

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Materials used:
LeAnne’s World 101 – Racquet Randi
Scrapbook Gems – Tennis Match Clip Art and Papers
Joanna Sheen – Aged Sport acrylic stamps from Creative Stamping Magazine (still available from CraftStash)
printer paper
X-Press It card
black archival ink pad
5×7″ card blank
Copic pens:
skin – E00, E11, E13, E15
hair – YR14, YR18, E08, E18
hat, dress and shoes – G02, G17, G29, G99
C01, C03, C05, C07, C09
grass – G21, G94, G99
sky – B000, B00

I tried a different skin tone blend for this card but only because one of the pens in my usual blend is running dry and needs a refil which I have yet to order! I was a bit worried that she might come out too tanned but once the ink had dried she looked a lot better.

The red hair is also a new one, I usually go from brunette, blonde or black but I thought she looked like a red head so that’s what I went for.

The sentiment is made up of words from the Joanna Sheen set and stamped with black archival ink.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
LeAnne’s World 101 Facebook Progressive #8
Inspiration Destination #153 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #369 – Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise #52 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #22 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #70 – Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #203 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Link Up #35
Crafting From The Heart #212 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1825 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #210 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #84 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #70 – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #409 – Summer Is Here
Little Red Wagon #452 – Summer Fundays!
Hiding In My Craft Room #358 – Any Holiday (Summer Holiday)

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Playing at being artistic

Ike’s World Facebook Progressive challenge has a lovely panda this month. Thanks to the teaching talent of Alyce at Kit and Clowder I was able to colour the image using tips and techniques from her All About Animals class. If you want to improve your colouring skills whether using markers or pencils I would recommend taking a look at Kit and Clowder.  Anyway back to the issue at hand, having coloured my panda I loved it so much that I did not want to make it into a card. So instead I had a rare brainwave and created a double spread in my very seldom used art journal. My aim was to document the process of colouring the image and the inspirations I used. As it is an art journal entry I had a dabble with water colours and pencils as well as the Copic colouring of the main feature.

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Materials used:
Ike’s Art – Panda (free from Facebook Page)
X-Press It card
black card
printer paper
That Special Touch Mica Mask – Leafy 6×6
Distress ink pads – shabby shutters, mowed lawn
Copic pens:
fur – C0, C01, C03, C05, C07, C09
paw pads and claws – W05, W07, W09
bamboo stems – Y26, YR23, YR24, YR27
bamboo leaves – YG21, YG23, G21, G94, G99
grass – G21, G94, G99
sky – B000, B00, B12

Copic pen 0.3mm

Sakura white gelly roll pen

watercolour palette

Polychromo pencils:
bamboo stems – 185, 109, 183, 169
bamboo leaves – 171 +101, 170 + 101, 167, 174
sky – 145 +101, 146 + 101

On the left hand side I painted the bamboo and sky with watercolour paints and then stenciled on the leaves with distress inks. The right hand side is coloured with Polychromos.

On the left side I have put little print outs of the pictures I used from the internet to help with getting the colours and shading for the bamboo and panda along with some colour blend and drawing practices. The right side is just the pencil coloured background and the panda image.

I usually avoid drawing at all costs because I am not very good at it but even I managed a bit of bamboo and some leaves and they don’t look too bad, at least not as bad as some of my past drawing attempts!

I know that in the future I shall look at that page and wonder how on earth I managed to do it!

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Ike’s Art Facebook Progressive #4
Inspiration Destination #153 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #369 – Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise #52 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #22 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #70 – Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #203 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Link Up #35
Crafting From The Heart #212 – Anything Goes
PIP Challenge #1825 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #210 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #84 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #70 – Anything Goes

 

 

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A New Progressive Challenge

I love progressive challenges, they are a great way to build up your stash especially when on a tight budget. But also it give you a chance to try out new to you artists. This is such an opportunity from LeeAnne’s World 101 who have a progressive challenge on Facebook.

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Materials used: 
LeeAnne’s World 101 – Kate at the Beach
Scribbles Designs – A Taste of Summer Collection
5×7″ card blank
printer paper
X-Press It card
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 R20
hair – Y21, YR23, E15, E18
eyes – B12, B24, B28
bikini – V05, R66, RV69, V09, V99
tree trunk – E21, E23, E25, E29
leaves and grass – G21, G94, YG67, G99
sand – E40, E41, E42, E43
hat – YR23, YR24, YR27, E08
sea – B000, B00, BG01, BG45
pebbles – W1, W3, W5
towel – YR23, B12, B24, B26, B18

I have deliberately left the bottom of the card bare so I can add any greeting when I come to use it.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
LeeAnne’s World 101 Facebook Progressive Challenge
Crafting With Friends #70 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #239 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #58 – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #473 – Summer
Crafting With An Attitude #40 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #70 – Anything Goes
LeeAnne’s World 101 #3 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps And More #297 – Make Your Mark
Crafty Gals Corner #138 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #153 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #385 – Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise #52 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #70 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – June Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Monthly Colour Inspiration Link Up #35
Artistic Inspirations #202 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #84 – Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Path of Positivity Midway Reminder

We are half way through Challenge #60 at the Path of Positivity with the optional theme of neutrals. For my card this time I chose an image from Mari’s Digis, one of our challenge sponsor, which work so well with a neutral palette.

The story of the Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson, is such a bitter sweet story so using bright colours would not have been fitting. If you do not know the story then you can find a telling of it here: http://www.online-literature.com/hans_christian_andersen/981/

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Materials used:
Mari’s Digis – The Little Match Girl
X-Press It card
brown and black card
7×5″ card blank
brown bow
blending tool and felt pad
Copic pens:
skin – E000, E00, E21, E11, E04  R20
hair – E42, E43, E47, E49
dress – E81, E84, E87, E89
wall – E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
step and wall base – E30, E31, E33, E35
sky and snow shadows – C0, C1, C3, C5
lamp and match glow – Y21, Y35, Y11
lampost – C5, C7, C9
matchbox – E50, E51, E53, E34, E08
eyes – YR12,E15, E37

card base – various inks refils – E39, E35 and blending solution

I think I used almost every pen I have in the E range! The base of the card is coloured using Copic ink from refil bottles dabbed on with a blending tool and felt pad. The brown bow came from a box of chocolates, quite by chance it has the same texture as the bown card of the mat.

I hope you will join us on the next stage of our year of colour at Path of Positivity. As always we have two wonderful sponsors offering great prizes. If you follow the optional theme make sure that over half of your colour scheme is neutral colours. Entries that follow the theme have the opportunity to win the Most Inspirational Creation prize, just remember to add FT after your name.

We’d also love to find out how this month’s colour grouping makes you feel, if you’d like to share that with us. What kinds of feelings do neutral colours evoke in you? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you’d like.

Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month’s prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don’t need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $12 gift certificate from A Day for Daisies, one of our guest sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize of the same three digis used by team members, provided by Mari Digis, the second of our guest sponsors this month, for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.

Pippa

Entering the following challenges:
Mari’s Digis #67 – Anything Goes (Must Use Mari’s Images)
Crafty Creations #368 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #384 – Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude #40 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #70 – Anything Goes 
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #238 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #69 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #58 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #86 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #148 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #84 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #210 – Anything Goes/Optional Twist Buttons and Bows
PIP Challenge #1824 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #202 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #152 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – June Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Link Up #35

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