Sunday, 31 December 2017

Gift Card Holder (Power Poppy and Aurora Wings)

Mitzi from Aurora Wings draws these ADORABLE sprites for any and all occasions, and this little cutie is from this year's Holiday Ensemble and is called Hot Cocoa Sprite. I really wanted to try making him look like a panda, so I got out my blacks and grays and this is what I came up with. I just LOVE this little guy in his bear suit!

This month, Aurora Wing's Challenge is "Anything BUT a Card", so I made a cute little gift card holder.

The instructions for making the holder came from Power Poppy's 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. The actual instructions I used can be found on this post, which is Day 2 of the challenge.

It turned out SO CUTE! Thanks AW and PP for the image and the idea!

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Make It Crafty's Sparkle Challenge

Today's post features a company called Make It Crafty. They are hosting a Sparkly Challenge this month where the idea is not to use glitter or actually sparkly products but to CREATE the illusion of sparkliness with pens, markers, etc. I found it very challenging but fun! Here's what I came up with:

She is coloured up with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers, and I used gel pens to create the sparkly effect. If you click on the link above to the Sparkly challenge, there are several video tutorials on how to create the effect! Check it out!

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Merriest Berries Tag / Ornament

I just love Power Poppy's gorgeous stamps, and they are having a Christmas Challenge over on their Christmas Blog! Come play along for the chance to win! I'm also entering into Kraftin' Kimmie's Wednesday Challenge.

For my Tag / Christmas Tree Ornament, I used the beautiful digital stamp set called Merriest Berries, which can be found HERE.

I used a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers to colour in the image, then I used a die from my stash and sponged the middle with Stampin' Up! ink called Pistachio Pudding. The ribbon is also from Stampin' Up! 

I was originally making it as a tag, but it looks so pretty on my tree, don't you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Kraftin Kimmie's Eskimo Pals

These cuties are from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp set Eskimo Pals. Aren't they so cute, hugging it out on an ice float?

The image is coloured with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and the ice floats are just hand-drawn in with a Staedtler fine-tip Pigment Liner and shaded with markers.

If you'd like to join in the fun, the theme for this week's Challenge over at the Kraftin Kimmie Blog is "critters" !!! Use any Kimmie stamp with a critter on it. Simple, right? Join us!

Friday, 1 December 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie's Holiday Sissy Card

Check out Holiday Sissy from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! She's all set for the holiday decorating. Isn't she adorable?!

She is coloured up with mostly Copic Markers (with a few Spectrum Noir colours that I don't yet have in Copics) and mounted on a die cut (unbranded die from my stash) and matted on various coloured card stock. The red layer behind the sparkly silver is sponged with Real Red ink from Stampin' Up! The flowers are from a retired Stampin' Up! punch, and the greenery is another unbranded die from my stash.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Aurora Wings Shepherd Sprite

This adorable little sprite is by artist Mitzi-Sato-Wiuff and can be found HERE. This card is being entered in Aurora Wings blog Challenge HERE.

I printed it off (it's a digital stamp) on Xpress It white card stock and coloured it with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. A bit of fussy-cutting and pop-dots later, I ended up with this little Bethlehem scene. Stars are created with a silver metallic pen, the back hill/town is a die from Stampin' Up!, and the front hill is an unbranded die that I have in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you :)

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