Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Steampunk Taya on Canvas

Good morning! I have been colouring HEAPS lately... it's something I can easily do whilst sitting in the room looking out for my MIL lol... although sometimes I think the click of the lids annoys her as I take the lids on and off my markers :O Anyway I digress, came on to share a canvas of Taya... so here it is

I had a bit of fun in my respite time last week GETTING MESSY and creating this canvas... it's just a mini little one which makes it easy to get done ... I used some chipboard from All About Scrabooks - 2Crafty (the cogs) and a wing from Make it Crafty. I have done up a little video (OK still need to edit it before posting) on how I cut the Taya image and cog border out on my Silhouette. Will post it SOON!

Also last week I was experimenting with NEW colour combinations.. and after colouring up Taya's hair instagrammed my progress asking what colour to do her top.. I was surprised by the response and so many people were saying Green... I however liked the purple idea more (surprise, surprise) and so decided to try a green skirt instead ... The result is below... I'll post the colours later this week when I post up the finished creation :D Yes I WILL make her into a card :0

I liked the suggestion of mustard yellow and purple too.. so I started a second one :D  It's surprising really how the same image can look SO DIFFERENT depending on how you colour her.

I'm enjoying colouring my images with the "no lines" effect.. the images printed up lightly so you can't really see the "lineart" when they are coloured.. it really softens them although it's MUCH harder to colour! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Tuesday!!

Friday, 16 August 2013

Hello everyone!! long time again no posting.. starting to be a common occurrence... but I have lots to share :) There's a new release TODAY at Mad for Markers :)

Whilst at the Papercraft show at Penrith earlier this year I was speaking to a lady about my images and she said she didn't "do cute" and I should do some Steampunk images .. so I  got to studying and sketching .. and here's the result - Today's release... thing is I can't seem to not do cute so we have a couple of cute Steampunkers ...

Here are Taya, Rhys, Brianna and Ryan in their finest Steampunk gear....

and another with Steampunk Rhys AND the Silhouette cut cogs ... I have the silhouette cut file for those cogs ... if anyone wants it send me an email :)

Thanks for stopping by ... The steampunks are now at Mad for Markers HERE :D and I made some stencils too I'm selling in the store! :D

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Guy's Birthday

Good morning!! I  hope you are all well.. I am a little tired but it's my own fault as I stayed up too late last night playing LOTRO again. Well I needed to spend some time with my gorgeous hubby who had been working and Synoding for his birthday ... and we couldn't go out so ... We had a birthday party online  :)

Anyways ... I thought I'd share the card I made for him.... Here is my pic of "young Guy" with the lovely fish he caught! Hopefully he'll be able to catch some of these IRL later in the year when we go on holidays :)

I won't share my attempt at making cake decorations but if you follow my Instagram you can see it there tee hee! yup ... think I WILL stock to papercrafts after all :D ... It was yummy though.

Enough babbling from me  - Thanks for stopping by ... I'm off to mow the lawn as it's getting rather long and it's quite a nice day for once :D 

Friday, 2 August 2013

what I've been doing recently ....

Well aside from just surviving life and CARING for MIL.... I have had NO Crafting MOJO.. I have a mess in my craft area and it's COLD too... so ...

I've been READING lots on my ipad

I've been DRAWING a little.... 

and otherwise I've been.... (yup a little geeky)

I am TRYING to get Mad for Markers Digi images happening... Hoping to get a little money out of this :D Also I do just LOVE seeing people create with my images... But I need to put more energy into working that all out ... I'm not sure if people actually like what I draw... I must confess I suffer from low self esteem here - thinking my pics aren't really good enough to sell ... Not sure if I've said it before here... but I blame the teacher in 1st Year Drawing at College who told me that my drawings were dirty marks on pieces of paper - Ha... well Here's a couple of cards I've created with some of those dirty marks....