Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Blog Candy

Hi Guys,

Well I've hit over 100 followers, so as A thank you I will be doing a blogcandy. I'm just waiting for the copic to arrive and then I'll post the blog candy.
I also would like to say thankyou for all of the wonderful comments you've left. They make my day when I read them. So Thank you.

Hopefully my parcels will be arriving soon x
Fingers Crossed x
Kelly x

Friday, 26 August 2011

Airbrushing

Hi all,
I got a new toy this week. It's the airbrush for the promarkers. So of course I had to have a play and if's fab. I thought I'd go through the steps so you could see how I got to the cards.

Here's the airbrush. I already had a older version but hadn't played with it so this was all new to me. The letraset one comes with a promarker in skyblue. You do need to buy the air cannister for it to work.


I'm not the best at drawing clouds and I really wanted the option of having different styles and sizes of clouds. I used clipart in word to make the above page. I then printed it out.


I then cut the clouds out. It didn't matter about the sun etc as I cut around them.



I then stamped two images on my usual card for stamping and coloured them in. They are both using Promarkers. This is the first time I've coloured an image in just greys.



I then stamped another image on a post it note. I made sure the image was over the sticky part as this will be my mask. I then cut it out.



I then placed the mask over my image. I then used some wacky tape to put the clouds on. You can see I used different sizes and shapes.



I then airbrushed. The closer to the image you are the darker the colour. I then took the clouds off and then airbrushed again but further away from the image to get a lighter colour.



As you can see the effect is wonderful. I did the grey image aswell to show the versatility of airbrushing. I'm really pleased how they turned out. The only thing I would change is I would cut the mask even closer.



I then mat and layered the cards and added some embellishments.



Well I hope you liked this quick tutorial and will have ago at airbrushing.



Thank you to She's a Sassy Lady today for having me as a guest designer.


I'm entering this card into The Sugar Bowl sketch challenge.



Kelly x


P.S if I get over 100 followers I'll be doing a blog candy which will include some copic sketch markers.



Saturday, 20 August 2011

Christmas card 7

This is my favourite of all that I've made. I love the colours I used. All of the cards have gone down the clean and simple route, following the fab sketch on the Sugar Bowl blog.

I would like to enter this into the Sugar Bowl challenge.

Thanks for looking
Kelly x


Christmas card 6



Hi all,

Hope you are liking all of the cards I've been posting. You can see I've been quite busy lol.

I used two different sugar nellie stamps on this card. I think it works quite well.

I'm entering this into the Sugar Bowl challenge.

Kelly x

Christmas card 5


Hi all,

Another christmas card using a Sugar Nellie stamp.
I'm entering this into the Sugar Bowl competition.

Kelly x

Christmas card 4

Hi,
Another card using a Sugar Nellie stamp.

I'm entering this into the Sugar Bowl competition.

Kelly x


Christmas card 3


I'm entering this one into the Sugar Bowl Competition.
I used Papermania Christams papers from a couple of years ago. This is a Sugar Nellie stamp.
Kelly x


Christmas card 2


Hi,

I'm entering this into the Sugar Bowl competition.
I've used a Sugar Nellie stamp. I coloured the image in with my Spectrum Noirs.
Kelly x


Christmas I know it's early lol.

Hi all,
I thought I'd share some christmas cards I've made. There will be a few posts with different cards on as I would like to enter them into the Sugar Bowl competition and also on Sugar Nellies facebook page there was a snow challenge so I'm entering these into that aswell.

One of my goals was to start to use up my paper stash as I have so much of it. So these papers are from my stash.

Hope you like them all
Kelly x


Monday, 15 August 2011

Second Sugar Nellie

Here is another Sugar Nellie.
I hope you like it.
I'm entering this into The Sugar Bowl Challenge 65.
Kelly x


Sugar Nellie





Hi all,
I thought I'd share with you a Card I made using a Sugar Nellie stamp. I love this stamp aswell as the other Pip's.
I'm entrying this into The Sugar Bowls challenge 65. I've used the sketch and the optional colour blue.
I will be up loading some more shortly.
Kelly x





Friday, 12 August 2011

A Quick Card

Hi all,

Today I thought I'd share with you a quick card. If you need something that's fairly quick and easy have a go at this. I used my Expression and Gypsy to make the basic shapes. I used pocket of posies cardstock, bazill basics cardstock, Neenah card and a sugar nellie stamp.

First I made my card shape. Top row. I used the elegant edges cart. I then took a third shape but made it smaller than the card shape as this is going to be the first layer.

On layer two I then took two more shapes, sizing them so they would fit into the above shape and nest inside each other.

This is how I put my paper on the mat for the first layer on the Gypsy.

Here are the shapes cut out.



Here is the how I laid the card for the second layer on the Gypsy. You need to make sure the card you want to stamp and colour on is the smallest shape. I used the card I would normally use my promarkers, copics or spectrum noirs on.

Here's the shapes cut out. You then need to assemble the card as you would normally. Stamp and colour your image. I coloured this image in with my Speccies.

Here is the finished card. I think the colouring in of the image took the longest. Also Now I have it as a save file It'll be even quicker to make. The only thing I would change is I would put the two sides of the card closer together.


I hope you enjoyed this quick card. I'm going to try and improve my blogging and post some of the cards I've made. I always forget to take pictures of them, but my goal is to try and remember.

Thank you to Pam at http://www.thebugbytes.com/ for having me as a guest designer today.


Kelly x