Sunday, 25 June 2017

Girls just want to have sun!

Happy Sunday everyone,
I'm here today with some seasonally suitable sweeties!

Hasn't the weather been glorious this last week!
Lawn Fawn Papers - Beachside Pint Size Patterns
Inks Used
Copics - 
Skin R11, R00, E000, E0000
Hair T1, T3, T5
C1, C3, C5
Pineapple YR21, YR24, YR27
Coconut E91, E95, E97
Sunglasses W0, W1, W3 Copic Spica Clear Glitter Pen
Pink - E35, E37, E59
Turquoise BG09, BG45, BG49
Thank you for popping by
Happy Crafting!

love from Sue...xxx

Don't forget to pop straight to the Dies To Die For inspiration blog to look at the lovely DT creations there, and then straight to Dies To Die For for some essential retail therapy!


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Party like a pirate!...xxx

Hello everyone...

I'm here today with a card for Copic Marker Europe
made with some Copic coloured die cuts.
This card was really good fun to make, I enjoyed colouring the sky, sea and sand backgrounds and adding texture to them with Colourless Blender.

Here's a tutorial to show you how I made the sky, sea and sand background - it was very straightforward so I hope you'll try it too!
Here are the ingredients I used for the first part of the background - the sunset.
The Copics I used here are Y35, Y38, YR04, YR09 and Colourless Blender refill.
Take a piece of card measuring approximately 15cm x 12cm and colour across the top of the card with YR09.  This doesn't need to be too precise and you can use the broad tip of the marker (I love using that - after all we don't get to do so very often)!
It doesn't matter if it looks a bit streaky as sunsets often look like that.
Repeat this with YR04...
and then YR38...
and finally Y35.
Fix the Rays stencil on top of the Copic coloured sunset and stick it down with masking tape.  Pour a small amount of Colourless Blender into a spray bottle.
Spray the card and stencil with Colourless Blender - about four times should be fine.
Carefully remove the stencil and you will see that the Colourless Blender has lightened the colours leaving behind the stencil shape.
Set this aside.
These are the ingredients for the next part of the background - the sea.
The Copics used here are B18, B16, B02, B01 and Colourless Blender refill.
On another 15cm x 12cm piece of card colour horizontal bands of colour darkest to lightest, as shown. 
Pour a small amount of Colourless Blender into a spray bottle.
Dab the Colourless Blender over the Copic coloured card with a sponge, you will see the texture of the coloured background starting to change straightaway - I love this - it's like doing a magic trick!  The sponge gives the Copics a bubbly texture which is perfect for water!
With the Ocean Waves dies cut the card and set aside.
Here are the ingredients for the final part of the beach background - the sand.
The Copics I have used here are E33, E31 and E30.
Colour a pice of 15cm x 12cm card in exactly the same way as you did previously with the sunset and the sea...
Using a small piece of towelling or flannel dab colourless blender over the Copic background, tiny little dots will appear which are perfect for the texture of sand.
Using the Scenic Safari Dies cut the coloured card and start to assemble the beach scene.
Once the pieces are glued together and cut down to measure 14cm x 11cm the beach scene should look a something like this!
You can see the texture and patterns that the Colourless Blender has made in the Copic Colours, I think it looks really effective - I hope you do too!
It would be great if you could try this technique and show your cards to us at 
on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link
Ingredients
All above from Dies To Die For
Copic Markers
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Memento Ink pad in Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Rays Stencil
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Copic Markers Used -
Hair E19
Skin E04, R11, R00, E000, E0000
Clothes, Blues, B99, B97, B93, B91, 
Reds, R39, R37, R35, R32
Greys W9, W7, W5, W4, W2
Browns E27, E25, E23
Thank you for popping by, 
happy Copic colouring
from Sue...xxx













Thursday, 1 June 2017

Salt in the air...

Hello everyone!


It's time for our June RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.



Featuring 8 fun NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection
 We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will love them too!!!  The sand castle event comes in two sizes.  One for the full card or one to add along with another favorite stamp you have.  Clever right?

We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Each of our Design Team members (including our new DT member Barb) will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

I chose the gorgeous sand castle, all coloured with Copics and painted at the end with clear Wink of Stella to give some sand/sea shimmer.

Salt in the air, sand in my hair!
Ingredients
DoveArt Studio Large Sandcastle Rubber Stamp
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Papers from My Favourite Things Sweet Sunrise 6x6 Collection
La La Land Flag Banner Die (Dies To Die For)
Mama Elephant Mini Messages and Mini Tags (Dies To Die For)
Star Fish Charm, Cheesecloth and Twine (The Ribbon Girl)
Inks Used
Copics - 
Sand Castle YR30, YR31, E31, E33, E35, Clear Wink of Stella
Sea B99, B97, B95, B93, C0, C1
Sky BG000, B41, B93
I hope you enjoy this hop and seeing all the inspiration along the way.  We appreciate your love for the DoveArt Studios line and hope you continue to enjoy them for all times.

You can find all these stamps at CCDesigns as well as one of your local store or online stores.


Now, here is the important bit - here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release.  Come back on Sunday morning to DoveArt Studios blog to see if you won a stamp or two from CCDesigns.

We hope you enjoy!!  Get ready to be inspired!!

Jennifer Dove
Andrea
Rhea
Faye
Sue (That's me)!
Dorinda
Barb
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!
Thank you for visiting
love from
Sue...xxx







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