Thursday, April 15, 2021

Gnome Get Well


Here is one of the gnomes from the Gnome Get Well set at Whimsy Stamps! Also used: Stitched and Pierced Circle die set, Shaker Maker Banner die set and Slimline Waves die set.  Image coloured with Copics.
Here is your close-up:
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Gnomes Think Spring!

Hi guys! I am back with some spring gnomes at Whimsy Stamps! I did a couple sets for this month, Gnome Think Spring and Gnome Gardeners.  I made this card with one of the Gnome Think Spring guys. This is for my son in law (shhh, don't tell him!) for his birthday in a few days.  This is my twist on the Spotlight technique - I stamped the gnome and cut it out with the Whimsy Stitched Circle die, and then lightly taped it down onto the forest background paper from the Enchanted Forest pack (so that it wouldn't move) and then I drew/coloured in the background using the forest paper as a jumping off point.  
I used a combination of Copics plus coloured pencil on the gnome himself, so I didn't save that list of colours.  But, I did take a photo of the colours I used on the background within the circle, for anyone who wanted to know: 
Thanks so much for coming by today! Happy Spring!


Friday, March 19, 2021

Mindy's course

 Tomorrow, Sat March 20th, is the last day to enrol in Mindy Baxter's Online Copic Training course! Get in while you can, because it won't be open again until Spring 2022! Illustrations by Yours Truly (and yes, I get compensated for every sale of the course, so you know). Mindy's really good and you get so much for what you spend! Hope you can get in! GO HERE

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sweet November Stamps Guest Designing

 Hi Folks! Something different from me today - I was really honoured to be asked to do a guest designer spot at Sweet November Stamps.  The illustrator (and colourist extraordinaire) Amy Young has long been one of my absolute favourite artists out there, and she just continues to inspire me and lead the pack towards making scene cards.  I am just amazed at this woman's ability to (seemingly effortlessly) bring a scene together with her application of colour around an image.  Anyway, these are her brilliant images, some dancing snowmen and critters that come in a couple of clear sets that just hit the shelves.  I used two sets, "Frosty Feet" and "Drop It Like It's Cold", and I had so much fun creating this night time norther lights scene for them on a long card. I used Copics and then coloured pencil to create the scene and a whit gel pen for the stars in the sky as a final touch.  If you haven't seen her work or her shop yet, you are in for a real treat! So head on over to her store here: Sweet November Stamps and if you are can, please go watch some of her colouring videos which she generously puts on Facebook for free! Her site on FB is "Adventures in Coloring With Amy" and of course she also has her Sweet November Stamps group on FB too, where you can see how others create with her images. There's lots of free demo's on there too, by her talented design team members, so if you are new to her store, you have a ton of crafty entertaining and informative video watching ahead of you! 

Thanks for stopping by today!