Thursday, March 13, 2014

All dressed up clean and simple

This poor little blog has been neglected, but I do have a post for today.  I gave this card to my Nan for her birthday.  It's just a quick clean and simple card using the All Dressed Up digi image Party Girl 1, she comes in a set with her friends Three Little Party Girls.

I used Vintage Bliss paper and embellishment from Simple stories. 
Party girl 1 was printed on x-press it blending card and  coloured with these copics (I am guessing because I didn't write it down):
Skin E0000, E000, E00, E11 and R20
Hair YR20, YR21, E50, E51, E53
Clothes and shoes R81, R83, R85 and C1, C3, C5, C7 and C9.

I am entering this card in All Dressed Up Challenge #10 - Clean and simple.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

An Autumn sketch in spring.

I thought I'd make another card and combine these two challenges. 
All Dressed Up Challenge #3 Autumn colours or Give Thanks
Sketch Saturday Week #283

For this card I coloured up Party Girl 3 from All Dressed Up (this image is actually sold as a set of  three called Three Little Party Girls) with these copics -
E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
E33, E35, E29, E27, E25
Y15, Y13, Y11.
YR18, YR15, YR12, YR0000
Designer paper is Tangerine from My Minds Eye

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cute just got cuter

I saw the sketch over at CAS(E) this sketch and thought of so many ways to use it. 

 
Here is my interpretation of the sketch, I did tweek it a bit by moving my main image down to the bottom, it seemed more balanced there.  I am thinking of giving this card to a friend who has just welcomed her first baby.



For this card I used the image Cute just got cuter a free image from All Dressed Up
The dog is coloured with these copics:
E31, E33, E35, E37.
B0000, B000, B02, B05
C1, C2.

I have entered this card into the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #51.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Dance...

I stumbled across these All Dressed Up images and saw they had a challenge blog, so I decided I'd give it a go.  The image I have used is Abi Ballerina and she is actually a freebie (you can find it here)...I couldn't believe it as it's one of my favourites.  I also saw this sketch  over at Seize the Sketch #5 and thought it really highlighted Wendy Burns' beautiful image.


Image - Abi Ballerina All Dressed Up
Coloured with these Copics on Xpress it blending card
E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
R85, R83,R81
E35, E33, E53, E51, E50
Blossom and pink spica.

I am entering this card in two challenges
All Dressed Up Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Seize the Sketch #5

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Card class with Alyce

Well I have been on a hiatus for quite some time.  To be perfectly honest I didn't realise how long.  Just been a little busy, we took a lovely trip to Queensland in July for our 20 year anniversary (I will share photos soon).  Since returning I haven't really felt like colouring, so I decided to take a few classes with Alyce from Kit n Clowder.  I really enjoyed her classes and loved getting the kits so I could put the cards together.  I often have difficulty putting cards together.  I tend to go for the clean and simple cards, so these are something completely different for me.

The first class I took was Picture Marci and here is my finished result.  Please note frantage is not my friend...I don't think it ever will be!



The second class/kit I completed was Charmings.  I used the no lines technique by stamping my image with toffee crunch momento ink.  All these pleats were an incredible but fun challenge for me.  And her hair well I am in awe of how Alyce colours hair so it was fun to see how she colours and learn from her.
 

I am so grateful to Alyce and Arnolds for making these kits/classes available for those of us who can't attend live workshops, as far as I know there are no copic classes offered anywhere near where I live.  It means I get to join in and learn new things without having to pay for airfares! 
If you haven't seen any of Alyce's work I suggest you head over to her blog Kit and Clowder and check it out.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Choc Chip Kaylee

I made this card to fit with Some Odd Girl's May sketch.  I love baking so I had to fill Kaylee's tray with choc chip cookies.  The spotted paper I used is one of my favourites (October Afternoon - Modern Homemaker Snickerdoodles), I have been hoarding it and finally decided to cut into it.  I paper pieced Kaylee's apron and oven mitts.  The rest of her was coloured with copics.



Stamp Gingerbread Kaylee Some Odd Girl
She is coloured with these copics:
Dress and shoes C9, C7, C5, C3.
Tray C2, C1
Biscuits E35, E33, E31, copic multiliner.
Hair E08, E09, E19, E29.
Skin E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20
 
Thanks for visiting.
Gretchen

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A girls night out

My second card for this months Mad for Markers challenge (something for a girl) features Uptown Girls - Victoria and Juliette's night out a rubber stamp from Stamping Bella.  I coloured these girls to look like much, much, much older versions of my little girls. 

Coloured with these copic markers:
Dresses RV04, RV02, RV00, RV000 and YG06, YG03, YG00
Skin E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair E50, E51, E53 and E50, E37, E35, E33, E31
Wine YR00, YR000
Margarita R20, 0
Clear and Blossom Spica
 
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