Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Digi Choosday - Favourite Colour Combo

One of my favoured combo's is pink & green, I love the contrast of them together. For this card, I've used Octavia - Bird in Hand as my main image. The sentiment is also Octavia, but from the Moonfly collection, as is the alphabet I've used to make the 'daughter' tag and the pink backing paper.

I've coloured with Spectrum Noirs for the main image:
Dress - DG4, DG3, DG2, DG1
Hair - EB8, EB5, GB10
Skin - TN4, FS4, FS1
Bird & Cage - EB8, EB5, GB10, GB8
The 'Daughter' tag is from Spellbinders 5x7 Elegant Labels 4 die set and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Flowers.

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Saturday, 24 October 2015

Polkadoodles Create & Craft show and THOSE shoes!

Ok, so I said I'd be back this weekend with my instructions to making the shoes covered with pages from Nikkys fabulous Florabunda colouring book CD. It's now sold out on Create and Craft, but you can get your copy of both the first and second CD here 

So down to business:

1. Using cheap copy paper, curve this round the shape of one the outside edge of one of your shoes, so it fits tightly at the edges & trace the edge lightly with a pencil.

2. Repeat step 1, but for the inside edge and the toe and cut, making a note on each piece on the side facing out from the shoe, which section it is for and whether it's left or right. (Note, there is no need to cut a second set for the other shoe, just flip the ones you've already done!)

3. Now the hard bit, choose which of Nikkys gorgeous papers you want use.

4. Using your templates, trace round them and cut directly out of the colouring page. I managed to fit all three templates onto one A4 print out.

5. Flip your templates, and repeat for the other shoe, you should now have six sections ready to colour. (Be sure to note and the back of each in pencil left/right and inside edge/outside edge)

6. Get colouring! I would recommend using alcohol markers for a tidier and brighter finish. This is because the glue you will be using will be water based and any other medium may smudge when pasting the glue on.

7. If you are using a smooth pair of shoes, gently rub the exterior with sandpaper, this helps the paper and glues to adhere to shoe.

8. Using a either a thin PVA or other clear drying glue (I've used Mod Podge), cover the underside of one of the coloured side sections and manipulate it onto the side of the shoe. This can take some time to get all the edges in the right places, but the more glue you use, the easier it will be to move, but be careful not to tear the paper, as it will be quite wet and delicate.

9. (Now the messy bit!) When the side piece seems pretty much in the right position, paste more of the glue over this and smooth with your finger. This gives you more opportunity to get everything in just the right place.

10. Repeat for the second section and the toe and leave to dry.

11. If you are intending to wear your shoes outside, now use either a varnish or Mod Podge Exterior (with the green label) and cover the shoe completely again, this time though, pay particular attention to the edges of the paper, to ensure water can't get under them. Again leave to dry completely.

12. As a finishing touch, I've used fringed ribbon round the edge, it just gives them a little bit of 'Je ne sais quoi!'

13. ENJOY! Enjoy all the admiring comments you're going to get, for a a pair of very pretty and very unique shoes!

Friday, 23 October 2015

Polkadoodles - Add Sparkle, Glitter or Bling

For my glitter card, I've used one of the design sheets from Octavia Frosted Winter. I love these design sheets, they all have enough elements for at least 2-3 cards on a single sheet! I've teamed with some glittery pink card, lots and lots of Stickles and just a few Aurora Borealis stick on gems. Sparkle a plenty!

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Digi Choosday - 2nd Birthday celebrations

For this weeks birthday card challenge, I've used this funky Dollie from the Dollie goes East Collection.This image come both as a digi and pre-coloured. The digi is also available as a digi on its own here. The backing paper, Bonsai image and the sentiment are also from the same collection.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Polkadoodles - Use a Die cut

For this weeks card, I've used a sentiment from the Picnix 3 Collection as the main focus and re-coloured in using Craft Artist. The Poinsettia's are also from the same collection. The die is a Tonic verso die, 'Birthday Wishes'.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Digi Choosday - Feeling Sentimental

I love this sentiment from the Octavia Moonfly collection and had a picture of my dog, Kayla, that suited it perfectly so decided to do a scrapbook page.This has been made 100% digitally using Craft Artist. The shadow of the fairies, which are the pre-coloured images from the same collection, have been changed to silhouettes, again using Craft Artist. All the embellies are also from the Octavia Moonfly. Several of these elements are available in smaller kits too on the Octavia page.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Digi Choosday - Ice & Snow

Wendy - For this weeks card I've used a Snowman from Picnix 2 Gingerbread Twist, on the front and cut the edge. The backing paper is from the same collection as is the frame and sentiment. However, the sentiment comes in black, but I have recoloured it white and put on a black background for the blackboard effect.

Coloured with Spectrum Noir markers:
Reds - DR1, DR2, DR3, CR3
Greens - DG1, DG2, DG3, DG4
Grey/White - IG1, IG2, IG3

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