Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Lil Patch of crafty friends Design Inspiration

It is the start of a new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog. We have some wonderful sponsors this time too. I have used Mermaid  from Concetta Kilmer.

Concetta is kindly sponsoring us with a prize of
3 digis for a winner 

I was glad that i could colour up this image of a mermaid holding a little dragon. Something different :) I used polychromos to colour the image. The sentiment is a stamp from whimsy. I have use patterned paper from my stash (always good using up the scraps) and i have left the inside of the card blank.
The challenges over at Lil patch of Crafty Friends are always anything goes so you have no excuse not to join in, especially with all the great prizes to be won. Hope to see your fab creation on the blog 
Erica xx

I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Jena blue Christmas

I managed to get another Christmas card made in time to post out to some family members.
This time i have used a non Christmas stamp but still looks great. this is Jena blue bird from Make it Crafty.

I have coloured the image using copics. I think I am getting the hang of the markers. I still need a few more colours but I need a few more $$'s until I can fix that, lol
The leaf dies are from Kaisercraft and the flowers are from my stash and from I love roses.
I am entering this card into the following challenges.

Die cuttin' divas -#246 Christmas anything goes
Holly Jolly Christmas challenge - anything goes christmas run until the end of december
Inky Chicks #60 merry christmas
Tuesday throwdown #274 anything goes
colouring in scrapland #6 Christmas
Crafty boots Christmas challenge
Artistic Inspirations #146 anything goes with a twist of Christmas
The paper girls challenge #93 Christmas

Friday, 11 December 2015

Harbour Bridge

A new digital stamp has been released from The East Wind today. It is called 'Harbour Bridge'
I have coloured her with Polychromos as per usual and i thought i would add a couple of progress pics of her hair showing which pencils i have used.
First pic shows adding the first dark colour mapping out the shadows.
second pic i go over the darkest colour with my second darkest colour bringing it out a little further.

Third pic shows the next lighter colour again bringing out the colour further along the hair into the light cast. I went back over my darker colour again also to get a bit more depth.

Last pic here shows how i add Indigo to really make the strands of hair and shadows pop.

This pic below shows how i map out the skin shading.

Here she is all finished with polychromos.

and last of all the finished image using Inktense for the sky and the image mounted onto a card :)
If you have ever seen the Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks show on New Years you would understand the waterfall of fireworks pouring off the bridge. it is my favourite part of the show and so I had to add it here.

Hopefully that bunch of photos give you some idea how i go about colouring and may even help you.
Don't forget to drop on over to The East Wind facebook page and join in the 1000 followers celebration. Lots of fun and games with some great prizes to be won too. Hope to see you there :)
P.s you can follow me on Instagram @ericabruton

I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

White witch

Today is release day for this gorgeous image from The East Wind called 'White Witch'. Isn't she gorgeous?
I have printed the image with no lines and coloured her with polychromos. I decided to go with a hair colour I rarely do, strawberry blonde.
The wording is computer generated and the frame was cut with a cameo.
Head on over to the etsy shop and purchase her. She comes in 4 different formats.
Don't forget The East Wind facebook fan page has reached 1000 followers and we are having a party to celebrate with games and prizes. Starts on the 11th and goes until the 13th december so please join in the fun with us :)
Thanks for dropping by