Thursday, 26 June 2014

Card with Little Fawn from Saturated Canary

Wow, I am doing much better at keeping up with my posts (and crafting) since I made a promise to myself to make a bit of me time during the day again when I can.

Yesterday I made this card using Little Fawn from Saturated Canary Stamps....

I coloured my image with prismapencils apart from her face which is copics, I have a major issue colouring skin with pencils.  The papers are from a DCWV stake and I have used flowers and seam binding from Wild Orchid Crafts, Mister Hueys Honeydew mist, doodlebug sequins and a button and doily from my stash.

Thanks loads for dropping by, happy scrapping :)

I am entering my card in the following challenges....

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketch - I used # 78
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Favourite Stamp
Hobbybook Challenge - Summer
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspires Challenge - Tic Tac Toe - Left hand column - Summer/Pink and Green/ ribbon

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Wacky Hairday with a Sketch

It has been a long while since I played along with any scrapping challenges so to ease myself back into it I decided to use the current sketch over at SKETCHABILITIES.

I used a photo of the boys with their hair done for the "Wacky Hairday" at school a couple of weeks ago.  I am glad I got this pic as Connor really hates having his hair anyway other than completely flat so this was a major break through. 

I used the last kit I purchased from Scraptastic which was quite a few months back but this is the first chance I have had to scrap for sometime.  I am not sure of the kit name but I chose the boy themed kit that month. I added Mister Hueys mist, Hero Arts ink and Kaisercraft stamps from stash and also a project life card from the Slate core kit for my journaling. 

Thanks loads for dropping by 
Happy Scrapping :)

Friday, 20 June 2014

My Spectrum Noir Thoughts,Observations and Copic Comparison

Last month I joined the Spectrum Noir club at Better Scrapbooking.  I decided that it was a good way to try out the Spectrum Noir Markers with minimum input from me besides paying ;)  My kit arrived promptly and I decided to carry on with the club. Each month you receive a 6 pack of the pre-packaged markers, supplies for 2 cards,  3 each of 2 stamped images and instructions.  Megan puts together a really great kit that is perfect for beginners to experts.  The instructions are really clear and concise.  The shipping time is excellent too, VERY quick.

This is this months kit which has the yellow pack of markers.....

When I opened my markers last month I was surprised by the hexagonal shape and wondered if this would make my blending technique different than what I am used to with copics.  I had also heard that spectrum noir were not as good at blending together as copics.  I was prepared to be disappointed if I am completely honest being a bit of a copic snob.   SURPRISE - I think these markers are freaking awesome!!!!!  I am not sure if it is how I blend when I am colouring but I actually find these just as good as copics and it really doesn't bother me that there are less colours available. You can find a full colour chart HERE . Also a point against the SN markers is that unless you get yourself really well schooled up on the colours and colour families it can be a bit confusing, I am unsure if this is just because of the fact I am really familiar with the copic colours after 6 years or the colour family names are actually damn confusing.  Another downside it that the colours on some of SN caps actually don't match the marker colour, so be sure to print out the chart from the link I provided. The price is also a huge factor the sets of 6 retail at around $27.00 here in NZ which works out at $4.50 per marker, the copic ciao retail at around $8.90nz per marker so there is a definite bonus to be had wallet wise. Also it is incredibly costly to buy the refills for copics here so have to take that into account as well.  I am not completely sold on the bullet nib however and do prefer a brush nib as the copics have but you can buy the brush nibs as an accessory and change them with the chisel end.
The barrel shape was not an issue and they don't roll away :)

So here is my image all coloured up....

I can see in the close up that my blending under the basket and on his ears aren't the best but that is ok as that is my fault not the markers. 

And the finished card.....

I cheated a bit and used papers and embellies from stash along with the kit contents but what can I say.... I am a rebel ;)

So there it is, my thoughts about Spectrum Noir Markers, I think I am definitely a fan girl now.

Happy Scrapping 

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Bright & Funky Be Happy

Another cute and simple card for you today...

I used Unity Stamps "you + me = bliss" for the flowers and a basic grey set for the sentiment.  The flower and sentiment are stamped with SU Tangerine Tango.  the background I stamped with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder then sponged with SU summer sun dye ink.  I added a flower brad from SU and a string of bakers twine.

I am putting this forward for the Curtain Call challenge - Something Simple

Thanks loads for visiting,
Happy scrapping :)