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Another Watercolour

Sunday, 28 February 2016


How has your Sunday been?  It's a beautiful day here and we had a beautiful service this morning at Mass with a visiting Congolese choir to sing for us.  Their voices were amazing!
I have another Mo's Digital Pencil (Bronte wants it now!) image for today and can you see I've used that great painters tape once again and created the plain edge - I love it!  Thanks Kristina!  As well as the tape I pulled from the back of my shelf some art masking fluid by Daler Rowney.  It has to be said that I need to at least try and use some of my many supplies that are neglected...perhaps as a belated NY's resolution..


I used my Copic Multiliner pen once again to draw the background line and the masking fluid to paint over my image before applying the background colours.  I learnt a lesson here because the ink that I used for the background were water based so when I went back in to add some shading I 'moved' some of the colour which I filled back in with a matching Inktense colour - (you can see it between the girl and dog!).


I have another card I've nearly finished as well and I have to say it's been fun trying something a bit different :)
Happy Sunday!
Smiles,
Andrea



Ooops!

Saturday, 27 February 2016


I found this really cute image ages ago on Mo's Digital Pencil called Poop Happens and I had totally forgot about it until I went in search of something to watercolour!  Today I'm using my Inktense pencils and I reversed the image and added a simple sentiment of my own to the card.  I've left the inner card blank because I'm not sure what message this card will be sending, it could be for lots of things because I tend to forget things even though I hate being late for an appointment!
I love that my photocopier prints in a watercolour friendly ink!


The base line behind her was drawn in using a Copic Multiliner 0.3mm pen and ruler.  I find it much easier to do this than draw a line freehand.  I also included a simple grey dashed line around the image (printed).  I taped the edges with blue painters tape to keep the paper flat and to help prevent warping - a great tip from the fabulous crafter Kristina Werner!  Seeing my DH is a painter and I have a known supply I've used it lots!.....



Enjoy your day!
Smiles,
Andrea

New Beginnings

Sunday, 14 February 2016



It's been a while since I've needed a card for someone going in to a new home, but recently I did, so I used a beautiful image from TiddlyInks called Home Sweet Home to create my card.
I printed the image on to Fabriano Drawing card stock and coloured in using Prismacolor Pencils, and Zest-it for my blending.  Not being very sure as to what sentiment to insert I settled on "new beginnings" in a delicate font on textured card, then cut it out and swiped with Distress Ink Tattered Rose.


The main image was trimmed down so I could also sponge the DI down the side, but this time the main card base was a smooth white so the two sections ended up looking completely different.



I have to say I love to colour and could spend hours upon hours doing it, but then I also need to fit in my reading obsession!  Nothing too heavy - contemporary romance - just something to relax with :)  Although I did go through a Stephen King fad many years ago, but I tend to have bad dreams lol!
Enjoy the remainder of your Sunday!
Smiles,
Andrea

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