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Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you see something here that you like. I love colouring digital images and am on the Elite Design Team for Rick St. Dennis.I am taking art classes with Kit and Clowder, and Make it Crafty. I hope maybe you will get some new ideas here or you can leave comments and links so I will be picking up new ideas from you. Anyway I will put on the kettle and have some cupcakes at the ready...

Friday, 15 August 2014

Messrs Tweedle

by Rick St. Dennis

We are back in Wonderland. Here are the Tweedle Twins looking rather menacing. Rick's take on these characters is so quirky I had to colour each one. I printed the twins onto neenah and coloured them with promarkers, the back ground is from A Very Important Date from mcs. I then imported them into CA2 where I removed the white background and melded and shaded.

If you have a moment would you have a look at the next post down. Jasmine spent a long time colouring the sweet image and I know she would be so excited to get a message. Thank you.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Jasmine with the veggies


by Elizabeth Dulemba
Jasmine coloured this lovely picture to remind her of the fun she had with Grandad picking vegetables for our meals. I don't think the children realised how lovely food is when you've grown it yourself. The message is a special one between me and Jasmine. It is at her request that they stay three nights and she says it in a serious voice.

Jasmine in our greenhouse picking tomatoes

 In the garden with Grandad collecting carrots
plus photographic evidence that Grandad wore his slippers in the garden.
Lettuce for our lunch

This has been a lovely school holiday for us because Jasmine and Jaydn spent three nights with us which means three lots of stories and two breakfasts and all the rest of the fun. We all made loom band bracelets and coloured Elizabeth Dulemba's gorgeous drawings which the children chose themselves. We visited the local park and had fun on the zip wire (no, not me and Grandad) and all the exercise equipment.  We cooked and baked together. Jaydn and Jasmine collected potatoes from the garden and Jaydn scrubbed them whilst Jasmine made sausage rolls. I am fascinated by the way the children concentrate when working with me in the kitchen, they really are so confident and full of joy and they cook and bake so carefully. To see Jasmine break an egg into a cup and beat it to do an egg wash is just amazing.

The Artist Elizabeth Dulemba has featured Jasmine in her newsletter

 Card Makers and Colorers!
     Each week I like to feature a card or coloring page created by one of YOU using one of my images that has been uploaded to my gallery.
     Recently, Jadyn's Grandma shared my garden girl, which Jasmine colored after helping her Grandpa in the garden. She loved experienced food she helped grow herself!
     CLICK HERE to visit my gallery, leave Jasmine a note on her Grandma's blog, and submit your own artwork! (You'll need to post it to your own blog first.)
     If I share your work in my newsletter, grab this badge of honor to add to your blog post or sidebar to let everybody know!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Garden Giggles again

by Rick St. Dennis
I love,love,love this image. A cheeky little Sprite going about her gardening work so happy to be out in the sunshine. I have printed Giggles onto neenah and coloured her with promarkers. The countryside background is from mcs. The unusual frame a freebie from Craft Artist 2. The stencil, shadow and flowers were also made in CA2

Crafting from the heart     31 Anything goes

Thursday, 7 August 2014

A Dark Undercurrent

A Dark Undercurrent
by Mitzi
for Aurora Wings

Surrounded by gems and jewels and skulls this Goth inspired mermaid waits for the careless traveller.  I adore these mermaids.. not so innocent.
Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Imported into Craft Artist 2 for embellishments from the Beaches range.
If you have a moment could you have a look at the post before this. My grandson would be so chuffed if you left a message.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
The Paper Shelter           168 Anything digital
Crafting for all Seasons     83 feature a creature
The Squirrel and the Fox   75 Inspired by a movie


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

A Great Day Fishing by Grandson Jaydn



by Elizabeth Dulemba
Coloured by our dear Grandson Jaydn aged 10. The image was printed onto neenah and Jaydn used my second best pencils to colour this wonderful fish.. I imported the coloured image into Craft Artist 2 where Jaydn chose which background/rocks/shells/weeds/sentiment and other embellishments he wanted around his picture.
This picture celebrates his very first proper fishing trip. We set up at Carleton Fen under some trees Jasmine had a little telescopic rod and caught a Roach and a Rudd within moments.   

The most amazingly beautiful dragonfly landed on Jaydn's leg.

 
Jasmine isn't asleep...just watching her float.
 A really beautiful day, a picnic, and then
 Jaydn caught a 6lb Common Carp and just needed Grandad's help landing it. I grabbed the landing net in one hand to help get the monster safely to the bank whilst holding the hand of one very excited little girl who was tripping and skipping over stuff in her excitement to get a good look. So, to show the size of the monster here are Jasmine's and Jaydn's hand for reference
After some very quick photos the beautiful fish was placed carefully back in the lake and we had two very chuffed kiddies bubbling over with joy. A very, very special, memorable day for us all.


And this appeared in this month's newsletter from Elizabeth Dulemba
Card Makers and Colorers!
      Each week I like to feature a card or coloring page created by one of YOU using one of my images that has been uploaded to my gallery.
     Recently, Jadyn's Grandma shared my carp image, which Jadyn colored in celebration of his first fishing trip. How sweet is that!?
      CLICK HERE to visit my gallery, leave Jadyn a note on his Grandma's blog, and submit your own artwork! (You'll need to post it to your own blog first.)
     If I share your work in my newsletter, grab this badge of honor to add to your blog post or sidebar to let everybody know!

 

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Bitsy on the Beach revisited


 
by Rick St. Dennis
Such a little cutie. Bitsy is on holiday and has sent a postcard. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Coloured image them imported into Craft Artist 2 where I used the 'Beaches' kit to produce the frame, embellishments, background etc.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Big Sur Outhouse

by Rick St. Dennis
This is the last of the loo's for a while... there is still a Christmas version I would like to colour up but that can wait a while. I was telling my grandson Jaydn that this is what outside toilets could look like in America... if he thinks this is hilarious then maybe I should show him photos of British outside loos... they are downright ugly.
A typical British outside loo 
Outside Toilets Rear of 162 Burgoyne Rd 1981

at least Americans have style!

Big Sur Outhouse designed and drawn by Rick St. Dennis. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Frame from The Range. Embellishments and background made in Craft Artist 2.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Garden Sprite Chortles

by Rick St. Dennis

I love this little sprite. I have coloured and framed a set of them already but felt it was time to post about them again. 'Chortles' has been printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers. I imported the image in to Craft Artist 2 to remove the white background. I then used 'Berry Pie' to make the background, frame, embellishments and script.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Esmeralda 2 Down in the woods

by Rick St. Dennis
One of Rick's gypsy ladies. I have coloured this free spirit several times now and each time she looks so different. Esmeralda is printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. I imported the image into Craft Artist 2 where I removed the background whiteness. I also imported the woodland. The faux stitching, the rope frame and the flowers were added.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
 http://snarkystampers.blogspot.co.uk/       13 Layer
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk
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Monday, 28 July 2014

Olympia

 Olympia
by Rick St. Dennis
This is the first part of a couple. This wonderful mechanical lady. I printed her onto neenah and coloured her with promarkers. The green woodland with a shaft of sunlight is from 'A Very Important Date' cd by MCS. The balcony with the arches is also by MCS. I prepared and saved everything in MCS. I also opened Craft Artist 2. I opened a new page and imported the woodland background, then the balcony and altered them to fit together. I imported Olympia and removed the white background and placed her onto the balcony.  The red matting was part of a free CA2 digi kit. I had a fantastic time with the final green matting. In CA2 there is a stencil section... I placed my chosen stencil over an elongated green 'mat' and digitally airbrushed it in 'yellowy' gold. I got a bit carried away and moved the stencil around a bit and airbrushed a couple of extra flowers. I am so chuffed with the outcome, I even quite like the way the top of the airbrushing doesn't quite go to the top of the card. I exported the nearly completed project back in MCS where I added the digital paperclip and paper with the sentiment and my watermark.
Dr. Coppelius follows some time next week.

The shortened history bit
Coppélia concerns an inventor, Dr Coppelius, who has made a life-size dancing doll whom he calls Olympia. It is so lifelike that Franz, a village swain, becomes infatuated with it and sets aside his true heart's desire, Swanhilde - she shows him his folly by dressing as the doll, pretending to make it come to life and ultimately saving him from an untimely end at the hands of the inventor.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges

 http://eclecticellapu.blogspot.co.uk/                 Anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/      67 Anything goes
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/                     Anything goes




Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Would you want a cuppa?

by Rick St. Dennis
There is so much going on with this amazing image! Here we have the March Hare as I have never seen him before... not so cuddly. This is part of Rick's stunning Wonderland series and I am so enjoying colouring them and I still have Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum to show you.
I printed this image onto neenah and coloured him with promarkers and pencils and scanned the coloured image into my craft studio and saved it along with the background from mcs 'A Very Important Date. From there I imported both the image and the background into Serif Craft Artist 2 where I removed the white background from the main image and melded the image into the background. There are lovely embellishments on CA2 called cracks and Dry Lake with which I have edged both backing papers. Then the completed project is exported back into mcs for the sentiment and watermark.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Fairy Facebook message for Jasmine

The Paper Shelter

Such a super sweet image from The Paper Shelter. My beautiful grand daughter Jasmine is coming to stay for a little holiday and together we are Team Tinkerbell... Grandad is a honorary fairy! so he can join in too. (Colin has just told me to add here that he is glad I wrote 'honorary!') Our Grandson Jaydn is also coming but he isn't in Team Tinkerbell... I don't think he minds. And lovely little Poppy just joins in anyway. I have coloured this pretty little fairy many times and today I think she looks perfectly cool under the tree just catching up with her pals.
I have printed this busy little fairy onto neenah, coloured her with promarkers as always. The background is from 'Scenes' a collection of freebies from my craft studio. The border has been made in Serif along with the background of the text. How I did that I do not know!!! but I like it so it can stay.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
The Paper Shelter             167 Holiday Time
Passion for Promarkers     257 Summer Lovin'  x
Melonheadz friends           Wings or tails
Crafting from the Heart      28 Anything goes
Open minded crafting fun   15 Vacation related
Cute Card Thursday          330 Fun in the Sun
I love Promarkers              228 Girls, girls, girls

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Manwai's Birthday

Fred (mouse with his tail in the air)
Eek   (Parachute mouse)
by Rick St. Dennis
Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers then imported into Serif to remove the white background of the main image. The wall of clocks and the floor were also imported into Serif and melded with the main image. The sentiment was then added and the whole thing exported back into my craft studio for a watermark.
So it's Happy Birthday to Manwai our lovely son-in-law. With Lisa, Jaydn, Jasmine and Poppy, two dogs, one kitten, two guinea pigs and a turtle and his full time job at HMSO with night-time call outs  he needs a bit of a rest! We looked after his flock whilst he and Lisa went out for a meal. We had a brilliant time with the children making loom band bracelets. Jaydn already knew how to make them but little Jasmine learned how to make them so quickly... she's only 5 and made so many she had them from wrist to elbow. Now Colin is hooked on making them - he has a loom being delivered next week with a supply of the little bands and has already asked me about beads to embellish them. I'm actually getting quite excited about a whole new range of bracelets and anything else he will be making. I love it that he likes crafts, not as much as I do but still he gets very involved in rug making and now these loom bands... I wonder what he will be making next.

Friday, 18 July 2014

A Birthday card for our grandson Jaydn

by Mo's Digital Pencil

make it crafty

Urban Scene (I will post a link when I find it)
make it crafty
So, for Jaydns card I wanted to try some new ideas. The countryside background is from 'An Important Date' a disc by My Craft Studio. Layered on top of it is the amazing fence by Make It Crafty... you can place this image on top of any scene and it immediately looks fantastic (i know-it's fantastic anyway but you get my drift). To the side is a wall with spray paints, exposed brickwork, pavement and links up with the fencing perfectly. Then we have Paul. A wonderful image of teenagerhood. I have coloured him many times and there is a section over at Mo' digital pencil where you can find some fantastic young male images (along with images for any occasion)
I coloured Paul, the brickwork and the spray cans with promarkers. Using Serif I removed the white background from the wall and added my chosen 'material' for the slightly textured wall and matched up the fence to the fixings on the wall itself. I then imported Paul into Serif where I removed the excess white background and added a shadow.  The text was added in Serif... the first time I have altered a text with that program I originally wanted it to look like graffiti but maybe that is for another day. and I still can't work out how to change the colour of the text yet. I added a shadow to the text... it may not be in the correct place but ho hum...
Anyway we had a lovely time at the Birthday tea and Grandad and I are the proud recipients of loom bands which we will wear for ever and ever!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
 http://seemacrafts.blogspot.co.uk/           July child's birthday
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.co.uk/         Hip Hip Hooray Birthday

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

White Queen

by Rick St. Dennis
The White Queen, part of Rick's alternative Alice in Wonderland collection has been printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. These really are amazing images, so totally different to other 'Alice' images I have seen recently.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
  http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/               228 Girls, Girls, Girls
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/     50 day 3

Monday, 14 July 2014

Just checking

by Mo's digital pencil
The chair is a digital image on the Very Important Date cd
by My Craft Studio

I printed the lady onto neenah paper and coloured her with promarkers. Then I imported her into Serif to remove the white background.
I printed the chair also onto neenah paper and coloured the books with promarkers. I imported the chair into Serif where I removed the whiteness of the chair itself. I chose a pretty pattern for the fabric of the chair and placed it behind the chair. Then I placed the completed images together and exported them back into mcs where I added the butterfly paper, bubble and sentiment.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
 http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/   Anything goes
http://agirlwhocraftschalengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/              Anything goes
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk                       Anything goes
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.co.uk/                              Things with wings 
 http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/                  All about the girls

Saturday, 12 July 2014

To please me

by Rick St. Dennis
and the digital background
by Make it crafty

Now then, this is a lady after my own heart. She knows what she likes and she knows what she wants! This is one of Rick's wonderful character ladies, printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers. I then imported the coloured image into Serif where I removed the white on her nightdress. I imported a pretty pink flowery background and placed it behind the image so it looks like she has a pretty nightdress..
The bedroom scene is from make it crafty. Again printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers. Imported into Serif to remove the white background and to have pretty wallpaper and flooring added. I then placed the completed Lady B onto the scene and added a shadow. Then it was back to mcs for the watermark and sentiment.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/     Girls just wanna have fun
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/               I prefer people 
 http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/                         Anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/           65 Anything goes

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Isabella as Alice guest designer spot 10th July

by Rick St. Dennis
I made this project as a guest designer for http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
the remit is 'based on a book' I chose Alice in Wonderland and here we have Alice with the Cheshire cat. I do hope you have a moment to join in the challenge. Alice has been printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Imported into Serif to remove excess white background and to add faux stitching then back to mcs for the backing papers these are from the 'A Very Important Date' collection, sentiment and watermark.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Dandelion Sprite


Dandelion Sprite
by Mitzi
for Aurora Wings
I have been buying digital images from Aurora Wings for a couple of months. I am stunned by the quality and their beauty, printed onto neenah paper and coloured with promarkers. There is a lot of very fine detail in the images which made it easier for me to relax and take my time to get the shades that appealed to me without worrying about colouring in large areas. I have placed a bubble over the coloured sprite and a background and sentiment by mcs.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.co.uk/       43 Anything goes
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/     Stars and Strips
http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/     6 Favourite colours
http://vssweetideas.blogspot.co.uk           25 Red, White and Blue
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.co.uk   Red, White and Blue
http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/  26 Anything goes


Sunday, 6 July 2014

The Crazy Queen of Hearts

by Rick St. Dennis

The Queen of Hearts Rick St. Dennis style. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers and pencils. Background made in mcs The Queen image was inserted into Serif to remove white background and to add the shadow, and then back to mcs for sentiment, background, watermark etc.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/               101 Anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/                64 Anything goes 
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/                21 Anything goes
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk                      July Anything goes
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/                                        Anything goes