Friday 29 June 2012

Tutorial Using Cool and Warm Greys

Hi Everyone,

I love using Zindy's images and colouring in black and white.  A few weeks ago I coloured an image using cool and warm greys and loved the effects and so did many of my followers so  I thought I'd show you how I achieved it.  I know there are many tutorials on how to colour black so not to bore you I have already coloured this section, but I thought I would just show you how I colour the face in black and white.

I have chosen the image Please Don't Let It Fly by Zindy Nielsen and we'll start colouring the face using C3, C1, C00.

Start with C3 and add your shadows where you think they will be.

Blend out using C1

And blend out again using C1 and I went one step further and blended to the lighter areas using C00

I then proceeded to follow the same process for all other skin areas

I then went back to the stubbly area on the Gentlemen and added some stippled C7 (dots) 

Now I start to colour the shirt using the Warm Greys.  I started with W3 and again outlined where I wanted my darker areas to be.  Google images of shirts and see how the folds are.

I then blended the W3 out with W1

And then blended the W1 out with W0.

When I had done this I wasn't entirely happy with the result so I went over it and repeated the steps using W5, W3, W1 and this is the result.

And here's my finished card.  I hope you like my vintage black and white and will give it a go.

Image Please Don't let It Fly by zindy Nielsen available from Crafts and Me

I'm Back

Hi everyone!! It's Angela here and it's my turn to share with you today.  I had to take some time off as I had so much going on at home and in our lives that I just needed to focus on other things.
I created this card using a rubber image by Molly Harrison and I can't remember the name of this image and for some reason it's not on the store either.

I decided to color her in warm gray's and keep the image pretty simply.
I used some paper by Prima, Flowers, Die cuts, Silver Metal Corner , big pearls and distressing inks.

I hope I am finally getting back to my normal self and hopefully my posting as I have missed it so much.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday 27 June 2012

Customer Creations

Hiya crafters,
I was supposed to post a couple of creations for you on monday but  i didn,t  as  i pulled a muscle in my back on saturday and have been in agony with it since.
It hurts even to breath, i have never experienced anything like it i think i,d rather give birth at least the pain disappears once you,ve pushed!!!!!!
Today the pain isn,t as bad and i,ve managed to get on the pc, it doesn,t help that my craftroom is down the cellar.
So I am posting some Customer creations all gorgeous creations please click on their names to visit them.

Using  Sara Burriers Lady Of Opal Digital Stamp

Using Hannah Lynns Kissy Fish digital Stamp

Using Hannah Lynns Cali Girl Digital Stamp

This one Using Zindy S.D. Neilsens Please dont let it Fly Rubber Stamp

And this one using Jana Prosvivrina,s Foxglove Rubber Stamp

Enjoy the rest of your day
Trish (-:

Night Blossom in summer style

Hello everyone, Karina here to show you what I created recently with some gorgeous Crafts and Me Stamps. Hope you're doing fine and enjoy sunny summer weather just like I do. 

The first card I want to show you is made with one of my fave image. It is from the fabulous artist Janna Prosvirina. This beautiful fairy is called 'Night Blossom'.

I played with a new die I have and I think it gives the card a lovely effect. Here you can see the card half closed.

And here you can see the opened card. I made the colouring with Distress Inks.

The second project I show you is made for our last challenge where we had the theme 'anything goes. I had to create a bottle hanger for a wedding we was invited and so I chose to use this amazing image from Zindy S.D. Nielsen. It is called 'Please Don't Let it Fly' which I think is perfect for a couple.

Wish you a wonderful day now! Thank you so much for looking.
Hugs, Karina

Sunday 24 June 2012

Happy Sunday...

Good morning everyone I hope your all having the most fantastic weekend and its a bit drier wherever you are, its been torrential rain here for what seems forever and but at least we arent flooded like many are...its my turn to show you some Crafts and Me gorgeousness today...the first image is the stunning Sienna and the other is the equally stunning Rest on the Horizon they are both by Sara Burrier and coloured with distress inks...both of the beautiful papers are from Graphic45 and all the details are on my blog as always...enjoy your Sunday everyone and thanks for popping by
Mina xxx

Friday 22 June 2012

April and Ladybug Love

Hi everyone! It's Alyce here and today I have two cards to share with you. The first is using one of the brand new digi stamps by Hannah Lynn called April. Isn't she funky spunky! I love her beautiful much fun to colour! :D

My second card is another Hannah Lynn digi image called Ladybug Love. It also features my mess flower LOL! Yup I tried to make me a funky layered and textured chipboard flower but it appears it is just mess flower ;)

Don't forget there is a brand new challenge over at the Challenge Blog and it is a nice and easy one: Anything Goes! :) Can't wait to see all of your creations!

Thursday 21 June 2012

April by Hannah Lynn

Good evening everyone!

I`m a bit late with this post today. Life got in the way this time, so sorry about that.

For my creation today i have used an image from Hannah Lynn called "April". Isn`t she gorgeous? Just look at that beautiful long and flowing hair. I just looove that about Hannah`s images. She is available here. She is coloured with ProMarkers. The list of colours you can find in my blog.

Usually i work best under pressure but this time i found that time was running away from me, lol. I wouldn`t claim that this one is amongst my best work, lol. But i`m pleased with the image. I`m still trying out some new colour combos for hair, and this is one of the new ones. I had a couple of mishaps butall in all i like the colour.

I also just want to show you the card i made for the previous digi challenge. Here i have used an image by Sara Burrier called "Hidden".  All the info on the colours you can find here.

This image is just sooo gorgeous and she is available here.

Yesterday the rubbah team started a new challenge over at the challenge blog. And yes it`s all our favourite challenge...Anything goes! So now it`s just for you to hop on over to the challengeblog and join in on the fun. Take care everyone!

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Hannah Lynn's Chelsea

Hi Everyone

Me again this week, at Crafts and Me.... (seen so I got my weeks mucked up hahahah) I'm here to showcase for you Chelsea, she is designed by Hannah Lynn.  I love this little mermaid, she looks so beautiful, guarding her treasures!!!

I've coloured my image using my copics and for some sparkles I used my Atyou Spica in Clear and Purple on the seahorse.  I've added some Liquid Pearls for a little bit more texture, my background I have used some sparkly Chalk.  It looks so pretty in real life:-)

So here is Chelsea, I hope you love her as much as me:-)

Chelsea is available now in store, and don't forget to check out the new challenge which has jut started over here I know the girls have really done some awesome work for your inspiration this week:-)

Image Used: Chelsea 
Paper: Prima
Embellishments: Web Ribbon, Pearls, Blue Seam Binding Ribbon, Flowers, Sea Horse Charm, Pearl Spray, Stickles and Liquid Pearls
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Forever Rose & Sienna

Good morning all.Its my turn (Coops) to share some cards with you today,
First in line is a new card i have made using one of the new release digital stamps by Sara Burrier, she is called Sienna and she has the most beautiful hair, you can find her at the Crafts and Me store HERE.
Isn`t she a stunner.Her hair was a real pleasure to colour.I have kept my layout quite simple so you can really see how gorgeous she is.

And a close up for you.

On to my second card for you which is my card for the current Digi girls challenge which you still have a little time to enter.To join in our Roses and Pearls challenge go and visit the challenge blog HERE.
I have used the very pretty Hannah Lynn digital stamp - Forever Rose available at the Crafts and Me store HERE.
I must admit that i have a bit of a soft spot for this image, she is just too pretty and i would love hair like that.As you can see i have gone OTT girly for this one.

And another close up.Look at that face, such a doll.
Thank you so much for looking and do pop over to the Crafts and Me store and see all the other fabulous products that Teresa has in stock.
Have a fabulous crafty day.
Luv Coops.xx

Monday 18 June 2012

Hannah Lynn Designs Rubbah and Digi

Hi there! This is Rose sharing two cards that I've made using wonderful rubberstamp and digital images available at the Crafts and Me Stamps online store.

This fabulous butterfly fairy poses mid-flight, her mini butterfly friends fluttering around her, to share warm words with someone special. Her name is Aia and she has been designed by Hannah Lynn exclusively for Crafts and Me Stamps.  Aia is available as a rubberstamp (here).

You may have seen this card at the current Dynamite Digi team's "Pearls and Roses" challenge.  I've used a newly released digi image named Pearl Princess, also designed by Hannah Lynn exclusively for Crafts and Me Stamps.

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You can find more amazing rubberstamp and digital images by your favorite artists at the Crafts and Me Stamps store here.

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You still have time to add your entry to the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "Pearls and Roses" challenge here for a chance to win your choice of THREE Crafts and Me Stamps digital images!  Visit the Crafts and Me challenge blog again on Wednesday for a new Rockin' Rubbah challenge.

Here's wishing you a fabulous day!  We're so glad you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose

Sunday 17 June 2012

Night Time Fairy & Dragonfly

Good Morning folks i hope your all well and enjoying the weekend, i hope its dry where you are:)

Anyway i have a couple of cards to show you this morning the first one is called Night Time Fairy you can get her HERE and she is just so pretty don't yer think.

isn't she gorgeous too.

Before i go don.t forget the current Challenge over at Crafts and Me Challenges HEREand the theme is Pearls and Roses.
Well that's it from me folks i hope this has posted as i'm having a lay in today hopefully lol. Anyway take care all and enjoy your day.

Saturday 16 June 2012

Hollyhock princess

First of all I want to say GO GIRL!!!! In case you have not seen already the lovley Tracy is doing a cycle ride for a brilliant charity I have no idea how she is going to do it I know I certainly couldn't manage it so I am wish you on sweetie :D And if you want to sponsor her have a look HERE.
For my card today I have used the beautiful Hollyhock princess   I have coloured her with spectrums to make a change but not sure about the result. I hope you are all having a great weekend and the weather is good for you where you are.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Frenchie Friends - Michelle and Jo-Jo

Hi Everyone!!

I've taken a few steps back at Crafts and Me, and I will only be doing a super cool shop showcase post once a fortnight.  I really didn't want to leave the Crafts and Me family so we came up with a solution so that I can stay so YAY for me:-)

This week I want to show off Frenchie Friends - Michelle and Jo-Jo.... she is so cute, I love her... she is of course designed by Hannah Lynn and she is available in the store right now:-)

I've kept to a kinda of travel theme, with my London Market papers, and post marks.  I coloured her in Red, Blue and White, the colours of the French flag.... and my flag and the British flag too... gosh there are heaps more countries with red white and blue isn't there... 

So anyway here is my Miss Frenchie, I hope you love her as much as me:-)

So don't forget to check out the challenge - there is a new one just started!!! 

Embellishments: Flowers, handmade crochet flower, gold button, half pearls, lace and cheesecloth
Colour: Copic's
Till next time
Happy Inking

Night Time Fairy

Hi everyone, Karina here... today I want to show you a card I just made with one of the fabulous new images by Zindy S.D. Nielsen. I love her fairy images! This one is called 'Night Time Fairy'.
Here you can see a close up of the image. I coloured it with Distress Inks. And I added some sparkle to her wings and the butterfly die as well.

The second card I show you today is the one I made for our last challenge at Crafts and Me Challenges. There we had the theme 'Lace'. For this card I used one of the newest images from Janna Prosvirina called 'Dragonfly'. I made a lot of sewing on my card as I used a wider piece of lace for it.

I coloured this beautiful image with Distress Inks as well. And added some sparkling to her wings, too. I wanted to make it just like dragonflies wings which are shimmering in lila and green sparkling colours.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina