crafty adventures of a makeup loving Japanophile!



Friday, 15 May 2015

Rainbow Gaia

Hi friends!

I'm here to share a card I made using the delicious Art By MiRan's Spring Blossom

I did some simple watercolouring of her hair and face--i love that she's not quite perfect in the way the watercolour paint came out. Makes it more textural and interesting!

I hope you'll take a look at the challenge blog and play along! It's so fun.

Speak to you soon!

Linda x

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

A Wedding card

Hi loves!

I'm here to share with you a card that I made a few weeks ago, for my beautiful cousin's wedding. I made three cards for her (one for my sister and one for my mum to give her), so I'll be sharing all three here over the next couple of days.

 I coloured the Penny & Scott kissing image from Make It Crafty using copics and I'm really happy with it, especially the guy's jacket! I was stoked that worked out!

I just love this image, it kind've makes my cheeks warm just looking at it, it's so sweet.

I wanted the guy's jacket to be a little longer, to suit the girls coat, so I just extended the lines a little using a Copic Multiliner.
I diecut the panel out using Lil Inkers stitched arch die, and hen mounted it onto a card.

I know this isn't a traditional wedding card, but the bride & groom both like blues and greens, so this felt right to me for this specific couple.

I'm so very happy they've found each other :)

Hope you like it!

I'll be back soon

Linda x

Monday, 11 May 2015

A Blog Named Hero challenges you to go CAS!

Hi friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero and this time we're asking you to go

and again we're playing with the delightful

this month and it's so super easy to make cards with these stamps, they practically make themselves!

Here's a sneak peek of my card,

and as always we're offering up a

thanks to our delightful sponsors

 head on over to the blog and check it out! You could win :)

We'd love to see your entries.

See you again soon!

Linda x

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Little Bird with Wplus9 and Hero Arts

Hi friends!

This month at A Blog named Hero, we're collaborating with the delightful


and its been so much fun. My first card is already up on the blog, but I thought I'd share with you here, how I made it, and the photo I used as inspiration for my colouring.

First up though, the card,

I'm pretty damn proud of this, I must say! I've never had much luck with no-line colouring but I'm very happy with this.

I googled a few images to find the colouring I wanted to work towards, and this was the one I chose;

I stamped the bird in Soft Sand ink, so that it was barely visible, onto some Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock.  Then I used my Prismacolor pencils to do this, and made sure NOT to move in circles. I kept my movements to small flicks only, in order to get the feathers to look right.

I just kept going back over, adding more and more colour layers, in order to get a nice level of depth to his little feathers.

I then cut  the panel out using a stitched rectangle die (Lil Inkers) and then a mat slightly bigger, using a piece of blue layering paper, which I added a little Wink Of Stella glitter pen to.

I then took a piece of Neenah desert storm cardstock, folded it into a cardbase, and added some stamping using the same soft Sand ink, and the Hero Arts Herbs N' Honey Star background stamp.

To finish the card, I just adhered all the panels together and was done! I decided not to add a sentiment this time, because I wanted it to be more of a notecard that I could write a letter inside of, and I wanted the bird to really shine.

Hope you like it and will stop over at A Blog Named Hero to see the rest of the Design Team's creations!

See you soon!

Linda x

Friday, 1 May 2015

No Changes Needed

Hi friends

I'm over on the Art by Mi Ran blog today, with a card I had SO much fun making.

Here it is:

I coloured Punkette Peta in with my Prismacolour Pencils and didn't do any blending with a stump/solution this time. I wanted her to look hand-coloured and a teeny bit less than perfect. I gave her fun aqua fringe and some dark gothic eyeshadow.

I added some teeny strips of glitter card on either edge  and then took some aqua cardstock, that I churned through my paper crimper (THANKS LISA! xx) and I was done!

On the inside I stamped

I wanted something that referred to her less-than-mainstream appearance in a positive way (I think it's awesome to fly your freak flag!). I also left the sentiment on the inside because I love that corrugated card. I used corrugated because I thought it felt more industrial and suited her outfit (esp the chains etc on her clothes).  This sentiment is from a Kelly Purkey Stamp set.

 Ok that's it for me! Check out the Challenge blog for more inspiration!