Friday, 27 May 2011

Colouring with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils

I thought I would share the Copic and Prismacolor video that I made a few weeks ago.   I am not Copic certified or have any Copic qualifications at all, all I know is self taught so please forgive any errors as I have made the video as I colour and it works for me :)  I have had to split it into four parts to get it on You Tube (what a journey of discovery that turned out to be lol).



Sunday, 13 February 2011

Twisted easel card (my way)

I’ve had lots of emails asking for a quick tutorial on how to make these twisted easel cards, and I’m sure there is a easier way to do this but this way works for me. 

Just make sure you rotate the top layer with the image on 90 degrees clockwise so when you open the card the image stands upright (been there, done that rofl)


Hope this helps.



Saturday, 12 February 2011

Friday Sketchers

FS Sketch 1






Sunday, 2 January 2011

Video tutorial – distressing seam binding

I managed to get a quick video done showing how I get the distressed look on the seam binding that I am crazy about. It was done in between getting the dogs out for their walk so it’s a bit rushed (I take them out in threes so get to go out twice each time – must be mad lol). And check out those age spots (should have had gloves on both hands rofl).

And here's the result.
seam-binding hugs Butterfly-1-Signature-BRa

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Lili of the Valley challenge




I coloured the image with Copics -
Skin:  E21, E00, E000, R02
Hair:  E53, E51, E50
Dress: BG13, BG11, BG10
Wings:  E43, E40

This card, along with a few others, is for sale on Ebay

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Attaching charms with chain and jump ring

I’ve had lots of requests on how I attach charms with chain and jump rings so here’s a quick mini tutorial for those that asked.

I use forceps (medical ones that I picked up from a medical suppliers here in Newcastle) but any pointed nose pliers will do the trick, tweezers won’t work as they are not strong enough. I use cheap silver plated jump rings and chain which I get from the jewellery section in Hobbycraft but I would think you could pick these supplies up at any bead/craft store or Ebay.


Hold the jump ring with both sets of forceps/pliers with the join uppermost.


Twist the right hand forceps/pliers towards you – DO NOT PULL IT OUTWARDS, all this does is misshape the jump ring, By twisting it forwards to open and backwards to close the ring remains a perfect circle and does not distort.


Repeat with the other end of the chain and feed this jump ring on to the brad to secure to your flower.


I hope this helps a little, looking forward to seeing all the dangling charms lol

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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Stampavie Challenge





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