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Sunday, June 28, 2015

NO REASON TO BE HERE..JUST FOR FUN


Hello Everyone...

Sunday evening and just finished work...chomped down my tea and now into peppermint chocolate..I have been really good lately with my munchies.. but guess I fell off the wagon last night and tonight...

So here I am.. "Just Because ".. to share another mixed media scene type project...using the most gorgeous Mermaid image from the Lacy Sunshine Store  [in the New section] and she is called..

                                                           Pearl Lotus Syren 


My background was done with modelling paste and stencils on water cardstock...water paints and splashes of white [up the walls too] and glass beads for bubbles...



I stamped the plants black and highlighted with a white gel pen....the image was coloured with Faber Castell pencils and then fussy cut out and glued into place....


The lovely sentiment is a stamp from Firecracker designs...stamped and glued down...



And the seabed has everything else on it...real sand mixed with coloured moulding paste [just added water paint to the paste, then the sand]...shells.. beads.. starfish.. wire loops.. and fishes which were buttons..fish/fishes?



I made this quite awhile ago and she has been sitting just waiting her turn..and I really like it...I struggled so much in the beginning with this mixed media type of art..but it is getting easier and my hands are starting to listen to my brain...hope you like it too.

Challenges to enter....

All sorts   [blue as the ocean]

Alphabet challenge  [J is for Jewels]

Simply papers crafts  [anything goes]

Art Journal Journey   [masculine/feminine]



Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some blog love...really appreciate it.

I'm off now...have some more orders to complete and the wind is coming up, so no frost tomorrow..yay!!..

Luv CHRISSYxx




Thursday, June 25, 2015

DELIGHTFUL THURSDAY TIME FOR DIGITAL DELIGHTS



Hello everyone...

Thursday...yay!...that means Friday tomorrow and my day off..YAY!! again.

So as it is Thursday it is time for sharing another cute image from the Digital Delights Store

and this week I've gone easy peasy..using a really cute image called Walking the Dog 



There he is...all coloured up with Faber Castell pencils for skin and hair and the puppy too..

Copics for the hat, trousers and shirt.....

I used just plain grey cardstock for the footpath...brick papers for the wall and added the die cut lamp...then fussy cut out the image, popped up on foam squares and it was done.



A side view and the same papers inside...

So there we go for today...

Thanks so much for stopping by...welcome to my new followers and thank you all for the kind comments on my canvas the other day...made me feel a lot more confident as I am hooked and want to play a lot more with them.

Challenges to enter....

Crafty Gals Corner   [anything goes]

Penny's Paper Crafty challenge   [anything goes]

Wonderful Wednesdays   [anything goes]

Cardz 4 Guys  [use a die or punch]



Luv CHRISSYxx





Tuesday, June 23, 2015

JURASSIC CUTENESS - DIGITAL DELIGHTS



One day early in the morning there was a Mummy dinosaur wandering through the dense bush looking for some fresh foliage to nibble on..even though in the back of her mind she was worrying about her egg she left, hopefully, safe inside a cave.

She was enjoying a simple lunch of ferns when suddenly she heard a loud "CRACK"..

Forgetting her ferns she ran as fast as could, back to the cave with such a dread in her mind...not an easy place to live in dinosaur days you know..

She made it back to the cave with seconds to spare as her little baby was just coming out of the egg...

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Hello Everyone...

Tuesday evening here in a very cold and wet NZ..freezing in fact..Winter is really here now..brr...

Today I'm sharing a project I made to show you another gorgeous new release for...

DIGITAL DELIGHTS 

This cute set is DINO - MITE SET   and comes with 12x12 papers and a sentiment....



Now isn't that the cutest...this is the coloured version..or you can get black and white, which is exactly what I used as I had a scene already in my head...

So up the top the Mummy Dinosaur rushed back to her cave...and low and behold...a new baby Dinosaur..



Awww...lovely sweet scene and done on a canvas...



Here's a closer view of the little Dino...coloured with copics and Reno markers with pencils for shading....

Water base paints to make the background with a sponge applicator...in green and brown and the black circles with my glossy accents lid..



Another photo using the sentiment and papers that come with the set...



And added the papers around the edge of the canvas...

Loads of MB dies using the ferns and  Bamboo dies...and the little pebbles are out of the fish tank..[the fish died along time ago so they won't mind too much.]

Challenges to enter...

All Crafts Challenge   [anything but a card]

Crafting From the Heart   [anything goes]

Not Just Cards   [anything goes]

Come and Get it Challenge   [Animals]

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed a mini story and my canvas...really enjoying making these and have a few more good and bad up my sleeve...will share soon.

luv CHRISSYxx













Sunday, June 21, 2015

TIME FOR A BAR-B-QUE WITH LACY SUNSHINE..



Hello Everyone...

Sunday has rolled around again...where did that fortnight go??...

A new challenge at LACY SUNSHINE  and this week we have a theme of..

BASEBALL AND APPLE PIE..Creations should be centered around picnics, BBQs and celebrations.

So I used a digi from Lacy Sunshine called REGGI - LETS BBQ 


Mmmmm..BBQ..burnt sausages and bread rolls with corn and fried spuds...Oh! sorry...got lost in my thoughts there for a minute...Winter time here and missing the Barbie.




Reggie coloured with Faber Castell pencils for his skin and hair...Reno markers and Copics and shaded with pencils for his clothes hat and BBG...

The sentiment stamps I stamped round the wrong way...lol...but stamped the onions are up the right way...and coloured with Reno markers.



Papers are Teresa Collins...stamped the word Recipes from the same stamp set from...Woodware.


Challenges to enter.....

Di's Digi Designs   [Summer Fun]

Aud Sentiments  [Summertime Sentiment]

Penny's paper crafty challenge    [anything goes]


So there we go...another Sunday gone and Monday tomorrow, back to work for me...mind you,I have worked over the weekend anyway, but had the afternoons free..and do you realise that I have been working for a whole day ahead of you all...how sad is that..I think I deserve a pay rise..

Hope your weekend is as fabulous as mine has been and I will see you tomorrow..

luv CHRISSYxx


Thursday, June 18, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELEANOR AND PICKLES



Hello Everyone.....


BLOG HOP WITH LACY SUNSHINE....







Late one night in June of 2012, Heather Valentin was on the phone with her best friend and was drawing, like many of us do when talking on the phone, and the result, the first Eleanor and Pickles image – Eleanor and Pickles Book of Spells. The first image of Eleanor by herself, was Eleanor Bookworm.

Now, 3 years later, Eleanor and Pickles make up the largest category of images created by Heather Valentin for Lacy Sunshine Stamps. Eleanor and Pickles along with various other character friends, like Tilly the dinosaur, have had many adventures over the past 3 years and Heather continues to draw new images of these delightful characters.

Over the next 2 days, the Lacy Sunshine DT gals will be celebrating Eleanor and Pickles 3rd Anniversary/Birthday with our Through The Years Blog Hop. Please come hop along with us to win some “Pickletastic” prizes and see some Heather’s favorite Eleanor and Pickles images. You can visit Lacy Sunshine Shoppe to view the entire range of images available for purchase.

The hop begins here at Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog and then follows the order below. Make sure you stop at every blog on the hop and leave a comment. Don’t forget to leave a comment here too. Our prizes will be announced along with our New Challenge post on June 21st. Hope you enjoy the hop!!

 
                                                                             Barb
                                    





  



 

 
 
Here is my card with the adorable Eleanor and Pickles...BEST FRIENDS FOREVER
 


All coloured up with Faber Castell pencils...Reno markers and a few Copics....



Some glossy accents on their glasses, heart shape buttons and flowers...



Punched Balloons and two colourful bows, papers from my stash and we were done....

So time to HOP over to see what my teamie DORA has created for you...good luck with the hop and have FUN....

Thanks so much for stopping by....

Luv CHRISSYxx



 

DELIGHTFUL THURSDAY WITH DIGITAL DELIGHTS...AND AN OWL!!






Hello Everyone...

Another Thursday has rolled around and it is my day off tomorrow...off to Specsavers at 9..and then who knows..

But Thursday today and time for me and the team to share our inspiration posts using the adorable images from the store of...
Digital Delights   and you can view all my team mates gorgeous projects HERE  ..

This week I chose this little Owl with the most wonderful eyes....Celebration Owl   and when colouring him, I just had to play around with those eyes...

And here he is.....






Too cute!!...

All coloured up with Copics and a few Faber Castell pencils for shading...




I had a play with his eyes and think they are quite neat..added glossy accents and the paper behind him is really bark..off a tree...true it is!!

 One of my clients peels it off her tree for me and I have an endless supply...bugs and all..



There's the side view showing loads of punched leaves and the cute wooden birdhouse from Your Own Scrap...with my win a Vintage Challenge..


So there we go...typing this up in the afternoon and needing my Nana nap before the tea rounds....so thank you so much for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow...

Challenges to enter...

Inspiration Destination  [Anything goes]

The Paper Shelter   [make it digital]

Shopping our Stash  [Out on a Limb ]


Luv CHRISSYxx

Sunday, June 14, 2015

I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE..

Oh! I do like to be beside the Seaaaa...

Sorry...got carried away..

Hello Everyone...

A lazy Sunday afternoon...been to work and sorted everyone out and have the afternoon to myself to play or not until the tea rounds at 4pm..

So thought I would share a little cutie from StampArt Design By Kathryne  and enter a couple of challenges..



This little one was a freebie along time ago....



She was coloured up with Faber Castell pencils for her skin and hair...Reno markers for her bikini and I added the black spots and glittered frill...bucket and spade with a red copic and shaded with a green pencil..

The sky again, done with eyeshadow....so easy, and  if you make a boo boo you can just erase with a rubber.



And a side view ...nice and simple..with  a stamped sentiment, added spots and punched out.

Challenges to enter...

Without Words   [Summer Holidays]...went to the beach up north every Year...loved it.

Cute Card Thursday   [Beside the Sea]

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope the weekend is going well...off to find a comfy couch and a movie and will pop this onto schedule....see you tomorrow.

luv CHRISSYxx