Saturday, 4 March 2017

March challenge at the Corrosive Challenge Blog


Welcome to a new challenge at Corrosive Challenge Blog!!!!


Our 3rd challenge in 2017 is Anything goes!!!!!


This card is so much busier than I am used to but I think it has come out ok! I have used  MERMAID by Nikki



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BIO:

Stamp designer Elena Kiernan and illustrator hubby Kenny Kiernan bring a perfect storm of creative energy to the bold and fun digi stamps and clear stamp sets at this rockin’ shop, where it’s always 30% OFF your first purchase with code MYFIRSTPURCHASE. Their hundreds of fun-to-color designs include everything from kids’ to teenage girls with attitudeskateboard boys, steampunkmensportssuperheroesmusic… and for those who enjoy a little spice in their crafting, KennyK Stamps is the #1 Shop in the World for Sexy Stamps!  Rock Your Crafts with KennyK Stamps! 
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BIO:
My name is Nikki Burnette and I am the artist of all the artwork that you see on this website! I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio, but I have lived around Atlanta, Georgia for as long as I can remember. I currently reside in Lawrenceville, Georgia with my loving husband of a year and a half and our two adorable cats: Jensen and Willow. My kitties provide constant inspiration for me and you will often find them in many of my paintings!
I have been an artist my entire life, but began my professional fantasy art career when I began to sell ACEOs on eBay in 2006. You may have heard of them, but in case you haven't, ACEO stands for Art, Cards, Editions and Originals. They are miniature paintings measuring 2.5x3.5" and are highly collectible. I was fortunate to be well received in the ACEO community and started to grow a fan base. People started asking for originals and prints in bigger sizes and they also wanted a variety of products featuring my artwork. So I started to branch out and over the past 5 years it has turned into something that I feel so fortunate to have now. My art is collected worldwide and I'm licensed with a variety of different companies. I have also been lucky enough to be published in a book and a few magazines and online publications. I also attend fairs and conventions across the Southeast and have recently had the privilege of having my artwork on the cover of the ImagiCon 2010 program cover!

I feel so privileged to be able to do something that I enjoy so much every day and am thrilled that you have taken the time to read a little bit more about me and my art! 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

February challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog


Welcome to a new challenge at Corrosive Challenge Blog is Anything goes!!!!!

(using C2  by Mari digis)




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BIO:
I'm María Emilia from Brazil and I love design!! I've created a lot of digital images which you can have a look at my store! I'd love you to share your projects made with my images at my Facebook.





BIO:
Heather Valentin  is  creative ,  award winning,  modern-day  fantasy and  whimsical  artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years. 
She  began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age. 
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and  brush stroke. Her  subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her  dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.
Heather's  artist portfolio  has  expanded to include such  clients  as   Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils  and can now be found  at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across 
the globe. 
Her latest foray is to immortalize her popular drawn characters Eleanor and Pickles in a children's book of their own.



Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The East Wind Blog Challenge - February 2017

Hello everyone! Well I have been a tad slack with my blog I know! I wont make any promises to improve on that cause I hate making promise I can not guarantee to keep! But you should see at least two posts per month now that things have changed a little over at The East Wind. There will no longer be challenges through Facebook so the design team will all be contributing to the blog challenge. So that brings me to this month's challenge! 
LOVE AND ROMANCE
For this challenge I have used Aurora - Love You that I have coloured in Copics.


Don't forget to drop by The East Wind Blog to be inspired by the other amazing Design Team members!


Friday, 20 January 2017

Corrosive Challenge Blog. First challenge of 2017.

Happy New Year 2017!!!!!

Our 1st challenge over at the Corrosive Challenge Blog in 2017 is Anything goes!!!!!


For this challenge, I have used For you by All Dressed Up.

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We have two great sponsors this month:




http://www.aliciabel.com/
Hi, I'm Alicia Bel. I live in Valencia (Spain-Europe)
I've always loved drawing and crafting, and especially card making. 
I studied Fine Arts and currently have a digi store
Almost all my characters are sexy girls, but I also like to draw children.
I like simple things and my style is very sweet.




https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/457550661009843/

Here’s a A short bio about Wendy:
 Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters,  in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends.  I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.
 I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I love to retain that hand drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.
 Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping.  The coordinators Anne Lise and Bettina along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.
 We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies .The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis.
 We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the rest of the design team's pages.



Sunday, 6 November 2016

Welcome to another inspiration piece for the Corrosive Challenge Blog!

This month the theme is: Autumn/Fall 

For this challenge, I've used Butterfly by Ppdolls. Now I hear you saying this doesn't look very much like an Autumn themed card and I have to admit it possibly didn't end up as I had intended! I had coloured the digi with Autumn mind with the Yellow/Orange/Pink/Red dress and flowers! I really did! but when it came to matching papers with these colours, not one of my many many papers matched with the dress! Seriously, this shocks me more than it would shock anyone who has seen my collection of patterned paper!  SO, I went with a contrasting colour instead...her hair colour. I hope my card can inspire you to think a little outside of the square for the challenge.





This month's Great sponsors are:



http://www.aliciabel.com/
Hi, I'm Alicia Bel. I live in Valencia (Spain-Europe)
I've always loved drawing and crafting, and especially card making. 
I studied Fine Arts and currently have a digi store
Almost all my characters are sexy girls, but I also like to draw children.


I like simple things and my style is very sweet.




About Chrishanthi


Athens Greece artist Chrishanthi has had a passion for art from an early age. This was made quite clear to her mother, who would have to drag the young Chrishanthi to school, as she kicked, screamed and yelled  “Why do I have to go school?  I already know I want to be an artist! . . .”With the support of teachers who allowed her to draw her much-preferred little girls and small animals, it  seemed that Chrishanthi would have her way. “I was always drawing and cartooning as a youngster and all the way through college.” Her style and sense of sensitivity were heavily influenced by the smoothness of Lolita girls. After studying Painting, Graphics and Visual Design, she worked  as a children clothes designer, spending a lot of time in front of a computer screen. At some point, she picked up some gouache paints for the first time. Chrishanthi was able to hone her skills, learning the art and techniques of gouache and acrylic painting. Major influences include Magritte, Monet and contemporary artists of the pop-surrealist movement, such as Joe Sorren, Mark Ryden and Nicoletta Ceccoli. Chrishanthi currently spends her time predominately painting new works and commissions, freelancing, and has aspirations of creating/illustrating children’s books. Recently she has also started dabbling in the pop art of bringing her characters to life in the form of sculpture and resin dolls. In her current work she continues to explore surreal worlds inhabited by my uniquely bizzare creatures, cute critters and sweet girls. Her imagination and sense of life are a huge part of my work


Thank you for taking the time to look!


Sunday, 9 October 2016

October challenge with the Corrosive Challenge Blog

Welcome to another Corrosive Challenge!

This month over at the Corrosive Challenge blog, we have the special theme: "Pink for Awareness".


This month I have used PEGASUS from PPinky Dolls for this vintage feel card.





This month's Great sponsors are:





Hi, I'm Alicia Bel. I live in Valencia (Spain-Europe)
I've always loved drawing and crafting, and especially card making. 
I studied Fine Arts and currently have a digi store
Almost all my characters are sexy girls, but I also like to draw children.
I like simple things and my style is very sweet.





About Chrishanthi
Athens Greece artist Chrishanthi has had a passion for art from an early age. This was made quite clear to her mother, who would have to drag the young Chrishanthi to school, as she kicked, screamed and yelled  “Why do I have to go school?  I already know I want to be an artist! . . .”With the support of teachers who allowed her to draw her much-preferred little girls and small animals, it  seemed that Chrishanthi would have her way. “I was always drawing and cartooning as a youngster and all the way through college.” Her style and sense of sensitivity were heavily influenced by the smoothness of Lolita girls. After studying Painting, Graphics and Visual Design, she worked  as a children clothes designer, spending a lot of time in front of a computer screen. At some point, she picked up some gouache paints for the first time. Chrishanthi was able to hone her skills, learning the art and techniques of gouache and acrylic painting. Major influences include Magritte, Monet and contemporary artists of the pop-surrealist movement, such as Joe Sorren, Mark Ryden and Nicoletta Ceccoli. Chrishanthi currently spends her time predominately painting new works and commissions, freelancing, and has aspirations of creating/illustrating children’s books. Recently she has also started dabbling in the pop art of bringing her characters to life in the form of sculpture and resin dolls. In her current work she continues to explore surreal worlds inhabited by my uniquely bizzare creatures, cute critters and sweet girls. Her imagination and sense of life are a huge part of my work


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Heads up!

So those who know me personally, and those on my Facebook friend list would know how much I love the art from Studio de Shan! Her style has just the right amount of difference to appeal to my taste. And it really is just amazing! As soon as I saw an image from her Facebook page show up on my newsfeed, I just had to "Like" her page and stalk her. I mean follow her. 

One of my first thoughts was "OMG I hope she has digis I can colour!" Well I was disappointed to discover she doesn't...but asked if she had considered expanding into the digital image world. Aparently I'm not alone in wanting to colour her sketches (go check out her paintings! They are amazing!!!!). 

By an off chance and through a family member, and his friend, I met deShan in person and got to show her all of my colouring and cards. I got to explain "digi stamps" and how they are used and that her drawings would be absolutely loved in the colouring world as much as they are in the art world. She is such a genuinely lovely lady! We swapped business cards with the intention of making contact again soon. We have chatted just a little and I had the privledge to be able to play with an image and turn it into a digi I would like to colour to show her how her art could look with someone else's colouring. I mean her work is fantastic and my touch just doesnt compare to her talent! Now I know I have shared my little bit of geeky love for Doctor Who, so I played with my biggest crush, the 11th Doctor, David Tennant. I showed deShan my take and she loved it (queue my excited school girl like squeal at getting praise from an artist you adore). So to prove my point that I think her work would be loved in the colouring world, I showed my pic in all of the digi and colouring book groups that I am in ( all 18 non-specific artist groups) to get a feel of how they would be recieved and how popular they would be so I could let deShan know. Well wow oh wow did it make an impression! There were only two people who thought there was too much shadow sketching in the digi and everyone else loved it! I knew they would! So here is my pic that I shared around so you can see for yourself.


Isn't he awesome!?! Now I personally think there is just the right amount of shading still left in it. But that is me (and hundreds of other'stuff opinions lol)

So what is this post all about? Exciting news is what! Soon deShan will start selling some of her images as digi stamps! I am so over the moon and really excited to play a part in this. I hope I can update you all soon with links!