Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Corrosive Challenge Blog inspiration for March

This month over at the Corrosive Challenge Blog our theme is "Anything goes". I have used Pig eating from Trough  from one of our sponsors, Angie's Cards and Digis.

This month's awesome sponsors are:

(3 digis for a lucky winner)

Lacy Sunshine  Stamps offers  beautiful original and imaginative  digital stamps  for all your paper crafting needs.  

All images from Lacy Sunshine are  created and hand drawn by  Heather Valentin, a professional artist, muralist and  illustrator.
"I am one  who loves creating timeless pieces from my heart and  soul, creating an extraordinary world filled with magic and whimsical friends.... one drawing at a time.  Come  journey with me now into my Lacy Sunshine World".  

Thank you for taking the time to visit. Enjoy your stay!
Happy Crafting....


( Her Bio: My name is Angie & I am a married mom of 2 boys ages 15 & 17. I sell digital stamps all hand drawn by me. I drew as a child but quit for many years and just recently started again. I figured since I love to draw & scrapbook might as well turn my drawings into digital stamps. So here we are!)

Our  winner will have 3 digis by Lacy Sunshine and our Top Picks 1 digi by Angie's Card for each one. Great prizes!!!!

You have until 31st March  5am EST to play along! Thanks for join us!  As always, we can't wait to be inspired by your creations!
We'll be back on  27th March with more great inspiration from our Design Team using images from Lacy Sunshine and Angie's Card!!!!!

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and have a nice week!!!!

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Thanks for visiting!
Shannon xx

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Gypsy Flower by Moonflower Digital Stamps

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing my absolute favourite Moonflower digi, Gypsy Flower. This gorgeous image was the very first of Andrea's that I had seen and feel in love with her work. For my card I change my normal routine by deciding on my papers first and then colouring to match.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21 and R20 for blush 
Hair: E00, E08 and E09
Ribbon and shirt: RV000, RV02, RV04, RV06 and E04
Corset: C0, C1, W3, W5, W7, W9 and 100
Leaves: YG11 and YG63

Thank you for visiting today.
Shannon xxx

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Quick and easy Copic Skin tutorial

I often get asked how I colour my skin tones when I colour with Copics. I am not awesome at it and have a long way to improve but I think I do pretty well. So of course I offered to do this quick tutorial and my E13 nib is dirty and caused a bit of issue with blotchy patches, BUT it will still give you an idea on my technique. For this tutorial I am using Sandra from Illustrations by T.  This is the digital stamp that allows for use on my crafts that I sell. She is also in Tamara's newest colouring book "It's just a flirt".

To get this look, you will need E000, E00, E11, E13, E21 and R20.

Step 1. Lay a full layer of E000 over the skin area. This slightly dampens the paper and allows for easier and better blending

Step 2. Choose the direction of light (I am choosing my light source to be coming from the upper left) and using E13, put in your darkest shadow. I also add a very fine line of E13 to where the highlight will be so I get dimension.

Step 3. Using E11, go over your E13 but extend it inwards just a little but slightly more on the shadowed area.

Step 4. Using E21, go over what you've already coloured, again extending it, further on the shadowed area.

Step 5.  Use R20 to give her some blush on her cheeks.

Step 6. Using E00, go over your previous colours and extend leaving a small area of highlight.

Step 7. Colour over your entire skin area with your E000. Normally this is my last step, but in my attempt to fix the blotchy patches, I added one more step.

Step 8. As I said in the last step, I only added this step in my attempt to fix the blotchy skin a little. To do that, I went back over where the first 3 shadow colours with E00. This didn't completely fix the problem, but it has made it more acceptable for my own personal standard. So while not perfect or my best (thanks to that dirty nib on the E13), she still came up pretty good!

And that is it! It just takes a bit of practice but here you have my standard colouring for skin. I hope this has helped you.

Shannon xxx

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Sherri Baldy's Besties Steampunk Mermaids

Today I'm sharing two of my latest colourings using Sherri Baldy's Besties Steampunk Mermaids. This was my first time trying to colour aged copper. I think it came out pretty good!

The first one is Image 078.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21 (R20 for blush, R20 and R20 for lips)
Hair: YR20, YR21 and YR23
Mermaid top: C0, C1, C1, C1 and Co
Tail: E08, E09, E47,E95, YG91, YG93 and YG93
Gold accents: Y11, Y11, Y28 and YR23

The second image I'm sharing is Image 077.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13 and E21 (R20 for blush, R20 and R22 for lips)
Hair: RV02, RV04, RV06 and BV23 
Top: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, BV000, BV01 and BV02
Tail: E08, E09, E47,E95, YG91, YG93 and YG93
Gold accents: Y11, Y11, Y28 and YR23
Starfish: YR02, YR04 and YR00
Leaves: YG11, YG63 and YG63
Google's glass: B91, B93, B95, B97 and B99