Saturday, 25 October 2014

Roald Dahl on Kraft

This is my first attempt at colouring on kraft.  I assumed it would be difficult to get the colours to look right without a pure white backing but actually, it was really easy.  Despite being so small the image was really easy to colour, it's surprisingly forgiving because the details are so tiny, the slightest touch of colour looked right.

Clear Stamps (6pcs) - Roald Dahl - The BFG - LickswishyCreative Paper Brown Kraft PaperNesting Dies - Ornate FrameLarge Dies (15pcs) - Gift Tag Set EverydayTim Holtz Jute StringProMarkers“RichCards & Envelopes 6 x 6 Kraft 30 Piece Pack

Inspired By:

Here's the colour swatch from Color Throwdown:

And the sketch from Seems a Little Sketchy:

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Scary Spider Wreath

This is an idea I came up with while trying to get to sleep one night.  I've a bit of a thing for wreaths at the moment and I had a do at a Halloween coloured one but I wanted to do something a little scarier!  So I came up the idea of using the same technique I've use to make dream catchers to make a spider web.  I wrapped some old black yarn around a large embroidery hoop until it was covered. Then I wrapped more yarn across the middle to make a wheel design.  Then I knotted yet more black yarn around each "spoke" of the "wheel".  It looked like a spider web sure enough but it was a little plain and boring so I dug out my old pom-pom making kit and made two pom-poms, one big and one small.  I got some old wire and bent it into leg type shapes then glued the large pom-pom onto the middle with the small pom-pom at the front.  He did have little gems for eyes but could I get them to stick on!  Googley eyes would have been cool but I didn't have any to hand.   

Embroidery Hoop 10 Inch (25cm)Martha Stewart Wool Alpaca DarjeelingWire - 24 Gauge Silver - 40' Spool

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Rose Budd Miss Charlotte

As soon as I saw this CD from PolkaDoodles I knew I had to have it!  The images are simply stunning!!  I'm a bit disappointed with my first card, it looked so much better in my head!  Oh well, I'll have another play with the CD another time and I'm sure I'll come up with something to do the images justice . . . maybe . . .

Polka Doodles Rose Budd CD CollectionStardream Paper  - Amethyst5m Adhesive Crochet Border - Capsule Collection - Oyster BlushNesting Dies - Rectangle Parenthesis (Lrg) 2Large Dies (15pcs) - Gift Tag Set EverydaySheer Ribbon 15mm BudgetProMarkersTim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pads Kit 4Cards & Envelopes 7x7 Inch White 25 Pack

Inspired By:

Here's the sketch I've followed from Sketch N Stash: