Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Folds, Folds and more Folds


Hi there

Its another day of colouring digital images and this one has to do with alot of folds. Its one of Jade Dragonne's wonderful drawings, which was coloured, using the following prismacolor pencils.

Hair- 944,946, 947, 943, 945, 1083
Body- 943, 945, 1034, 1003, 927, 928, 938
Dress- 924,926, 944, 925, 928, 930
Bows- 904,903, 1023,
Shadows-1056, 1074, 1051


I started with the folds of the dress and there were so many to bring to life, I wondered if I would have enough space to do it but I did. I then worked on the bows and the knickers adding more folds. Now you always have to ensure the pencils are always sharpened to a point to really get the results you want.

The hair and body was left for last and then using one of the simple background techniques I learnt in Kit and Clowder I completed my colouring.

Hope you like this practice piece and I hope it will encourage you to try it some time.

Until my next blog...have a great time.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Simple Watercolour Background

Hi there

Today I am featuring a practice piece which I coloured with coloured pencils. The twist is that for the background I used water colour.

The image is a lovely drawing by yampuff and this is from a class by Kit and Clowder where Alyce teaches you to create simple backgrounds. In the class, the mermaid was previously coloured using markers, but because I am on holiday, I only walked with my prismacolour pencils and some watercolour paints left over on my palette. So I did this one on my own, selecting my own colour pencils for the image but using the technique of the watercolour background.

The prisma pencils I used were

BUBBLES- 1006, 1021,and 992
HAIR- 997,924, 922, 944, 925
BRA- 995,994,929
BODY- 913, 1005, 1024, 909 989

The background was loosely painted around the shape of the image with brighter colours to add a glow.

For the scaly look to the body of the mermaid I did some stipling with a darker colour pencil.

Hope you like today's practice piece and that it would either encourage you to take classes at Kit and Clowder if you so desire or to try this piece on your own.

I look forward to seeing back here soon.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Shades of brown

Hi there. I am back with something abit different. Its a colour creation that I did at class with Kit and Clowder Its something I would not normally do. The image which is from Jade Dragonne is coloured in a brown monotone colour.



This beautiful artwork was coloured with prismacolors- sepia, dark brown, light umber, putty beige, sand and sienna brown. This was a class I did with Alyce at Kit and Clowder and I can say she is a fantastic teacher if she could teach me to colour like this. You should check out her classes.

I hope you like what you saw here and that you will stop by and visit me often.

Let's Text at Tiddlyinks

Oh wow today I am so happy to feature one of the newest digis at Tiddlyinks. She is an adorable little stamp called "Wryn's Texting" and we know we do alot of that today with the advent of 'what's app' and others messenger platforms.

So here is Wryn and she is texting up a storm



She is replying to so many messages...which I am sure some of us can agree with. I had these bits of messages from a paper pack by Amy Tangerine which I thought would add some flair to the card. I also used my new copics set of markers which was put together by my friends at Dick Blick when I travelled and the paper is from my stash ( I have so many papers and yet I want more and more).

Now you can use her for Happy Birthday cards, Sorry, Just because, Hello and so much more. So check out the TiddlyInks Store at www.tiddlyinks.com for more of these images. I cant wait to see what they have in store for the rest of 2018. Dont forget to check out the rest of the talented design team for their creations.

Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave your comments as I would love to hear from you!


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Its a Happy New Year at Tiddlyinks

Hi there and Happy New Year again!

I am so happy to be back as part of the design team for Tiddlyinks in 2018. This year is going to be just as exciting as last year. So let's get started by introducing the first card of the New Year and its an adorable one.

The image I am using is Annabelle and PuppyLove. I thought what better way to start the year than with love and friendship. This stamp is an excellent one for a friend's birthday, a 'just because'card or even a 'thinking about you' card! Whichever theme you choose, I am sure it will be appropriate and cherished by the person receiving it!

Here is Annabelle and Puppy Love featured in today's Happy New Year card!


The image was coloured with blick markers in the following colours:- saffron,canary yellow, caramel, brick red, red, light cerulean blue, peach, dark brown, sienna and set on a yellow and brown themed background.

Hope you liked today's card. Don't forget to check out the other blogs and continue to shop at Tiddlyinks.com.


Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year, 2018!

I can't believe it....its 2018 already....I hope it will be a great one for you as I hope it will be for me. I will be making a few changes to my blog which I will tell you about by the start of the 2nd week in January.

I am currently abroad and so excited to start a new chapter in my life.

So Happy New Year to each and everyone of my friends here at Sweet Cherry Cards.