Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Christmas in July

Hi all and welcome to my monthly blog post for the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog where we celebrate Christmas all year long. Every month we select someone from the submissions as the winner of that Challenge.... So let's see what you've got!

During the month of July some folks celebrate Christmas in July. So for the Christmas cheerleaders here is a special Z-shaped card for you.





Isnt it just gorgeous. Look at the cute hanging greeting I threaded through he pattern of the flap. The card is exactly 9 inches by 6 inches plus the flap. For the card to close properly I had to cut each piece individually.

Then I put them together lining up snowflake with snowflake and santa with his reindeer and also Mrs Claus whom you could just about see at the end. I scored the card at 3 in and 6 in and folded one end forwarded and the other end backward to give it the 'z' shape.

Here is the card again




Hope you like this month's card and don't forget to leave me a comment and the end. Also just hop on over to the next designer's blog for their creation. Enjoy...Christmas in July.

Monday, June 1, 2020

4 sides of christmas

Welcome to Sweet Cherry's Blog on June's Blog Hop at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and boy do I have a sweet card for you.

This month I am featuring a card I call the 4 sides of Christmas. The first side has the WISH, the 2nd side has the CHEER, the third has the HEART and the fourth has the SONG. Can you guess which is which.....?


Okay I will help you! The first is the WISH

The second is the CHEER

The third has the HEART

The fourth has the SONG


Images are by Art Impressions coloured using copics and spectrum noir markers. Hope you enjoyed this month's card and please leave a comment at the end. Also don't forget to stop by the other designers' blog. 

See you next month!


Thursday, April 30, 2020

How to colour a white dress with patterns

Welcome back to another exciting look at colouring. Today we are colouring a white dress with a colourful pattern. The fun image I am using is called "Capture the moment" by The Paper Shelter, fondly called TPS.

I haven't tried this before so its an experiment for me as much as it may be for you. So sit back and enjoy.


Where to start?

It was so much fun to play with colours. Starting with the dress, I chose the areas to add my colours namely the sleeves the hemlines and the pattern on the lower half of the dress, remembering to add darker hues at the folds.

How to add colour to white and still keep it white?

I could have left the dress as is after adding the pattern but shadows were needed to make the folds "pop. So using copic warm grays; C04, C02, C0, I created folds in the dress starting from the darkest colour to the light, using the lines in the illustration.

What next?

Now that the dress was completed, I coloured the hat, bag and the girl's hair and body. I always try to use the guide lines set out by the illustrator when colouring and I colour in small parts. If you wish to see my video with this check out my insta page

What markers were used?

Copics W4, W2, W0, R59, R43, R35, R46, R20, YR02, E21, E30, E11, E39, E13, E15, E00, B06, B04, B02, B00, G07, G14, YG05, Y19, Y15, Y13, Y00, C7, C5, C3 C2, C1.



Here is another look at the project again....


Hope you enjoyed this blog and please leave a comment at the end.

Have a great day!