Friday, December 2, 2016

Echidnas celebrating Christmas AUSSIE style

Did you know we have some new Digis in the store.. These spiky little characters have moved in and are celebrating Christmas Aussie style... Well doing what many do here in Australia... Surfing (or bodyboarding), Santa hats, Christmas trees and decorations, presents, and of course a backyard game of cricket :)

Here are a couple of these critters made into gorgeous creations by some of the Digi DT :D

Also this month is you join us at the Mad for Markers Creations Group on facebook you can request the Christmas Cracker echidnas for free :D you just need to create a project with them :D

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

For a Girl's Merry Christmas

Good morning.

How are you going with your Christmas card making?? I need to make MANY more!! 
Here is some inspiration for you today from Lucinda ...

Lucinda has used the Christmas Girl Face for this beautiful Christmas card.

Copics used:
Hair: E59, E57,E55,E53
Pine: G29,G28,G17
Bow: R29,R27,R24
Skin: E00,E50,E51
Eyebrows: E79
Eyes: B05
lips: R59, mouth: E41
top: B18,B16,B14
pinecones: E18,E15

also used:  green garden, whisper white and real red. Stampin up stamp and punch.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Pop on over to out Facebook Creations group and share your Christmas cards with us :D

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Baubles

We have some more Christmas inspiration today with these Christmas baubles drawn and coloured by Susannah :)

Copics used:

Cherries: YR02, R35, R37, R43, R56
Leaves: G05, G07, G09, YG97
Bells and bulbs: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19
Streamers: Y11, YR02, R35, R37
Ribbon: Y11, YR02, R35, R37, BV23
Bauble: BV13, BV17, BV23

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Christmas is a family affair

Good afternoon... today we have another great card from Granmargaret to share ... I love how she used the Christmas girl twice but she looks so different at a different size and in different colours :D

Precoloured Christmas tree from Imagine That
Sentiment from Create with TLC

Boy and 2 girls coloured with Copic markers
Skin: E000, E00
Boys Clothes: G14
Boys Hair: E13
Girls clothes: R35 + red glitter pen
Hair: Y21
Small Girl Clothes: BV000 + purple glitter pen
Small Girl hair: Y00

See more on Granmargaret's blog :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Good morning everyone,

Today we have some more inspiration from Rose using the Christmas Digi images :D

She has layered up the Christmas Girl face along with the Christmas candle image - Doesn't her card look AWESOME :D

You can see more of Rose's Creations and find out more on her blog HERE

Monday, November 21, 2016

SUPER MONDAY with Justice Gillman

Good afternoon, Hope you all had a great weekend!! We had a fun weekend in Orange with our classes at The Dragonfly Lounge (a great cafe/ 2nd hand bookstore  - and a must visit if you are ever in Orange :) 

NOW I'm super excited to introduce you to the next member of our Design Team ... 

“I have been an avid comic-book reader and collector since I was about 8, and this meant that from an early age I would copy my favourite pictures and loved sketching as a way to relax. Two years ago my wife bought me a bunch of Copics for my birthday to encourage me to try something new (she had been very observant after I had raved about some art I had seen using copics). In my other life I am a high-school English teacher, so my art is very comic/pop-culture inspired, although recently I have been trying to experiment more widely with other reference material to try and improve my blending and representation of lighting.”

Look at this Marvellous artwork that he created over the weekend ... He included some process shots for you.

1)       Pencil sketch of rough outlines and features.

2)       Layering of Copics on the face first, then using the multiliner to add in some outlines of features after I have coloured them.

 3)       Colouring of the cowl, final white touches with the Posca marker.

Colours used: 
Skin: E00, E02, E21, E11, E13, E15
Eyes: YG05, G05, G17
Lips/Goggles: R11, R32, R24, R27, R37

Catsuit/Cowl: C0-C10, 100, 110

Isn't it AWESOME!!! Yes I have to show you more.... Here are a couple more of Lucas's older but also amazing artworks with Copic markers...

His snow leopard image.
 Colours used:
Cool grays: C0-C10
Blacks: 100, 110
Blue (eyes): B21
Pink (nose): R81
Copic SP multiliners: Black 0.03, 0.5
White highlights: White Posca thin tip marker

And a superhero drawing that he had re-posted and liked by the comic writer and creator of a few of the characters he'd drawn.

Colours used:
Cool grays: C0-C10
Reds: R24, R27
Blues: B05, B21, B29, B37,
Greens: G05, G17
Purple: V06
Yellows: Y06, Y08, Y17
Brown: E57, E59,
Copic SP multiliner: Black 0.5
White highlights: White Posca thin tip marker

SEE MORE of his artwork ON HIS INSTAGRAM account HERE :D

Friday, November 18, 2016

Introducing Caz

I'm delighted to introduce you to another of our Copic Colourists today. This lady makes the most beautiful creations using Copics and she is an expert at crafting with diecuts!

Today Caz is joining us,
here's what she writes ....
Stamping combined with the love of paper crafts and inky things has kept me sane since the early nineties when rubber stamping on cards first began as a trendy craft. I'm as addicted now as I was all those years ago. I love trying new products and current trends, so I hope you enjoy my creations thru this blog.

and here's what she created ....

Aren't those flowers lovely!!

Copics used: BV31 - BV34 - BV17 - W3
+Diamond glitter