Friday, 29 January 2016

Sorry Birdie

It's new release day at The East Wind, and today's new image is "Sorry Birdie".

I coloured the image with Copics, and the DP is anyone's guess. It's from a paper stack without a cover that I have had for a few years, and I don't know what brand it is anymore. The little blue gingham paper is from Michele R Designs. We have a challenge running now in our TEW Facebook group, themed "Not now... I'm reading". It runs until February 17th, so head over there and check it out.  There are also twice monthly challenges on the BLOG

I have made my card using a sketch from a sketch challenge in the Paper Crafting Support Group on Facebook. If you have a paper crafting addiction like I do, then you should be a part of this group. There are sketch challenges every other Saturday, and January 30 is the start of PCSG sketch challenge #4.  

PCSG Sketch challenge #4
Thanks for stopping by, and make sure you check out The East Wind and PCSG for inspiration and ideas. Do what I did, and use a TEW image for the sketch challenge!! ;-)

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Not Now... I'm Reading

Today is the start of our first challenge of 2016 in The East Winds's Facebook group. Our challenge theme is "Not now... I'm reading" and your project should have a reading or book related TEW image or book text  on it. I used an image I have been wanting to colour for quite some time, Lucy Loo 'Spellbound'.

I coloured most of the image with Copics. I did the background first in case I messed it up. ;-)
I used a variety of blue, purple markers, and C9, for the background and then dotted haphazardly around it with a cotton swab soaked in isopropyl alcohol. I used Prismacolor pencils for her shirt. I kept the backing mats dark so the colours of the image would pop.

Our Facebook contest runs from January 21 to February 17, so get to crafting and show us what you got!! The winner gets three images of their choice, and the runner up gets a 25% discount code for the Etsy shop. There are also twice monthly challenges on the blog HERE, so lots of opportunity to participate and win! Make sure you are signed up for the newsletter as well; there is a freebie image in there on the 1st of each month! Thanks for stopping by and having a peek! See you in Facebook-land!! xx

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Forget Me Not

Today sees a new release from The East Wind called Aurora "Forget Me Not". She is so pretty and I couldn't wait to colour her up!

I coloured her with Copics, and I used paper scraps from my stash so I don't know which DP this is. I also used rubber stamps from Finnabair's "Don't Forget to Fly" collection. I kept it simple, with a sketch from a challenge on the Paper Crafting Support Group on Facebook.

Make sure you stop by our TEW Facebook group to join in on our monthly challenge. There's still lots of time to submit something for the "Oh, the weather outside if frightful" challenge, which ends January 17. There are also twice monthly challenges on the BLOG!

Thanks for stopping by!!