mardi 23 juin 2015

Let's Get Gothic at Tiddly Inks!

Hello everyone! It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge at Tiddly Inks! This week our theme is "Let's Get Gothic"! I have picked an image I loved called Always the Flower Girl and created a background which I tried to make Gothic using different stamps:)

Stamps: Tiddly Inks Always The Flower Girl, Penny Black, Bo Bunny, Kesi'Art stamps
Colouring: Copics and Acrylic Paint

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71
Hair: BV02, C5, 7, 9
Dress: BV000, 00, 02, 04, 08, W0, 1, 3

My teamies have gone awesomely gothic, you can see all their creations HERE! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 22 juin 2015

Colouring Smooth Sand Tutorial

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a little tutorial I did last week for Copic Marker Europe on how to colour smooth sand. Sometimes I like adding little dots to sand to create texture but I also really like smooth sand, creating texture just by simply blending, which is what I am showing you today.

To colour sand, I usually use either the E30s (E30 to E35) or the E40s, which I have chosen for today's post. I'm only using E40, 41, 42, 43 here and the image I'm using is The Beach digi stamp by Make It Crafty.

Step 1

Start with your darkest colour - E43 - and create small horizontal ripples with your marker. Put some E43 near the edge of the water which will be darker due to the sand being wet there.

Step 2

Take your next lightest colour - E42 - and go over the ripples you have created, making them a little bit larger and longer.

Step 3

Take your next colour - E41 - and again, go over what you have previously done and widen the areas you have already created. Colour following the direction of the ripples, making horizontal sweeping strokes. Make sure you leave some white "stripes", which will help give more depth to your sand.

Step 4

Now take your lightest marker - E40 - and lightly fill the spaces you have left white, always colouring following the direction of the ripples. 

If you think your sand is not dark enough or if you want more contrast, you can repeat the 4 steps once, going again from dark to light.

Next colour, the rest of your background.

And finish your card in a way that you like :) Here, I have added a cute character by CC Designs, called Swiss Pixie Summer and created a frame with my By DIEzyne Big Stiched Rectangles.

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71
Hair: B12, T5, 7, 9
Hairband: V09, 15, 17
Swimsuit: RV06, 09, V09, 15, 17, Y35
Shells: R00, 02, Y02, 21, 26, 28
Sand: E40, 41, 42, 43
Sea: B04, BG07, 45, 57, 75
Palm Trees: B96, 99, G94, E29
Sky: BG000, V000

Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

vendredi 19 juin 2015


Hello everyone! SCACD celebrates today a newly released exclusive rubber stamps set Eclectic Sea (9 rubber stamps all together)! The Eclectic Sea is a twist of sorts in how something land bound might be seen in the ocean; for example a Sunflower that is now a Coral Sea Flower and vice versa. So check out the collection as these are really unique and elegant. SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and Susana collaborated on the images and we are so happy to be showcasing them to you now :)

Now available for purchase in the USA HERE for the Eclectic Sea collection!
 Our international friends if interested can email Susana.

I played with the gorgeous Steampunk Siren's Call stamp and went for very CAS - of course ;)

Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Distress Ink, stencil

I love this stamp! And for those who are more into digis, there is also a different digi version available HERE! I coloured my siren in Copics and then used Distress Inks on the background. With a stencil, I added circles inspired by the bokeh effect :)

I'm last on the hop, hope you enjoyed it! Thank you very much for your visit! Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 15 juin 2015

NEW Tiddly Inks Stamp Release!!

Hello everyone! Happy, happy day!!! There are new clear stamp sets being released at Tiddly Inks today!! And guess what? Well they are the most adorable!!! And there are 7 of them!!!!!!

First we have Magical Friendship... such a pretty image - I love it!! I've kept my card CAS, of course and I think I'm going to use that one, again and again ;) It is available as both clear stamp and digi :)

Stamps: Tiddly Inks Magical Friendship Clear Stamp set
Colouring: Copic on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Heart punch

Such a pretty pair, don't you think ;)?

Challenges I am entering:
Cute Card Thursday - Beside the Seaside
Simon Says Stamp - Friends or Superheroes

And then, there is Owlways Love You... one I can see myself using again and again too;)!! I decided to use a little board for that one and go mixed media...

Stamps: Tiddly Inks Owlways Love You and Fairy Tenderhearted (sentiment)
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card and Acrylic on white board
Other: Versamark, Embossing Powder

To see gorgeous inspiration and all the new stamps available, please visit Christy's blog here to see what the whole DT came up with! 

Challenges I am entering my owl board into:
Brown Sugar - In The Garden
ArtBy Miran - Anything Goes 

Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

CC Designs Banner Heidi

Hello everyone! I'm here to share a little card using one of CC Designs recent released stamps - the adorable Banner Heidi! I made a simple birthday card with my Swiss Pixie :)

Stamps: CC Designs Banner Heidi and AmyR HB2U
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
DPs: Doodlebug

Skin: BV20, E000, 00, 01, 13
Hair: 25, 31, 33, 59
Clothes: E40, 41, 42, 43, R35, 37, 39, 81, 83, 85
Banner: R37, Y15, 19, YR18
Ground: W1

Challenges I am entering: 
Fairytale Challenge - Birthday With Children
Crafty Catz - CAS

Thank you very much for your visit, see you later:)! Hugs,
Delphine xx

dimanche 14 juin 2015

MiC CAS Challenge #2 - MASKING

Hello everyone! I'm back to share my inspiration card for our current CAS Challenge at Make It Crafty - MASKING! There are lots of ways to mask, I decided to go for rubber stamp masking to create a scene.

Asha scene prof MiC copyr wtmk bis

I used one of the new rubber stamp sets just released - there are three of them, the most adorable sets with perfect accessories to complement the character. All the elements on my card come from the Make A Wish Asha set - the dandelions, the cloud and of course Asha. I stamped Asha first since I wanted her to be in the foreground and masked her with a Post-It Note. 

I always stamp on a piece of draft paper to determine how to place the elements for my scene. For the mask, I also only cut out the parts of my image that will need to be masked. No need to cut the image on the right here, just the upper and lower parts of the hair on the left, so that creating the mask really did not take long.

After masking Asha, I stamped the grass border with dandelions then added the cloud. I then coloured my scene in Copics and added a Mini Dragonfly Chipboard, covered in Copics and stickles, and a punched heart.

Asha scene GP wtmk mic

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71 
Hair: E81, T5, 7, 9 
Eyes: E33, 35 
Sky: BG000 
Cloud: BV20, C0, 1 
Grass: YG01, 03, 17, 67 
Dandelions: BV20, T1, Y00, 000

Make It Crafty Products 
Make It Colour Blending Card

Thank you very much for your visit, hope you can have fun with masking yourselves and join us HERE! Hugs, Delphine xx

vendredi 12 juin 2015

Paperbabe Stamps new challenge and class giveaway!

Hello everyone! Today is the start of a new challenge at Paperbabe Stamps, but before I come to it, have you all seen the Mixed Media Class Kim will be teaching???

You don't want to miss it, trust me - you can see all the details HERE!!!
AND there is a giveaway too - you could win a spot on the class, how awesome is that??? Click HERE for all the details!! Good luck ;)!

Today starts a new challenge and this fortnight, our theme is as easy as can be - ANYTHING GOES! We would love to see your Paperbabe Stamps, but you can enter using any stamps you want!

I went for a a mixed media make and did another scene on a little board with my beloved Mayleedee!

Stamps: Paperbabe Stamps Mayleedee Rubber Stamp (also available as digi and clear stamp), Tiddly Inks sentiment
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card and acrylic on board

I stamped Mayleedee on Make It Colour Blending Card, coloured her in Copics and cut her out. On a square board, I created a simple background in acrylic and added my sentiment. I then adhered Mayleedee to my background. 

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71, R20, 22
Hair: B41, T5, 7, 9
Dress: BV20, R35, 37, 39, 89, Y02, 21, 26, 28

Challenges I am entering:
Live & Love Crafts - In The Garden
Dream Factory - The Secret Garden
The Crafter's Café - Anything Goes

Thank you very much for your visit, hope you can join us at Paperbabe Stamps! Hugs,
Delphine xx

mardi 9 juin 2015

Super Power at Tiddly Inks!

Hello everyone! It's Tuesday and time for our new challenge at Tiddly Inks and this time our theme is "SUPER POWER"! So anything superhero related is perfect!

I have used the My Super Boy clear stamp set for my card and created a little background with a stencil and acrylic paint.

Stamps: Tiddly Inks My Super Boy clear stamp set
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card and acrylic paint on Montval wtc paper
Other: Stencil, acrylic markers

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71
Hair: E50, 51, 53
Reds: R35, 37, 39, 89
Gold: Y21, 26, 28
Black: T5, 7, 9

Challenges I am entering:
Simon Says Stamp - Make It Masculine
The Paper Players - Masculine

Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 8 juin 2015

CC Designs Copic scene

Hello everyone! I'm back to share a summer card I made for Copic Marker Europe - a simple scene done with a stamp, a stencil, my airbrush and of course my beloved Copics!

The cutie I have used is called Pina Colada by CC Designs from the June release. I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black, coloured her in Copics and then cut her out. 

For the background, I used a piece of drawing paper instead of smooth card to have a bit of texture, because I really like how the airbrushing looks on it. I chose a CC Designs stencil called Sun And Surf, which includes the sun and the waves. I airbrushed the sun first, starting with my lightest colour to be able to go darker then and not make the mistake of starting too dark. I then used a darker shade of yellow and ended by adding a bit more of my lightest yellow. 
For the waves, I picked different shades of blue, did the waves with my stencil and put a paper mask to create the horizon. I then stamped a sentiment from the CC Designs Pool Party sentiment set.

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71
Hair: 100, B41, T5, 7, 9
Dress: RV04, 06, 09, Y35
Shoes: C1, RV06, 09, Y19, 15, 26
Sun: Y15, 38
Sea: B01, 04, 06, 18

Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

vendredi 5 juin 2015

**COURS COPIC** - Région Parisienne

Bonsoir à tous! Un petit message pour vous dire que je serai samedi 20 juin à la Boutique Idées Créatives pour les cours 1 et 2 du programme européen Copic ECCP :)
COURS 1 ("basic") de 10h à 13h: marqueurs, encres et papiers / technique de colorisation de base / coloriser un visage, une chevelure simple et des vêtements avec ombre simple
COURS 2 ("advanced") de 14h à 17h: ombre et lumière sur une image (placement détaillé), les différents types de cheveux, visages du monde, les ombres autour d'une image et la technique dite du "flicking"

N'hésitez pas à contacter la boutique si vous êtes intéressés (cliquez sur l'image pour agrandir)! Bises et bon weekend!

mercredi 3 juin 2015

MiC Clean and Simple Challenge #2!

Hello everyone! Today starts our new Clean and Simple Challenge at Make It Crafty and the theme is MASKING! So we would like to see your CAS cards featuring a MiC image, stamp or chipboard with some masking - whether to create a scene, or a background, or just masking a portion of an image, there are lots of possibilities!! And you could win a $15 Gift Certificate to the store!

You can see a sneek peak of my card here but you can see all the DT inspiration on the MiC Blog HERE

And you can notice what I have used... a Meadow Girl... and there are 3 NEW RUBBER STAMPS featuring the adorable MEADOWS GIRLS which you can see here!!!! They are the best with super cute elements - I'm completely in love! You can see them HERE, HERE and HERE!!

We hope you'll join us and have fun with us!! Hugs,
Delphine xx

lundi 1 juin 2015

Without Words and Paradise of Stamps new challenges!

Hello everyone! I'm back to share a little card for two challenges starting today - "Summer Holidays" at Without Words, sponsored by Crafter's Companion, and "Anything Goes" at Paradise of Stamps
So of course I went for a CAS card and decided to do a circle card à la Mary J, it's been a long time since I did one like that, but I love them! 

Stamps: Tiddly Inks Just Keep Swimming Wryn, CC Designs Summer Sentiments
Colouring: Copics on Make It Colour Blending Card
Other: Spellbinders Dies, Versamark, Embossing Powder

Skin: E000, 00, 01, 13, 71
Hair: B41, T5, 7, 9
Swimsuit: RV14, 17, 19
Glasses: RV14, 17, 19, Y15, 19
Background: BG01, 02, 05
Fish: B24, 26, 29, Y19, YR18

We hope you can play with us! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely Monday! Hugs,
Delphine xx