Saturday, 19 December 2009

Rubber Romance!

Hello all! Hope you're all excited about the Strictly final! I am hoping Ricky will win. Chris is sweet but he really is about half as good as Ricky so I'm hoping talent rather than "character" will win out tonight. We've had loads of snow here in Essex. I was meant to test drive a new car today- that went out the window!!

Anyway on to my first post which is a sketch over at Friday Sketchers. I really enjoyed doing this sketch and found it quite challenging but really good fun. I used this Rubber Romance image which I coloured with Lyra pencils. Have you noticed my new shading technique? I've decided to experiment with more bold shading, I really like it- how about you? The teacup, spoon and both sentiments were from a Hanna stamps set which I thought combined really well with this image. I also used my new pearls which I'm totally lovin! They make such a great alternative to hot fix crystals which are really delicate.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Rubber Romance & Hanna Stamps); Lyra pencils; Nesties; Papers (Basic Grey); Pearls (Ebay)

And finally the last of my Christmas cards- yay!! First up is a Pink Petticoat one. I coloured with watercolour pencils added some glitter highlights and some doodling. The papers are by Artic Frog and sentiment is Lili of the Valley.

Crafty stash used: Image (Pink Petticoat); Watercolour pencils; Papers (Artic Frog); Assorted cardstock; Flower (Poppicrafts); Snowflake (The Works); Gold Stickles; Brad (Woodware); Sentiment (LOTV)

These cute penguins (no idea who by!) I coloured with copics. I used my Martha Stewart punch to create a border. The sentiment is by See D's and I used my nesties to create an interesting tag shape.

Crafty stash: Stamps (? & See D's); Copics; Papers (Polar Bear Press); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Ribbon (Poppicrafts); Punch (Martha Stewart)

And finally this cute Penny Black sheep I coloured with copics. I added some doodling and cut out with nesties. Papers are Artic Frog again and DCWV.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Penny Black); Copics; Papers (DCWV; Artic Frog); Assorted cardstock; Flower (Poppicrafts); Snowflake (The Works); Brad (Woodware); Sentiment (LOTV)

This will probably be my last post before Christmas so I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for all your support and comments throughout the year. Do please continue to visit me as I will be having a blog makeover in the new year and will be giving away some candy to celebrate!


Aud said...

Wonderful cards!♥ Great coloring!

Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week!


Sarita said...

Wow Steph, all of these are amazing, I particularly love the penguins!
Have a lovely and Christmas, and a happy and healthy new year. can't wait to see your blog makeover!
Love Sarita xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Steph,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Liz, said...

Hi Steph,

I couldn't pick a fave they are all gorgeous.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas and all the best in 2010.

Liz x

Silli said...

So many beautiful cards Stesp. Love your coloring! Big hugs and happy sunday!

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Lovely cards hun, I hope you have a healthy & wealthy 2010!

This is my new blog...doh!!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Steph,
A great array of cards in various styles. I am glad you paid me a visit and I can assure you that I will be following you with interset from now on.
Fiona x

Ingrid said...

Hi Steph,
Really like this card, especially the first one. Nice colors and great sketch huh? The stamp is great, I saw it in a shop before, should have bought it I see... Your coloring is beatifull!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I only started my blog a month ago and I still make a little hop by every comment I receive ;o) See you!

mckinkle said...

Hi Steph, I can't believe Ive missed you before xmas, its frustrating whn life gets in the way isnt it!

I love your xmas cards here and the penguins are just adorable!

I loved the dancing final it reminded me of the XF really, a really good singer/dancer versus a an entertaining performing one! Unlike XF the audience went for the character, I did agree though, he was just so entertaining and I preferred Ola to Natalie too!

I hope you get to have a truly fab xmas, Im sure next year will bring you lots of new avenues!

Have a happy time, Steph
Keryn x

Kelly said...

Hi Steph,
Your cards are beautiful.. as always. Those penguins are so cute!
Have a wonderful christmas and thank you for all the love you leave on my blog.
Best wishes for the new year!
Kel x