Saturday, 25 August 2012

Super Free Saturday - Bright Butterflies!

Hello Everyone! As promised, I am back with my project for the fabulous Super Free Saturday which is happening over on the Uniko Studio blog! This is also my entry for this week's Sketch Saturday - just loved the sketch this week!
Bev, the lovely owner of Uniko Studio has decided that every month there will be a 'Super Free Saturday', with a digital kit of papers and embellishments for free!! I know - I couldn't believe it either!  The papers this month are gorgeous - the 'Bright Butterfly Collection'. I love these colours and they match up so easily with cardstock I have.
So here is my card! I loved the combination of bright colours, and the butterflies. Instead of finding an image to colour, I resized some of the feature butterflies from the papers ( I love how you can do that!!) and used them as the feature elements. It was nice not to touch my markers for a change! I was disappointed with the light today, so typical - a wet Bank Holiday weekend! I need to create space for a permanent light tent. Craft room remodel needed!!
So, if that wasn't exciting enough, Uniko Studio also has a DT call on! So if you are interested, hop on over to the DT call page on the Uniko Studio blog, and have a read on what you need to do, and what is on offer!
Well, thats all the excitement over for this day! Phew! Think I need to go and make a cuppa and have a sit down to get over that!! Remember there is also an amazing blog candy on at Uniko Studio too!! With all that, why are you still reading this post??!! 
Thanks so much for visiting - it is lovely to read your comments!
Card Ingredients:
Beautiful Butterfly Free Digital Papers & Embellishments (Uniko Studio)
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Glamour Dust Glitter
Stampin Up! Pool Party Ribbon
Hobby House Rhinestones

Super Free Saturday!

Hello All! If you are here looking for my post - it will be here shortly! I have not been well, so I'm lagging behind! Come back soon :-) Kx

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Beautiful Butterfly

Hello All! Just thought I would nip onto blogger and share this. This isn't a complete project, but a coloured image. I'm not sure where this image will end up, but thought I would share it in it's current state! It has been a while since I had a play with my markers, so this was quite nice to do, as I wasn't making it specifically for something.
This butterfly is part of an Uniko Studio digital collection, called English Country Garden. I printed it on my normal colouring cardstock, and coloured it with Copic Markers. It is a beautiful line drawing, and I had great fun colouring it in! The joy of this butterfly was that I could print several so I could find the size that I wanted.

All the colours used to colour the butterfly are within the same colour range and tone. I used the following combinations in the sections of the butterfly:
Light : BV0000, BV000, BV00
Medium: BV11, BV01, BV00
Dark: BV23, BV13, BV11
Darkest: BV29, BV25, BV29

It was great fun colouring this, might attempt more tonal colouring in future! Just a reminder that Uniko Studio currently have a blog candy up for grabs, so if you liked the butterfly....!!

Thanks for visiting! K:-)

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Organisation Part 3! Getting Even....

So! Here I go again! 

Making the distress marker chart made me go a bit organisationally loopy for a while! First the marker chart, then the marker basket, and now - I decided I needed to revamp the colour chart for my distress ink refills, so I can see them nice and clearly when colouring with them. I had to show the refills some love, as they were feeling neglected with the markers - them being in a new basket too!!

I created a table that has all the distress inks listed - including the limited edition colours so that I could see them all at once. I like using charts like this as it helps me marry up my papers to my colours. I used the water colour paper that I use for stamping on (hot press watercolour - nice and smooth!) and water coloured a small area, just enough to punch out a small shape so that I could stick it next to the name. For my chart I used a really small heart that is part of a Stampin Up! combination punch.

Once they were all stuck and secure, I whizzed it through the laminator, so now this will help me pick  out my colours and it will also work as my palette, so I can tell which blob is which! 

So now, both my distress markers and distress ink refills are even - they both have a new chart! Like I said before, just got to get round to colouring in now!!

Thanks for looking. Remember to have a look at the Uniko Studio blog candy! 


Uniko Studio Blog Candy - Celebrating OVER 15,000 Blog Views!!

Hello Everyone! No new craftiness from me today - just spreading some Blog Candy joy!

As you know, Uniko Studio is a new, fledgling UK stamp company, who also have the most delicious line in digital goodness too! Below is a card that incorporates both Uniko Studio stamps and digital papers. To celebrate the blog getting over 15,000 views (Amazing!!) Bev is holding an amazing blog candy. As a reminder, here is a project I posted earlier in the year that combines the stamps and digital products. This card was for a lovely friend's birthday.
Card first posted 2012. Used Uniko Studio Decorative Doilies Hands of Time Stamps and Decorative Doilies Hands of Time Digital Papers
Here are the details:

The Winner of the Blog Candy will win ALL of the following:
* EVERY single digital product available to date from Uniko Studio (Seriously - look here at the papers, and here at the stamp set!)
* A Stamp Set of your choice (if you have not seen them - look here! )

* 30% off your next order from the website
(If you are a regular customer to Uniko Studio and have purchased all products available Bev will revise the prize so you don't lose out!)
What you have to do to be in a chance of winning the goodies:
* Become a Follower of Uniko Studio Blog here and on Facebook (Thats if you use FB)
* Put the Uniko Studio Blinkie on your blog and tell your followers about the candy! (The code that you will need will be on the Uniko Studio Blog)

* Link your blog to the inlinkz tool on the Uniko Studio blogpost! To do that - go and check out the Uniko Studio Blog!

Happy Weekend! Kx

Friday, 10 August 2012

Washi(ng) Basket!

Warning! Obsession with storage and organisation again! Step away now if you are of a sensitive nature!

If I spent less time doing this I would get more crafting done - however, as one former colleague told me 'organisation is everything'!! It is also my 100% cast iron guarantee that I waste half of my play time!  So, my issue was this - I needed something practical yet pretty to store my increasing amount of washi tapes about in, but I have plans for redoing my craft hovel, so it needs to fit in with the ideas of potential shabby chic craft splendour that I have going on in my head!

I then decided that I needed to buy a bigger version of the basket for my Distress Markers - I have a totally unfounded angst about needing them to be horizontal - so this is the result! I can tot them about from craft hovel to settee, from settee to garden quite happy that they are all in horizontal heaven! They are far too precious not to have their own basket! Apologies for the background on this photo. We had some sunshine which was quite shocking, and messed up my photo settings no end!
Thanks for looking :-)