Sunday, October 30, 2011

Copic love

I spent the best part of a grey gloomy day on this and I'm pretty happy with the result.  I do have to add that I've attempted colouring this image no less than 10 times so it's not an "instant" success. But after doing Anne's Copic class at Fred The Needle I was inspired to give it another shot.
I'm still not too happy with my shading on the mushroom roof and the grass looks too flat, but practice makes perfect.  Methinks I also need more practice on light sources.

This image is a digital stamp from Make It Crafty.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Working on a comeback...

Well a lot has happened in the last year...

Ovarian cancer took my mum in October last year, strangely enough on the day of Mary Mackillop's cannonisation. Mum was a Buddhist and very spiritual. I look at that day as another Saint Mary miracle...she saved my mum from further pain and suffering.

In the last year, I have tried to move a house full of stuff into an already full house. This involved many many skip bins and many weekends and evenings unpacking and cleaning. Almost a year on and we still have a lot of work to do in the house.

In February I took on a new role at work which meant I faced a very steep learning curve and a mountain of information to absorb. Even though I enjoyed the challenge, let's just say that my brain was starting to fry. As well as my brain beginning to sizzle I was also getting into the nitty gritty of planning my upcoming wedding (and still working on the house)!

So I took some time out to re-evaluate my life. After thinking about the fate of both my parents (both dying in their 60's) I decided that I needed to take the leap and quit working for a little while so I can focus on fixing up our house and fixing up my health.

I've started to pick up my crafting tools once again and can feel the creativity starting to come back. I'm hoping over the next few months I will have some projects to post about.

Watch this space!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

taking a break

OK, so I've been quiet for a while...reason being is my mum who has been having chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer has taken a turn for the worst.  We have been told that the chemo is not working & the cancer has spread further into her liver & possibly the bowel also.  There is nothing more the doctors can do about the cancer so it's basically keeping her comfortable & pain free.
It's been a very hectic & exhausting time & as we don't have a time frame, this may continue for a while.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ippity stamps are here!!!! Woohoo!!

Received a big box of stamps today!! 
Can't wait to play...hmm, just gotta figure out how to create a 27hr day!  Any tips?  ;)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Playful kittie

After getting extremely excited about finding Sliekje's digi Stamps, I managed to calm myself down enough to take my Copics to this little sweetie...

I'm still learning with my Copics but I'm pretty happy with my results on this one :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Gorgeous digi stamps!! AND they're FREE!!!

I think I have found THE BEST blog for FREE digi stamps!  If you like adorable images you can colour, then you MUST visit 
Angelique, the artist, has created what I think are some of the most gorgeous images I have ever stumbled across.  I just love her style :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

One of my absolute favourite stamps...

I've had this Hero Arts Cling stamp for a little while now but only actually stamped it for the first time yesterday, and well, what can I say...I fell in love with it immediately.  I think it's such a striking image.

Another first for me yesterday was getting my hands on some Copic Ciao markers.  I am hooked, although I need a LOT of practice.  I think I'll be spending many hours watching instructional vids on You Tube.

Anyways, as you can see, I didn't want to ruin the image so I coloured I added some sparkle with my Sakuro Stardust gel pen.