Thursday, 12 April 2018

Favourite Colouring Medium (and WHY)

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 Kristina's Art Corner


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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Colouring Medium (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:


I've been playing with some other colouring mediums lately (like my Zig Brush markers and also my DoCrafts Artiste watercolour markers), but my go-to 'safe place' always has to be my DI reinkers. Although I'm forever learning with them, I know most of the colours now. Of course I have those that I use all the time and some favourite blends but I think I may have gone a bit overboard with the shadows on today's image because there is quite a bit of depth in the petals!  Ultimately I really like watercolouring with the inks - it's therapeutic although it does take me about 3 times longer than using Copics!







I love coloring and agree that it helps take me away from all the challenges of the day.  I am working on my pencil skills but need much more practice.  I love playing with watercolor and distress inks, but my go to medium has to be my much loved Copic markers. They blend so beautifully and are much less stressful at this point in my coloring journey.





Elaine

My favourite colouring medium has to be Promarkers alcohol marker pens. It has taken me some time to learn how to use them and get results I am happy with.  I am getting there and always learning. I love how they blend and I can get some dimension to my images. It is so relaxing to sit and colour in, takes me back to my childhood.


I am definitly a pencil girl! I love using them and I love seeing all the progress that I have made since I started using them. And I am still learning more about using them. I think they are really easy to work with and most of them times I get good results with them. ;)




Lynne
My favourite has to be Copic markers because they were what I started with and am most familiar with, although I am still learning.  I do have some new pencils to try but have not  used them enough yet.


 Definitely Promarkers for me. I have tried all manner of colouring but I still go back to Promarkers, they just work for me!!



It wasn't so long ago that I would not have used anything other than Distress Inks (ReInkers) for everything but lately I have ventured deeper into the world of mixed media and, I am surprising myself here, I am loving it!





I began with Derwent pencils, but since I have Copic markers I don't use the pencils anymore. I also tried Distress inks, but mostly I don't like the result. So my all time favorite colour medium is Copic markers. I love the colours and they way they blend.


So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.
Don't forget, you MUST explain WHY it is your favourite to be eligible to win.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Favourite Flower & WHY?

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Peppermint Patty's Papercraft
with these adorable little chickie boxes full of yummy Easter treats.



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Meg

(this one made me smile!)




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The winner of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer for our next challenge.





This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Flower (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:


For floral embellishments I love lilies and open roses which I often use, as well as the starburst ones which I can't seem to buy anymore.  I also sneaked in a beautiful two-tone pink rose-hip.

However, the flowers that I love most in the garden are tulips, which I rarely use in paper form.  Tulips remind me of Spring with the end of the cold weather in sight. I also love the variety in colour and especially love the double variety which can resemble roses.  I love the pinks and plum colours, but my favourites are probably oranges and yellows, which remind me of little flames lighting up the garden in the Spring sunshine!






Brenda
I love wild flowers.  I love what they represent.  I love the mixture of colors and I love the loose, flowing composition they display.  The little flowers on this card remind me of the black eyed Susans that can be found in the farm fields and along the highways where I grew up.




Elaine


I love most flowers. I spend lots of my time in the good weather in my garden enjoying the colours. I have chosen poppies today because they can be used on so many different types of cards.



It was a difficult decision which one I like best Tulips or poppies, but I decided to go for a poppuy. I really love their red colour. It stands out really great when you see them in a grass field. I really love that look.


I love all flowers, but this time I have chosen tulips. I really love to see them in the garden, it means warmer weather is on the way and they come in so many beautiful colours but, alas, their season is too short.



I have so many favourite flowers and my current "real" life favourites are hyacinths which I have had in various colours all winter. My all time favourite has to be roses, the range of colours and fragrances are fantastic and for my project I have chosen a yellow rose.



There are so many flowers I love, and to look at my favourites are daisies, they are so happy, but for fragrance one of the most evocative has to be lily of the valley





This one is a hard one for me, I love all flowers. For this challenge I chose tulips.
I can't wait to see the tulips blossom on the fields. I love the scent and the bright colours.



So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.
Don't forget, you MUST explain WHY it is your favourite to be eligible to win.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.




Thursday, 15 March 2018

Favourite Easter Character and WHY?

Brace yourselves, it is Squirrel in the driving seat this week (oh the power!)

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Easter Character (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:


I love cute and furry bunnies so there's no better excuse to feature these little critters on my card than at Easter ... and there's nothing better to accompany the Easter Bunny than some yummy chocolate!  Two of my favourite things on one card! :0)





I love the little chicks that are always featured at Easter, especially when they are as cute as these little ones!





Elaine


My favourite Easter Character has to be bunnies. We used to keep rabbits when my children were young, they are so cute and fun fun to watch playing in the garden.


I really love bunnies and chicks for easter cards, but my all time favourite animals for cards are mice, so when I can make an easter card with cute mice on it, I am totally happy. I really love their cute look!




I love both bunnies and chicks, but I associate bunnies more with Easter and they are just so cute.



I was torn between chicks or bunnies and went with chicks so that I could use my new stamp and die set. Let's not forget the significance of new life that eggs and chicks represent.



Oh it just has to be a bunny, with their twitchy little noses, long whiskers and soft little tails, just love 'em!  Mind you, the bunny that I owned once wasn't a soft and fluffy cuddle monster, she was a real demon, obviously not designed for Easter!



I like all Easter characters and have chosen a bunny. I love their soft fur and their cute little nose.


So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.
Don't forget, you MUST explain WHY it is your favourite to be eligible to win.

Good luck, and happy crafting.
Hugs from the AYLI girls.