Merry Christmas

I wish everyone the very best for a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.

Monday, October 31, 2011

October Christmas Cards

My five Christmas cards for this month are based on the October challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round, to craft cards using traditional Halloween colours. I mostly went for a combination of purple and green with some red and black thrown in for good measure.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cardinal and Holly

Free Printable #186

I love this time of the year. Christmas is rapidly approaching, the shops are starting to fill with decorations and holiday foods and I'm in the mood to celebrate the season!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Take Your Pick

Thanks for all your emails and comments about the new format, your responses have been mixed. After a few problems, and a very sensible request (good idea Teri!), I've decided to put up both formats for you to choose between - PNG and JPEG. Now it's up to you to get crafting!
Cheers,
Beccy

Agapanthus Card

Over at Card Camp, Jennie keeps us on our toes with weekly card-making challenges. One of our recent tasks was to make a card with an "A" item on the front, which sounded simple enough until I went looking through my stamp collection and came up with zilch! Not a single image that started with A... not even a lousy apple! So I had to drag out the distress inks and water brush to create a little picture I could use on the front. After quite a bit of messing about, these pretty agapanthus eventually bloomed from my brush.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Just add colour...

This peony flower is slightly different to the digital image I posted earlier. This is the original, hand-drawn copy prior to being re-done in my drawing software. I've coloured it with distress inks and a water brush.

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Peony Flower

Free Printable #185

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Format

The images that I've been creating lately in my drawing software are saved as PNG files rather than JPEGs. This allows me to save the pictures with a transparent background, rather than a white one. Please let me know if there are any problems you come across while trying to save, print or use the images and I will check with my live-in computer technician (and head cookie test person) to see if we can figure out what's going on.
Cheers,
Beccy

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Peonies in a Vase

Free Printable #184


I've been spending a lot of time recently messing around with my drawing software in an attempt to figure out how to use it better. I don't know if it's just me, but boy, does it seem complicated! Anyway, I managed to produce this drawing of a vase of peony flowers.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Spooky...

Free Printable #183
Now it just wouldn't be Halloween without a Jack-o-lantern somewhere in the mix!
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Scream...

Free Printable #182
This is the second picture in my Halloween series. Believe it or not, she actually started out as a voodoo doll, but I just couldn't make her spooky enough!


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Monday, October 10, 2011

Screech...

Free Printable #181

I have a series of three little Halloween pictures to share with you this week. As you can see, I've added some shading to the image, which is something I don't generally do. I'm happy with the way they came out though, and I think the cross-hatching will help those who might not know quite where to place the shadows when colouring. The three images could be used together on a single project, which would look pretty cool, or as individual pictures. I will include a coloured version of each picture for those who don't have the time or inclination to colour-in.

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