Thursday, 18 May 2017

Favourite Skin or Fur colour combo (and why)



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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Skin/fur Colour combo (in whatever colouring medium you use (& 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 opted for fur, since I prefer critters, and I've used my two 'go-to' combinations for grey and brown critters.  Using my Distress Ink reinkers to watercolour the kitties, the grey tabby is a mix of Hickory Smoke and Black Soot and the ginger tabby is a base of Antique Linen with Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo for the darker bits.  I also sometimes add some Gathered Twigs or Ground Espresso for extra contrast in the shadows, like under my ginger kitty's sign.  I love the warmth of these colours and the way they complement each other.







Samantha
I don't tend to lean toward making a huge amount of cards with people images but sometimes there
is a need for them and on this occasion I needed an 18th Card for a good friends daughter
I always go for pale skin tones I find them the easiest to create so they are my favourites
I work with Spectrum Noir Pens for the skin so I have used:
TN1, FS2, FS4, FS8, CR4 and CR7.

My favorite colors to use for fur are usually any of the grey, but it kinda depends on what kind of fur I am coloring.  I especially love the Copic cool and warm greys because they just seem to blend so beautifully.  The combo I used here is C3, C5 and C7.



Elaine


I love using warm tones for dog fur. I usually use beige, tan and brown Promarkers. I think these colours make the pups look cute and cuddly.


I colour fur with my prismacolor pencils, because they have a perfect combination that I love. I use PC941 Light umber, PC1082 Chocolate and PC942 Dark chocolate. It gives a nice warm glow that I really love. But I also have another secret for colouring fur: Colour on hammered paper! Fur looks amazing on it. ;)




I do most of my colouring with Copics and the fur for this bear is done with E30, E31 and E34.  I use quite a few in the E30 range and I like these three as I find them easy to blend and they are not too light, not too dark, in fact just right (for me anyway). 





When I am using Promarkers, my default skin colours are Apricot, Oatmeal, Blush and Baby Pink for a great blend.



I love my critter stamps, and tend to favour warm golden colours.  With Distress Inks I achieve this with a base coat of Scattered Straw, a top coat of Tea Dye, and Brushed Corduroy for the darker parts, with occasional Walnut Stain for real depth when I am feeling brave.







Lately I don't color so many stamps. But when I choose a stamp for a card it's usually an animal. In this case I chose my all time favorite mouse: Henry. I always color with Copic markers. Henry's coat I always color with cool gray (C0, C1, C2, C3).



So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and
showcase Your Skin/fur Colour combo (in whatever colouring medium you use (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.


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

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Favourite Die (and WHY)

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Die (& 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 currently have 2, so I've used them both on my card.  I am really loving the stitched type of dies, and have a few.  My favourite nesting type of die is my stitched circles because they're a great size and seem to fit most images.  I also like my stitched border dies, especially for CAS style card layouts because they can create simple breaks in two papers without layering.





Samantha

Wow this is a difficult challenge theme but I have to say that my Oliva Alphabet set is my 1st Favourite also this set has been discontinued I am not quite sure why its an AWESOME set..... and the Star is from a New Set and my 2nd Favourite die.



I LOVE DIES!!!  I am currently finding it difficult to create a card without some sort of a stitched rectangle, circle or square.  Having said that I also love my tag dies and have a wonderful collection of all sizes and shapes. 





Elaine


I have many favourite dies but I love this poppy die by Memory Box. It is one of the first Memory Box dies I bought and has been a great investment. This die can be used for anything from birthdays to sympathy cards and everything in between. It always looks so elegant.




I love stitched dies, but since I have discovered these dies from Crealies with the little holes on the edges, I am totally addicted to them. I love the cute little extra touch they give to a card or a project. I have picked the circle dotted dies, because I really like using the circle shape and I thought it would be fun to create tags with only circle dies



I love stitched edge dies because they give a more finished look rather than a plain edge. My most favourite is my stitched squares set by Crealies.  There are 12 of them in the set so there are plenty of sizes to chose from and I use them a lot!




Spellbinders Floral Ovals have to be among my favourite die sets, I tend to reach for them the most and in this case have used one of the smaller ones.  They are intricate without being too fussy.


I love my dies to have detailed edges so anything stitched or pierced makes
me a very happy Squirrel - they just give that extra finishing touch of detail





Wilma

I have a lot of favourite dies, but at the moment my favourite is a set I bought recently: postage dies. I love the shape of it and the stitches. It's a basic set which I will use often. 




So now it's over to you.
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showcase Your Favourite Die (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Favourite Colour (and WHY)

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£12 gift voucher



This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Colour (mainly 1 but can have others (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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


My favourite is a toss up between pink, purple and blue.  Since I've made quite a few purple cards lately, I decided that purple must be my (current) favourite, but this card is kind of a pinky purple, albeit with purple embellies :0)  I love that purple can be quite feminine, but also a really rich plum purple can look really elegant too.





**coming soon**
I love blue best and always have.  I love it now because it is the color of the beautiful ocean that surrounds our little island.  The different hues the ocean shares never ceases to both take my breath and calm me at the same time.




Elaine


I love many colours, so this is a hard one for me. Today I have chosen a lilac/purple colour scheme. This colour has a lovely feminine feel. I love the soft shades which are so pretty.



I have many favourite colours, but at the moment I am really into pink. I love that it can be a really sweet colour when you use soft tones, but a dark pink can also be really fabulous!


Lynne

My favourite always used to be blue but I've graduated onto lilacs and purples.  I think it's because I associate blue with being cold and purple shades seem to be softer and warmer.



It seriously looks like my favourite colour is pink!! I have never favoured pink but having done a thorough look see at my cards it's definitely pink or a combination of pink and green...Mother Nature's favourite too!!



Squirrel 
Like my other team-mates, I do like all colours, so the choice for this one was determined more by the image than any particular preference, although I am getting very fond of oranges and yellows lately.



I love most colors, as long as they are very clear and bright. But my favorite color is green. It reminds me of spring: the green of new leaves on the trees grass, hills, woods. The colour makes me happy. 



So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and
showcase Your Colour (mainly 1 but can have others (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

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