Sunday, 7 August 2016

Inspiration for the August Corrosive Challenge blog!

Welcome everyone to this month's inspiration for the Corrosive Challenge Blog!

This month the theme is: "HOT , HOT SUMMER". I have thought outside of the square for this theme using B58-Elvis, from our sponsor Mari Digis. I have created on off the page, multi-media piece of art in a frame. I coloured Elvis with Copics and fussy cut him out. I then created the stage curtains using some satin and added the stage for him to sing on! I digitally added his "Speech bubble" as I didn't like how the one I made looked on my actual project.

Thank you for visiting.
Shannon



This month's FANTASTIC sponsors are:




                                 








Our  winner will  choose 3 images used from 
DT's projects by  MARI DIGIS.
 The Top 3 Picks 1 digi from KENNYK STAMPS 
each one. Great prizes!!!!



You have until August 31st  7am EST to play along! 
Thanks for join us! As always, we can't wait to be inspired 
by your creations!


Sunday, 10 July 2016

Inspiration for The Corrosive Challenge Blog-July

Welcome to another month of The Corrosive Challenge inspiration with this month'so theme: "NATURE/ANIMALS"


This month I am using Pretty Mermaid with fish from our a sponsor SLSlines.


I tried to expand myself out of my regular CAS style with this card. I wont lie. It didnt all go to plan! I used a new technique that I've been trying on the backgroundsidelines of a few recent cards by dropping Copic O onto coloured backgrounds. I'm so glad I done it first! Unlike my other attempts, this time it bleed! Really bleed! It went onto the Mermaid and the fish and my border! I got what I could out of it and the Mermaid came out pretty well but it was hopeless on the rope and fish. So instead of my planned orange fish, I went green and it has the blemish well covered. My border I decided I would have to fix in a more creative way! I went with creating more texture for a rope feeling by using Gesso.
I used Wink of Stella on my Mermaid's tail and the fish to get a beautiful shimmer without being over the top. I the hand cut my image out and attached it to the background paper when another idea hit! Why not make it look like I was looking through a submarine window by filling inside the entire rope area with glossy accents. Bad idea! It started well until I kept getting a blockage in the nozzle. This meant many stops to try and unblock left me with lots of bubbles to try and get out while also trying to not let the edges dry while filling the space. As you can see in the below images, it didn't go extremely well. It wasn't horrible, but I am a perfectionist! I wasn't overly concerned with the bubbles, simply because it's an underwater scene. BUT during the drying time, the papers buckled leaving a slightly thicker area....and it cracked! I have never had Glossy Accents crack before! Never! I can only assume it's because of the size of the area covered that it done so.


I had to put aside my perfectionism and think of it as a unique imperfection to create extra interest. Ok...I don't know who I'm trying to convince more, you or myself! But I count bring myself to throw it away and continued working. I decided on an easel card. I used the matching Kaisercraft border raised up with foam tape to hold the stand up and I used a matching tag with a length of beads to resemble a string of pearls.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and read a longer than planned post!

Please take the time to visit this month's sponsors below.









Saturday, 11 June 2016

June inspiration for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Welcome again to my inspiration piece for The Corrosive Challenge Blog. This month's  theme: "LOTS OF LAYERS".  If you've been following me for a while, you will know I have a clean and simple style. Doing many layers was not in my comfort zone for sure! But I managed 5 layers! That is a lot for me lol. 

For this challenge, I have used Mad hatter by SLS Lines. He was so much fun to colour! I had planned on making a card with the image but the more I played around, the more confident I was that I needed to create this 8" round canvas panel wall hanging! I coloured this fab stamp with Copics, surprise surprise, and all the embellishments have been in my creative stash for at least 10 years! Yikes! I may just be a Crafty hoarder! 


Thank you for dropping by to have a look. Please have a look at the other team member's fantastic creations too on the Corrosive Challenge Blog.


This month's FANTASTIC sponsors are:







You have until 30th June 7am EST to play along! Thanks for join us!  As always, we can't wait to be inspired by your creations!




Sunday, 8 May 2016

May challenge inspiration for the Corrosive Challenge Blog!

Hello again everyone! I'm sorry for my lack of posts. I have been colouring and creating, but life has been throwing a few curve balls at my family these past few months so I haven't been blogging! But onwards and upwards!

Its that time again! A new wonderful challenge for the Corrosive Challenge blog! This months theme is 'SPRING'. I have used Love Spring Time from our sponsor All Dressed Up for this challenge.  I have coloured the entire scene with Copics.




This month's AMAZING sponsors are:



http://robynsfetish.com/shop/

(Her Bio: Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.
Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge)




Here’s a A short bio about Wendy:
 Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters,  in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends.  I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.
 I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I love to retain that hand drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.
 Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping.  The coordinators Anne Lise and Bettina along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.
 We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies .The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis.
 We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.

Our  winner will have 3 digis from Robyn's Fetish and our Top Picks 1 digi from All dressed up each one. Great prizes!!!!

You have until 31st May  7am EST to play along! Thanks for join us!  As always, we can't wait to be inspired by your creations!
We'll be back on  22nd May with more great inspiration from our Design Team using images from  Robin's Fetish and All dressed up!!!!!

Monday, 18 April 2016

The East Wind DT inspiration

Right now there is a colouring competition for young and old and for all levels of colourist over on the Kit and Clowder Facebook page. The East Wind is sponsoring this competition and you can pick up "Aurora- cowgirl" for $1 US for a limited time. This is my DT inspiration card for this competition, coloured with Copics. 


I hope this gives you some inspiration. 

Monday, 11 April 2016

Stunning new images from Illustrations by T

Tamara from Illustrations by T has been totally rockin her new images! With the theme of rockabilly/retro/vintage, these girls are cute and sexy and all between! I have had the privledge of colouring quite a few of the images used as examples for her online store and am seriously stoked that I was asked to! I really do love Tamara's style. All the below images can be found at the Illustrations by T website HERE.

Honey B


Ruby Divine 


Candy le Noir 


Bianca Brainfreeze 


Liesa Luxure 



Sally Sublime 



Melanie Magnum 



Jenneke Jiggles






The Corrosive Challenge Blog April challenge.

Hello everyone!

This month over at The Corrosive Challenge Blog this moth, the theme is  "Girls, Ladies and Women". For this challenge I used "Three little autumn girls" from one of our sponsors, All Dressed Up! I have coloured the girls with Copics and used Distress Inks as water colours for the background.



This month's awesome sponsors are:


https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps
http://alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/457550661009843/


Here’s a A short bio about Wendy:
 Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters,  in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends.  I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.
 I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I love to retain that hand drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.
 Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping.  The coordinators Anne Lise and Bettina along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.
 We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies .The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis.
 We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.









(Her Bio: Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.
Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge)
I hope I've given you some inspiration and look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for this challenge!