Sunday, 9 October 2016

October challenge with the Corrosive Challenge Blog

Welcome to another Corrosive Challenge!

This month over at the Corrosive Challenge blog, we have the special theme: "Pink for Awareness".

This month I have used PEGASUS from PPinky Dolls for this vintage feel card.

This month's Great sponsors are:

Hi, I'm Alicia Bel. I live in Valencia (Spain-Europe)
I've always loved drawing and crafting, and especially card making. 
I studied Fine Arts and currently have a digi store
Almost all my characters are sexy girls, but I also like to draw children.
I like simple things and my style is very sweet.

About Chrishanthi
Athens Greece artist Chrishanthi has had a passion for art from an early age. This was made quite clear to her mother, who would have to drag the young Chrishanthi to school, as she kicked, screamed and yelled  “Why do I have to go school?  I already know I want to be an artist! . . .”With the support of teachers who allowed her to draw her much-preferred little girls and small animals, it  seemed that Chrishanthi would have her way. “I was always drawing and cartooning as a youngster and all the way through college.” Her style and sense of sensitivity were heavily influenced by the smoothness of Lolita girls. After studying Painting, Graphics and Visual Design, she worked  as a children clothes designer, spending a lot of time in front of a computer screen. At some point, she picked up some gouache paints for the first time. Chrishanthi was able to hone her skills, learning the art and techniques of gouache and acrylic painting. Major influences include Magritte, Monet and contemporary artists of the pop-surrealist movement, such as Joe Sorren, Mark Ryden and Nicoletta Ceccoli. Chrishanthi currently spends her time predominately painting new works and commissions, freelancing, and has aspirations of creating/illustrating children’s books. Recently she has also started dabbling in the pop art of bringing her characters to life in the form of sculpture and resin dolls. In her current work she continues to explore surreal worlds inhabited by my uniquely bizzare creatures, cute critters and sweet girls. Her imagination and sense of life are a huge part of my work

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Heads up!

So those who know me personally, and those on my Facebook friend list would know how much I love the art from Studio de Shan! Her style has just the right amount of difference to appeal to my taste. And it really is just amazing! As soon as I saw an image from her Facebook page show up on my newsfeed, I just had to "Like" her page and stalk her. I mean follow her. 

One of my first thoughts was "OMG I hope she has digis I can colour!" Well I was disappointed to discover she doesn't...but asked if she had considered expanding into the digital image world. Aparently I'm not alone in wanting to colour her sketches (go check out her paintings! They are amazing!!!!). 

By an off chance and through a family member, and his friend, I met deShan in person and got to show her all of my colouring and cards. I got to explain "digi stamps" and how they are used and that her drawings would be absolutely loved in the colouring world as much as they are in the art world. She is such a genuinely lovely lady! We swapped business cards with the intention of making contact again soon. We have chatted just a little and I had the privledge to be able to play with an image and turn it into a digi I would like to colour to show her how her art could look with someone else's colouring. I mean her work is fantastic and my touch just doesnt compare to her talent! Now I know I have shared my little bit of geeky love for Doctor Who, so I played with my biggest crush, the 11th Doctor, David Tennant. I showed deShan my take and she loved it (queue my excited school girl like squeal at getting praise from an artist you adore). So to prove my point that I think her work would be loved in the colouring world, I showed my pic in all of the digi and colouring book groups that I am in ( all 18 non-specific artist groups) to get a feel of how they would be recieved and how popular they would be so I could let deShan know. Well wow oh wow did it make an impression! There were only two people who thought there was too much shadow sketching in the digi and everyone else loved it! I knew they would! So here is my pic that I shared around so you can see for yourself.

Isn't he awesome!?! Now I personally think there is just the right amount of shading still left in it. But that is me (and hundreds of other'stuff opinions lol)

So what is this post all about? Exciting news is what! Soon deShan will start selling some of her images as digi stamps! I am so over the moon and really excited to play a part in this. I hope I can update you all soon with links!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Welcome to this month's DT inspiration card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog! This month's theme is "Anything Goes".

For my card I have used Playboy by Kenny K. It was fun to colour up a sexy man for something a bit different! As usual, I have done a nice clean and simple style and coloured with Copics.

This month's FAB sponsors are:

Our  winner will  choose 3 images from 

 The Top 3 Picks 1 digi from MISS DAISY STAMPS
each one. Great prizes!!!!

Thank you for taking the time to visit. Be sure to check out the other Design team's projects.

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.

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:

(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!!!!!