30 March, 2013

You Are Beautiful Always

You Are Beautiful
Trying to use up my pre-printed images I pulled out Cold Kitty Tia. Her hair and skin had been coloured for MONTHS but that's it. I thought I'd finish her up today. There was a little mishap, my pencil created a black line on her cheek somehow, so I decided instead of throwing away the entire image I'd give her a little imperfection. I also let that direct the sentiment and feel of the card and I think it came out kinda sweet. Using up some fun, girly, Easter themed paper from last year too.

Digital Stamp: Cold Kitty Tia - Some Odd Girl
Cardstock: Bazzil Simply Smooth White and Kraft
Paper: Jillibean Soup "Chicken Soup", WRMK
Coloured Pencils: Faber-Castell Polychromos
Copic Colours: E49/77/37
Prima flowers
Martha Stewart butterfly and branch punch

29 March, 2013

Spring is Here!

Spring House
Welcome to Spring! Or so I'm told. Here in the SoCal mountains it's been rather cool, but our ski resorts are on their last legs for the season, so I suppose Spring is coming. A celebration is called for such an occasion and the little fairies of Make it Crafty are totally on it! What do you think? Total springtime fun, yeah?

Make it Crafty stamps used: Mushroom HouseBobo Petal Sprite, Fifi, Jojo, Little Baby Fairy, Pipi Petal Sprite, and Daffodil Dell. Coloured with Copics; frame created in PhotoShop CS3.

19 March, 2013

MiC Design Team: Stop the Dancing!

MiC - Walk Like an Egyptian copy
Hello all! Aeryn here. This week's challenge for the team was "Walk Like an Egyptian". Pretty apropos considering our AMAZING Mic and TI collaboration blog hop last Thursday (make sure you check it out). Well, in making my entry I was inspired to make another little scene. Here, the lovely Cleo is just too tuckered out from all that dancing. Walking like an Egyptian is tough! LOL! See, even her handmaiden has to fan her!

I used the Ancient Egyptian City, Egyptian Pottery and the Swirly Chipboard Corners from Make it Crafty.

13 March, 2013

MiC Mirror Post: Combining Copics and Coloured Pencils Tutorial

MiC Tutorial Final copy  
Hello there everyone! This is my first MiC tutorial, so I hope you like it. I've combined the step by step images so that you can clearly see the image progression, I hope that works for you. I've only done one or two other tutorials so I'm really flying by the seat of my pants here. Anyway, this tutorial, as the title says, is about combining coloured pencils with your Copics. Maybe you don't have the full set of Copics to give you that large range or colours. Or you have a set of slightly unloved pencils you'd love to get more use out of. Well, combining markers and pencils is a real great way to utilize both of those tools. You can add a lot of depth to your marker coloured images with the addition of pencils.
Copic Skin copy
Pencil Skin copy
Next you want to move on to the hair. You COULD do the hair first, it *is* my favourite part... and if it's difficult for you perhaps starting with the hair will mean being able to practise without spending all that time on your skin techniques. But, for this image, I did the hair second. ;)

Hair Proper copy
Hair Blended copy 
Pencil Cloth copy
Well, that's it! I hope you liked my tutorial and found it useful! All of these photos are available at www.aerynkelly.com under the "tutorial" tab as well as my other tutorials I have done. And remember, even if you don't have Copics, give this technique a try. It will work with ANY brand markers and ANY brand pencils you may have; all you need is imagination. I also encourage you to pin these images and spread the love!
Make it Crafty Stamp: Rosabelle
Copic Colours:
Skin: E4/11/21/00, YR000, RV93
Hair: E79/27/23
Dress: G29/17/03, C3/1
Pencils: Faber-Castell Polychromos