Colouring Books

I thought I would share some pages of colouring I have been doing recently, just for something a little different. Our family have been struck down with a nasty flu that is going around so we have been taking it easy, and spending time sitting in front of the fire, drinking warm cups of tea, reading and colouring!  

  These first two come from some books I picked up in my local Target (Australia).  I have coloured the top one with different pens which I got from the Reject Shop, gel pens and glitter pens. The second one is coloured with Stampin’ Up! Markers.   This one I found online and it has been coloured with Copic Markers. 

Enough from me for now, back to sitting in front of the fire!!

Chris

Just Add Ink Christmas Challenge

Christmas in July, that is….  and it is most definitely cold enough here to be a white Christmas in July, in fact the snow has been forecast for the next day or two.  So what better to do, than stay warm with the fire going, and colour!
I have created a card for the current Just Add Ink challenge, using a gorgeous image I found on Pinterest.

The image is actually a colouring page, which I have reduced to card size.  Have you got in to all the adult colouring pages and books?  I have just started and am having so much fun with them, I find colouring very relaxing.
The image was printed on to some white blending cardstock, then coloured with Copic Markers.  I have simply mounted it straight on to some of the new heavier weight Stampin’ Up! Whisper White cardstock.

Stay warm, and happy stamping!
Chris

“I’d like to be, Under the Sea…”

It’s time for our new challenge at The Male Room.  For the next couple of weeks we have a theme challenge – your masculine style project must be based on a SONG TITLE.  Be as creative as you like, but please tell us what about the song title inspired your project.  You can make a card, ATC, scrapbook layout, 3D project, but it must be made for those every special folk in our lives – our men, young and old.

Yes, you guessed it! My card is based on the Beatle’s song “Octopus’s Garden”.

I have been singing in my head for the last few weeks…. “I’d like to be, under the sea, in an Octopus’s garden in the shade!”
Anyway….. my card uses some of the fabulous new Corrugated Paper, great for those masculine cards.  The background has been sponged and stamped using the By The Tide stamp set, which is also where the Sea Horse stamp comes from, and the cheeky little octopus is from the Sea Street stamp set.
I hope you will play along with us, I can’t wait to see your Song Title ideas.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Crafty Boots Stars or Stripes

I have gone with some Stripes on my cards for this week’s Crafty Boots Challenge, but you could choose either Stripes, Stars or even both!

This first card uses some retired Stampin’ Up! patterned papers, and features the cute little Ellie digital image from Tiddly Inks, which I have coloured with Copic markers.

My second card also uses a Tiddly Inks digi, called My Dads Truck.  I have left the image un-coloured this time and mounted it on some wide striped papers from the new Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack.

So why don’t you come on over to Crafty Boots Challenges and show us your stars or stripes!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Dragonfly Dreams July Challenge

The theme for July at Dragonfly Dreams is Midsummer Delight, and our sponsor is Lawn Fawn.
It is, of course, mid Winter here in Australia, so I quite enjoyed thinking about Summer and all the things I love about the warmer months, in particular, spending time at the beach in the sunshine.
So my card for this challenge is focused on the beach and sunshine. :)

I have used some papers from the new Stampin’ Up! Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack for my card, with the lovely bright and summery colours. I have combined some stamp sets for this card, the sun is from the Kinda Eclectic set, the star fish and little crab are from the Sea Street set, and the sentiment from the Work of Art set.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Pattie’s Creations Challenge 112

Theme – Make a Splash: Water MUST be part of your Image!
For this month’s challenge with Pattie’s Creations I have chosen Pattie’s wonderful Mallards image.

I just loved colouring this image, and of course have used my Copic Markers.

I decided to keep the card very clean and simple so that the image was the highlight of the card, and also decided to leave it blank without a sentiment, although it could be used for just about any type of card.
I hope you will join in the fun this month, create something with a water theme, or just that has some water somewhere, and share it with us at Pattie’s Creations in July.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Simply Papercraft Challenge #8

Our sponsor for the next fortnight at Simply Papercraft is Morgan’s Artworld.

I have used the Garden image for my card, and wanted to keep the colours bright and cheerful, since we are having such a cold winter in this part of Australia.

The image is coloured using Copic markers, and layered over some of the gorgeous papers from the Stampin’ Up! Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack.
I hope you will join us and share your papercrafting projects with us at Simply Papercrafts this fortnight.
Happy stamping!
Chris