Hello crafty friends, thanks for joining me today, when I am sharing a HungryHeffyCrafts doodle with you guys! A few months ago I drew a sketch of our team at work, and then a colleague asked me to paint something to go on baby Austin’s nursery wall.
I sketched around for ages and then ….totally forgot about it! WHOOOPSIE!
Finally this past weekend, I was reinvigorated to get the project finished. I am quite pleased with how it turned out! Apart from the fact that I am kicking myself about one thing….when I uploaded the photos to my computer I suddenly realised that there should not be an apostrophe! UGHHHHH! How irritating! This is why I shouldn’t spell at half past midnight!!
Anyway, I thought you might enjoy a few photos of the finished piece.
I used both my Koi watercolours and Winsor and Newton watercolour paints, first, and then used my spectrum noir colouring pencils to add detail and to outline the images.
So the whole family is Liz, Chris, Maggie, Monty and baby Austin! I swear I have stalked poor Liz’s Facebook photos so much in a bid to get the sketches just right! LOL
It was a bank holiday weekend with us this weekend, and unfortunately we had a poorly pickle, so i never got to post a video on Sunday as i had originally planned. But better late than never, huh?!
This is a Get Well Soon card for my Uncle Robin, who had some much awaited surgery last week. We visited him when Piper and I were in Ireland last month, and we all sat on his bed and looked thorough his sketchbooks and art stash – Piper even drew a picture inside a sketchbook and used his polychromos pencils to colour it in – (I’m not jealous!!! :-S ok, maybe i am!!)
I didn’t really want to put Get Well Soon on the card, but thought that it would look better with a greeting saying “wishing you a speedy recovery”. Of course, i didn’t have any perfect stamps with exactly that greeting, but in the video you can see how i made it work with the supplies that i do have! 🙂
The card also features some die cutting combos! Once again, i knew what i wanted to do, so i played around with what i already have in order to make it work! I think it turned out pretty cute!
I hope you are having a great weekend!
It has been a super busy week this week, especially as we are so close to Princess Pi’s big birthday! I have been on planning-overdrive – between organising treats for Pi to bring to school on Wednesday (her actual birthday), making plans for a family afternoon tea/ picnic after school and of course, getting ready for the party of the year this coming Sunday! Last night i made about 50 cake pops and a batch of Mars bar krispies (although i have NO IDEA how to make sure they don’t get gobbled up before next weekend!)
Due to the busy, busy week, i am sharing a card that i actually made back in january. It’s a valentines card, so yeahhh, its a little out of season, but the good news is that as always it showcases a technique that could be used for any occasion.
This card started life as a practice piece for my brush lettering! Did i tell you guys that i have kinda fallen in love with watercolours and especially the look of brush lettering! s-i-g-h! love it! So i have been participating in a challenge over on Instagram… here is a peek at some of my work so far. Remember though… just starting out!
I will let you know now that the video is pretty sped up, as there was a whole lotta stamping for this card, but i love how it turned out. These awesome envelope stamps came from this set from SimonSaysStamp
Enjoy the video, and wish me luck with the rest of the party planning! EEEEK!