Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Teddy Bo Colouring Tutorial - UPDATED

After my colouring tutorial on Forever Friends bear, i was asked how i do my Teddy Bo's So i thought i would show you, although this image doesn't have a lot of fur!!

This graphic was released on Tuesday 29th May.  Copyright remains with Gayle Cook @  

What you will need: 
Teddy Bo image (this is one of the new ones released yesterday)
For the FUR
Champagne - Flexmarker
Linen - Flexmarker
IF YOU DON'T HAVE FLEXMARKERS I WOULD USE PUTTY (in place of Champagne) and SATIN  (in place of Linen)
 For the CHAIR
Cardinal Red
Lipstick Red
Burnt Sienna
For the BOOT FUR
Cool Grey 1
For the CROWN and CAPE
Egyptian Blue (True Blue)
Colbalt Blue
Artic Blue
Raw Sienna
Nutmeg - Flexmarker (cinnamon)
Light Fawn - Flexmarker (ivory) 


Sorry this picture is bright

Go round the edge with SANDSTONE
 Now over that with CHAMPAGNE dragging the SANDSTONE out 
 Then go over the SANDSTONE again
 Then again go over with CHAMPAGNE 
 Now go over it all with LINEN
 Then with a fine tip attached go round the edge with COCOA
Then over again with LINEN to blend.  
Do this until you are satisfied with the colour.
With SHALE go in the darkest area. (don't forget the bit in between the crown)

 Then with BURGUNDY go over the SHALE, dragging it out
 Now with CARDINAL RED go over the previous 2 colours
Now with RUBY repeating the same technique as before dragging the other colours out
Go over the whole thing with LIPSTICK RED
 Use the same method and colours for the trim of the chair and the rope around the bottom.
 Now using BURNT SIENNA go around the bottom of the chair
 Go over the BURNT SIENNA with COCOA dragging the previous colour out
Now using TAN colour the whole lot.
Then COBALT BLUE here dragging the EGYPTIAN BLUE out.
Go over it all with ARTIC BLUE (you may need to blend a couple of times)
For the clothes I used GOLD here
Blend with BUTTERCUP leaving a small white area for the highlights or go over it all with IVORY 

 Onto the boots RAW SIENNA around the edges
Go over the RAW SIENNA with NUTMEG dragging the previous colour out 
Go over the whole boot with LIGHT FAWN
Do the same process again but leave out NUTMEG

For the edges of the crown and the 'studs' of the chair i used gel pens
This graphic was released on Tuesday 29th May.  Copyright remains with Gayle Cook @ 
I hope this is of some help!
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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Crafty Pad Showcase

There is only a few days left to link up your Crafty Pad Deigns creations in this months 

We also have that huge bundled prize from 
This great prize pack consists of:-
6x6 book of DP Springtime
Red Rubber Stamps - Around the World and London themed - getting all ready for the Olympics
1 A4 sheet of glossy toppers - tea themed.

If you don't have any Crafty Pad Design images to play along with, you can find some amazing FREEBIES HERE that you are welcome to grab.  Even if you use one of the FREEBIES you still go in the draw for the prize back. 

So my showcase today is a Christmas card, i am going to try and make at least 1 a week from this week.

I used TCP - Christmas Baubles and Text  and cut them out with circle nesties

 Underneath the sentiment is a die cut snowflake
The card was in my stash as were the gems.

Thanks for looking and be sure to pop over and see what Diane did

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Monday, 28 May 2012

The Crazy Challenge DT - Childhood Memories

From this week, The Crazy Challenge is going fortnightly!

This week our sponsor is the fabulous Digi Doodle Shop

Who are offering the winner a $10 gift certificate

Our theme is Childhood memories, something that reminds you of your childhood.

I choose this little dude, he reminds me so much of both of my boys, as i type now my youngest is naked!!
The image is from Digi Doodle shop and is coloured with promarkers
SKIN: Coral, Sunkissed Pink and Blush (fm)
HAT and BOOTS: Umber, Cocoa and Tan
RED is Burgundy, Poppy and Lipstick Red

The papers were scraps i had in my box, the brown spotty i am sure is from Crafts Too, but i'm not sure about the other.
The string and candi were in my stash too.
A quick and simple card!  I will add a sentiment when i use it, maybe father's day or a birthday!

Thanks for looking

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Incy Wincy DT - Vintage

This week at Incy Wincy we have 2 fab sponsors:

Prize $15 GC


Prize 4 rolls of ribbon.

How fab is that??  And the theme is Vintage

Sorry for the picture being so dark!!
The image is a Wee Stamps cutie and is coloured with promarkers.
The papers are Wild Rose Studio, Bella
The lace and ribbon is from That Craft Place
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
The pearls were in my stash.

Thank you for looking and be sure to pop over and enter the challenge.
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Sunday, 27 May 2012

2 Teddy Bo cards

Over at Teddy Bo Challenges, they are having a DT Call, well i am a huge fan of Teddy Bo, although i don't always get time to post my cards on my blog, so to enter the call i decided to make 2, one more elaborate and one very clean and simple!

There is a sketch to follow too which i love! 

For the first card i decided to the banners on the side
 Teddy Bea is coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers.  The little heart on her arm and the buckles on her boots are embellished with gems.
The papers were sent to me in a swap a while ago.
 The flowers are from Dottie 4 Crafts, their flowers are soooo cheap!
The pins are from Crafty Emma's Store 
The sentiment is a Forever Friends one

The second card i made was to keep the sketch wide open.  
Teddy Bo is coloured with promarkers
The paper is First Edition Hideaway
The yellow paper was a scrap i had.
The sentiment is a Forever Friends one too.

I am doing a tutorial on Teddy Bo which should be up in the next day or 2 and i will be doing a cloud one too, so look out for them.

Thanks for looking.

I would like to enter into the following challenges
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes - 28/05
The Paper Shelter - Bling it - 29/05
Delightful Challenges - 5 or more Flowers - 30/05
Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challenge- Anything Goes - 10/06

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That Craft Place DT - Trees and Nature

This week at That Craft Place we have a brand new challenge for you sponsored by the wonderful Indigo Blu

I used this gorgeous little Bildmalarna Mimosa at the stump and coloured with promarkers.
The green striped paper is from That Craft Place.
The spotty yellow is from the Back to Basics range
The flowery paper is Dovecraft (i think)

The flowers are from Crafty Emma's Store as are the gems.

Thank you for looking and be sure to pop over and enter the challenge.

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