30 March 2013

TPS Anything Goes!

Don't you just love the freedom of an Anything Goes challenge?  The Paper Shelter is having one and I created this card for it.

I purchased this image quite some time ago as it reminded me of the Sulfur Crested Cockatoos that live here in Australia.  This little guy just reminded me of the tough biker dudes of the 50s and 60s (think James Dean or the Fonz), by today's standards they were pretty clean cut.  It also had the Steppenwolf song Born to be Wild running through my head.  It was first released in 1968.

 Thank you to my lovely blogfriend and fellow ex DT mate Debbie P for her assistance in creating a watermark for my pics.  I've used Cockatoo Rules and the paper from Gothic and Modern as they just seemed to fit together.  I created the sentiment on my computer and added the little guitar charm.  I kept the card very simple to show of the fab paper and image.

Entering this bad dude into The Paper Shelter challenge 105


29 March 2013

Spring is Here - Make it Crafty bloghop

Well OK, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere, you're saying 'No it's not!' but certainly for the Northern Hemisphere Spring is Here, so to help our friends and neighbours celebrate, MiC is havinga Spring is Here blog hop.

Some of you will know I've just finished painting my granddaughter's bedroom, it's all pink and white.  I've started doing some fairy scenes to frame for her walls and this is one of them. 

 Here it is in the frame, I've merged three MiC images together.  

 Here is a picture of the copic colours I've used here,  too many to list individually!  I've also added some soft glitter by using the Atyou Spica pens.

Thanks so much for hopping along on our Spring is Here blog hop.  I believe that Zoe has a prize for this bloghop, there is a special Spring themed stamp NEW and not yet been released, so leave some love at each blog stop and you could win.  Even the DT haven't seen the prize yet!!!

Kasey (you are here)

Have fun hopping, LOL it IS Easter after all.

Kasey ~ in Oz 

25 March 2013

Groovy Chick layers for Make it Crafty

Our inspiration theme at Make it Crafty this week is Lots of Layers, now I love layering my patterned papers and I usually go for either Vintage/Shabby Chic or CAS, I'm not sure this fits in to either of those categories as Holly-Rose is kinda Retro so that's what I did, lots of layers and what's more retro than powder blue?

The image is definitely minimalist in the colouring, clothes are three colours used and hair is two!  I wanted something very fresh and light.  For her clothes B0000 and B00 with a wash of 0 just to fade it all out a little.  The trim is Y38 with Gold spica over the top, her shoes are also gold spica pen.

Her hair is just E40 and E42 that's it! Oh and some white space at the lightest parts.  Skin tones are my go to colours that I use mostly, E000, E01. E11 and R20.  I've coloured Holly-Rose on Make it Colour Blending Card

I had this paper stack from Me and My Big Ideas and it was a perfect match right down to sparkly embossed flowers, so a little bit of fussy cutting and I had my embellishments.  So all up there are more than 10 layers in my project, I think that fits the bill!

Hope you have fun playing around with your layers.


Kasey ~ in Oz

20 March 2013

Tangling for fun

Hello there, I've been a bit lost in my craft room lately, dabbling a little here and there but not actually producing many finished items.  I have been doodling though, doing some Zentangle inspired art.  Some of these have been inspired by some very talented artists out there, take a look at Zentangles or Tangles on Pinterest sometime and you will be amazed, there are lots of 'how to' images as well.

 I love just zoning out which is the 'zen' part of the whole tangle process.  Lots of there have been created while I was watching TV (sort of)
 I find interesting patterns and then try to emulate them, they come out so different though as I usually add my own twist to them.

 These two, top pic and bottom pic were so much fun to create, I love the tangled spaghetti below, drawing this was really easy and interesting to curve every which way.  I've inspired my grandson to pick up his pencil and start drawing again.

Hope you give this form of doodling a try, there is no right way or wrong way, just whatever flows from your pen.

Cheers for now,


16 March 2013

Joint blog hop Make it Crafty and Tiddly Inks go Egyptian

Hello everyone, Welcome to day two of the joint release of Egyptian Themed images from Make it Crafty and Tiddly Inks.

If you want to join in on the fun.....Head here to day one to start your Archeological dig for the clues, there are some great prizes to be won.

My inspiration project is using the MiC Hieroglyphic Wall merged with Cleo Walk the Walk from TI to make this page in my journal.

 I've used lots of gold strips to form frames around the image and edging the outside of my frame.  I've also used some of Zoe's gorgeous chipboard corners painted gold, I had a little accident with the gold leaf pen and ended up with a squiggle on the black page from my fingernail.....Noooooo.  Well a mistake is always a creative opportunity so I used the same nail and added more squiggles all around as another border.  Sort of gives a marbled effect.

Here's a close up of Cleo walking her walk!  No Queen of the Nile can go without her adornment so I've added lots of bling!
Copics used
Skin: E0000, 000, 01, 11
Hair: C5, 7, 9
Background:  E40, 41, 42, 43, 44 Gold and clear spica pens, B00
Dress and Circlet:  Y26, 28, gold, clear and lipstick spica pens

Don't forget that aside from the clue finding, if you want to snag yourself some of these fabulous images both stores are having a sale!

Kasey ~ in Oz

11 March 2013

MiC inspiration - Aleisha Clean and Simple

Hello MiC fans, I'm here with this weeks theme of Clean and Simple, sometimes I look at some of the cards made with copic coloured images I see around blogland and they are amazing works of art, really layered and detailed with loads of embellishments and quite frankly they scare the pants off me!  WOW how do you compete with that? 

Well, you know what?  You don’t have to, all you need to do is develop your own style and I’m here to show you that you can do CAS with amazing images like Aleisha from Make it Crafty and this style really helps to let the image and your colouring be the focus of your project.  Don’t be afraid of white space!

I've layered a spellbinders labels 24 die cut twice, I placed one on the diagonal and cut the other into 4 pieces which I positioned on the corners.  These ties are squarish and I needed a rectangle shape for my image, so I improvised.

I hope you take some time to try out a Clean and Simple style project sometime soon!

Products used

Make it Crafty Digi Image – Aleisha
MiC Blending card

Spellbinders Labels 24

Copic markers
Hair:  E15, 21, 23, 27 & 29
Skin: E000, 00, 01, 11
Eyes: B34 & BV11
Bows and Top: Y000, 02, 06, 08, 11, 15, 17, 19  (yes overkill on the yellows!)

That’s it from me, thanks for your lovely comments on my last MiC project.

08 March 2013

Tag you're it! at the Southern Girls Challenge

Hello there.  Welcome to a new challenge this week at the Southern Girls Challenges, this time we're having fun with Tags.

I've used Stampotique Originals  5069: I am my Art and 6056: The Crafter  

 My background has been created using some distress inks that I added to my stash recently, I've stamped my Crafter in Stazon ink as it's the blackest ink I have, she still looks a little faded but I think this adds to her charm.  I've added lots of pearl bits and bobs and some fabric roses and an amazing plastic fan which I coloured with copic markers.

This is a little outside my normal style but it's in my go to colours!  I love that we can experiment with different techniques and mediums and find the ones that spark that flame of creativity in us. 

Hope you like my little side step into making an artsy tag.


Kasey ~ in Oz  

03 March 2013

Child's room art

 Update:  This project won a top three spot at 2 Sisters!
Hello everyone, I've had this little project completed for a while now I'm still waiting to find a frame for it as it's destined for my granddaughter's bedroom wall.

This is my first play around with Paint.Net and merging digital images to create a scene.  I've used Make it Crafty images to create this little fairy house.
It's on an A4 sheet of copic blending card.

 First picture is the Fairy Tree House in total.

 This little fairy is Vixie, she has lots of sparkle on her wings, which unfortunately hasn't come out well the photo.

 This is fairy star, she also has sparkles on her dress wings and wand.  These little fairy images are re-sized to be about 4 or 5 cm tall.

Finally Fairy Twinkles, now her hair is all glittery but it just looks a bit messy in the photo, it really does sparkle though.

I hope you like my Fairy House.  I'd like to enter the following challenges.

Lady Anne's Challenges Vickie's Challenge - Anything Goes

Sandy's Crafty Creations - Anything Goes (with a twist) Shades of Green
The shades of Green was optional, however I have used many different greens in this picture.

One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes

Two Sisters Challenge Blog - Fairy Tales/Fantasy

Thanks for visiting.


Kasey ~ in Oz