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Monday, March 18, 2019

Just for the boys

Our Challenge this round at Incy Wincy is all about the boys, this is one of the newest images from Limited Runs  - Lighthouse #1 ,  We also have another Sponsor Fabrika Fantasy too so you will have 2 chances to win. Here's a little ATC I made up using Watercolours to colour it up.




Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Reviews - Monte Marte Watercolours

Here is my little Review on Monte Marte Watercolours Paint Two Seasons.  I bought these paints on sale too good of a deal to not give them a try and these are not to bad they are a soft wash of colours they have some great tones for those that like to paint  softer looking colours. You can find them on Amazon Here . But I bought these for only $8 at Homesense so you can find for a cheaper price if you just look around.

This set has a Gold and Silver Colour in them too which is a nice little bonus for those who what to try out a metal colour.
Stock Photo Used
I just made up a quick little sample sheet of all that come in this set to 
give you an idea of what they have. Leaving the colours as full pigment as I could


These paints aren't bad and Some of the colours feel like they been mixed with White,
and aren't that transparent as a pure colour but work good for shading.
Below is a example of the paints as you can see they feel muted to me little bolder in real life but this gives you an idea.
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Pros about these
Had Metallic colours included which is a nice surprise and like the washed out colour pallet to play with.
Few Cons about these
Now I did notice a few of the  paints have a funny little smell when I used them from the tube and put it on a pallet but that went away once it dried up must be something they use in the process to create the paint. Also Might be the fact the the only thing keeping the air out of them is the lid not sealed air tight.
I also put some paint in half pans they seem to be very shiny and don't like staying in them very well and fall out a lot , they look like plastic paint. They still work fine just funny they won't stay in the pans if dropped about. Also they have been in there for a couple days and everytime I've opened the container you can smell the off gases what do they use to make them stink? lol

The paints also didn't seem to be mixed very well as water came out at first then paint showing separation or the way the store handled them
Would I buy these again maybe have to think about it.

Monday, March 4, 2019

To the Moon


Our challenge this week is to use Ribbon and I didn't want to take away from the colouring I did on this image it seems a little magical with the watercoloured BG. I've been becoming addicted to use watercolours.  So you can work with a digital image and play with your watercolours to get some sweet effects.

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

 


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thanks

Sometimes you just have to say thanks
So here's a quick little card. I did have to add in some shading on the thanks die cut. 
But this way i can send a few extra goodies with this light weight card
Challenges 
Thanks for looking 
Hugs Nikki 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Make it Girly and enjoy a coffee


Our Challenge at Incy Wincy is make it Girly and we have 2 sponsors to get a chance to win
Little Blue Button and My Besties I've chosen to work with Little Blue Button this round
I actually own very little purple paper and this was the 1st 2 sheets I grabed so I went with it and made up this card she's coloured with a mix of ink and pencil crayons to give a softer effect 
Coffee Sentiment is from Joy Clair Stamps

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

New Girl

Here is a New image from Limited Runs and  her name is Candance
I've created two different styles just by colouring her different. She now looks like two
different People.
Both of these are ATC cards.
TTCRD - AG

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Kitty's are Coming !!

Finishing off my Guest Design work for Kinda Cute. this month. It's been fun playing with these adorable images.  This is from Cat Digital Stamp Set ,  I'm using them all up making some no line colourings of these cute kittys so I thought to make a set of matching cards 

FYI for those trying this print it in the lightest shade so you can still see the image and use pencils over the edges or markers to give it a hand drawn feeling
these are all done with pencils and a fine tip micron pen which I thought was lighter but turned out darker but it worked out fine 
Micron Pen used for top hair

Challenges 

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki



Sunday, January 13, 2019

Coffee Bear


Here's my 2nd Post for Kinda Cute this month
using Bear with Cup and who doesn't love a good cuppa and I've coloured this up with
pencil crayons and used the last of my coffee paper that I had been holding on to for a while 
but I really love this paper and it's not made anymore so alas had to use it 

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Christmas Bird

So A little exciting news I don't do this to often but I'm a guest Designer for Kinda Cute this month it's fun working with others Images and just show them off so here you go

Is it to soon for Christmas cards well tough lol here is my creation from Kinda Cute using
Christmas Bird this is my 1st of 3 posts that will be popping up this month on my blog !!
so keep your eyes out for the rest of them



Coloured up with pencil crayons blended down with Gamsol and used a little 
gold gel marker on the bobble

thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

10 Years at Incy WOW !!!

We are having our 10 year anniversary at Incy Wincy and my little store Limited Runs is the proud sponsor of this challenge and there will be 2 winners this challenge with the lucky peeps picking $10.00 Worth of images from the shop So pop on over and join us !!
I've used one of my fave images to play with Snowbird  I've fussy Cut her out and added her onto a hand painted background with snow hills made out of scrap paper which is so easy to make
Challenges
Everybody art - Christmas Jan 10th
Colouring in scrap land -AG / ChristmasCrafty Creations - AG
The Crafty Addicts - AG/christmas
thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Friday, December 14, 2018

Kitty in a Stocking

We have two wonderful sponsors this Challenge at Incy Wincy
A day for Daisy which I used below and also Polka Doodles  too the rest of the DT made some killer projects with those images.

Our challenge is to create your own BG and I hand drew in the fireplace cause hop cute would it be to get a kitty in a stocking for christmas not like he would stay in for long. But Cute!!
Kitty Coloured with Markers and BG Pencil Crayons to fade it away a little

Crafty Gals Corner Anything Christmas
Cute N Crafty Christmas - Anything Christmas
Crafty Addicts - Anything Christmas
I forgot to post this so here it is now
hugs Nikki

Friday, November 30, 2018

Coffee hop

It's Day 1 of the Coffee Hop and I had to make at least one card for it so here I am using Limited Runs Coffee Cup Snowed In  and I've shrunk the image down and used Watercolours on it to create this card I love how the sky turned out.
So Happy Hoping and Limited Runs has a bunch of Freebies in the facebook group 
all coffee related too at the moment so join the group to grab yours 

Christmas Challenges @
Winter Wonderland @  Try it Tues
Anything Goes @
Simon Says WedCrafty Addicts , TTCRD
Crafting from the heart
Shopping our Stash - Washi (the Two lines are silver washi)
Non Traditional Christmas Colours @ Make my Mon

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki







Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Little Bit of Christmas


Our Challenge at Incy Wincy  this time round is all about Christmas lets help you get building that stash up so I've used one image from both sponsors 



Challenges
ABC Christmas - X for Xmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - AG Christmas


Fabrika Fantasy - Little Snow Gnomes 1
Challenges
That's Crafty Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Retarte - AG #131
The Holly and Ivy CC - AG Christmas

thanks for looking hugs Nikki 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Review - Watercolour Paints - Royal & Langnickel

This set comes with 18 Paint tubes all 12ml Size and 2 Paint Brushes this is a great starting point for a beginner and they aren't to expensive that it will break your piggy bank.
I did find just the paint on Amazon for 24 tubes HERE
Plus there is a lot of paint in this to play with and if it drys out in your container add water and it will act like a cake watercolour. So Bonus and you can mix your own custom pallets up with these how much fun is that
The Brushes included aren't even that bad at all I usually use a smaller tip brush when making small ATC little works of art
These watercolours I have really enjoyed using



Here are a few samples of how these paints can colour up from vibrant to soft colours. With a really good amount of transparency 
So these are a great value for your money with a lot if paint to practice and play with.

Thanks for reading and hope this helps 
Hugs
Nikki




Monday, October 22, 2018

Birthday card

Just how kewl is this image Rick St Dennis made up some wonderful new digi for us all to play with for those in need of birthday cards this girl just screamed at me BRIGHT colours are needed so that's what I did. I don't know if you been in his shop lately but he's really added in some new cuties to go with his darker stuff.
So our challenge this Round at Incy Wincy is Birthdays 

Challenges
Always Happy Birthday
Cards galore AG
Crafting from the heart - AG

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki