If you see any of my creations and would like one made or if I still have it in my stock. I'd be happy to sell it and am available for commission anytime. My Email is in the sidebar.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Things have changed in Wonderland

 Spring /Summer Coffee hop is on right now so here is a 2nd Watercolour to share with you all !!

The size of this watercolour is 2.5 by 3.5 inch Approx  and it is for Sale if you want to buy it too Send me a message on Nikki's Oddities on Facebook  also Limited Runs Stamps is also a Super Sponsor for the Hop so please check out the store when you have some time where you can find some fab new stamps at $2.00 each and the Facebook group also has some freebies too Join up there !!


This here is my take on the Mad Hatter ...  Mr Rabbit has Taken Over and enjoying all the Tea !!

Also you can find more of my art work for sale on Ebay too !!
Commissions available 

Coffee hop - 

Hugs Nikki 

Coffee Hop

 Spring /Summer Coffee hop is on right now so I thought why not paint up a little watercolour for it 

The size of this watercolour is 3.5 By 5 inch Approx  and it is for Sale if you want to buy it too Send me a message on Nikki's Oddities on Facebook  also Limited Runs Stamps is also a Super Sponsor for the Hop so please check out the store when you have some time where you can find some fab new stamps at $2.00 each and the Facebook group also has some freebies too Join up there !!


So have a wonderful Coffee Hop as I am still enjoying a Mocha Almond Coffee !!

Also you can find more of my art work for sale on Ebay too !!
Commissions available 

Coffee hop - 

Hugs Nikki 

Sunday, March 14, 2021

15th MARCH - 4th APRIL '21 STEAMPUNK / VINTAGE

 Welcome to another Round at Incy Wincy it's time for something Steampunk or Vintage Style 
Steampunk to me is slightly vintage with everything dusty and all the browns and Greys 

So here is another painting I've done it's 4.5 by 6 inches  I made up a Steampunk Raven between flying around himself he also dreams of flying a spaceship one day. Ah to dream of outer space and all it's wonders. This is available for purchase and will be in my store once I can take a better picture it's much Richer looking in real life




Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter and you can win 3 Images from them!!

Monday, March 1, 2021

1 - 14 MARCH '21. WORK/PLAY and/or BIG HEARTS

 Welcome to another round at Incy Wincy this week and we have a bunch of new people joining our team too so please pop over and give them a warm welcome to the team.  Our Sponsor this round is All Dressed up and you can win 2 digital images from their store so what do you have to create it's all in my title !!!

I didn't take an image from the store instead I drew up this guy and painted him up with Watercolour
Enjoy !!

You can purchase my mini art works directly from me just send me an email or check out my FB Page




thanks for stopping 
in 
hugs Nikki 


Sunday, February 14, 2021

15 - 28 FEB '21 - ANIMALS and/or ADD BUTTONS

Welcome to Another Challenge at Incy Wincy This Round we have two great sponsors 
Hetty Clare Art and Oddball Art  . We also Have some New DT members and some old ones back so our little Family has Grown 



Now just to let you know I am not using sponsor images but to show you that yes you can draw and paint/ Colour your own to play along I have just created a little Miniture painting for this using a cute bear I drew then painted up.  You can find my little Art for sale here on Ebay but on my FB page I am creating a gallery not on fb that will have discounted shipping 



Want to buy some Art Check out my FB Page 


So thanks for popping in
hugs Nikki 


Monday, January 18, 2021

Cute Bear !!

We also have a DT Call going on so send a email in to join our Team !!!

So On to this Round of our challenge  HAPPY NEW YEAR TOO !!! 
We have 3 sponsors all with their own prizes  I used a Lee Holland Image as I needed a new Card to mail Grandma with a chocolate bar included hey she is an amazing 96 now who's gonna say no to chocolate !!! 



Challenges 
Use your Stuff - Out with the old - Everything on this card is 1 year + old
613 Ave. Create AG
Dare 2 B Artzy AG 


Thanks for Looking
hugs Nikki 

Monday, December 7, 2020

Prang Watercolours

 Now I was lucky enough to have just stumbled across these paints and thought to give them a quick review. First off these are Kids/Student Paints something just to play with the colours look really bright in the pallet but I did find them lacking when painted I painted out the quick Swatch test
(Used Canson XL to test them on) 

The Orange and Red I found really muted so I went over them again for a 2nd time you will need to do a bunch of layers to get an impact from some . The Black is a good matte black and the darker colours  I found do granulate just a touch which I found surprising for sure. The brush that was provided would make a great lets add some water to paper but does seem to loose it bristles quickly so I would have a better one hanging around and toss that one. So here is the quick Swatch test they are transparent which is great. 


Myself I wouldn't really use just because I've moved up to professional ones but these would be ok for kids and newbies that want to get their feet wet for sure 
Now it wouldn't be fair unless I did a little picture up with them and let you see that no matter what paints you own you can make a pretty picture with them all.


Pros - Not a break the bank buy and I would buy for a beginner 
Great for starting and just playing around 
Come in a handy little case with room for a brush 
Paint is activated quickly with little water 
The Pallet Paints can be replaced easy pop in and out Rearrange them too 
 or refill with higher quality paints Once used up 
The Colours are all easily blend easy together 

Cons - Student Paints  but decent quality 
Colours can be muted and require a few layer of paint to get bold colours for some of them 
But will be helpful to learn about layering for sure 
Did notice that that while painting this semi dry paint was easily lifted off when trying to layer, i was okay with that as it was easily reapplied and did allow a very interesting texture hidden in the picture 

Price Point $10-$15 Cad Depending on where you look 
Plus you can occasional find them cheaper if you look around 

Thanks for popping in 
Hugs Nikki



Thursday, December 3, 2020

Miejello Mission Gold Class Watercolours

After reading all the reviews and watching a ton of Youtube videos I went out and purchased 
Mijello Mission Gold Class 7ml Set Set + Pallet 

1st thing I did was Open the paints and put them in the pallet they are actually packaged the way they go into the pallet too so you can just use drop some in and go. 

These have a few Pure pigment paints which is only using 1 pigment great for mixing new colours with and get some more colours 


This is just a colour chart I found online that shows the light fastness , Transparency and how many pigments are in each colours 

Now after playing with these for a while I can say I love them the colours are bold and bright and the pallet is huge with plenty of room to play around in. Myself I prefer a small pallet as I like to bring it everywhere but when I'm at my table this is just fantastic to use 
I do have a few favourite colours for sure in this set but they change to my mood 
the Browns are a show stopper they are different from others and seem really rich in colour. This set has a lot of Blended colours in with only 11 Single Pigment colours.
They do have a lower flow rate which I like for my miniature paintings, and they aren't to crazy on the granulation you have to push the colours around which is fine when working with small spaces allows you the control over it. 
There are a couple Fugitive Colours = Colours that will fade if left in a bright light which is normal with most Watercolours. 
The Fugitive that I know so far in this set are
 Permanent Light Yellow - Always has issues light yellows 
 Bright Opera - Which honestly is fugitive in most brands 
Rose Madder 

Here is a sample painting of a few of the colours the Rich Browns and Greens in this set just Shine 
I love how the red works too 
This is one of my ACEO cards that has sold but you can find more here 
I try to update weekly 
I will try to get some more samples later on !!

hugs Nikki 



Wednesday, December 2, 2020

WOYWW # 600

HAPPY 600 # Post Julia that is amazing !! 
It's been forever since I joined in WOYWW and I have not been a great blogger either but with the way the world has been and with lock downs and such (which SUCK) But anyway I've been Just drawing and doing watercolour painting like crazy. Even Started selling my artwork on Ebay Here to help out. Which is really exciting when people do buy my art and love it mainly I've been making ACEO cards and they have been doing really well not paying the bills but helping out with keeping me in art supplies

So here is is my little space honestly not much has changed over the year just little moves here and there. The Amazon Box is holding the left over Christmas Cards I made up.  I know I have bought some but in truth I just wanted the envelopes.  My ACEO/ATC cards Behind it all set to be made 
The two Huge cups of Tea ( Dirty Chai = Black tea and Espresso So delish) and my usual Mocha Coffee beside it. Since I started doing more Watercolours you can see my Swatches to remind me of what colours I'm looking for great for references for sure

So those are my one time print of my newest ACEO cards I have been addicted to Animals with scarves and winter hats it's all about Winter at the moment and you can see all my creations here on Facebook Gallery of my creations  

Thanks for visiting 
I will try to get around to you all 
hugs Nikki 

Monday, November 16, 2020

16 NOV - 5 DEC 2020 POCKETS OR TAGS

 Welcome to another round seeing it's getting close to giving presents and needing tags this is the perfect little gift card holder mine is just for a birthday :)  We have a new sponsor joining us and I've used her Image Birthday Dog there are 2 more images in this set too. So check out Hetty Claire and also our other sponor Sheepski Designs 



613 Avenue Create - AG + Critters 
Crafty Calendar - AG
Crafty Creations - AG 


Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 

Monday, October 5, 2020

5 - 17th OCTOBER - MAGICAL or FAIRYTALES

 Hello All Our Sponsors this round is Rachelle Anne Miller and Polka Doodles 

I've used Little Fairy  Just click on the name to take you to the shop 

I don't know what I will need this card to be yet so I didn't add a sentiment yet which will make this perfect for when I do need a card 

Coloured up with a Bunch of Markers !!

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki 








Friday, September 25, 2020

Koh-i-noor Polycolor Pencils

Now I was lucky to win these as a prize in a challenge and these pencils are fantastic 
Koh-i-noor Hardtmuth  Polycolor Pencils say that 10 times fast.
They come in a Tin Case pre-sharpened up for you and they blend wonderfully as you can see in my sample image below. I used on this card all the colours that came in the box.  I didn't even notice till I was looking for the White that this set doesn't have one witch, I am really fine with so I treated my little drawing like a watercolour and left out the areas for highlights this has only been blended with the pencils themselves no Gamsol on Koh-i-noor Heavy drawing Paper which is a total dream to use pencils on it just lays down so smoothly. 
I did this very lightly handed as I wanted to see how the colours reacted to being blended in softly together. They didn't get that heavy feeling some do where you can't add any more colour over top 

This is my own review that I thought would be fun to share 
I plan on getting some more of these wonderful pencils 

Some More info about these pencils 
Professional-grade pencils for drawing, illustrating and coloring
3.8mm lead contains special oils to create water-resistant, dense and even strokes without using heavy pressure
Colors layer and blend beautifully with no waxy buildup
Broad edge excellent for shading; fine sharp point creates exquisite detail

Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

21 Sept - 3 OCT '20 - FUNNY and/or LET'S CELEBRATE

So this Round at Incy Wincy are doing the challenge of Funny and or Let's Celebrate 
I choose Funny Plus I wanted to use this image for a Halloween Kind of card 
I've been into totally CAS cards just let the image Shine so this was fun to colour up in Pencil Crayons 

Our Sponsors are Cute as A Button & Dr. Digi 

 


Thanks for looking

hugs Nikki 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Mermaids and/or Sea Colours


Our Challenge at Incy Wincy is Mermaids and or Sea colours so Here is my little creation 
Most of my cards these days have been flat because I have been mailing them all out which is great as it focus more is on the image and not the embellishments. So I made a standard Slim line card all set to be mailed the wonderful sponsor this round is Oddball Images and I just love colouring them up. The quirky images are always my fave!!






Challenges
Arty Diva - AG
Crafty Cardmakers - Lots of  layers
A bit more time to Craft - AG


Thanks for looking 
hugs Nikki

Monday, July 20, 2020

SUMMER COLOURS Till Aug 1st


Now My printer ink is super low at the moment so I created a digital card with Fabrika Fantasy
Pre-coloured image which is just perfect to even send a Virtual card to someone to brighten their day
and one lucky duck will win 3 images of their choice so join us at Incy Wincy this round