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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Woyww and Giveaway tomorrow

Here's my space right now a few ATC's I've been working on and my newest drawing or doodling of a silverback gorilla which I love Come back tomorrow and I should have a link up to where you can have a chance to win it with a like/love on facebook I'm going to need lots of help with this one seeing I'm so late at entering it. If I can make top 3 I'll be giving it away 


That's it and all my talk about C cards lol is me trying to talk myself into making them UTTER FAILURE at that. Been too busy drawing and painting and gardening ah the summer how it kicks us outside so easily 
thanks for looking hugs Nikki

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Mail

Use your own Hand writing this challenge at Incy Wincy we have Rick St James as a sponsor I love working with his images they are fun to colour I did slightly alter this image by erasing out the US Mail , I live in Canada so thought it a touch odd for me to have that on my Happy mail card seeing I'll be sending it out as Happy Mail lol
This has been Coloured with Watercolours and for those that don't think yo can colour a digi with watercolours you can you just have to do light washes and slowly build up the colour and avoid smearing the Black ink lines so it does take a little time to do but it is do-able.
Challenges
Jo's - AG

thanks for looking
and pop back on Wed and check out my 
new Art Giveaway

hugs Nikki


Very Pink Card

Here's a card I made using a  Day for Daisy Image  this cute little mermaid is adorable and will make a great little Hello to send off to someone

Crafty Friends - AG
Fariy and the Unicorn - Anything Magical/Mystical
A bit more time to craft - AG
Cards Galore - AG
Crafty Girls - AG
Create and Inspire - AG

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki
and Come back on Wed I should have another Art giveaway started by then too



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

WOYWW

Hey all Happy WOYWW well I got my last ATC in I think Julia was kind to send some of mine along with her's as a bonus to a few people  I don't know who got them so if you did let me know just cause I'm curious lol
So here is my space ATC album to the left there open and adding in the new ones along with all my other junk  I mean art supplies.
 Close up of Cindy's along with her rocking WOYWW card !! and a ATC shark I doodle out and just watercoloured up 

Thanks for looking will try my best to get around last week was HECTIC. Redoing the Backyard gardens 
Hugs Nikki

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

WoYWW


Well here is my space SNORE lol Not much going on worked on a few ATC's and have to create a wedding card for a friends that is coming up this weekend and might just start on making some more of the dreaded C cards lol 
 Here are the ATC's I got this week LOL at Kim Shut up and Colour so funny Thank you all for swapping with me I think there are a few still on the way
So very short and sweet 
oh and I added in a new Review on watercolour pencils too if you want to sneak a peek it's after this post
hugs Nikki


Monday, June 4, 2018

Review for WaterColour Pencils on Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Mondeluz

I now have the 36 Watercolour Pencil Set from Koh-I-Noor Hartmuth Mondeluz. Love them
They are designed with those that like things in order and are easy to figure out which colour is which. Seeing the outside matches the colour your using , no looking at the tip to figure it out just grab pencil and get to colouring. They are also only sold in a tin which is great for those that like to have them all laid out in front of you. They are also Numbered 1-36, On the back the actual colour name. No guessing or making up your own. They are sold in sets up to 72 have a

So below is just a quick view of the colours in the set I own. The left side is just pencil untouched and a paintbrush over the right you can see how lovely these colours are and they are nice and translucent they can get when you drag your brush away.
I've just drawn up a little rose and used a few colours on 140 lb paper,  I coloured them all on dry paper just like I would if I was using pencil crayon, but I've done them very soft in some areas to get highlights showing up.

1st Picture is just a quick  sketch drawn out with the watercolour pencils just roughly shading
2nd Picture it me going over it quickly blending the watercolours together and then leaving it to dry
3rd Picture I am gone over it more with the pencils then blended it down I stopped here but you could go a lot further with it making it have very deep shades
So far I'm loving using these they are so great for colouring by the tv just grab and paint little works of art.

When it comes to blending these pencils with enough water they blend super easy and you can fade really quick by just pulling the colours across, and using a little extra water.
When adding water the Pigment becomes really vibrant my pictures just do not do them justice

On the Negative side of owning these I haven't found a close art store that sells any open stock so I would have to buy a set which will get a little crazy for those colours I don't use a lot. Plus the pricing varies a lot and my set choices I'm stuck to Ebay or Amazon to find larger sets.

Disclaimer 
This review is my own
I just thought I'd share what I use with you all 
hugs Nikki


Thursday, May 31, 2018

One More Coffee Card

It's getting close to the end of the coffee Hop so here's one more from me
I also needed a thank you card to so perfect blend :P


thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

WOYWW

Happy WOYWW
Here's my space this week ATC's are being to arrive in and also my stamps are finally here too little late seeing I've mailed off to all those that I had snail mail too.
Tea this Week is Iced White Cranberry Bark  I like it :)
Click on it to see if you want more details on it 



 ATC Top Row L-R - Annie aka Wipso, Jo aka Twiglet,Sarah B,
Middle Row ALL FOUR NEET !!! she spoiled me !!! 

Bottom Row Margaret aka glitter and glue Your's arrived super QUICK!!!
I know Kim asked me for one last week but I need a snail mail and
Diana Taylor Need a snail mail if you want to swap if you have any left
Email me and let me know Elusionary60@hotmail.com

I think I made it to everyone last week I tried to :)
hugs Nikki

Monday, May 28, 2018

Coffee Hop day 4

It's day 4 in the Coffee Hop and I Had to use at Least One Limited Runs Images 
This little sweetie is called Beary Good Tea
You can pop over to the store and grab the freebie up and also pick up a few fun new images to
play with too
I've Coloured him up using Pencil Crayons and a touch of markers to help blend it

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Coffee Hop Day 2

Here`s another ATC Holder I created up seeing I`m always trading them they should be protected
The Background is a digti Coffee Cup called Coffeewords not sure shere I got it and the die cut is all water coloured up in bright summery colours I made a watercolour ring and some little hearts that just says it all about coffee :)
thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Friday, May 25, 2018

Coffee Hop

This is to go with my Coffee ATC it is it's holder More watercolours and Memento Ink Just wanted it to be really BRIGHT The stamp is from Stamplorations

and I totally agree with this sentiment !!!

Thanks for looking
Hugs Nikki

Coffee Hop is on

So Thought I'd brush off some of the dust collecting on my stamps seeing I haven't been using them much lately it became nice outside and one must enjoy the outside when they can.  I've been on a huge ATC kick lately trading all over the world ... Card making has taken a huge slide but that happens sometimes. So here's a little Summery ATC card using CC Designs and Joy Clair Stamps the sentiment has been embossed and this has all been coloured with watercolours
love watercolours never know how it will look till dry 

I will work on some more fun coffee related stuff soon I hope 
hugs Nikki



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WOYWW #9 Anniversary


 HAPPY WOYWW # 9
Couple new buttons for you all to snag and here's my space + the ATC's I created this round
I was all over the place when I made them lol but I like how they turned out I don't know who got what seeing I just asked them to pick a number when we traded so it will be interesting to see who get's what in the end :)
Right Click and save away the rest of the Woyww Buttons are HERE
Here are most of the ATC's I made up. I tried to make sets but when I got to the 4th one I had to mix it up this time. Hope everyone likes what they got
My Desk 
Still working away on art projects of all sizes (mainly more ATC cards)
My Watercolours on the left , Pencil Crayons on the shelf, and Chalk Pencils and More watercolour Pencils in the container by my coffee
No weird tea today lol
My 1st WOYWW Card in from Angela THANKS Love it and all the extras
You can't see it here but when you take the card out of the plastic the balloon pops up
BRILLIANT !!!
The Card that was left for who ever
is below me along with a bonus one inside the card too
Thanks for looking and 
off to hop around the coffee hop starts this Friday and my
Giveaway for my painting is still going on till the 1st 

Happy Hopping
hugs Nikki 

Monday, May 21, 2018

2 New ATC Cards + a chance to WIN

The Challenge at Incy is an Easy one make an ATC (2.5 by 3.5 inch card)  Tag or Bookmark 


Here's what I made with Limited Runs Images 
Insane Girl ( One who is away from her crafting supplies for too long)
and Fish 1, I love cartoon style fish 
They have both been coloured using watercolours so for those who didn't think you could get a digital image and use water colours you can!!! 
Fish 1 is the original image that the digital image was made from.



Challenges
Anything Goes @
artistic inspirationsColour Inspiration, Colour Crazy 
Crafting with friends, Jo's Scrap Shack
Simply Papercraft 

WANNA WIN !!!
Also if you want a chance to win some of my artwork I can use all the help you can please click on the link below and like my mermaid painting 
CLICK HERE
You must like of love it to count if I make top 3 It will be mailed to a random person that helped me out
Please help me out  by liking or loving my picture

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

WOYWW

My Newest Watercolour painting
Mermaid with her Lantern Fish
If I make it into the top 3 I will be mailing this to someone that liked it !!
Here's my desk this week  the painting above I will be giving away and some new digital images I plan on working on soon along with all my colouring supplies in a quick reach from my chair the tea I'm drinking today is "Chocolate Banana Mate" 
The Envelope upside down is being posted to Shaz !!! for the upcoming swap 

So WOYWW ATC Swap Update 
everyone who I swapped early they have all been posted off 
Angela, My name is Cindy, Sarah B. and Neet they have all been posted off to you all.
Sending 6 to Julia to send to a few she's swapping with also
 Mailed off two to on last Sunday to Twiglet and Wipso.
Mailing one off to Shaz tomorrow :) 

if I get more then one request I'm sure I can paint up a few more no problem as I'm an ATC Junkie these days

Hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

WOYWW

Happy Woyww Well the white paper in the middle will be my new art giveaway for the month once I finish it. It is taking long time to make but it's those tiny little details in it
The fish is one from my shop I'm sponsoring a challenge and working on it to get it ready of course it's an atc lol Seems I'm addicted to them at the moment.My little clip board that I doodle on in front of the telly it's just the right size for me
I have a lot on the go at the moment a few more reviews I'm working on a coffee hop coming up later this month and still redoing all my shop ...there are so many digital image to resize to make it all new so I will be so happy when I'm done with that. 


ATC's Swapped Angela, My name is Cindy, Sarah B. and Neet they have all been posted off to you all. Sending 6 to Julia to send in as extras for her swaps ( I know Jan and I think Delores are getting 1 for sure)
Edit  Mailed off two to on Sunday to Twiglet and Wipso.
Have 3 left to swap and one for who ever is below me on the list
If more want to swap I'm sure I can make a few extra they are jyst so much fun to see what everyone makes




That's all Hugs Nikki 
Will try my darnest to get around and visit you all that pop in 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Fly me away!!!

Our challenge it things that fly and this little guy is doing just that you can grab this Polkadoodle image here . I 've coloured this digi using Watercolours and she turned out cute.

Challenges
Anything Goes @
Artistic Inspirations  , Use your Stuff ,  Polka Doodles , Simply Papercraft

613 Ave Create AG +lots of blue
Challenge up your Life - Watercolours
Crafty Friends - Animals

Thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

WOYWW

Well happy WOYWW. I've mailed out all those that requested to trade with me , I still have to find out from Julia on how many  people live close to pop off some spares to her. Will be ordering more stamps for sure now.  I'm just playing around with watercolours and slowly painting, and also started to redo my little digital image
shop which is taking a long time to do but will be well worth it when I'm finished .

Thanks for popping in 
Hugs Nikki 


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

WOYWW

Happy Woyww everyone,
Here is my space this week, I decluttered it up a little just by putting my all of the stuff I had out and put it where it belonged.  Now my space looks sparse but I do like it this way when I start painting or I will knock it over or wear it lol.
So I'm still on a making act's. I  have a them all set up to trade for Woyww #9 . I mailed off two already and am going to mail out to Julia for those that live close to her. So if you would like one let me know and I will pop them in the post.

Thanks for popping in 
Hugs Nikki 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

WOYWW

Happy WOYWW well here's my space and this Pad of paper that I was lucky to have received was WAY BIGGER then I thought it is huge so many things I will be doing with this it's 19 inch by 24  almost as big as my little desk and some new watercolour pencils to play with too along with a 12 pack of pastels somewhere on my desk too 
For an artist to get some new pencils and papers sent to you it's a dream I tell you just amazing!!

You can see my little pastel is waiting to for the end of the month to see if it will find it's new 

 Close up of 2 of my new ATC's I have just got today in the mail LOVE THEM !!
they came all the way from Malaysia to add into my growing collection.

thanks for visiting and I managed to visit everyone that left a comment last week YAH!!! 
So I will do my best again this week and catch you all later time to play with some new toys 
hugs Nikki

Spots 2 ways

This Time around at Incy Wincy are challenge is all about the spots and dots so here is what I have made this round using Fabrika Fantasy , Flying Elf . That dragon is too cute !!!

I've coloured this up with watercolours and the dots are my markers :)

Challenges
Crafty Cardmakers - Water
Path of Positivty - Anything Positive
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critter
Love to Craft - AG

Next Card is using Cute as a Button , Vintage Swimsuit, and I just used dots a little less but still you are pulled into the washi tape and the Brad that matches it perfectly it was a happy accident :)
Coloured this up with water colours and pastels 

Not Just Cards- AG
Creates and Makes - AG #19
Pinspirational - AG #213
Retarte AG #119

Thank you for looking
hugs Nikki

I also have a free digi you can snag At Limited Runs HERE till May 1st 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

WOYWW and Need some Lovin to WIn !!

Happy WOYWW

Here's my space today and I need your help again if you would be so kind as to go like my little Pastel this time over at Facebook Like it or Love it and of course I'll pick a random person to win this picture again . Last winner was Amanda Willard she left a like so the space scene went to her . This challenge is more about Water so I thought to check out a you tube video and this is what I came up with it's 6 by 4.5 inches so will mail it anywhere. This has been sealed over a couple times I was Getting chalk everywhere nothing says artist then it all over your hands and face lol.
CLICK HERE TO GO LIKE or LOVE my Picture
(If I get a lot of Likes and Loves and manage to get in the top 3 I'll Be giving this away too)
So space got tided up a bit seeing the DH was saying it's looking really cluttered and your stuff hasn't been all put away for a while which was true. Art Supplies can collect quickly around us and then you tuck them all away and your amazed at all the spare space you have so I have 10 ATC's done for the swap so far Going to make a few more to send to Julia if I can too.
ATC SWAP !!!
So I need Sarah Brennan and My Name is Cindy Snail Mail so I can post one out to you.
Elusionary60 at Hotmail. com

thanks for looking
hugs Nikki

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

WOYYW

Happy Woyww well here is my space today and Some lovely ATC's that arrived and One from Vikki
From Woyww #8 it's put in to my collection she remembered that we swapped I totally forgot that I sent one out. So it was sweet and it came with the sweet donut card to go with it
 FYI The Drink is Mocha Decaf  Coffee.
My review for the ChalkOla Markers is Here comes with a discount code too.
Please Check it out.

 Close up of some of my swapped ATC's the Travel one is from Vikki Love it !!! 
the others from a swap group

Thanks for peeking at my space 
I'll try to get around 

hugs Nikki

Monday, April 2, 2018

ChalkOla Markers & a Discount code

ChalkOla Markers
Click on the name to go to their site
Have you heard about these Markers ??
These are a non toxic chalk marker that have some really bold and bright colours to play with and if you use a non porous surface they wipe off super easy. Now the set I'm playing with today is
16 Pack 10 chalk markers with a bonus + 6 Metallic markers.  In Canada get buy them from Amazon there is a discount at the end of this.
So let me show you what they can do I grabbed a sheet of glass and went to town on it and thought it would be fun to try a bold little picture. I went for a jelly fish and coloured it up and also used a paint brush with a little water on it to blend the chalks together and they are water based so they just blend like watercolours.  I did colour both sides of the glass to get this effect. The 1st picture is me showing how it all looks done the 2nd is me seeing how easy it cleans up window cleaner and it gone so now I have a clean sheet of glass to make something else up.
Warning about working on glass, the markers will rub off super easy on your
 hands so always hold it by the edges unless you want colourful hands. 

Next I made a little coffee sign up on the glass this time I used the metallic colours to create all the stars they sparkle just right. The picture does not do them justice that's for sure 

Here are all the colours on a black glossy paper they really pop and you can still see the black one too
Once dry these don't rub off like the glass at all but this surface is porous so it's fine I just wanted to show how bold and beautiful these colours are against black.
Let me show you an ATC I created using the markers with some water to create this background on Watercolour paper and it worked out really great might look a little messy but that's what I was looking for using water with these really takes them up a notch and allows you to blend them and also add a little transparently to them which adds so much depth. Turned out Pretty.

Even better here is a discount for all the Chalkola Products too . Can you say SWEET!!

Coupon Code - 15OFFINF

6mm Pens - https://www.amazon.ca/Chalkola-Chalk-Markers-Metallic-Colors/dp/B00PM473TK

More about the Chalk Markers -> https://www.chalkola.com
About

the Product:



1)

The Markers are used on Non Porous Surfaces only (So its best to test a small area). Like - Chalkboards, Whiteboards, Glass, Plastic, Windows. 



The

reason being that Porus surfaces have small holes that can absorb the liquid chalk ink and sometimes it gets difficult to completely erase them.



The

markers can be used on Chalkboard paint but many customers have found it difficult to erase them as paint usually makes the surface porous and absorbs chalk ink. In case they do not erase - you can either repaint or use magic eraser.



2)

Chalk markers as a medium have high density Chalk Ink, due to which new markers take 2 to 3 mins prep time – Once used the ink flows smoothly.



Thanks all for reading
My Review and may you grab a set to enjoy.

Hugs Nikki
The product was given to me to test out but all of this review is my own opinion.