Friday, 27 June 2014

Polka Dot Emma

I'd always thought that my colouring was good however as I'm self taught I knew there were so many things, tips and tricks I've yet to learm/master. I've recently been introduced to an extremely talented lady by the name of Alyce Keegan who is the brains behind Kit and Clowder. She is a superb colour artist and has some amazing technique classes on her forum. If anyone is wanting to expand their skills with alcohol markers then I suggest that you book into one of her classes (classes run online in your own time with great downloadable detailed tutorial booklets, exercise sheets, videos and personal feedback to boot!)

CC Designs Sugarplums Polka Dot Emma

CC Designs Sugarplums Polka Dot Emma

Stamps: CC Designs Sugarplums Polka Dot Emma, Kaszazz Sentiment & Frangipani
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E21  E11  BV31  R20
           Hair: E21  E25  E29
           Bathing Suit: B01  B02  B04
Papers: Kaszazz Frangipani, cardstock
Dies: Spellbinders Modern Stationary
Other: Antique Linen & Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, Ribbon, Sequins, Kindyglitz, Wink of Stella

And here is a comparison of the same stamp but using the Kit & Clowder technique. Such a difference in just 2 workshop lessons (and there are 8 for both the Skin & Hair class and the Clothing class, with more courses to come too).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:


The Pink Elephant #256: Sketch
Whimsy Inspires #72: Tic Tac Toe (Diagonal: Summer, die cut, sentiment)
Crafty Bloggers Network #June: Bingo
CAS Colours & Sketches #80: Shaped Card
Art Impressions #138: Sequins
Crafters Cafe Blog Challenge #69: Polka Dots & Ribbon
Crafting By Designs: Here Comes Summer
Loves Rubber Stamps #109: Handmade Flower
Crafty Sentiments: Summer Colours
Fitztown #41: Shaped Card
Chocolate Coffee Cards #68: Summer Days
Just Inspirational #June: Summer
V's Sweet Ideas #24: Summer Fun
Sparkles Forum Challenge #57: At the Beach
One Sweet Challenge #June: Hit the Beach
Stampin for the Weekend: Finale Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #41: Anything Goes
Just Inspirational: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly #237: Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz #21: Anything Goes


  1. This is just adorable! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB DT Coordinator

  2. This is just adorable!! Love the stamp and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges. Holly H, DT

  3. Lovely CAS summery project and lovely colouring, good luck with your classes. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiment Designs for our 'Summer' challenge. Kerry DT member xx

  4. What a gorgeous summery card and fabulous colouring!
    Thank you for joining us at the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Jane xx

  5. Really pretty and sweet card...
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  6. Sweet card - great coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  7. Gorgeous image and card. I saw your card on a challenge blog and thought I'd call in join up and say hello. Seeing you live in my old home city, which I miss so much since moving to NSW and my home which was in Glenalta.....have now joined your blog and hope you will also call in, join up and join in my candy which is sponsored by three awesome artists....cheers, aNNIe .
    The Journey is the Start

  8. Brilliant card and gorgeous colours and design...thanks for joining us in our challenge this time...cheers, aNNie {Crafty Sentiments Inspirations DT Member}

  9. Very sweet and cute card! Love your colouring and the shape of this card! x

  10. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

  11. A sweet CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly challenges. Caz

  12. so a cute shaped card!

    thanks for joining with the ftitztown-challenge and good luck!


  13. What a cute CAS card. Thank you for entering with us over at JIC this week, I hope you will join us again next week (Tue new challenges start) and also for our monthly challenge which also starts on Tuesday. Sian (JIC Co-Owner)

  14. A lovely shaped card. I love your colouring of that sweet image. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  15. just love the shape of this card and great CAS design, and thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments hope to see you back next week

  16. An adorable card. Thanks for joining us at One Sweet Challenge

  17. Aww, so cute, love her sparkly polka dots. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments!!

  18. OMgosh this is so super cute!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  19. This is so cute! Love the papers and image which is colored perfectly. :)
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs!
    Have a lovely day, Alicia...
    Sanja, DT

  20. Gorgeous card, too cute and love the sequin action! Thanks so much for playing along the Art Impressions challenge this week!

  21. Super coloring job on this cute image! I love the opposing rounded corners of your card. Thanks for sharing your work with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches! :) I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge.

  22. Fab colouring on this lovely little image. There are definitely some poeple a couple of notches above us mortals when it comes to colouring, lol! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly this time round, hope to see you again.

    Sparkles DT