Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Friday, 30 September 2016

Kit and Clowder Classes - What I've chosen

Hi there, today I thought I would give you an insight into the colouring classes that I signed up for with Alyce Keegan and her company Kit and Clowder.  I've mentioned it in a couple of my recent posts but decided that you might appreciate a little more information on the classes.

I have signed up for a few classes and below is a little information on each one:

The first class I signed up for was the Create and Learn markers class.  There is also one for pencils and you can get the both of them together at a discount.  For now I'm just doing the marker classes with Alyce.  This class costs me $20 australian dollars a month and it's worth every single cent!  

Alyce is a really good trainer.  Prior to these classes I had been taught by youtube.  That's a valuable tool but it's not backed up like the classes that Alyce delivers.  She explains things so that they make sense and her style of teaching is really easy going but informative.  I totally recommend her classes.

The second class I signed up for was a must because it had flowers in it and I love colouring flowers.  This class is a higher cost of $70 australian dollars, but it has hours and hours of tutorials, digital images galore and every single class always has a printable guide as well!  You saw a few items I've coloured in a few posts back that belonged to this class.


With my tax refund this year I splashed out and bought the skin and hair and clothing classes.  I haven't made any time as yet to have a go at them but I've seen other students postings on the Kit and Clowder facebook group and the results are stunning.

In addition to the classes I bought, Alyce frequently gives away free tutorials with the monthly classes, as well as free classes even if you haven't bought any classes.  For these classes you will need to:  Please make sure you are a member here of the Kit and Clowder group if you are seeing this elsewhere (and you are - you're seeing it here on my blog) :

2 - click on Class Rooms
3 - Create an account or log in
4 - Select Markers 101 and click JOIN to add to your account.

Ok, well there's a little more information to whet your appetite and maybe get your colouring skills up to a level you never thought possible before.  

Happy crafting!

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Catch up and colouring a sepia bride image

Well it's totally official, I'm so super slack with this blog that I can only apologise.  However, I don't think that my lack of writing is actually going to ruin anyone's day so I guess no harm = no foul :)

Hello too, by the way!

There have been many times where I briefly considered doing a post, but it all seemed too hard, as there are so many pictures I haven't posted.  Was just thinking that a few minutes ago and realised that the number will only keep rising, so I might as well.  Therefore, below you will find an assortment of pictures, totally random, as I mostly do my crafting by mood or need - need a card or have an order?  Well, that equals instantaneous create mode.... Nothing particularly needed... that one equals create by mood mode... lets get to it!

What will I find? ...hmmmmmm...  Well, it turns out that I do have a few photos on my phone that I haven't protected with Gimp2 yet so I can't upload them here.  But I did find my very latest colouring projects.  

The challenge was for an 'online bridal shower' for our Colouring Queen: Alyce Keegan, from Kit and Clowder (where I am taking my colouring classes - when I get around to doing them).  This image was provided to us for free by one of our members and we had to colour it in sepia tones.  This first bride I used 6 colours of copics - all Earth tones.  I was not game to use the really dark colours in really more than her eyes, flowers and the cat's colour.  Nevertheless, I was quite blown away with how she turned out.  I was thinking of going over her more with the darker colours but decided to leave her alone in case I stuffed her up and also because I'd printed two images so I had a backup I could practice darker colouring on anyway.

For my second bride, I used exactly the same colours but more of the darker ones.  Viola - she's gorgeous - even if I do say so myself.  I love how she turned out, even though I don't really understand how to colour in folds, they look bloody good I think.  

(I have the skin and hair and clothing classes - I haven't made any time to look at them yet.  I'm also behind on my monthly colouring classes.  The August class - I did that one twice.  But I'm yet to do the previous two months classes and also now have the September class to do.  Another will arrive on the 15 of October (and monthly thereafter).

Well, I think that's about all I've got ready for posting for now.  Thanks for looking and commenting for those that do.  More will be forthcoming.... eventually.