Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Oops... did I slip?

The triple of the day, been doing some mangas today to. I give you a sketch, lineart and marker colored pictures today to. Enjoy!

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Beekeeper inspired knitkeeper fold

As I said yesterday I would reveal the secret project, well it finished so here it comes. I was inspired by the beekeeper's quilt, and while you knit the cute hexipuffs (or hexapuffs) you need a few bits and bobs. A needle to fasten the thread end and some knit markers to keep your place, and these things are so small so you really need somewhere to keep them. So here is my little knit keeper fold, I also made the small knit markers inside. Enjoy

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sketching some manga

Been home sick with a nasty flu, haven't really gotten so much done, not even crafty stuff. I have done a few hexipuffs and a little secret project that will be revealed later today or tomorrow. But in between I have been sketching again, this time it's full figure mangas, trying to learn how the pleats in the clothes lies and the proportions of the body on the figures. At the same time I'm trying to learn how to use my new markers.
These to is my latest, they're first sketched on ordinary printer paper, then the lineart is made on letraset marker paper, finally it's painted with spectrum noir markers.

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Ps. if you want to see a bigger picture or see the sketch and the lineart before coloring, click on the picture and it will take you to my photobucket.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Project - Beekeepers quilt - The Mi Edition and a competition!!

I think I've fallen and hit my head, cause a couple of days ago I started probably the biggest project in my life, I'm going to make a beekeeper's quilt. It's a quilt made of hundreds of small, soft and puffy, hexapuffs. All individual knitted to later be sewn together. The creator of the beekeeper quilt pattern is the woman behind tiny owl knits you find her at So I will report my progress here (the first time I take you with me on one of my big projects), you can follow my status just by clicking the beekeeper's quilt label. And I will try to weekly update my hexipuff count, but not this week, because we are starting this off with a bang I'm going to have a little competition. Of course with a prize, the winner will win a bag of knitting stuff, some dpns, a ball of yarn (or two) and some knitting markers, all you need to start your own beekeepers quilt (or any other project of your choice).

So how do you win?

In the picture below you can see my hexapuff bowl (will be needing a bigger one later, but this will do for now). Now I want you to guess how many hexapuffs it takes to fill the bowl, and when I mean fill, I mean fill so when you try to put another one in, it falls out. One guess per person and per number, (so if someone taken a number, you can't guess that number). Place your guess in the comment section. When the bowl is filled I will announce the winner. Happy guessing!

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Knitting marker

I've just started a big project, actually it's huge, more info will come (and a little competition too). And this project needed a knitting marker, not one of those hanging off the needle, like the ones you use when you round knit, no one of those with a little clasp you stick it to your project with. Well the ones I got where all of the hanging ones, so out came the beading materials. As I just had gotten two big boxes of yarn out, my boyfriend looked at me as I was crazy and asked "wasn't you supposed to start knitting?". Well a few minutes later my first ever knitting marker was made (my previous ones where made by my sister), and my boyfriend sort of understood why my beading materials was an essential also when I knit. And here comes the little and simple marker.



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge #55 - Fun in the sun!

Got inspired from the Kenny K Krafty Girlz Challenge #55, Fun in the sun, and wanted to use the bright and beautiful papers the sweet wishes paperpad I got with the magazine papercraft essentials. And then I went a little overboard with my distressing, but I still want to enter my card in the challenge.


Stamp: Kenny K painted with Spectrum Noirs
Papers: Bazzil Basics, Papercraft essentials paper pad,sweet wishes
Flowers: from stash


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Kenny K - Challange #54

Got my delivery from Crafters Companion yesterday, so now I own 72 of the new Spectrum Noir Pens. The Spectrum Noir pens is alcoholbased markers similar to the copic originals, and I really love them, painting with them is as painting with copics they're just soo much cheaper.
I've been coloring with them all last night, and I just had to try them on my new Kenny K pictures from the Steampunk collections. I just had to make one of them into a card to show you.


Stamp: Digital stamp from Kenny K painted with spectrum noir markers
Papers: Bazzil Basic, papers from stash
Bling: Silver brads, silver chain, flower all from panduro
Flowers: Stampin up, painted with spectrum noir markers