Lil Bee

So yes, I have to say it’s been a while since I had time to craft.  Partly due to my office (would love to re-build!), but mostly due to time.  This year I hope to change that because colouring is my relaxation and de-stress (alongside my books!), and who doesn’t need that.  I hope you all had a wonderfully blessed Christmas with family and/or friends, they make the season so very special.

I have also added to my 2017 resolutions to create videos again, just simple ones…didn’t get off to a good start with my new camera taping in a format that I can’t use in iMovie, so after researching how to convert it, and what to do I simply decided to share the card and forget the video for today…it was only going to be a simple video anyway 🙂

I love watercolours.  I love my Derwent Inktense Pencils, Derwent watercolour pencils, Koi Watercolors, and my Tombow Markers.  My Tombows must be close to 15 years old, and I haven’t picked them up in ages, but they are still juicy, and still work brilliantly!  So seeing as I’m a little out of practise, using the markers was a good place to start.

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Today I’m using Lil Bee’s Big Flowers, a set from my AnnaBelle collection.  For those who don’t know me I ‘Once Upon a Time’ had a little shop that sold my collection of stamps.  Today these stamps are being sold through a store I opened to ‘sell-off’ those stamps and to gradually introduce a digital version of my designs only, as well as my Sprinkle embellishments.  This has been a long process, but I’m getting closer every day with all the Cling & Clear sets now in store ($3.00 – $10.00!), the Sprinkles added, and just a few digital sets at the moment with more to come.

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For the most part I added colour directly to the paper (Langton Watercolour – Daler Rowney) from the marker, then moved it around with a wet brush, and in other lighter sections I scribbled the marker on an acrylic block and lifted the colour with my paint brush.  A touch of shading with a black pastel pencil, and a couple of Rhubarb 4mm Sprinkles.

Back to tidying this office and finishing my next project 🙂

Smiles,

Andrea

4 thoughts on “Lil Bee

  1. Happy New Year, Andrea!
    You haven’t lost your coloring touch at all lol! Love the nice bright colours!
    Looking forward to viewing your videos again!
    Take Care,
    Kylie X

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