Secret Santa

Hi all.

I'm just popping in with news of this years Secret Santa. I am not going to be able to run it this year. I'm really sorry :( I just don't have the time or the spare pennies. School is taking up every spare moment. If someone else wants to host this year I truly wont be offended. Hopefully next year, things wont be so manic.

However - if you are in the UK and still want a Secret Santa to take part in, please consider the UKScrappers stocking swap. Sign up is open now.  I am still taking part in that one. I can't afford two this year and seeing as that one started first, that's the one I'm going to participate in.

Don't hate me! (I feel like the Grinch!) 

I'll be back soon with a bloggy post about what we've been doing at school :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Summer of Colour Week 3 & Summer Sketchbook Update

Afternoon all :)

Week 3 of Summer of Colour was Purple + Purple + Yellow. I did my week 3 a while ago - in fact, before week 2. So if you follow me on Instagram and think you've seen this already... you have.

I used Derwent Inktense pencils in shades Violet + Fuchsia + Lemon Yellow. Don't ask me where this little fella came from but he reminds me of Sheldon off of Big Bang Theory... around the eyes. Am I going mad? Probably.  Maybe I was watching it or had it on in the background.
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - Summer of Colour week 3 SoC2015 Fae in Inktense
Derwent Inktense
Posca Pens
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - Fae on index card using Inktense
I thought I'd show you one more picture of him. Please excuse   his crumpled state - we had the doors open and the breeze must have blown this little index card in the sink. It was full of water - we found the card floating there eventually. I'm really impressed at how bright the colours still are. A testament to Inktense claims that when they set - they really set.
 Carmen Wing - Fae in Inktense (After being dunked in water)

As for what I've been up to. Lots! But I can't show you just yet. I have been working away on the Summer Project set by the school. I start on Monday. Am I anywhere near finished? Am I heck. Mild panic verging on hysteria. Craig reckons this is to prepare us for what's to come. Ease us in gently. Ha! I don't know if what I'm doing is right, if it's enough, if it's good enough, if it'll be done in time... breathe. Breathe. But - I am enjoying it. Strangely. I was hoping this book would be more full by now. (I have to train myself not to sidetracked by the research. I go off on a tangent.) I'll show you again next week, when I start and it should be finished. I'll show you some bits from inside too if you'd like.
So - that's me for now. What have you been up to?
Thanks for stopping by today :)

Summer of Colour - Week 2

Summer of Colour is over not just for this year but completely. (*Sobs* Whyyyyyy, Kristin? WHHHY?) So I am determined to catch up and finish the prompts.

Week two was Pink + Pink + Orange. Here is what I came up with. Again it's on index card and just from my head - some random night time doodling. But I had fun.

Colours used are Rose + Fuschia + Flame Red (I promise it's orange!)
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - Summer of Colour week 2 - Skull, Devil - mixed media
Neocolour ii
Derwent Inktense
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - Summer of Colour week 2 - Skull, Devil - mixed media
Ain't he a handsome chap?
Thanks for stopping by today :)

Elephant Canvas #2 and a Catch Up

*Tippy tap tap* Anyone there? Blimey - blink and over a month passes. I finally have internet of sorts. My PC has sputtered to a (probably timely) death. I tried to keep up on my phone for a while and eventually ended up with a new (to me) laptop. Sold to me by my entrepreneurial *cough* money grabbing *cough* daughter.  Methinks we taught her, a little to well, the value of money!

By the way - it has taught me what I already knew. I don't like laptops and I definitely don't like Windows 8.

So what's been happening here then?

Well, I have been trying to stay offline - because - you know, it eats time. Like hours and hours just gone in 10 minutes. Munch, munch, munch.

The second elephant canvas is finished and delivered. I can stop nervously biting my nails now and start growing them again!
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - Elephants #2 Mixed Media canvas
Acrylic Paint
Oil Pastels
Pan Pastels
Posca & Montana pens
Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks
Gilding Flakes...
...and whatever else was to hand on my desk!
I am way, way behind on ICAD and Summer of Colour. I think I will have to try again next year for ICAD (deja-vu?) but will definitely catch up on Summer of Colour at some point. I'm almost finished with a tunnel book swap too and will blog that when my book comes home - been a brilliant swap!

So what's been keeping me busy? The uni has set the Foundation and Access people a 'little' summer project before we start in September. Little. *insert hysterical laughter* Amongst other things - the next time I show you this sketch book. It has to be full to bursting with research, design ideas and an essay. Then there is the finished piece we have to do, the gallery visit and review (that's the essay) oh and the reading/film list. (Mind you. Ssssssh. Two of the books were already on my wishlist. So, you know, means I have to buy them. All in the name of learning!)
Whoopidooings: Can I Fill This sketchbook by September?
It's all on a graphic design theme. Graphic. Design. Messy, splatty me.
One is pooping Ones pants. Indeed, One is.

So what have you been up to? I'm on a blog catch up so hopefully will be dropping by yours soon.
Thanks for stopping by today :)

ICAD 1- 6

I know - two posts in two days! What goes on? Maths is finished that's what! Oh yeah - I'm back peoples. (Internet, dodgy pc allowing and not having to retake maths hopefully!)

I am behind on ICAD but I am determined to finish this year with 62 cards. So I am playing catch up at the moment. I'm also playing along with Summer of Colour and have been set a Summer project for the course I'm starting in September so I'll incorporate it all. She says optimistically.

So here we go - my first six index cards. (The cover card is blogged here.)

Yeah... sorry. Exams were coming up. Wanted to still take part...
Whoopidooings: ICAD 2015 - Index card a Day - Maths - Triangles
Coloured pencils
Whoopidooings: ICAD 2015 - Index card a Day - Raven - Grunge mixed media - Iron Off Resist
No. 2
Using the same iron off technique as the cover card.
Dylusions spray ink
Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks
Alcohol ink
Posca Pens
Clear ink pad & embossing powder 
Whoopidooings: ICAD 2015 - Index card a Day - Raven - Grunge mixed media - Iron Off Resist
Bonus extra print when I ironed off the embossing.
Whoopidooings: ICAD 2015 - Index Card a Day - Maths
What can I say? I think it helped...
Acrylic paint
Zombieeeee. Yeah!
No maths! Yeah, yeah!
Lyra Aquarelle pencils
Uniball pens
The Lyra Aquarelle pencils are from a set that belonged to my Mum and I have been hoarding them for years, to scared to use them. So I am pleased on so many levels with my little zombie. Mum would be happy, I think, to know I was finally using them... Maybe not so much for drawing cute zombies ;)
Whoopidooings: ICAD 2015 - Index Card a Day -
Short on time, stressed out on maths. Needed an injection of colour. This was a quickie,
Derwent Inktense pencils through a stencil
Posca pen
Neocolour ii Crayons
Pentel Oil Pastels
Derwent Graphix pen
Posca pens
Still plenty of time to join in with ICAD if you fancy it. All you need is a stack of index cards and your own imagination. Any medium goes. Anything - it really is a good way to practice without fear of messing up a sketchbook, try out new techniques, de-stress with a doodle or splash about with some paint. I love it!

Thanks for stopping by today :)


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