Simply Sensational...that's what I think of our new release!!!! I have been sitting on the Skinny Malinky's for months now...chomping at the bit to release them and I thought now was as good a time as any. I don't know about you but I'm a bit over Christmas at the moment ... you won't find a single snowflake in the new release lol.
There are 12 Skinny Malinky's in the collection though you will only see 6 this week and the other 6 next week. Cruel I know but there's a method to my madness lol. They have been illustrated by the most wonderful Jan White.
As usual for a new release the DT and our 2 GD have only seen the image they were given so they are going to be surprised too.
You will have a chance to win ALL 12 Skinnies. Each DT and GD have a letter hidden in their post ... one DT has 2 letters. Gather all the letters, spell out the word and email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to know what you think of the new release so please leave a comment too :-D
Are you ready???? Here you go....meet Veronica!
Isn't she FABULICIOUS!!! I LOVE her...she's just so cool. This is the first time I've coloured African American skin and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. I hadn't a clue where to start but found a brilliant video tutorial by Suzanne Dean. She has a library of Copic colouring tutorials of skin, hair, clothing, highlighting etc. They are well worth a look :-D For Veronica's skin I've used E11, E13, E21, E25 and R32 for her cheeks and for her hair E25, E47 and E49
I had a nightmare colouring the chair and had to bring out my Prisma pencils to save it. Not 100%t happy with it but hey ho. I glittered up her hairband, purse, frills and heels of her shoes, added Swarovski crystals to her necklace, ring and purse clasp and a Wink of Stella to her lips and belt.
So what do you think? I hope you'll love this release as much as I do. This is not a hop but you do need to visit the other Ladybugs and Guest Ladybugs blogs to gather the letters for a chance to win the Skinny Malinky Collection. You're in for a treat...I've seen ALL the inspiration from the DT and GD and they're FABTASTIC!! Please leave them plenty of Ladybug Love :-D
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with ribbon
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Anything Goes
My Tuesday post wouldn't be complete without a picture or 3 of Coen. I took these pictures on Sunday when Nicole, Ben and Coen were over for dinner. Grandpa was having a cup of tea and a biscuit. While Nic was out of the room he gave Coen one and I snapped away lol. Hubby loves to wind Nic up and when I text her the picture she almost had a fit tee hee. I used a free App on my phone called Instascrap...it's great fun and the closest I'll ever get to scrapbooking lol.
That's it for me for today. Have fun looking at the new release!
Thanks for stopping by.
Catch ya later x