Christmas/Winter Greetings Cards

I’m a bit late getting myself organised this year as to making cards and getting some up on Etsy for sale!  However, there’s still time to buy or order some!

The photographs don’t do these cards justice.  They subtly shimmer with fine gold and silver mica powders.  They have glitter and glitz thanks to Tonic Studio’s Nuvo Crystal drops and Uniball Signo Sparkling pens.  The image panels are ‘popped up’ on foam so they have some dimension to them.

All are hand-drawn, coloured and embellished in my own unique, cutesy, wonky, whimsical style.  There’s no greeting on the the front inside so you can either add your own or ask for them to be customised for you.

They’re all rather whimsical, and each is unique.

Set of 4 whimsical Christmas/Winter Bauble Cards

 

Set of 4 Whimsical Christmas/Winter Tree Cards.

 

Set of 4 whimsical Christmas Bauble Cards

Set of 4 Whimsical Christmas Wreath Cards

Entangled Dragonflies feature in Top 10 Inspiring Books in Aspire Magazine

 

Open book against defocused lights

Don’t miss #AspireMag’s December Top 10 Inspiring Books List! I’m thrilled that my book,Creative Haven® Entangled Dragonflies Adult Coloring Book, is featured along with Dr Debra L Reble, Bryna Rene Haynes, Bailey Frumen, Brenda Salgado, Holly Tse, Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt . You’ll discover empowering books written by women and for women and dedicated to supporting you on your journey of self-discovery. Check it out>> bit.ly/2eQfVg0

Crimble card making time again!

I’ve been keeping myself a little busy at times in the past few days making this years crop of Christmas cards.

The materials I used:

  • Kraft cardstock and ready cut 4″x4″ Kraft card blanks
  • Watercolour paper
  • Spectrum Noir sparkle pens
  • Zig clean colour real brush pens
  • Perfect pearls
  • Cosmic shimmer metallic and iridescent paints
  • Nuvo crystal drops by Tonic
  • Sakura glaze pen in black
  • Inktense pencils by Derwent
  • Gold glitter cardstock, matte gold cardstock and mirror gold cardstock from Crafters Companion
  • UHU glue
  • Glue dots
  • White fun foam

And here are the resulting cards; they all shimmer and shine to one degree or another!

Reading stories on the Santa Specials!

Here are some of the books I’ve bought to read from during the Santa Specials at the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway this December.

I left the railway a good few years ago for various reasons, but a lovely member gently twisted my arm a little while ago to read some stories during the Santa Specials.  I like reading stories to people, so I said I would do so!

They’re all fab books so far, but The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas is my favourite, most probably!  I’m reading the Christmasaurus, which is a jolly good read so far, but a bit long for story telling from perhaps.

Peace in colour

All coloured, using Chameleon pens.

Peace

peace-sign-by-angela-porter

Last week, someone on my facebook page asked if I had a peace sign design.  I didn’t, but I do now, as you can see above.

If you’d like to download the image to print and colour for personal use (no selling on, no publishing in other places without express permission from me), please visit my facebook page!  I hold the copyright to the image and all the legal stuff that goes with that!

I admit, the lines are thick on this one, but then it will, hopefully, end up looking like stained glass!

All I ask, is that if you do colour it, please share an image of the coloured design with me either here or on my facebook page, or on instagram – I really do love to see how people interpret my designs and bring them to life with colour!

Lest We Forget

Yesterday, 11th November 2016, I woke with a desire to create a very simple poppy wreath to mark Armistice Day.  Something to homour the memories of all who have lost their lives through conflict, no matter when or where.  I’m sure we would all love to live in a world that is far more peaceful, where differences can be settled through discussion and coming to understand and respect one another, even if that means to agree to disagree.

If you’d like to download, print and colour it, please visit my facebook page – Angela Porter Illustrator .  All I ask is that you respect it is for personal use only, not for sale, not for re-sale nor for publication.  I’d like to see your coloured work, if you feel inclined to share🙂

 

And here’s coloured version 1 – coloured in on my SurfaceBook.

Coloured version 2 below was completed using Faber-Castell’s Luminance pencils along with Zest-it blending solution.  The glossy centres and glittery and glossy drops were added using Tonic Studios’ Crystal drops.