Thursday, 26 May 2016

Gotta love a little mermaid, well I do .......


Well after a long break, I'm starting to find my mojo again and return to my colouring.  This digital stamp is called "Little Mermaid" from the Etsy seller "digistampatelier". Coloured with Copics of course :)



Thursday, 1 October 2015

Design Team Update

As from 30 October, I have decided to (reluctantly) relinquish my position on the Slinky Tart Design Team for purely personal reasons and the need for a change.
 
I have been struggling keeping up to speed with working full time, being a soccer mum to two young boys, running a clean functioning house, fulfilling my DT role and being active behind the scenes and have felt like I needed some timeout.  I first started colouring because of anxiety and depression and I am feeling the affects of increased anxiety of late which puts me under more pressure.
 
I still love the brand and will follow the girls and friends that I have made through Slinky Tart.  I will still colour the odd pinup from time to time as I dooooo love pinup art.
 
I will still be around, just having a rest and colouring at a different pace xx
 
A big thank you to Tamara, Slinky Tart Artist for her belief in me as a colourist and the amazing opportunity to work alongside her.  Mwah xx

Saturday, 19 September 2015

A New Colouring Book for Slinky Tart - Volume II

Hey everyone.  Another colouring book has been released from Slinky Tart.  I am again honoured, that Tamara has used one of my coloured images on the front cover.  She looks kinda awesome don't ya think :)
 
 

 
The image used is "Double Dutch".

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

A couple more slinkies.

I have just realised that I haven't uploaded my last few colourings with Slinky Tart.  So here are a few images to help get you inspired :)  I do love the rockabilly image on the right.  She is a fave xx
 
 
Miss Smexy                                  Rockabilly Tanya


 

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Loving that Cocktail ......

Today I am showcasing a brand new image I have coloured for the Slinky Tart store.  Welcome "Stacey" to the collection of amazing images.
 
 
(My background is added through Picmonkey)
 
 
This artwork was a commissioned piece for the Artist's friend, named Stacey. 
 
 
She looks as though she is having a fab time and I really would like to jump in that cocktail :)
 
 


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

A couple of remakes ........ from Slinky Tart

Hi fellow bloggers,
 
Today I am showcasing two images that have undergone some minor cosmetic surgery and boy have they come up a treat.
Slinky Tart is the new creation from what used to be called The Stamping Chef.  The artist Tamara van Wijk has a huge collection of her older stamps which she is now giving the Slinky Touch too (not all, just some).
 
For example:  Here is the older version of "Milkshake Anyone?"
 
 
And here is my finished piece with the newly modified image using a background from Picmonkey.  I must say I am really fond of this image, she will make a great card.
 
 
 
 
The second image is "Happy Birthday Mr. President".
 
 
And here is the new re-created Slinky image with my Marilyn inspired colouring (with a subtle background) :)
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.  Stay tuned for more Slinky fun.
 
 

Monday, 3 August 2015

Culinary Claire 2.0

Hi all.  Today I am showcasing two colourings of the same image that was being trialled/considered for a particular Slinky Tart project.  Now that this project has taken off in a different direction, I can now place them on my blog.
 
This image is called Culinary Claire 2.0.  She was one of the first Slinky images to enter the Slinky Tart shop.  It's interesting how different the same image can look coloured differently.  I think I prefer the image with the strawberry red hair, hanging out in her kitchen :)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 1 August 2015

New Slinky Tart Colouring Book

Hi everyone.  Tonight I am really excited to announce that my friend Tamara van Wijk, the owner and artist of Slinky Tart has just released her very first Colouring Book, Volume 1.

Here is the cover of her Colouring Book which she has called "The Naughty colouring book for Adults ....... and men" lol.  Her images inside are just amazing and contain all my favourites from her collection.

If I may take a little moment (to have a little brag), I was really fortunate that Tamara asked to use my colouring of her fabulous image called "Super Spandex".  I feel really honoured to have been part of her project.  Sometimes I can't believe that my little colouring hobbie has linked me to some amazing people all around the world and we share the love and therapy of colouring and crafting together.  Can't believe I only found my passion in this area some 4 years ago.



The Colouring book will be available through Amazon next week and she has also released her book in Createspace here at:   https://www.createspace.com/5650856 .

I will update my blog regularly with any new links to how you can grab or download a copy of this wonderful Colouring Book.

Grab your pencils, crayons, Copics or whatever it is you love to colour with as I'm sure you'll have loads of fun bringing these pin-up images to life.

I have coloured many of Tamara's images so if you browse through my blog you will find some colouring inspiration.

Creative and colouring hugs xxxxx Denise

Thursday, 30 July 2015

DT Inspiration Slinky Tart - 31 July 2015

 
Well hello there fellow bloggers and happy Friday to everyone xx
 
As part of my DT contribution for the Slinky Tart Team, I get to showcase the fun and fluffy image called "Snowman CPR".  Whilst I coloured her in the lovely frozen blue and aqua colours, I have also seen her coloured in Xmas colours and she looks just as amazing.  Perfect image for that wintery, snowy Christmas.
 
But I wanted to have her in a gorgeous wintery, snow-flaked, icy wonderland with her cutesy snowman.
 
And then trying to find the right sentiment become somewhat tricky.  Then all of a sudden this just popped into my head.  Does anyone else struggle with finding the right words, I certainly do?
 
This image is coloured with Copic markers.
 
 
 
My card is about as fancy as I get.  My craft stash is super limited.  I have lots of paper, ribbon, washi tape and some embelishments, but I really have no clue even how to use some to the amazing products that you can buy.  When some of the other design team girls are chatting about certain products, it just goes way over my head lol.  My passion is colouring, and making a card for me is kept quite simple.
 
Watermark and boarder added through Picmonkey.
 
The Slinky Tart DT are having a little break now but we'll be back real soon with some more new Slinky inspiration.  Come over to the facebook page where there is lots of activity and smexy pin-up art happening.
 
Have a great weekend everyone xxx


Sunday, 26 July 2015

Just getting my Smexy Pin-up Art on ......

 
Last week I coloured three new shop previews for the Slinky Tart store.
 
The first image is "Tangie" who (I think) may have been one of Tamara's first smexy pin-up images.  She is a doll (and she is workin' it lol).
 
 
 
The next image is called "A Classic Tail".  A fabulous image for those mermaid loving crafters and colourists out there.  I did have fun colouring her (especially her lower back and bottom).  I have had some requests for her colour combos so I endeavour to upload these real soon, I promise.
 
 
 
And the third image is a brand new one called "Strike ...... you're out!".  She is definitely working toward a home run this little gem.
 
 
Backgrounds and watermarks through Picmonkey.