Friday, December 2, 2016

Just Add Ink #339 - Just Add a Sketch & a Graduation pic or two

Hello & happy Friday friends ~

I've been unexpectedly absent for a couple of weeks.  Most would know of the earthquakes frequenting my homeland of New Zealand over recent years.  Unfortunately this time someone very dear to me, and my family, died while evacuating her home.  Jo-Anne left behind two beautiful (adult) daughters and a loving partner.  It was a real blow and I've just been really sad.

Crafting is a great distraction when time allows, and so for the new sketch challenge Narelle has given us at Just Add Ink this week I got out my Copics and coloured this cute little Elf.  How sweet is he?

I'm not entirely sure I got my light source right, but I enjoyed the colouring process so I guess that's the main thing, right?  He's more vibrant in real life but I had to brighten my pic a bit so lost that in favour of less shadow.  There's lots of shimmer on that subtle yellow background.

The design team have created some gorgeous cards this week so do pop over to JAI and check them out.  You can link your own creation up there too.  Here's the sketch.

Well the countdown is on to Christmas, eeeeeek.  We've been flat out with Gorgeous Kid's formal, the twins preschool concert, and just yesterday their daycare week we have a preschool party, GK's awards presentation night and then his Year 10's all going on.

We did manage to get the tree up and decorated last night - whooop whooop that's kinda huge for me. I'm a bit bah humbug with all that stuff.  The Mister will have to decorate the house (yes we live in a street that is frequented A LOT at this time of year) next week as he's heading off camping with the kiddos this weekend - yay for me, I'm catching up with girlfriends, crafting, reading and generally just hanging out.  Soooo looking forward to it.

I really will be back with my roomie gifts from On Stage last month and one or two other shares as well.  Have an awesome weekend, and thanks for taking some time out of your day to visit me here.

Patrice x


  1. Fabulous card, Patrice! That elf gets me every time and your light source looks perfect! Great photos, too!

  2. I don't know how you whipped this up so quickly! It turned out super cuteI I love your colouring especially how the light gleams off his top and shoes - just awesome! xxx

  3. This is so cute P and I love that you're colouring has a halo effect and such shine to his hat and coat! And so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend too. Xo

  4. He's the cutest elf ever, P. I think you nailed the colouring & the soft background really looks like it's illuminating the little guy too. So clever. Hope you enjoyed your peaceful weekend.
    Hugs, Di


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