Out of the Darkness and Happy New Year!

 Hello and welcome to my craft room :)

It's been a while (almost six months in fact) since I posted anything on here. I love blogging as a way to record my arty-farty adventures and share them with anyone who's interested, but for a while there life got in the way and my little blog was pushed to the side because I just didn't have the time for everything I wanted to do. 

Now that things have settled a bit, a new year has just begun and my head is bursting with arty-farty ideas - I think it's time to dust off the old blog and make a fresh start, recording my creative endeavours from the very beginning of 2022. So, here we go ...

Saturday 1st January 2022

Had a go at the December Scrawlr Challenge - "Out of the Darkness". The supplies for this month included three metallic Spectrum Noir paint markers, a matt black Posca paint pen, a pink Moonlight Gelly Roll, a Derwent sketching pencil and a pad of square black card tiles by Art Gecko. To meet the challenge you're only supposed to use the supplies in the box.

I really enjoyed using these markers on the black background. They are all completely opaque and worked together perfectly - if you let them dry between layers, they go over the top of each other beautifully, but if you're quick, you can use a cotton bud to blend them together or out into the background. 

This was a pretty quick piece as it was so small, it only took about an hour to finish. I'd already done the rough sketch as part of a work-up for another project. If you'd like to watch the process, you can find it on my You Tube channel - click here.

Thanks for visiting me today and here's to a happy, healthy and creative new year in 2022 - see you again soon! 

Annie xo