Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Its all about the hair colour challenge and DT Call!

Samantha here
Hello Challengers and Top Tip Tuesday Friends
Before we get onto the challenge.
We are also having a DT Call this fortnight.
We're looking for a few new members and would like to invite you to apply if you'd like to be considered to be part of our friendly and mad about crafting team.

The requirements of the team are simple:

You'd need to create a fortnightly crafting project in line with our themes, and share occasional tips and tricks in some weeks. You don't need to host a tutorial, although if you'd like to, then of course we'd be delighted,
but it's not necessary so don't feel pressured to do so. 

Most members also take a share in 'hosting' the challenge, and also picking the winner and top 3 projects, so it gives you a chance to get involved.

 We work to a commenting rota so hopefully all entries get comments!

You also get to work with sponsor images / products where they are offered, but again this is not compulsory if they are not to your taste, because we know that your creativity will not flow if you're not comfortable using something. 

So, would you like to be part of our friendly, chatty and creative team? 

How to apply for the DT Call .....

If you'd like to apply for the DT call, 

1) Please send me an email at:


2) DT Call in the Subject line

3) Include links to two of your favourite projects that you've created for one of our previous TTT challenges.

Your chosen projects can be any type of craft, 

but must be something you've submitted to a previous TTT challenge.
(it can be any previous TTT challenge, including this one)

Closing date will be the end of the current challenge

The successful applicants will be notified by email shortly afterwards.

Good luck, and we look forward to seeing your applications.

Now to our Challenge this time

The Challenge Theme I am choosing this time is

It's all about the Hair colour!

I want to see your best hair colouring
this can be male or female.

Our sponsor this week is The East Wind who are offering a 3 images to their store for the lucky winner:
Here's a little bit about The East Wind:
The artist behind The East Wind digital images is known as Unky LaStrange. Unky makes her home in British Columbia, Canada with her wonderful daughter, Aurora, the love of her life and source of much inspiration. She has been creating art since she was a child always allowing it to reflect her interests, humour, and love of all that is quirky. Her unique images run the gamut from the darkly humourous and sometimes creepy through the world of fashion-forward Lucy Loo to the sweet Aurora and Baby Aurora where life and people are good and beautiful. There are images to suit every taste, occasion, or whim at The East Wind

The Image I ( Deneen )  am using for this Tutorial is
Aurora hart flower

Card Size: 5.5" x 5.5"

There really is no wrong way to colour hair, this is just one way that I like to colour hair.  The Copic colours I used for the Tutorial are YR30, YR31, YR24 & E99.

The image of the girl (without the rose) measures approx. 3.5" x 2".
Just to give you an idea of how big an image I am working with.  There are a few extreme closeups to help you visualize what I am doing, so the flicks look gigantic, but they are not really that big. 

I forgot to mention that I turn my image as I work on it.  I like to flick in a sort of left to right, bottom to top direction.  So that means I will turn my image to accommodate that.  For example the photo above I would need to turn it sideways...with her face pointing up...to work on.

Our Fabulous Guest this time is
Sarah using Aurora Floral Kiss

True blonde hair

My tip is a colouring one that I live by.
Whenever I buy a new paper pad/digi collection I get out my Promarkers and make a swatch and/or write the names of the colours that are the best match and stick it to the cover. I  then prepare a couple of card layouts so that when the time comes all I have to do is colour up the stamped image using my colour guide. It means that there is no hunting around for suitable papers or colour matches after colouring your image.

Our Design Team

Brenda - Flower Fairy
Tip: When you have an oops moment look at it as a creative opportunity, not a mistake.  For instance sequins (wink wink), enamel dots, buttons and paper piecing can cover a multitude of booboos.


Lisa coming soon!

Lorraine - Aurora Spring Melody
TIP: To reduce the weight if you are layering lots of card stock and design paper's on to the front of your card try removing the inner portion of the mat behind the DP (called gutting) and leaving a frame to adhere your DP to, this way your card won't fall over when trying to stand it up.

Samantha - Aurora Daisy
My Tip is you can make your own sparkly dots
but using glue dots and ultra fine glitter.

Sue using Aurora Vine
My tip is to try something different... have a look at Pinterest for ideas on colouring hair - there are lots of real life examples of amazing hair that is in trend at the moment (I've popped a couple on my blog that inspired me when making this little lovely...) that translate to images that you can colour. Not only that but there are so many examples of images that people have coloured it's bound to give you plenty of ideas!

Vicky using Lucy Loo close up
Tip: I will share with you something that I have found out by watching a great youtube video.  I really love journaling and journals can get pricey.  Sometimes you find great journals at a reduced price at bookstores and such  this is the case of this one. However the pages are much thinner than the regular art/mixed media journals.  So my trick to you is glue 2 pages together(using a regular glue stick).  You can prep the entire book and then have fun.    And here's what I did with this book
I just love the proverb and cover!
 And here's the 1st journaling just for you for the hair colour!


Look forward to seeing what you all make and your AWESOME Hair colours!
Don't forget the DT call!
Hugs Samantha and the team

Animals - Winner and Top 3

Wow, another Top Tip Challenge wrapped up.  Brenda here, I want to thank you all for sharing your gorgeous, cute, creative, unique creations with us.  You make it tough for the poor soul choosing top three. 

Anyway, without further ado (and help from my daughter), here are my top three in numerical order.

#35 Kuni

#96 Renata

Our Top Tipper is:

#6 Gail

Her post was full of tips, but this is the one she designated:
"My tip to get snow with dimension and underlying shine: I used Ranger Glossy Accents then sprinkled more of that awesome Cool Glitter Ritz on it to give it a sparkle and dimension. Instead of the snow being all white, I have a translucent look."
And the Winner is:

82. Deonna B

You have won 3 images from Crafty Sentiments Designs.

Please email toptiptuesday@hotmail.co.uk to claim your prize.

You all did a great job on this challenge, I loved looking at all your creations.  Our new challenge will be up shortly.  Samantha will be hosting, so it's sure to be good and you won't want to miss the tutorial!