Christmas Series; How To Colour A Gingerbread Man

Hi Everyone
We are going to start a new series of colouring projects – as Christmas is is quickly approaching I’ll be showing you quick step by step instructions on how to colour some of our popular/favorite Christmas Digi Stamps. There may even be a Freebie digi available to download soon.

Which is you favourite Digi Stamp from our Etsy Shop? Let us know by commenting below

What You’ll Need;

* TWINKLE LANE DESIGNS – Gingerbread treats digi stamp
(AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM ETSY) ^
PROMARKERS
Ginngerbread man body; Tan / CINNAMON / Cocoa
Scalf & Icing; Ruby / TURQUOISE / cool grey 1
*COLOURED PENCILS FOR BLENDING & SHADING

Colour Palette?

I always like a bit of pinterest inspiration when it comes to colour’s to use on our digi stamps. For this one I just typed into the search ‘Christmas Colour Palette’ had a browser & this was the one that caught my eye – it possibly has something to do with the marshmellows & the mug

Let’s Start Shading; step by step guide

Step 1: I start off with a flat layer of colour – if your using promakers this would be ‘Tan’.
TIP; to get a nice even flat colour – shade the gingerbread man in one direction with the promarker – then go over him again in the opposite direction
Step 2: With ‘Cinnamon’ promarker your not going to shade in the traditional way – i.e making sure you know which direction the lights coming from – your just going to shade around the edge of the gingerbread man like I have above. Don’t worry if it looks a little messy right now.
Step 3: Now go around the edge with ‘cocoa’ promarker. This will make the edges of the gingerbread man look like they’ve caught a little while baking in the oven.
Step 4: Now to blend in all the shading go back over the gingerbread man with ‘Tan’ – the first colour used.
Step 5: Time to grab the coloured pencils & start shading – I’ve used a mustard colour, red/brown & dark brown – in simple circular motions – start shading over the promarker shading. I’ve gone for a look where the gingerbread man has slightly burnt around the edge & then browning has got lighter toward the middle.
Step 6: To finish off our lovely gingerbread man – I’ve used Ruby & Turquoise for his scarf. To put a little shading into the icing I’ve used Cool Grey 1.

Finished Coloured Digi Stamp

Cards Created using Gingerbread Treats;

1st Card: Twinkle Lane Designs / 2nd Card: Twinkle Lane Designs / 3rd Card: Helen Nile

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How To; Shade Autumn Girls Coat

Hello Everyone
We are back today welcoming Autumn in by giving you a step by step tutorial on how to shade the coat on our Autumn Girl Digi Stamp. We first released this digi in 2016 – the thing I love about her is the movement I’ve tried to capture – with the wind blowing her coat and hair. The leaves also swirling in the background.

You could cut around autumn girl or die cut her – this way you get her with or without the leafy background.

What you’ll need:

* TWINKLE LANE DESIGNS – AUTUMN GIRL DIGI STAMP
(AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM ETSY) ^
* PROMARKERS
COAT; HONEYCOMB / GINGER / BURNT ORANGE
HAIR; CARAMEL / BURNT SIENNA / CINNAMON
SCALF & BOOTS; CARDINAL RED / RUBY / BURGUNDY
UMBRELLA; COOL GREY 4 & 5
SKIN; ALMOND / PUTTY / DUSTY PINK
*COLOURED PENCILS FOR BLENDING & SHADING

Choosing a colour palette;

Since we are colouring ‘Autumn Girl’ Digi I thought I’d go for an autumn colour palette. To choose my colours I often hop on over to pinterest & find a nice colour palette on there. Just like this one which inspired the colours I have used;

How To Tutorial; Let’s start shading

Step 1: to start lay a flat colour of the lighter shade to the coat. If using promarkers this will be Honeycomb
Step 2: decide which side the light is coming from so you can create shading – mine is from the right side, so shading will be on the left. I’ve gone around the coat putting in darker area where I think direct light will not hit – with promarker Ginger.
Step 3: with Burnt Orange I then go in with darker shading to add more depth. This is will be in similar places as the Ginger. Once I’m happy with that I’ll go back in with Ginger I pop more some shading in.
Step 4: to blend all the colours in – go back over the whole coat with your first colour (Honeycomb). You can now see there are you darker shading with some really light patches where the light will hit the fabric directly.
Step 5: to finish off the image I then use coloured pencils to add more shading & to make the colour pop a little more. Try & use similar shades of pencils to the alcohol markers as you can.

Finished Coloured Digi Stamp

Why not try it yourself – get your Autumn Girl Digi HERE – tag us on Instagram @twinkle_lanedesigns or use the hashtag #twinklelanedesigns

Cards Created using autumn girl

1st Card: Twinkle Lane Designs / 2nd Card: Pamela P. / 3rd Card: Mowbray Designs

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*Please note this is how I colour and shade & all opinions & instructions are my own. I’m not promoting any brands these are just the brands on alcohol markers and pencils I use.

New Card Designs – Get Well Soon & Anniversary

We’ve been working on some new card designs over the last weekend using some of our digi stamps – which we wanted to share with you all. Two different occasions – both to brighten up someones day.

Get Well Soon Sunflowers

For our card – we’ve used our ‘Single Sunflower‘ digi stamp, printed it in two different sizes & then cut the stalk off – leaving the flower head. For the backgrounds I’ve layered up gold mirror card, yellow card, one of patterned papers from our ‘Honey Bees‘ paper pack & then with a plain white piece of card – I’ve die cut hexagons to reveal the paper underneath.

After shading in the sunflowers with promarkers and coloured pencils – I’ve finished the card off with a stamped sentiment – hexagon shapes, glitter around the edge of the white card & a stamped bumble bee. A really bright & cheerful card to wish someone well.

Happy Anniversary Heart

I shaded the ‘Floral Heart‘ digi stamp when I first release it earlier this year – but was unsure what card to make with it. I then got a commission from a lady I work with for a anniversary card for her mum and dad – & thought this digi would be perfect for it.

I wanted to design something simple – so the background I made using a embossing folder. Cutting frames in red and gold – to match the colours in the floral heart. Them to add a little interest into the background – I’ve used a lacey square die (I think it’s by x-cut) & stuck it on with a double sided sticky sheet & rubbed a white sparkly glitter in.
Finishing touches include adhesive gems, the happy anniversary sentiment & glitter. I also edged the white pieces of card with a gold metallic pen.

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1000 Sales – Card Challenge!

This week we hit 1000 sales in our Etsy Shop and that is thanks to all our lovely customers and followers – we are so over whelmed as some of you may know I run this small business while working as a machinist during the normal working week – I started Twinkle Lane Designs mainly because I was wanting to add something a little different to the card I created, then friends and family asked if I’d print some of the designs for them too – I opened my Etsy Shop not long after hoping you would all love the designs I created too. This year has been hard for everyone – especially with nothing much to look forward to & plans cancelled so this bit of good news this week has given me such a boost – so thank you!

We are going to be running some giveaways and competitions over the next month to celebrate & here is the first – why not join in with our ‘Anything Goes Challenge’ and you could win this lovely Christmas In July Digi Stamp & Paper bundle;

Here’s a little inspiration – just show some lovely Christmas Cards created using some of the items in the giveaway bundle.;

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One winner will be selected are random on Monday 27th July;

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Hanging Basket Digi Stamp Release

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all well?
We’ve been designing a new logo, giving the brand a refresh – some of you may have already seen it over on our facebook group. I also hinted about a new range of products we are developing – it maybe a few weeks before I can give you all any update, but I’m very excited about the new step for Twinkle Lane Designs.

Here is our New Release ‘Hanging Basket’ Digi Stamp. Full of beautiful flowers and foliage.
I’ve been wanting to design a hanging basket for a while – but this is the prettiest I have design so far. Great to shade in as many different colours as you like, with petunia’s, pansies daisies and many more pretty flowers.

SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/2YHjW03

Cardmaking Samples;

Mowbray Designs has created this pretty card, using pixie powders behind the lacy die cut. She’s then shaded the new Hanging Basket digi stamp & placed into the centre of the die cut shape. Finishing the card off with pink adhesive gems, a die cut sentiment & a lace bow.

For our samples we’ve made this vibrant card in purple and green shades. We’ve printed the digi stamp off at full size – shading it in with pro-markers and coloured pencils, die cutting it out with oval nesting die & a spellbinders lacy die in the background. To make the leafy background we’ve used an embossing ink & wow powders. To finish the card we’ve stamped a sentiment, added glitter around the edges, adhesive gems and an organza bow.

Also New To Etsy;

Have you had chance to take a look at some of our other new items recently added to the Etsy Shop – we’ve been creating beautiful floral frames with some of the newer flowers which are also available as digi stamps.

Anemone Flowers

We hope you are all doing well & keeping yourself busy crafting through this time.
We are back with a brand new design – which we hope you’ll love.
Anemone flowers are a favourite among many gardeners – these pretty flowers have open cup-shaped flower heads & they come in a small selection of colours.
For our new digi stamp design we have hand drawn the flower bouquet in a half circle – then added two separate flower heads to the A5 page so you can layer them on-top of the main floral digi stamp.

SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/3dvc2Mt

Card Samples

Mowbray designs has created this beautiful lacy effect shaped card – to showcase the new anemone digi stamp. Using a colour palette of white, purple & lilac – this is a real eye catcher. Using lace dies for detail & simple matt and layering in the centre & then adding the flower digi in the middle. Finishing off with a die cut sentiment and pearl gems.

For our card sample we’ve used an A5 card for the base. Printed off two sets of the anemone digi stamp – shading them in with promakers and pencils for shading. Then we’ve used one of the floral circles digital papers from our shop (https://etsy.me/3cu9mgD) – glittered around the edge & matted it onto a contrasting mirror card. To create the centre part – I’ve layered different sized & coloured ovals – embossing the silver mirror layer to give a little texture. Once I’d stamp the sentiment with wow embossing powder – I place the anemone digi stamp around the edge for the the ovals and finished the card with gems.

Promarker colours used; Cerise, Berry Red, Cool Grey 1 & Violet

Big And Bold Cosmos Flower Head

Hi Everyone
Hope you are all well. I have been busy creating some new designs.
One of my favourite flowers in the summer months is the Cosmos flower – every year I make sure to plant some seeds in my garden which feature these pretty flowers. I’ve drawn this cosmos flower head in a bolder style than I usually do – but I love all the detail I’ve managed to capture with this flower.
With it being a single flower it is very versatile – as you will see from the card samples below, you can layer it, cut it or just leave it just as a whole.

Cosmos Flower Head Digi Stamp; SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/3as46cA

Card Sample from Mowbray Designs;

Mowbray Designs has created this beautiful, eye catching card. Using a shaped card – she has then die cut a frame & placed an colourful inked background behind this. Using the Cosmos Digi Stamp Tracey has printed it off multiple times – shading the flower in using gossip pens (which give them a real vibrant colour). She has then layered up the cosmos flower heads & off set each layer to give them height and depth. Finishing off with a sentiment and a contrasting bow. So lovely!

Twinkle Lane Designs Card Samples

For our first sample I printed off the Cosmos Flower twice & shaded them in with promarkers in lilac/purples (Lavender, Amethyst, Aubergine) & then to make the colours pop I’ve gone over the shading with coloured pencils & used a white pen to put in some hightlights. Using lilac and silver card for matt and layering, then used a white piece of embossed card for the background. I’ve cut both of the flowers in half & used foam pads and placed them on each side of the card to create a frame. I’ve placed the sentiment in the in the centre & finished the card off with white pearls.

For this card I’ve made a landscape A5 card. Mixing contrasting coloured cards – dark pink, pale pink and silver mirror. I’ve stamped around the edge of the dark pink card with a leaf stamp. The background card I created using winsor and newton inks with water & splashing them on. Again i’ve shaded the flower head in with promarkers and coloured pencils – then added glitter to make it sparkle. To finish off I’ve stamped a sentiment onto a strip of velum & stuck this in the centre.

Want to make quick cards?
We’ve hand shaded these cosmos flower heads in for you – so you can print & create lovely cards straight away!

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Blooming Sunflowers (Part2)

Last week we released a beautiful ‘Sunflower Bouquet’ Digi Stamp & Paper Pack (see part1 for more info) this week we are bringing you more lovely sunflowers goodies & even a freebie – to cheer up your day.
I know different people like different things from our stamps – so I designed a Sunflower just on its own – perfect to fussy cut or die cut to make stunning cards for any occasion. Don’t forget it’s Mothering Sunday here in the UK tomorrow – so this stamp would be perfect if you need something for a last minute project.
At the moment I think we all need a little something to brighten up our days!

Single Sunflower Digi Stamp – SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/3bd5S1S

Card Projects – to inspire those crafty projects

Mowbray Designs has kept her card bright and bold using Green, White and Gold as her three main colours for this card. She has used two of the Sunny Sunflower Papers – breaking the checked pattern up with a centre strip of stripe sunflowers. Die cutting the digi stamp and sentiment and finishing off with pearls and a organza bow. Simply a lovely card.

Helen has guest designed for us this time – creating this beautiful card. The shaded digi is really the central focal point on the card – using two of the bold pattern papers from our Sunny Sunflower paper pack, to create a half and half card & satin ribbon across the centre. Helen has also gone for a simple colour palette of Black, Yellow and Green. Finishing off with card candi and a sentiment.

For the card I created with the ‘Single Sunflower’ Digi Stamp – I wanted to keep it fairly simple – bold and fresh was the look I was going for – with a limited colour palette. I started with die cutting the edge of my A5 with a decorative die. Down the opposite side I’ve used one of the papers from our Sunny Sunflowers Paper Pack, place a matching piece of green card down the edge & then embossed out die cut piece of white card with a Sue Wilson embossing folder. Shading the Digi in with pro-markers and coloured pencils – die cut this & layered it with a plain piece of yellow card. Finished off with a sentiment & gems.

Do you want to make quick cards? Our new Sunflower Digi Stamps – now come in a pre-coloured version too. Both stamps in one pack available – for simple & fast download, print and create projects.
SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/2xb6PJw

SUNFLOWER FREEBIE

As promised at the start of the blog – we are offering all our lovely customers and followers a sunflower freebie page – to brighten up your day. So if your needing tags for a gift or a bookmark – while your reading all those novels being stuck indoors, simply head on over to our facebook group & join us & download this free page today
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We’re Back Blogging; New For 2020 So Far….

We apologize for for the lack of blog posts for the last few months – life has been hectic! We have been creating new products & uploading them to our Etsy Store. We’ve also been featured again in Making Cards Magazine for ‘International Women’s Day’ which is coming up on Sunday 8th March.
All female character digi stamps will be on a special 25% discount on 08/03/2020 simply visit out Etsy Shop on that day to get discount.

FEATURED: Regency Girl Digi Stamp featured in Feb addition of Making Card Magazine

New Releases for 2020
Digi Stamps

Floral Heart Digi Stamp – SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/3cv07hB
Floral Birdcage Digi Stamp – SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/2PKi6XG

Tulips a beautiful spring flowers & now a new addition to our shop a favourite of yours.
SHOP NOW: https://etsy.me/2VMxczA
The card on the right is a wonderful creation by Mowbray Designs – using a yellow to give a bright spring feel.

New Digital Frames

Floral Trail Frames – SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/2IkwCkB
Knitting Frames – SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/2PKZkPI


Coloured Digi Clipart Bundles

We recently released our first Digi Clipart Bundle. ‘Baby Love’ featured 28 coloured elements and 4 digital papers. All the elements have been hand coloured & digitized – great for cardmakers and scrapbookers!
We’ll have more kits to come over the next few month.

SHOP BABY LOVE HERE: https://etsy.me/2TlxzQ6


Pre-coloured Digi Stamps

We often ask our facebook followers what you would like to see more of in the shop – pre-coloured versions of our black and white digi stamps have been requested many times. Now we’ve started to add more selection to the shop including hand shaded versions of our beautiful mermaids

SHOP MERMAIDS HERE:
https://etsy.me/2wsmBPF


We’ve got some beautiful new digi stamps and papers come to the shop very soon – can’t wait for you all to see them – you may have even seen a sneak peek of some of them over on our social media pages.
If there is anything you’d like to see in our Etsy Shop comment below and let us know….