New Release; Beautiful Chrysanthemum’s

Hi Everyone
We are back with a Brand New Release! You know we love our floral’s & we have a few lovely release to come very soon – but today’s is the wonderful Chrysanthemum’s, which look so beautiful shaded in. With Mother’s Day (UK) coming up soon this digi stamp would be perfect for a special card.

Download your Black & White version HERE

Card sample One

For the first sample I’ve gone bold and bright with oranges and yellows. Keeping it fairly simple with matt and layering & die cutting. To start I’ve stamped around the edge of of the card base with small flower from our Chrysanthemum Flower Head Polymer Stamps. Die cutting a piece of burnt orange mirror card & embossed it with a dotty check embossing flower (which I think is from Tattered Lace). To stay with the checked theme I’ve selected a paper from our ‘Sunny Sunflowers‘ Paper Pack.
After shaded the Chrysanthemum Digi Stamp – I’ve die cut – glittered the edge & pop foam pads on the back – & made the sentiment into a flag. Finishing off with some of our coloured mixed Pearls.

Sample Card Two

For the second sample we’ve created this gorgeous, eye catching purple Chrysanthemum card. I’ve folded a piece of A4 card in half to create an A5 card & then cut the front in half. Die cutting squares & turning them round to make a diamond shape – to place in the center. Using one of the ‘Elegant Florals‘ papers on the back part of the part matted onto purple card. For the left hand side of the card I’be used the remaining part of the purple card & used a strip embossed folder to add a little pattern and texture. Adding a little of our ‘Lilac Twinkle‘ Glitter & white pearls in the corners

Pre-Coloured Chrysanthemum’s
If colouring is not your thing or you just want to make quick cards – theses are perfect.
Download yours HERE


New Year – New Releases

Happy New Year to you all!
Here’s to 2021 & let’s just hope it’s better than the last. We have many exciting projects and events coming up for 2021 – some I can’t share with you at the moment, but keep your eyes out for updates over the next few months. We are also sponsoring lots of blog challenege throughout the year – so look out for everyones fabulous designs. I’ll pop a list below of the blogs we are sponsoring this month.

New Year – New Digi Stamp Designs

You all must know by now I love flowers – so I’m starting the new year off with early blooming flowers.
Snowdrops and Crocuses are for me that first sign spring is on it way & I’ve created a beautiful new digi stamp with a mix of them both.

Crocus & Snowdrop Digi Stamp Now Available To Purchase HERE

On the A5 sheet you will receive the main crocus and snowdrop digi stamp, a small crocus stamp and one sentiment. All new digi stamp now come in SVG format too!

I’ve used this design on the first page of my 2021 journal

Isn’t it pretty – to finish off the page I’ve stamped little circles in Gold Wow Embossing powders. Created a ombre January with promarkers & placed decorative washi tape over the punched holes – which match the shades of the crocuses.

Second New Release of 2021

The digi stamp isn’t our only new release for the new year – I’ve also designed some decorative frames used the crocuses and snowdrops. These are great for scrapbooking, journalling & cardmaking.
Aren’t they so pretty?

Crocus Floral Frames Now Available To Download HERE

January Blog SPONSORSHIP

Why not join in with the monthly blog challenges;
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge – http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/
Winter Wonderland Blog – http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/


Christmas Series; How To Colour A Gingerbread Man

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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

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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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