Here comes the bride

I may not be posting a whole lot yet, but I am certainly back into crafting, mostly colouring! The mojo is back and I have coloured in a few images this month. Here is one of them, and by the end I was surrounded by markers as I never put them back in place until I am done with the image!

Last month I entered in a challenge on Mi Ran’s facebook group and I was chosen to be a Guest Designer for the challenge starting today. What an honour! I love Mi Ran‘s images and it was the perfect excuse to colour up a new one. I chose Princess for my project. Be sure to pop over and enter in the challenge!

The hair is what I am most pleased with. I have no idea how I managed as I haven’t gotten that far into the Kit and Clowder lessons yet. Trying to work with the basic skills after just watching the first couple of videos, and I am well happy how it turned out. I can’t wait to actually get to the lesson that covers this and see how much I did ‘wrong’, haha! It was fun trying to challenge myself before actually doing the class for this type of hair though! I am surprised how pretty it looks, and I am well chuffed! You know a class is great is when you can do just a couple of lessons and then be able to apply the technique to stuff you haven’t gotten to yet!

Anyway, I have used papers from Lili of the Valley, flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts, dies from Memory Box and Noor Design (with a dab of distress ink). On the image itself I have used rhinestones for ear rings, liquid pearls in the hair and down her back, as well as frantage and glitter around the image.

The copics I used are: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E44, E47, E49, E50, E53, E55, R20, R81, R83, R89, RV00, RV10, G82, G94, C1, C3, C5, C7, W0, W1, W2, W3, B000, B81, B83 and B85. Can you see how I was surrounded? haha.

Lastly I want to add that I have made myself a new watermark! I am quite pleased with how it turned out. Hopefully it will look just as good on darker cards!

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Thunder and lightning

Determined to enter in a challenge at the Kit and Clowder facebook group, I picked up my copics last night. It was probably not the greatest time of day to colour, but I do find that I do better contrasts and shadows when it’s not daylight, heh. I decided to colour in a challenging image, as it has a lot of hair and skin and that is the class I am following at K&C. To top it off, I chose one which should have a dark background, which I have done very few of in the past. Have to try, right? Heh.

I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, pink paper by Lili of the Valley, Noor Design leaves die and liquid pearls as well as some normal pearls. The gorgeous image is by Ching-Chou Kuik.

The following copics were used:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000 and R20
Hair: E57, E43, E53 and E50
Pinks: R89, R85, R83 and R81
Background: YG00, Y000, B87, B85, B83 and B81
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This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Kit and Clowder – 1 year anniversary

and I won! In the bravery category! I am so very pleased! Thank you!

Flowers for you, fluttering by.

This card was made on request a couple of months ago or so. It was to be reasonably plain with little froo froo, but I was allowed to go butterfly crazy (yey!). The flowers and pearl are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the pre-coloured image by Lili of the Valley, the ribbon by The Hobby House and butterflies made from Noor Design dies.

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Birthday cake

I have lost my motivation, completely. I have managed to make a handful of cards the past month, but that is about it. I’ve not felt like updating the blog, even though I have had photos ready to put up. However, it is time to snap out of it and carry on. So here is another card.

I have used a pre-coloured topper by Lili of the Valley, as well as lots of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Most of the other stuff is bits I have had laying about for quite a while, and lost the lables a long time ago.

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Green goth maiden

Finally weekend. My sinuses are none too happy so I suppose I will be spending most of the weekend with a bunged up head… Oh well, I guess I’ll get some crafting done, eh!

This card was made for a challenge at Kit and Clowder in their facebook group. You got this gorgeous free digital image by Ching-Chou Kuik and were to colour it in lilac and teal inspired tones. Look at all the butterflies it’s got! Yey! I think this is the first time I have ventured into the land of unusual hair colours. I coloured it all in with copics using mostly BG70s and BV0s for the teal and lilac shades. At the end I added some liquid pearls to the butterflies.

The papers are by Lili of the Valley and this pad fit the colours I used in the colouring perfectly. I have used a bunch of flowers and big pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts and made butterflies with some Noor Design dies. At the end I added a pearl row to give the butterflies a body, and gold glitter to the end of the wings so they tied in better with the ones I coloured in.

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This card has been entered into the following challenge:

Kit and Clowder – Green Goth Maiden colour challenge