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

Tulipa

New year, new cards. This is the second one I have made this year. (I will put up the other one later in the week.) There is a design team call going over at Art by Mi Ran. I had decided against entering as the entries they have so really quite good, but when I woke up this morning I thought ‘meh, why not’. It was an excellent excuse to colouring up an image instead of doing other stuff this morning anyway!

One of the things I wish to work on this year is my colouring. I feel I am improving, but it’s going to take a lot of practice to get anywhere near as good as I’d like, heh. I am still going through the skin and hair class over at Kit and Clowder, and it is just great! I hope to find enough time to finish that classes this month! (And maybe start on the clothing one after..)

I have, obviously, used an Art by Mi Ran image, it is called Tulipa. I have coloured it in with copics, but instead of using black and grey for the hair I have used the BV20s. The pink paper I have used is from a Tim Holtz pad (hey, at least I remembered one of them!) and the blue was some left over paper I had that seemed to fit perfectly. I have used distress ink on the base of the card and butterflies by Noor Design. All the flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts, as always. The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley stamp.

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As I changed my mind and decided to enter in said DT call, I guess I should provide some additional half useful information! The reason I decided to apply is that I love Mi Ran’s images, they are so very pretty! As you can see from the art I have used on the cards in this post, I am particularly fond of the cropped images.They are also a bit challenging to colour, at least for me, and therefore an excellent way to practice getting better, I think. I would love to show off these lovely images as a part of their team. As I am not on any design teams at present I would be able to fully devote my spare time to this design team. Here are a couple of other cards I have made with Mi Ran’s images, one of which I entered in their challenges and won a guest design spot, and the other I made for said guest spot. (Both cards are linked to their own posts.)

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I have also entered it into the Art by Mi Ran facebook challenge.

Winter walk with friends

Keeping with the Christmas card theme, to get them all posted up. I delayed posting them at the start of December, as I didn’t want to put them up before giving them away, and then Christmas came around and I wasn’t online much for two weeks. Oh well. Time to catch up!

This one is made with a Sylvia Zet digital image. She has unfortunately closed down her online shop and her images are now only available in pre-coloured versions or rubber stamps. I wish I had paid more attention and purchased some more before she took the shop down.. Oh well. I have coloured it in with copics. The flowers are all Wild Orchid crafts, and I have used Martha Stewart punchers, glitter glue, frantage and various bits from my stash.card306_1

Presents for the baby deer

Another card made with a pre-coloured Wild Rose Studio topper. It is so cute! I added some frantage for extra snow. The snowflakes are made with a Tim Holtz die and a Martha Stewart puncher. The fence is made with a Magnolia die, which I added some white paint to. I also added some paint to the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to keep with the snowy effect.

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Baby elephant’s first christmas

Oh! Christmas has been and gone, and so has the new years celebrations as well. I hope you all had a good, peaceful and creative couple of weeks, with of course far too much food and surrounded by family and friends. I guess I should get all my Christmas cards posted here. At this rate it will be summer before I know it.. heh.

This card is made with an adorable prec-coloured topper by Wild Rose Studio, leaves and snowflakes by Martha Stewart, lace, big pearl and flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts, some rhinestones, frantage for snow and distress ink.

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