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Monochromatic

It is right in the middle of Easter and it is time for a new challenge over at Copic Marker Norge. This time around the theme may be a bit more challenging, it is monochromatic. I think it was fun, though, although I cannot recall if I have ever tried to colour in black and white before.. maybe once? hmm. The only problem I’ve had is when I’ve coloured it in, it’s hard to take a photo that will show all the nuances in the colouring, but hey can’t win them all..

The image I’ve used for this is by Make It Crafty. I’ve cropped the girl so it’s possible to see the details when coloured with only a few markers. I’ve used Copics, as always. The paper is from Papermania, sentiment from Lili of the Valley, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the punchers are Martha Stewart ones.

And a side on view.

Copics used: W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, 100

Fairy Freya

Another month, another Art by Mi Ran progressive challenge. Pop over to Art by Mi Ran’s Facebook group for details on how to join in the challenge and how to obtain the image. The adorable image will also be available in Art by Mi Ran’s shop in May. Her name is Fairy Freya.

Some of the papers are by Lili of the Valley. They’ve all been painted around the edges. Butterflies are from Noor Design, the flowers and deep red ribbon are by Wild Orchid Crafts and the lace is from Live and Love Crafts. The card base shape is made with dies by Go Kreate.

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Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, R20, (hair) C1, C3, C5, C7, (dress and flowers) RV10, R81, R83, R85, R89, (branch) E42, E44, E47, G82, G99, (wings) BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, V09, Y00, Y04, Y08, (sky) B0000, B000, B91

Sweet Sally

It is time for another of the popular Art by Mi Ran progressive challenges! To find out what these are, and to take part, please visit the ABM Facebook Group. If you’d rather purchase the image without taking part, then you’ll have to wait until next month and you’ll find her in the shop.

As always I coloured her up with copics. This time I added some bricks and a back to stop her from floating mid air surrounded by white.

The sentiment stamp is by Lili of the Valley and the flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts.

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Colours used: (hair and shoes) E50, E53, E55, E57, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (outfit) G40, G82, G94, G99, C1, C3,

Talkative Tracy

Yesterday was Friday, the first this month. That means Art by Mi Ran’s facebook group has started its new progressive challenge! This month we are playing with Talkative Tracy. As usual the progressive challenge works as follows: You purchase the image for this month’s challenge (unless you participated in October) and make a project with it which you enter into the challenge album. Once you have participated you will recieve next month’s image for free upon request and this carries on until you choose to not enter one month, at which point you have to purchase the next image to join in again. Anybody can join in at any time. It is great to see the variety of projects created using the same image! If you’d rather not participate then you can simply wait a month and purchase the image in Mi Ran’s shop.

I actually used various scrap paper I had laying around for this card and painted the edges with acrylic paint. I used Martha Stewart punches and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers along with Mi Ran‘s gorgeous image which I coloured in with copics.

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The colours I used are as follows: (hair and boots) E53, E55, E57, E59, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (jeans) W1, W3, W5, W7, (jumper and phone) 100, C1, C3, C5, C7, B0000

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers – Anything goes
Try it on a Tuesday – Lots of Layers
Incy Wincy Designs – Anything goes
Craft your Passions Design – Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl – Anything goes

Heart-strings

As the year is a bit awkward for doing challenges every 4 weeks and still only 12 a year, the July challenges at Mi Ran’s facebook group lasted two weeks longer than normal, so for 6 whole weeks. It gave us all a bit of a summer holiday and everyone on their holidays had more time to enter. Win/Win if you ask me! As it is time for the first August Challenge, it means it’s time for the progressive challenge! It’s fun too as we get more entries each month! The thing about the progressive challenge is that you join the facebook group and sign up for the progressive challenges, once you enter the challenge you will automatically recieve the image for the next challenge! How neat is that?! So come join up and join in! If you’d rather just purchase the image in Mi Ran’s shop, you can do so next month once the challenge is over. This is what I made for this month’s challenge.

I struggled a bit with the image, so instead of making it easy for myself.. I waited until the last minute, decided to try dip dyed hair for the first time and do something I hardly ever do: make a very simple CAS card using my own colouring. As I have a terrible habit of doing things backwards, I’ll try Kit and Clowder’s dip dye tutorial in their skin and hair class tomorrow.

The sentiment is by Pink Pettycoat. I added some rhinestones to jazz it up.

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