Friday, 1 February 2013

Having a little proud moment...

I've just found out that I was made a Featured Artist for my "These wings were made to fly" project over at the Anything But a Card challenge. I'm SO thrilled!  It really is nice to be picked for something like this as it gives your creative confidence a massive boost!

To save you scrolling through all my posts (although please do if you feel so inclined!) here is a pic of the finished project and if you want to see the details and a mini tutorial the link is here

I must confess that I'm itching to do another altered dress form soon -  it was such a fun project to do, I think I'll go shabby chic with the next one as I do love the vintage look, mind you the possibilities are endless aren't they?

On a completely different note I just wanted to share with you some Colouring In Therapy I have been doing over the past couple of weeks or so. My lovely Mum and the Mini Moonshines gave me some Copic Markers for Christmas and I have been having a very soothing and relaxing time practising my colouring technique. (At the moment Colouring In is my go to stress buster. I simply ink up a stamp (Molly Blooms being my absolute favourite for this) and colour my worries away (OK Copics aren't cheap but I'm sure they're better for me than chocolate!)

Here are my first efforts - and even if I do say it myself I don't think they're too bad for a beginner!

The faces of the next two images were coloured using Promarkers (before I got my Copics) and although they are nicely shaded the complexions are a bit washed out looking. (The clothes are Copics.)

I LOVE this Molly Blooms stamp! The jeans are coloured with Promarkers and everything else is Copics. You can see that the complexions are much warmer with the Copics.

A couple of close ups of Molly with wings just to show how using a white gel pen really adds fantastic highlights to the finished piece. (The red of the heart and candy cane are Promarkers)

If you've ever looked at other artists cards and coloured stamped images and wished you could do it too - you can! There are loads of colouring with Copics/Promarkers tutorials on YouTube and at the end of the day - if it all goes horribly wrong just re stamp your image and try again - it's only paper and felt tips!

Hope to see you soon


  1. It's fab well done, and how busy have you been all those lovely images! Elizabeth x

  2. Congratulations on you Award.
    Your colouring skills make me look as though I am still in Reception Class (if I've got that far). Beautiful.


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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