Clean and simple fox


Like the dragons, this fox was coloured for the critters lesson in Sandy Allnock’s Copic Jumpstart class and I am really happy with the fur texture I managed to create. It is possible to get really fine lines with a Copic marker, but you do need a very light hand to do it…

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Thinking of you: Rainbow lacy flowers

Rainbow lacy flowers

This was created on 14th July: day 10 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.

It’s hard to resist the opportunity to colour a rainbow and this lacy flower stamp just cried out for layers of colour. This was also a bit of an experiment to see how well colouring would work on the pearlised card — answer: surprisingly well, I did not expect the effect to be as nice as it is.

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Sunset silhouette flowers

Sunset silhouette flowers

This card was created on 5th July: day 1 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.

This design had been on my list of things to try for ages — a simple blended panel with silhouetted images over the top — but nearly all my flower stamps were outline images and I didn’t want to have to colour them in black (actually, to be completely honest, it really didn’t occur to me that I could colour them in, I just had it in mind that I needed solid stamps). Then I spotted the fresh cut flowers set and that was just perfect for this style.

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Thinking of you: Girl on swing

girl on a swing

I love challenges that push me to do something that I don’t normally do and the latest challenge from The East Wind has done just that. I’m sure I’ve thought about using paper piecing before, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never actually done it. The scariest part of this was printing the digi — I had visions of massive paper jams as the patterned paper either wrinkled up or came adrift from the carrier sheet in the printer — but I taped it down really well and it all printed with no problem.

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Thinking of you: Artist Mae

thinking of you

Another catch-up post; this card was originally made on February 12th as part of the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.

This is the coloured pencil version of my “colouring on kraft” trial. I find pencils to be physically much harder work than Copics, but I do like the results so I shall persevere, occasionally… The Copic version is over here for comparison.
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Thinking of you: Monkey

monkey card

Some months I am inspired and organised early on, some months it’s a last-minute dash to come up with an idea and get a card created, and then there are months like this one where I had a pretty good idea what I was going to do soon after getting the new challenge image, but other things conspired to prevent me from making it until now.

After creating some quite time-consuming cards for the challenge over the last few months, I wanted to keep it a bit simpler this time. I have to be honest, monkeys are not my favourite critter, but this one is surprisingly cute once it’s been coloured.

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