This is a double DT post so first up we have a new challenge over at BEARLY MINE CHALLENGES and we want to see Ribbon & Pearls. There are a number of prizes up for grabs: Bearly Mine Designs - 2 Digi sets of the winner's choice, Crafty Emma - offering Memory Box Fernbrae Paper Pad 6x6, Kenny K - 5 Digi's of the winner's choice, The Ribbon Girl - a selection of cut lengths of ribbon, pins, dewdrops
For the first one I have used a new digi image by Sara Burrier called Noon from Crafts & Me and have gone for a very pastel whimsey look using a base of promarkers then mostly Derwent Coloursoft pencils. I've painted over the wings with an iridescent blue pearlex watercolour paint. The image is actually 3 I've put together, the swing and tree are from Make it Crafty. I don't normally do pastels but I loved the new papers so wanted to use them :)
Papers on this one is a new pretty set by Bearly Mine Designs called Spring Flight which is a collection of pastel tones including various flying creatures such as butterflies, dragonflies and bees, its a gorgeous set. I've also used some heart printed organza ribbon and some flowers from wild orchid
I've painted over the wings with an iridescent blue pearlex watercolour which only shows when tilted in the light :)
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******************************************Next up is the new challenge at PASSION FOR PROMARKERS and this week the theme is Coffee & Cream! I must admit my heart sunk when I saw the theme as I love my bold colours and wasn't looking forward to it one bit so I decided on a sketch (Sketch saturday) and thought I'd also do the same image as above. The original of this image is a very blonde little girl but every time I looked at her I could see a little black girl instead so both of these designs are in afro-caribbean skin tones. I enlarged and cropped the image and coloured with promarkers (Vanilla base, tan, caramel, burnt sienna with the cool greys and a touch of brown in the hair) I used the same colours throughout and added a little bit of coloursoft pencil for depth and texture. I've edged the image with distress ink in antique linen and vintage photo also distressing the scallops on the bottom.
Papers are Bearly Mine again from designer extreme 3 disc for the backgrounds and stampin up and MME. Pearls are coloured with promarkers to match. I was going to leave it as an open greetings card but spotted its STITCHYS BIRTHDAY BASH so went for the birthday theme :)
Samuel Taylors also have a monthly challenge and they're asking for copic or promarker creations so here's mine :)
Hope you can pop over and join in with this theme, I wasn't too keen at all but have to say really enjoyed making this one and surprised myself that I quite like that colour combo!
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