Wednesday, 2 February 2011

A Water Challenge & A Mermaid!

I'm catching up *again* lol!  Actually I think I've pretty much caught up and tonight I'm going to do absolutely nothing but put my feet up and cabbage in front of the telly!

I have a couple to show ya here and I'll start with the new soon to be released stamp by Jasmine Becket-Griffith at Crafts & Me and this one is Pearl Swirl Mermaid.
I took a break from the norm with this one and coloured nearly all with PENCIL! Now dont die of shock lol!  I've been playing with them and the only way to get better is to use them and practice eh!  I put down some ivory and blush promarkers on the skin but the highlights and the rest is pencils.  I've used some sakura stardust pens to add sparkle too, she's mounted on starburst stains, the white paper lace is iridescent and if you look closely I wrapped a load of turquoise blending filaments on the base of the card.  The pearls I put in with sakura souffle :)

Hope you love her as much as I do!  Would like to enter her into...

Next up its a water challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, you must use water (a product you add water to or containing water i.e H2o's, starburst stains, cosmic shimmers, water colour pencils etc)  For this one I had a play with Jasmine's Pink Lightning and gave her a more grunge look with heavy eye make up.  The wings are coloured with sakura stardust so is the dress.  The background is starburst stains overstamped with the hero arts flourish stamped with acryllic paint and the black bubbles across the centre are stamped with brilliance.  Image was coloured with a mix of promarkers and pencil.
Hope you can come join our watery challenge!

Tilted in the light :)

Would like to enter this into...


Grenouille Greetings said...

2 stunnning makes! Beautifully coloured images and fabulous design. Love the background paper in No. 2. Warmest wishes, Lesley

LouDotMac said...

Both outstanding cards. My fave has gotta be the first one, what have you done with her hair girl?! It looks so realistic.

I love them both. Your pencil work doesn't need much practice as far as I can tell - you've nailed it!!

Lou Mac. xo

Marie said...

Great cards! They are both smashing! Love all the rich colors. Looks stunning!
Love n hugs

Eiglas said...

Love this vibrant effect Vix - especially that lovely watery background - excellent! Super card as always Hunni!

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Vixy two stunning cards I love the dreamy look of both your images and the water feeling is spot on. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Wow - 2 really striking cards Vix, love the colouring.

Nicki, xx

Kristine Reynolds said...

WOW what striking images! Great cards!

Thanks for joining us this week for our Sparkle and Glitter challenge at the Rubber Cafe.


Sue said...

Hi ya
wow two fabulous cards, awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & design, sue,x

Lin said...

I swear everytime I come over here you have created yet something else to make my jaw drop. In the first card it feels like you are looking right into her through those beautifully alive eyes and the bottom one with the stains is just yummy.

Lin xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Vix, WOW! these are both stunning. Your colouring is incredible and love the beautiful images.

Donna x

tt.scraps said...

You are AMAZING!!!! I love both fave is that gorgeous mermaid!

Juls said...

OH MY WORD WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Vix, these are just utterly amazing!!! I just adore these...especially the 1st one, your colouring is amazing!! Its definatly magical!!! Hugs Juls

BethieJ said...

Both your cards are FANTASTIC! Great coloring on both!
Thanks for joining us at PIO this week! Have a GREAT day!

Marianne said...

Wow, this is so GORGEOUS!!!
Your coloring is just perfect!!!
Thank you so much for joining Sketchy Colors, and lots of luck!
Hugs, Marianne:)

sgc said...

OMG woman! Can you color! Both of these cards are beautiful. Wish you could give me lessons:) Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos.

Cecelia said...

Beautiful cards! Love your coloring and the ribbon is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at ABC.

Hugs x
Cecelia B

Anonymous said...

Two fabulous cards Vix. Oh how I love those starburst stains but I don't think I will risk looking at them for a long, long time, lol. xx

Lynn said...

My two fav colours brought together by this beautiful little fairy image!! Love your card:0)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
Lynn xx

Helen said...

Beautiful cards!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Lindsey said...

Oh wow! Your colouring is absolutely stunning! What a fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at FnF this week x