A big welcome to all of my lovely followers and visitors to my little space in the crafting world of blogland! I love colouring, drool over every embellishment and love to 'look' at papers (never mind using them) - some are just TOO good to use lol. I hope you enjoy your little wander through my creative world and would love to feel that I may have inspired some of you in some small way. Happy Crafting to you all and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Friday 30 May 2014

Art by Miran Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

Hiya everyone and a Happy Friday to you all.

It's that time again folks!  A fresh challenge is up and running at Artbymiran - can you believe we are already on Challenge #7?  Wow!! How time flies!

As always, it's an ANYTHING GOES challenge! All we ask is that you use a hand coloured image on your creation - a low down of the rules can be found here.

Today I'm sharing with you Little Garden Sally.  This little lady was part of a set which Mi Ran kindly offered as a freebie last week as a Member Celebration on our Facebook Group.  I hope you didn't miss out as she's truly a little beauty to colour up.

I made this card for my adorable little Granddaughter, Lola, who was 5 years old yesterday! Bless her little heart - she opened it, had an intake of breath and said 'Oh Nanny! It's soooo beautiful' Awww, how super sweet is that? Heehee!  

I did something a little different this time and used Prismacolor Pencils on the majority of my image - apart from her face!! How scary was this? I'm a Copic girl at heart, but have desperately wanted to try another medium for a while now.  Bought my new pencils a little while back and kept getting them out of the box, having a little scribble, then putting them back again! LOL.  It's not the greatest pencil colouring, but not too bad for a 1st attempt hopefully? ;)

I used Shabby Chic papers from Lili of the Valley and the gorgeous array of flowers and pearl flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The butterflies at her side are little wooden ones, which I coloured up and glittered.  The gorgeous pink butterfly and small clear domes are from my stash from donkeys' years ago - I had a little de-clutter of my craft room the other week and found them again LOL.

A little close up for you - as you can probably tell, more practice is needed with my pencils but at least I managed to actually colour a whole image this time with them instead of just scribbling heehee!

I hope you'll join us again for the challenge and check out my lovely DTeamies' creations too whilst you're there.  If you haven't already done so, head on over to our FB page to join in with some fab competitions we have going on there too!

I'd like to enter into the following:
Addicted to Stamps and More - #97 Make Your Mark
Aurora Wings Challenge - #3 Butterflies
Crafty Little Fairies - May - In The Garden
Digistamps4Joy - #93 Girly/Feminine
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - At least 3 Flowers
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - #65 Use 3 Flowers

Have a fab rest of the day and a brilliant weekend!
Thanks so much for popping by today!
Big hugs xx  

Friday 16 May 2014

Art by Miran Challenge #6 - Anything Goes

Happy Friday Everyone!! I hope you are all keeping well and still happily crafting!  It feels like an age since I've been on here and I apologise for being neglectful ...... I have lots of exciting things happening in my personal life right now and will be sharing with you all nearer the time! Eeeeek!

Today, however, it's the start of Challenge #6 at Art by Miran - can you believe how quickly these challenges are mounting up?!  We had some fabulous entries for our last challenge and hope to see lots of gorgeousness again this time!  The challenge is, as always, ANYTHING GOES ...... you can create whatever you like as long as you use a hand coloured image.  A full low down of the rules can be found HERE.

Today I am sharing with you all the very beautiful Gracie
You can find her, along with a whole load of beauties, in Mi Ran's shop HERE.
Isn't she just adorable?  I love the gentleness of Mi Ran's images and just adore colouring them in and bringing them to life.
This little lady is coloured with Copics in the following:
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Hair:  V09, V12, V15, V17, V91
Dress:  BG10, BG15, BG49

I used 'promises' papers from Lili of the Valley, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearl flourish and adhesive pearls are from the Hobby House.  The little sentiment is from my stash.

Here's a little close up of the gorgeous Gracie ....
I hope you will pop on over to the Challenge this time and enter your gorgeous makes!  Whilst you're there, you'll see the fabulous creations from my DTeamies and a stunning make from our GDT.

I would like to enter into the following:
Bearly-Mine Challenge - May - Flowers
Copic Marker Spain- May Challenge Feminine
Creatalicious Challenges - #63 Frame It
Creative Moments - #42 Anything Goes/Bingo
Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge - #46 Any Digi Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge - Mother's Day/Special Lady

Thank you so much for popping by today!
Big hugs xx