Marissa Fairy

I’ve finished one of my projects from the “sheer clothing” challenge at Make it Colourful. This one is Marissa Fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps and I gave her a traditional dance outfit with a sheer cover. To help figure out where I was going to color I drew in pencil lines and then erased them almost completely before coloring.

For the journal page, I used kraft paper and pink decorative paper in the background and covered it with Punchinella Ribbon. The outside was brushed with acrylic white paint and then the page was finished off with ribbon, chippies, dew drops and rhinestone brads.

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The challenge this fortnight at Make it Colourful is to color sheer or see through clothing. My first attempt was to color Annabella from Make it Crafty. The lower part of the skirt and the fabric around the arm were indented to me sheer. I colored the arm and wire frame first then lightly went over with E40, E41, E42, and E43 to manage a sheer look.

As for a challenge, I wasn’t completely satisfied with my effect so I gave it another go. This time I found Ben in the Rain by Whiff of Joy and thought I could give him a clear raincoat and umbrella. It was on this image that I discovered the techniques of coloring are pretty similar to “coloring with no lines” challenge.

The third image is Marissa Fairy by Paper Makeup Stamps and her skirt turned out to be a great dance cover. Again, I colored the skin and leotard first then lightly went in with the pink in the shaded areas. Some areas were darker than I wanted to so that’s where I used the Blender Pen to lighten it up.

In the end, the hardest part about this challenge was to find a viable image to work on without coloring someone naked! Maybe I need to look for more images… sounds like a good excuse to me to go shopping! 😀 Next week I should have these images on a project.


I made this card using Danni from Paper Makeup Stamps and behind it Timber Top Ridge from Make it Crafty. It’s a simple layout but I think it really focuses on the two images equally. I added a touch of yellow to help keep the focus moving. Click on the images to see it larger and you’ll notice little details like the leaf charm, knot in the ribbon and a touch of glitter.

Here’s the complete background featuring the Timber Top Ridge. I wanted to capture an evening sunset and blended purple into blues. However, I didn’t catch on to a good technique until towards the end so some of the areas aren’t blended as well. Next time I need to use the blender pen to lay down a wet area then apply the colors which will really help. Anyway, you should really see it colored with cherry blossoms! Check out Zoe’s take – simply stunning!

Challenge: Lots To Do – Favorite Card Challenge
Challenge: CES – Challenge #17 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: Mark’s Finest Papers – Challenge #34 (Mustard, Blue, & green)
Main Stamp: Danni (PMS) and Timber Top Ridge (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Handmade Cara Marie (K&C)
Copic Colors:
C1, BV91, V000, BV000, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, YG95, YG99, BG93, BG96, G85, G40, G82, G94, G99, E000, E00, E11, E04, B91, B93, B95, YR21, YR20, YR24, R24, R29, E08, YG91, YG93, YG97

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Slimy House and Chomps

How cool is this house! Make It Crafty has different styles of houses to complement several types of stamps and this one was perfect for my Monster challenge using Chomp. Check out Lollipop Crafts for the details and I hope to see your unique monster creations this week!

This was the first time coloring the Slime House so I used the same colors they show in the store, or at least tried to. The challenges were to make something with just one (only one flower left!) and anything goes.

NEWS: Today is also the debut of my Mum’s new blog! Go check out Grandma’s Pearl and leave her some comments of encouragement and good cheer! She would even be thrilled with a Follower or two. ;-D

Challenge: Lollipop Crafts – Challenge #6
Challenge: Papertake Weekly Challenge – Just The One
Challenge: Be Crafty – Challenge #37
Main Stamp: Slime House (MiC) & Chomps (PMS)
Patterned Paper: Rockstar (DCWV)
Copic Colors: W2, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, C1, C3, C5, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17, G20, G21, G24, G82, E00, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18, Y11, Y15, Y17

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