Sunday, 21 February 2016

Colouring faces

 I've been colouring some different images over the past couple of weeks. Different  in that I don't normally go for this style of image!  I downloaded the flower maiden from Aurora Wings etsy shop and gave her a pastel look with my be creative alcohol Markers. I added glitter glue and liquid pearls to her hair too - here's a close-up...
 The base card is covered in paper from Be Creative's Vintage collage paper pad. I have to say it was a joy to colour her and I will definitely be buying more of Mitzi's images. There is a sale on at the moment too!
 My second image is another digi download, this time from Lavinia. Again I coloured her with Be creative alcohol markers and added liquid pearls and glitter glue. The base card was covered in a gelli print made some time ago with pearlised paints and a stencil. Here she is at a different angle so you can see the sparkle on the glitter glue.
Whilst I am showing you digis, can I please make a plea to you all. If you want a digi, go to the artist and buy it! Please avoid those sites that seem to think it is okay to steal,  or give away images without the artist's permission. I know several artists who spend hours, sometimes days producing images to sell for a very small price compared to rubber stamps. They need to sell at least 15 to 20 of those images to buy their child's next pair of shoes, or pay for that guitar lesson. If, like me, you teach workshops involving colouring, it is common courtesy to ask permission too. I have found artists are very obliging when it comes to letting me use their images at workshops, and if it helps to spread the word on how lovely their images are then all the better. Just keep in mind they need to make a living too. Rant over - thanks for listening!


  1. Wow these are stunning Sally, I especially love the top one. I will have to go take a look at the Aurora Wings shop.

    Sue xx

  2. Fabulous Sally, you have done a great colouring job with these lovely images.
    Jean x

  3. Both cards are very pretty , I love both girl faces a lot, The first one is my favorite, so pretty!!

    Have fun!!

  4. WOW WOW WOW, what beautiful work Sally. Both images are just gorgeous and grown up too.

    Thanks for the links, I knew the first, but didn't know about the second. I fully agree with your sentiments about the digis and their artists. Good on you for pointing this out.

  5. Oh Sally she is gorgeous. I love your colouring of her. I bought a couple of Aurora Wings at the beginning of the month. Thankyou for reminding me to print them off to use. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Such a pretty image, lovely coloring.

  7. Sorry I've not visited for a while. Very different to your normal style but it's good to diversify! Still beautiful, though.


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