Friday, 23 October 2015

"Wings" by The East Wind

We have a new release today at The East Wind called "Wings". She looks like a bit of a fallen angel perhaps, so I made it a little dark, giving just her wings a pop of colour.

I used Michele R digital papers in Winter Frost and gray scaled them so they were black/gray instead of the original blue/brown. I coloured the image with Copics.

Stop by our Facebook group and join in on some of the fun stuff happening over there. We are getting ready for a fun event in the beginning of November, along with our regular Facebook challenge, and our special Halloween mini-colouring contest which closes on Halloween. Jump over there and join the group if you haven't already, and show us some of your work! There are also twice monthly challenges on the BLOG, so a lot of chances to win and have fun colouring!

Thanks for stopping by! xx

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

New Facebook Contest at The East Wind

It's October 21, so time for another new contest in The East Wind's Facebook group. This month's challenge is a Support/Encouragement/Ribbon theme. So we want to see your projects using a TEW image for someone who needs a little extra love, encouragement, and/or support, or use an awareness ribbon for a cause close to your heart. 

I used Diva Lisa "You" with a lavender ribbon for general cancer awareness. A full listing of all the ribbon colours and their associated causes can be found HERE, if you're interested. It's quite a comprehensive list. 

Diva Lisa "You"
I coloured her with Copics, and searched through my paper scraps for everything else. I kept it simple and didn't add too many embellishments. Just a couple of pearls and the ribbon. I used Glossy Accents on her coat buttons and her earring after first using silver gel pen to colour them.

Search through the store HERE to find an image you would like to use on a project for a person who needs a little lift during a difficult time in their life. We are getting close to the holiday season, and the holidays can be hard for some people if they're going through a hard time. Share your make with us on Facebook (see the pinned post at the top of the page) and you might win three free images! Check out the BLOG too for twice monthly challenges, and even more chances to win free images.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Fall Colours!

Our Fall is lasting a decent amount of time where I live, instead of being bitterly cold and unbearable WAY too early in the year, so I was inspired to a do a card in some Fall colours. I used an image from Tiddly Inks called Wryn - Hanging Around

I cut the leaves out with my Cameo in a variety of sizes and scattered them among the bottom and up the sides a bit. I lined the brown mat with some brown jute string and added a couple of brown pearls. I coloured the image with Copics, using a little Sienna Brown Prismacolor pencil in her hair for definition. It's just a fun little card that I will probably send off to my daughter, who is enjoying her first semester in college.

I hope you like it! I am entering it into the following challenges: 

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Happy Halloween & a Mini Contest at TEW!

Halloween is approaching! We've started up a mini colouring contest at The East Wind's Facebook group HERE with this cute little Aurora stamp. She is half price during the duration of the contest so pop over to the Etsy shop and grab her up HERE! (You will get the image after purchase, not the TEW banner shown in Etsy) It doesn't have to be a finished project just share your colouring skills with us! You have the chance to win a free digi of your choice! 
Here's my make with little Aurora, and we can't wait to see what you do with yours! I used Michele R Halloween digital papers, Copics to colour the image, and cut a Halloween themed corner with my Cameo. 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like how it turned out!

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Friday, 9 October 2015

'Hibiscus' from The East Wind

Today there is a new Aurora image release at The East Wind called "Hibiscus". I think this is a beautiful image, and I love the little sloth in her hair. 

I coloured the image with Copics. The rest of the products I used are: 
Paper from Kaisercraft
Flowers and lace from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl string from Live & Love Crafts
Dies are Stitched Ovals from By DIEzyne

Head over to Facebook and make sure you are part of our community. We are getting ready to celebrate 2,000 Likes of The East Wind and we are going to be doing some giveaways and a colouring contest. There is also a monthly contest in the group as well as TWO challenges every month on the blog HERE. We would love to see you join in on the fun! Unky has so many awesome images planned for the rest of this month! 

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my project with you!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
MarkerPOP - ATG
Our Crafty Corner - ATG/Halloween

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Aurora Wings' Himalayan Blue Poppy

This is Himalayan Blue Poppy by Aurora Wings. It is also the first image I coloured completely with pencils. There are big flowers and it was my practice for doing the flower ballerina in a previous post. I think it came out pretty well, and she was just sitting on my desk waiting for something. There is still time left in the ATG challenge on the Aurora Wings challenge blog, so I got myself in gear and put her on a card so I can enter one more creation into the challenge. 
Himalayan Blue Poppy
I used Prismacolor Pencils only to colour her. The paper is from DCWV. I used Aged Ivory Frantage on the base mat. I cut the butterflies out with my Cameo and inked them up with some Tsukineko Dew Drop inks and added some teeny tiny pearls. The ovals are By Diezyne dies in Stitched Ovals. I kept the overall design simple. As with most AW digis, I just don't feel like over-embellishing the project and detracting from the image. But that's just me. ;-)

I hope you like it! I'm entering this into the Aurora Wings ATG challenge on the challenge blog. Fingers crossed!! Thanks for stopping by!!