Saturday, 21 November 2015

A New Challenge at The East Wind

A new challenge starts today in The East Wind's Facebook fan group. The theme this month is "Coffee, Tea, or..." Pick an image from The East Wind that includes a beverage, and make it the focus of your project. I picked Lucy Loo "Morning Coffee"

This is pretty much me every day. Comfy clothes, coffee, cat on my lap, wearing sheepskin slippers though, not boots. No shoes in the house. That's the rule. 

I coloured this with Copics, giving her a little blue/black hair for fun. The DP is from DCWV Black Currant stack that I bought AGES ago! The sentiment "I Like You a Latte" is overused (I know!), but I like it anyway, and it is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Pop over to our Facebook group and join in on the challenge. You have the chance to win 3 free images. That's a pretty awesome prize, if you ask me! The runner up gets a 25% off coupon. 

Thanks for visiting!! xx

Friday, 20 November 2015


I personally do NOT sing in public, or in front of anyone, for that matter. But if I'm by myself, I'm Mariah Carey. I'm beltin' it out and singing loud!! The new release from The East Wind today is "Karaoke" and I have never been drunk or dumb enough to do Karaoke. It would be a crime against humanity to give me a microphone and a song to sing. ;-)

I coloured this with Copics, and the background is from the background class that is in November's Create & Learn class over at Kit & Clowder. I only tweaked the colours to go with my image using purples and pinks instead of the blues she used in the class. If you are not doing the C&L classes, you should. November's projects are awesome!! There is a marker class and a pencil class, and they are both top notch. The background class is only available to class subscribers, and you're really missing out if you don't have this background class. You can just buy them one at a time, if you are not into subscribing for a whole year. It's a super flexible way to learn new techniques.

We have a new Facebook challenge starting TOMORROW (Nov 21) in the Facebook group, so pop in tomorrow and see what theme we have this month to test your colouring skills! ;-) Don't forget there are also twice monthly challenges on the BLOG, so check that out and make sure you're signed up for the newsletter so you get your freebie image on the 1st of every month!

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Memento Mori

Hello! I coloured this image by Aurora Wings just for fun. They are having a Day of the Dead contest on their challenge blog and I thought I might as well enter it. I have so many AW images and I need to start colouring them up! This is called "Memento Mori", which means "Remember that you can die" in Latin. I think of what has happened in France in the last 24 hours, how we can lose someone we love with no warning, and I think we should all make sure we take time during our day to disconnect and focus on our loved ones because life is unpredictable and uncertain.

Memento Mori
I coloured this with Prismacolor pencils. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the DP is DCWV.

I am entering this into the AW Day of the Dead challenge HERE! Check out Mitzi's Etsy shop too, if you like fantasy art, because she has some of the best I've seen!

You can also check out my work on my Facebook page HERE!! Thanks for visiting! xx

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

New Release at The East Wind

Hello Tuesday!! It`s New Release day over at The East Wind, and today is a fantastic one! (Well, every new release is fantastic, but this one is extra fantastic!) It`s called Marvelous Spatuletail and it is beautiful!

I coloured this with Copic markers, and did a watercolour background. The background didn't come out quite like I hoped, but I wasn't fussy cutting the image out to put it on a different background, so next time I will do the background FIRST. ;-) I printed it out at 5"x5.5" because I wanted to have a lot of space to get in and do her wings. I usually print out at 3.5" (no bigger than 4") for images I'm going to put on a card, but I knew I was going to need a bigger image with this one. 

Pop on over to the Facebook group and join us for contests, and also on the BLOG because they have twice monthly challenges over there! And if you sign up for the newsletter, Unky will send you a sweet freebie on the 1st of every month! On top of that, The East Wind just became a sponsor of Kit and Clowder, so you can see some collaboration between us and Alyce in the near future! See you around crafty land!

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Creepmas Challenge!

The East Wind and Simply B Stamps are joining up for a Creepmas Challenge on Facebook. You can choose one, or both, of the two images that I've coloured up below to enter the challenge.

The East Wind's "Creepmas"

Simply B Stamps "Gothic Elf"
For the next 24 hours you can get them for just $1 each before they are raised to full price, so hurry over now. You have to make a complete project in order to be eligible to win. The Facebook event is HERE, or you can visit The East Wind's page for the link and to join in on our other contests.