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Monday, 27 June 2016

A hint of colour!

Hi all
Just popping in to show you my latest bit of colouring.
This was an image from Mitzi's Gardens & Goddesses Colouring Book, Vol 1.
These images are a joy to colour.
Digital Stamp - Pansy - Girl with Pansy, Lobelia, and Butterfly - Instant Download - Floral Fantasy Line Art for Cards & Crafts
This one is called Pansy and you can find the digital image in Mitzi's Aurora Wings shop on Etsy here.
Because this image is a little larger I decided to turn it in to a wall hanging for a friend. 
The current challenge at Aurora Wings is Black and White and one other colour.
I decided to go for orange, my friend's favourite colour.
So here is my creation:
I am actually really proud of this.  I am a member of Alyce's colouring classes at Kit and Clowder and before I joined I would NEVER have attempted something like this.
I have had a set of Art sketching pencils for ages but never had the courage to use them so this is a first for me.
There are four different shades of orange on those pansies and they look stunning in the flesh, so to speak!
For the skin and hair I have used a variety of different lead thicknesses ranging from 4H to 6B.

Looking at it now I think I should have gone a bit heavier on the forehead but at least I have learnt something for the next one I do.
So I am going to enter this into the following challenges:

8 comments:

  1. you should be proud, Dawn! This is beautiful! I love the orange and your friend will be over the moon. Fabulous work with the sketch pencils. So glad you enjoyed our B & W + 1 Challenge at Aurora Wings. Thanks so much for joining in. xxD

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  2. This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar this time. We hope to see you again next time.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx
    Brown Sugar DT

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  3. Brilliant image and fabulous colouring love the orange pansies----Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x

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  4. This is a gorgeous wall hanging, Dawn! You should be very proud. And what a lovely gift for your friend! I'm excited to see so many people giving this challenge theme a try and having fun (and doing really well). Gorgeous coloring and a stunning use of orange. Thank you for joining our latest challenge at Aurora Wings! Mitzi xx

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Dawn xx