Friday, 25 March 2016

Gabbi Frangipani Merfae by Faery Ink

Normally it takes me ages to get around to colouring digis that are kindly shared for free by some artists, but as soon as I saw this one day giveaway by Faery Ink I just had to put everything else on hold and get her coloured as I love her so much! 

I coloured her with a combination of Copics and Promarkers, and created the background using a technique I learned from the great colouring classes at Kit and Clowder. If you want to improve your colouring skills then I recommend these classes so much. They have helped my confidence grow massively where my colouring is concerned.

I created most of the embellishments myself using my melt pot. I haven't had that out for a long time so it was fun to play again. To make her really sparkle I went over her tail and wings with a clear Wink of Stella pen. I teamed her with some sea themed papers from my stash and a few stickers and gems. The sentiment is a stamp I got free in a magazine. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


  1. Omg, where do I begin? The impact of the colours on this card is immense. The design showcases that beautifully coloured image perfectly. Just beautiful.
    Great to have you joining in the fun at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  2. You mermaid is colored beautifully and the sparkle on her tail is perfect. Love that you made most of the embellishments too. A wonderful birthday card. Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara, Design team.

  3. Such a pretty image and beautifully colored! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  4. Amazing coloring, I see why you love her. The background is wonderful. So glad you joined us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

  5. Adorable, fabulous card, love all the vibrant colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. Such a pretty creation, love those papers & added details

    Thank you for sharing with us at Digital Delights, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. Pretty and very water-y. Love the mermaid and colors. Great job.

  8. Beautiful colouring! Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)