Saturday, 30 August 2014

Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Job Related

The challenge this fortnight at Open-Minded Crafting Fun is Office supplies or job related.

It found it hard to pick an image for this challenge and really wanted to work with an image by one of our sponsors Aurora Wings, so one of my teamies told me to 'Think outside the box' and suggested the lovely 'Chinese Lady with Erhu' and go with Musician as a job.

Great, I thought until I came to colour her!!

I think she is the most challenging image I have ever coloured and also I printed her quite large I think she is about 7 inches high by 6 inches wide.

But I am so happy I went with the challenge of colouring her, it was great to stretch myself and I am more than happy with the finished card.

I used Copics to colour her and then fussy cut and added to an aged sheet music backing paper.

I also added a chinese fan from the sil store and also some chinese writing - which translated means 'Harmony'.

Finally I added a couple of Fimo roses I made and a rolled flower.

I hope I have inspired you to come and join in and look forward to seeing all your wonderful projects.

We once again have some fab sponsors for this challenge.

$20 Gift Certificate

3 x Images
$5 Gift Certificate

5 x Images

Thanks for visiting

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle
A Random Fan - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet Challenge - Oriental
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Graphitmarkers - Floral/Tranparency (Both)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges - If Music be the food of love, play on (Music)
Copic Markers Europe - Anything Goes


  1. This is awesome colouring, so vibrant. Loving the music score sheet in the background.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend with a bit of craftiness on the side.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. This is absolutely fantastic Julie! I think your colouring is super and the music sheet on the background is great!

    Hanne, DT sis.

  3. Good for you for challenging yourself with this image, Julie. You did a spectacular job with coloring and the whole card design! Love all of the Asian details. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Sister Act this week. Cathy xx

  4. Wow, stunning coloring and I love the sheet music paper! Great job! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge.

  5. This is so beautiful and well worth your hard work. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
    Cathy DT Member

  6. For an image that you found hard to colour she is beautiful! Great how you combined her with the musicpaper and the chinees sign! A great way to challenge yourself and a job we;; done! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  7. wow you've coloured her beautifully! Gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us at
    Claire xx

  8. Oh wow, this is amazing and so glad you went out of your box! WOW! Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  9. She is beautiful. WOW, really amazing.

    And for August, please email us with your email address because you won a gift certificate at Oozak and I need to pass it on to Oozak to contact you.

  10. WOW this is so beautiful, you have lgreat colouring skills. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

  11. Love your card Julie. Stunning...great colours and such a wonderful card to give or receive.

    Thanks for playing along this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck. Lynn, BSCB DT

  12. wow this is amazing, your colouring is stunning!
    thanks so much for joining our Summer florals/Transparency challenge at the Graph'it marker blog.
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  13. Beautifully colored image. Thank you for sharing at crafting at the weekend.


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