Friday 12 May 2017

Desert Warrior

It's time for a new challenge over at Colour Crazy Challenge and our sponsor this time is Crafty Ribbons

The image I have used is by Molly Harrison and is a free colouring page from her site (  I didn't take any notice of her name until after I had coloured her, so the colours I have used are a bit of a contrast to her name 'December Blue".

I imagined her as a kind of Arabian Warrior, hence the Red & Orange tones I have used.

I used different coloured ink sprays for the background and once dry, also gave it a quick spritz with a gold spray.  The main image is coloured with Copics.

I designed the trellis myself using Silhouette studio, I wanted her to look as though she was walking into her castle from the desert, at dusk (even though there is a moon in the image - Opps, guess it could be a sun!!)

The trellis arch on it's own looked a little bare, so I cut some urns and palm fronds to place either side

Finishing off with a hand tied organza bow and some mini pearls for stars.

Our challenges are ANYTHING GOES, so any image, any project, so long as there is some kind of colouring medium used.

Challenges Entered:

Craft for the Craic - ATG May
Cut it Up - Wings
Simply Create Too - Use a Digi Stamp
Craft Rocket - Fantasy
Crafting with Attitude - ATG
An Inky Mess - Mixed Media
Ching Chou Kwik - Ribbon/Lace
Crafty Awesomeness - ATG May
Classic Design Team - ATG May


  1. Wow this is so striking, Julie, exquisite colouring and she looks incredible in the scene you've created! Have a good weekend! xxx

  2. Absolutely beautiful, I love the rich vibrance if this. Yx

  3. Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  4. Awww...brilliant vard...coloring and the design and fabulous ...Željka XX

  5. Oh, my gosh, so beautiful. Probably better in the warm colors you chose than in blue. I love working in the silhouette software, but never made anything so amazing as your trellis. Fantastic! Love everything about this card.

    Thanks for joining us for our Wings challenge at Cut it Up!


  6. Absolutely gorgeous Julie. Just love the beautiful vibrant autumn hues.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  7. Lovely!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT for

  8. Just one word... awesome! I love your colouration and the chosen layout.
    Thanks for playing along with our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#37 – Fantasy}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#5 – Let your hearts speak}
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  9. Stunning Julie! You put a lot of work into this beauty! Love your coloring and all the fabulous embellishments. Unfortunately, our challenge was to use Ribbon and lace. I didn't see any lace on it. So sorry.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to create your gorgeous entry for our Ching-Chou Kuik monthly challenge. I hope you will enter again and also check out our Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenges as well. Have a fabulous day! Hugs, Gloria DT

  10. Awesome make Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  11. Wonderfully vibrant card, thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too

  12. Julie, what stunning card you have made with such dramatic colours. Unfortunately the challenge this month was ribbon and lace and as I can only see ribbon on your card I am having to delete your entry to the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month. I hope you understand. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

  13. Oh wow. Beautiful card with loads of lovely elements. Thanks for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic :)
    Best wishes,

  14. Great job, the card is really beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing on CWAA and I hope you join us next month. Good luck, I keep my fingers crossed.
    BożenA DT CWAA


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