Thursday, December 26, 2019

Winter Queen

Hi there and welcome back to my crafty space!  I have been coloring quite a bit over the last few days as a way to be mindful and take care of "Me".  I am sharing a card today which stretched me a bit.  I have been fearful of coloring in gray scale which is why I have delayed coloring my Julia Spiri images, but I am so glad I finally took the plunge.  I never truly understood how the "gray" wouldn't effect the colors and was afraid it would show my errors more.  I actually think coloring this way gave me a lot more creative leeway and had so much fun.  I am very thankful for winning this image as a prize and for the Artist stretching me.  Without further ado... 

Products used:  Ivory/ light pool/ cranberry card stock, The Paper Studio Old World Winter dsp,  Julia Spiri Winter Queen stamp, Teal Zeal Memento ink, Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink, Copic markers, white gel pen, Spectrum Noir artliner, Sizzix Dotted Circle die, Altenew Festive Poinsettia stamp set, ivory hemp twine

Challenges entering:
Aud Sentiments Challenge: christmas/winter
CRAFT challenge last stretch 539
Cute Card Thursday 614
ITD Creative Playground 12
Southern Girls
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: december
Morgans Artworld 12
LeAnn's World 101 #21
The Paper Fun Day Challenge 12
Word Art Wednesday 418/419


  1. Oh Joy this is fabulous - gray scale is great to colour as it helps with shading with minimal effort... Love the results of your colouring and the way you have created the card as a whole.
    Thank you for joining us at the current challenge over at Word Art Wednesday
    WAW DT

    1. I was terrified to start using the gray scale. Who knew? It's fantastic!!!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Hugs, Joy

  2. Joy your coloring is awesome. That image is amazing.

    1. Thank you! I really appreciate your kind words and support! We all need someone to encourage us!
      Hugs, Joy

  3. Very nice and the coloring is superb! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna - DT Member

  4. Gorgeous image,fabulous colouring and great papers
    Carol x

  5. Stunning and great work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  6. Back again, and again just stunning work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  7. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  8. Truly a beautiful creation. Your colors are perfection. I especially love the reds in your creation. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene DT

  9. Beautiful creation! So perfectly coloured! Love your fabulous entry to our Southern Girls challenge this fortnight. Thanks for playing along! Hope you had a gorgeous Christmas and wishing you a wonderful 2020! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  10. A wonderful image, colouring and card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Challenge at Morgan's Artworld Challenge this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith Morgans Artworld DT

  11. Gorgeous card Joy. I love this image. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for

  12. All I have to say is WOW!! This is absolutely gorgeous, Joy. I'm so glad you shared with us at CRAFT Challenge and that I got to take a peek!

  13. Lovely card, love the design, thanks so much for sharing it with us at LeAnn's World 101, hope to see you back next month!
    Hugs Donna (DT) xx