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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Just a Fairytale at PFP

Evening guys. I'm here with a later than planned post for Passion for ProMarkers.

The day job has been pretty hectic this past week, and I haven't really had much time for crafting and blogging. I was covering for a lady at work who got whisked away on holiday for her birthday, but now she's back to reality with a bang and I'm back to my normal-ish hours. More time for crafting.


So last night was an incredibly late one for me. After a 13-14 hours shift with stock take included, I managed to make it home (I think I drove on auto-pilot) and piled into bed in a heap. I was good for nothing, and luckily boss lady Denise said she'd let me off with a late post - isn't she the best?! BUT I'M BACK!! Better late than never.

This week over at Passion for ProMarkers it's my turn to set the theme - and I wanted you all to have some fun, and practice your colouring. Which is what our challenges are always about!!

Go crazy with big hair and even bigger dresses, fantasy characters and dreamy backgrounds!!


Here's something I come up with using a bunch of Some Odd Girl delights!!

This scene is quite a whopper - I wasn't really thinking about a particular project when I started stamping the scene, I just kinda.. went with it. No holds barred. I wanted it as a piece I could practice on.

I ended up using a bunch of older Some Odd Girl CLEAR STAMPS and incorporated a load of masking to make sure I created some depth. 

Nouveau Girls - Renew (for the girl, the flowers and the sentiment)
Nouveau Girls - Grow (for the clouds)
Fairies - Pixie Dust (for the toadstools)
Nouveau - Believe (for the leaves)

I just used the edges of some post-it's I always have on hand to create my masks. The easiest and the cheapest and they're thin enough as not to leave a border when you stamp over top.

As always I coloured my piece up using my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.

I went a little crazy over the new year and ordered a couple of Tria markers in the Cowling and Wilcox sale!! I think I'm in love! LOL!! I won't be buying any more for a while yet though, as they are quite pricey!! It just means I'll have to make a new colour chart to incorporate them! Hehee.

Here is a close up of the focal point of the piece. She's so dreamy! :) 

Now, just out of curiosity.. what colour would you have made her dress? I had already coloured it blue when I asked the lovely ladies on the DT for some suggestions - lilac, purples, yellows, oranges (dang it, why hadn't I thought of those?).. but my boyfriend was arguing that I should have gone red. What are your thoughts? 

I'd love to enter this card into these challenges:
- Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
- Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
- Crafting When We Can - Outside

I thought I'd throw a random one into the mix and see what you guys come up with. There really is some AH-mazing stuff over at the PFP blog - the DT girls have taken this one by the horns and whipped up some real beauties. So if you need something to get those juices flowing be sure to head over there!!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Peace. xo


  1. swoon swoony swoon!! oh Lou this is just stunneroonie hun
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  2. What a fantastic layout Lou, I love it!

  3. Wow! You really did go for it on this one, Lou and the results are just fabulous! I freak out at freehanding a bit of grass or sky, so this is amazing! I have promised myself that I will try and expand my colouring this year, so maybe I won't wimp out next time! We'll see! Hugs, Lisa x

  4. Stunning card Lou, love the gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured as always hun.

    Donna x

  5. Fab card, your background is amazing, quite outstanding. Love you colouring too.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  6. This is awesome, Lou - such a fantastic scene that you've created and fab colours too! Hugs, Juliexx

  7. love this lou.the scene you have created is beautiful and I love your fabulous princess and colouring ;D

    xx coops xx


I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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