Wednesday, 18 January 2017


I was thrilled to get Artist Award last challenge at

I find colouring these images very relaxing so tonight,
as it has been too hot to sleep, I decided to challenge
myself in colouring this gorgeous image called
These images have to be the best to colour.

I used copic markers and polychromo pencils with 
a few gel pens for my image.
A few red pearls were also used.
The background paper actually came from China from
a student boarding with  my daughter.
The die is an Oriental Fan by Tattered Lace.

Aurora Wings....Asian Inspired

Apologies for overload of posts this week,
due to a birthday bash....
Thanks to all that comment.
That's it from me...


Fiki said...

gorgeous card!
have a nice day!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

karin said...

OMG ! How beautiful you've coloured those little flowers on the hat ! And I love the fan on this card !

Linda Simpson said...

WOW!!! Annie, this is absolutely stunning! Love the image she is beautifully coloured. The papers, lamtern bunting and fan are gorgeous.
Linda xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Annie, such a beautiful image and wonderful backing papers too.

Sue xx

Valerija said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the wonderful image and your amazing colouring.
Valerija xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW your coloring skills are simply amazing...the lady looks so elegant and a proper princess she is and oooh that fan you added is simply gorgeous
Dr Sonia

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow! What a wonderful job you have made colouring this gorgeous image. A beautiful card.

Chris said...

Just wow! Absolutely gorgeous Annie!

Valerie-Jael said...

BIG congrats from me, and the new card is lovely, too. Hugs, Valerie

Sarah said...

Stunning Annie and well done xx

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Annie, love that image she looks so pretty.
hugs, Veerle x

Chrissy said...

She is gorgeous Annie..fabulous colouring and love the papers and dies..


scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow wow!!! First, BIG CONGRATS for your award aNNie!!!! And second, this card is a true work of art! Your colouring is just PERFECT and all the design looks so striking, a true Japanese style in any detail! Love this image and the gorgous paper on the background!!

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeousssss Annie
Gr Karin

Ans Gilbert said...

Congrats Annie,
this is a wonderful card, love the very pretty image,
Ans x

misteejay said...

Beautiful card Annie and congrats on your recent success.
These images are lovely to work with.
Toni xx

Carol L said...

You and I live on opposite sides of the globe, because I was snuggled up in lots of blankets to sleep last night, as we're in the midst of winter! Hah! The coloring here is phenomenal and I especially love how you colored her beautiful face and eyes!

chrissie said...

Beautiful setting you created for this very beautiful stamp Annie

Love Chrissie xx

Mrs.B said...

Congratulations on your Award and well deserved, your colouring of the images is fabulous.
This is another gorgeous card and image.
Hugs, Avril xx

Wendy L said...

Looks fab Anne, very fiddly colouring too, xxx

Margreet said...

Congratulations with your award is so well deserved...and your coloring of this image is awesome....a real treat for the eye!
xxx Margreet

cuilliesocks said...

Wow! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING WORK. Beautiful image and your colouring is awesome, beautifully designed.
Congratulations on your award, well deserved, Kate x

Creations by Shirl said...

Very pretty Annie! I love coloring oriental images the challenges is what motivates me to color in details of what ever the image is.

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Stunning and so elegant! Your coloring and detail are awesome! Love the paper and die, too!


Lisa said...

Congrats on your so-deserved Artist Award!! This card is absolutely amazing!! You brought her to life in color!! The details and the design are gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! Such a gorgeous image here Annie!! Love the colors and elegant design! HUGS

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous colouring for this beautiful card Annie, congratulations on your Artist Award. I have had a lovely catch up as well on your last posts, inspiring as always.
Yvonne xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Annie, such a gorgeous image and fabulous colouring.

Kathleen said...

Artists award, well someone is thinking on the same lines as me then, didn't I tell you that you should have been an artist?
Really gorgeous card and fantastic colouring.

Kath x

Pollard Carole said...

Fabulous colouring on a stunning image your colours are just perfect amazing Love and hugs Carole x

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

This is exquisite, aNNie! I love your use of greens with the traditional red and gold combo for this glorious project. Thank you for joining our 'Asian Inspired' challenge with your gorgeous entry. Mitzi xx

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and colours Annie..loz

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Annie!! Love your coloring!! The fan die cut is lovely!

Elborgi said...

gorgeous card- wonderful coloration!

Maxine D said...

Congrats on your win Annie - I am sure it was well deserved!! Your colouring on this image is amazing, and how wonderful to have genuine Chinese paper behind it - they make amazing papers.

Lisa Lynn said...

Annie that is a perfect match of paper to go with your beautiful stamp.

Tina Z. said...

amazing image and your colouring is such a perfection.
congratulations for the Artist Award!
hugs xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Another super creation Annie, big congrats on your win.

Olga Fink said...

Wow this is stunning!
xoxo olga

Laine said...

She is stunning Annie. Congratulations on your win!

Barb said...

She is beautiful Annie and I love the colours. Barbxx

Lisa Andersson said...

So beautifully coloured! Great job, Annie, and big congrats to the award :)
Hugs, Lisa

DonnaMundinger said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, aNNie! your colors just sing and the details are fabulous. Thanks so much for joining out Asian Inspired Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Laila aka Koneko said...

Thia is amazing! It looks so stunning in these rich nd vibrant colours :D

Thank you for joining Aurora Wings
Laila (DT)