Elf King

This is my unusual card of the week.  I found a new website on Etsy and I love her images.  She also did the African Headdress that I colored last week  This image is called Elf King and it is available from DigiStampAtelier on Etsy   There are about ten things I would do differently if I were to color this image again.  I would change the skin tone and the color of the eyebrows ( for the lack of a better word)  I would also change the hair color.  It blends in too well with some of the flowers. It is a learning process after all.    I used more Copic markers on this image than I have ever used on an image before  My desk was so covered when I was done there was barely a spot left to work  I edged the paper with Tattered Rose distressed inks.  Next week I have a girl image that is an underwater scene.  I'm looking forward to coloring that!

Copic Markers: B000, 00, 12, 23, 28, 63, BG10, 11, 13, BV0000, 000, 02,
C00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, E000, 00, 01, 11, 13, 31, 33, 41, 99, G16, 21, 23, 85,
R00, 02, 12, 20, 22, 24, RV21, 23, Y06, 08, 11, 17, 19, YG01, 05, 09,
YR01, 12, 14, 15, 16

I an entering this card in the following challenges:

Allsorts - Fantasy World
Catch the Bug - Fairytale/Fantasy
Alphabet Challenge - F for Flowers
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Die Cuts 
Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Very Colorful
Fab 'n Funky - Something New (new digi image)
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes Twist/Lots of Flowers


  1. Diane, this is such a cool image of the elf king, I love the amazing detail in the hair.

  2. He's wonderful! I had to smile - I OFTEN finish off an image and immediately think of everything I'd do differently if I were to start over. That's the beauty of the creative process I suppose. Your little Elf King is exactly what you made him to be, and he's wonderful! Fantastic colouring of this very detailed image and wonderful decoration of your finished project. beautiful die cut corners, which match the image so well, and I love the little jewels all over them. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge
    Linda DT

  3. A bright and colourful creation for our true colours challenge! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck

  4. Very magical and pretty colours as well, many thanks for joining in with our 'Fantasy' theme at Allsorts challenge and also our June theme at Stamping Sensations.

    B x

  5. What an amazing image and how well you have coloured it! Thanks for sharing with us in our 'True Colours' challenge at Stamping Sensations

  6. A lovely card. I love that image. Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Sian (DT).

  7. WOW! I wouldn't change a single thing on this. Stunning!!! Such beautiful coloring and I love the corner dies you used to frame it out. Beautiful plus!

  8. Diane, I forgot to thank you so joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Lynn

  9. Hi thanks for participating in the challenge of The Chafting Challenge, remember that you must be a follower of the blog Dt Manuela

  10. Really brilliant colouring and some lovely colours used on this super image. Thank you for joining our 'Fantasy World challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  11. Diane, This is spectacular! As soon as you have some time, I may have to put you on this design team as well! :D) :D) Thanks so much for leaving this beauty on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
    A Place To Start Challenge Blog

  12. It truly is an unusual but amazing image! I love all the details in the hair and think you've colored it all so beautifully!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge where our theme is "Fantasy World"!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  13. Gorgeous card, love your beautifully coloured image...Thanks for joining us Fab'n'Funky :)
    Wendy x

  14. OMG! This is amazing, I love the image too and think your colouring is awesome, I would be very proud of it, IF it were mine. - Gorgeous creation. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge atMorgan's Artworld Open Challenge this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith Morgans Artworld DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    Morgans Artworld

  15. Beautifully colored Diane! I love the many colors that you have used and how it fills the image with detail.
    Hugs Monica

  16. Back again with a DT hat on.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Monica DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  17. Enough nature here and in sich a different way; clever! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  18. Beautiful creation and coloring! I love this image and enjoyed coloring him myself. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  19. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous image and you colored it so beautifully! Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks this week!

  20. That die is gorgeous! Super cute card too. THanks for playing along with Krafty Chicks DIE CUTS challenge! Hope to see you again!

  21. Wow, you did an amazing coloring jog....it is so beautiful....I am glad I don't have to wear all that stuff on my head....lol
    Thanks for joining our Fairy tale/Fantasy challenge at Catch the Bug.
    xxx Margreet DT

  22. Beautiful coloring Diane! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  23. This is beautiful and ever so unique. Love how the hair or hat is your nature creation. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  24. Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  25. Beautiful coloring detail. WOW.

    So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for

  26. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining our challenge at
    Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge blog
    I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    (DT member)


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