Forest Princess

It is the most difficult thing to name my cards.  I never have any idea what name to use.  This image is from Mariols Budek on Etsy.  After my last  image in pencil I have been dying to try coloring braided hair.  I used Prismacolor pencils to color this image.  I am having the time of my life with this type of coloring.  I must admit, I had no clue what kind of bird this was or how to color it so I did look at  images on Pinterest and found one colored by Joyce Christian Ferrone.   My bird is very similar to hers, but mine is a bit darker.  I thought it only fair that I give her credit for the bird. 
I designed this card for The Outlawz Crash Your Stash Challenge for Sept-Oct.   The challenge this time is to use old paper or silk flowers out of your stash.  You cannot purchase anything to use for the challenge.  Everything must be from your stash.  One great surprise from my stash was the gold corners.  I don't even remember buying them.  I needed something for the corners so I decided to look through my trinkets and there they were.  I love them!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Outlawz Crash Your Stash - Silk or Paper Flowers

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Things with Wings

Little Red Wagon - Nature, Flora, Fauna

Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes

Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes

Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes



  1. How beautiful! Fantastic pencil colouring, lovely card.

  2. Your colouring of this image is spectacular! I love the name you've chosen too. What a lucky find those corners were. It's so great to find something 'new' in your stash! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Morgan's Artworld

  3. Oh Diane, what a gorgeous card. Your coloring is done so well and the image and design are wonderful :)

  4. Gorgeous card Diane! Your coloring is amazing. 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

  5. This is absolutely stunning. You coloured this grayscale very nicely with pencils. I love this artists work, she is amazing. This is just so beautiful. Nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  6. Back again, and again, stunning. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  7. Back again, this is just so beautiful. Nice 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

  8. Beautifully colored. WOW Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene DT

  9. I saw this amazing card at Split coast stampers ...then I sent you a message in regard to this image. I started looking at some of your other beautiful cards and I realized you had a blog. I had to come and see some more of your stunning cards!

  10. Your coloring is amazing, Diane - wonderful card.

    Thanks for joining our "Flora and Fauna" Challenge @ Little Red Wagon and i hope to see you back again soon.


  11. How stunning this is! I was so impressed by your coloring of the woman's hair and then reading it is by pencil, I am even more impressed. What a fabulous job you've done on this card. I think the bird and berries are just wonderful, too!

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

  13. I was just saying in my last comment that I hoped you come play again soon and here you are! 😊 This is colored so beautifully!!! I love the flower embellishments too, and those gold corners are just serendipity! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge. You have another few days to enter the September challenge (5 entries allowed) and the new challenge kicks off October 5th!
    ~Karen Page, DT Member for Jan's Digi Stamps
    Blog: IG: @misplacedmojo

  14. This is just beautiful! Your coloring is amazing!!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  15. I saw this in the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge winners post, and had to stop by to tell you how gorgeous it is! Your coloring is absolutely amazing!


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