A new Freshly Made Sketches 297 challenge!

Bee fairy

I’m a huge fan of FaeryInk’s digital stamps and I was practicing my coloring lessons that I’ve been taking from Alyce at Kit and Clowder.  This adorable “Beeyoutiful” image  from FaeryInk is what I was coloring, because the hair doesn’t have a lot of lines.


In the lesson I was practicing,  she taught how without lines the colorist must decide where all the highlights are and also teaches a “flick” stroke when coloring to create the illusion of hair.  She offers these classes for both Markers and Pencils.  As I’ve said before if you are new to coloring or want to up your skills, you cannot beat the value that the coloring lessons are at Kit and Clowder.  And the results you will get will make you more confident in your own projects.  AND, you see these improvements right away!  I am enrolled in her “Monthly Lesson” program now but you can also take single lessons too.  I started with the “Skin and Hair” class when I first found Kit and Clowder.  I don’t do a lot of “commercials” in my blog posts and I don’t receive commission of any kind.  But when I believe a product is truly superior I want to share that.

When I finished coloring I decided this Faery was the perfect image for this weeks challenge.

Other Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Buttercream Soft Finish Cardstock 12 x 12″  Peel off Stickers “Glitter Lines” black and silver.

Thanks so much for taking a look!


Author: Kathleen Adams

I have been crafting with paper for several yrs. now. I am a single mother of four grown children (2 boys, 2 girls) and a grandmother of 6 (5 girls and 1 boy). I still work as a hairdresser part time at a beautiful retirement community in San Ramon, CA My passions are: gardening, sewing and crafting with paper while watching my favorite TV shows. I have an amazing dog named Shelby who I just can't imagine life without. I hope, with this blog, that I will inspire, teach, prevent costly mistakes in your journey and well, just have a lot of fun creating.

12 thoughts on “A new Freshly Made Sketches 297 challenge!”

  1. Great job coloring! And that sentiment is fabulous! I’ve heard good things about the Kit and Clowder classes before so I’m not surprised to hear of your endorsement. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!


    1. Thanks so much Jen. I’m going to join the group again. I enjoy this challenge. Yes, I truly believe Kit and Clowder produce results.


    1. Thanks Carlene! Do you think we might be seeing your beautiful work again? It might be really good for you my friend


  2. I just LOVE your gorgeous card!! Her hair is looking amazing and I love your attention to the lightsource here. It means so much to me that you enjoy the classes – I can’t thank you enough and for your lovely comments here ^_^ thank you!!


    1. Alyce, you are so welcome. I actually talked about you in a post called “An Encouragement card with Faery Ink” posted on 6/30. I was ranting a little about Kit and Clowder in that one. LOL! In fact, I hope I didn’t share too much. I’ve learned so much from you. In fact, I’m curious if this is normal, but since I’ve been taking the classes I find I don’t just look out the window without noticing where the shadows are! If that’s a normal side effect it’s a welcome one. Thanks again Alyce, for sharing your knowledge.


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