Swirly Hair by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

Donna here today with a new Carabelle stamp. I just had to have this one as it reminds me of the girls I draw with swirly hair……everyone should have swirly hair don’t you think?!

What to do:

Take a sheet of Strathmore Mixed Media Paper and stamp the image on it using black Archival ink (it’s all one stamp).

Next step is to colour everything in using just Distress markers. I always scribble a little bit on an acrylic block and then pick it up with a water brush to dilute the colour, if you want a stronger effect colour directly on the image. I love to use Tattered Rose for the skin tone.

Add a little flower, bling and a touch of Stickles and finish off with a Tim Holtz sentiment. Mount onto black and then white cardstock.

I think as this image is so beautiful it doesn’t need much more. Sometimes the beauty of a stamp speaks for itself ;)

Supplies Used:

Carabelle Stamp – Fish and Girl
Distress Markers
Black Archival Ink
Strathmore Mixed Media Paper Pad
Tim Holtz Small Talk Sticker Book
Water Brush
Black Card
White Card 

Hope you like it

Donna x

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  1. Now THAT is a spooky coincidence isn't it. If you're Inky and Quirky then I must be your alter ego Quinky and Irky ;oD

    Beautiful card. I love the softer colour palette you used. Lx

  2. This is an interesting image, Donna. Quite pretty actually. Love your light touch with the color and you're right, she's great in a minimal surrounding. I sure wouldn't mind some swirly hair once in a while for a change.

  3. Fabulous stamp beautifully coloured Donna. I would like her hair too xx

  4. Love the softness of your colouring on this one, another Carabelle winner for sure.
    Amanda x

  5. Really beautiful card Donna and love the subtle colours on there too.
    Fliss xx

  6. This is lovely I think I ned that stamp now

  7. Oh how lovely - so soft and pretty.
    Alison x


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