Oct
29th
2014

But first, how about a peek at Granmargaret’s winner digi?

Granmargaret won Faery Ink’s very first challenge and as part of her prize she was able to design her own Faery Ink digi. She asked for a fairy with butterflies and this is what I created for her…

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She also received a header for her blog made from her fairy, the line art digi and a colored version for her to use as she wishes.

The line art digi is available at the Etsy shop for everyone to enjoy as well. The colored version is exclusive to Margaret though!

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I am pretty proud of Margaret’s fairy. Her concept was right up my alley and I am so happy that she loves it =)

 

Our second challenge “Halloween” is ongoing!

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Halloween Card by Lady: http://chezscraplady.blogspot.fr/

There are still 12 days left to participate in our current challenge – Halloween! We have 22 entries so far, so your chances are still really good to win 3 free digis of your choosing from our Etsy shop! =D

http://faeryinkdesigns.blogspot.com/2014/10/challenge-2-halloween.html

 

Our second Facebook challenge is also on ^_^

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You can snag the “Hoot the Owl” digi from our Facebook group files here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1454789934792148/files/ and learn more about the challenge here: http://faeryinkdesigns.blogspot.com/2014/10/facebook-contest-2.html…  After you’ve colored your Hoot in, make sure to upload it to the folder here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1492424934361981&type=1.

And if those Facebook links don’t work for you, it’s because you haven’t joined the group yet! So go here and click JOIN, someone will get you added ASAP <3

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1454789934792148/

 

On to the new release sneak peeks!

This is just a little sneak peek at the November 15th releases =)  This is one of the biggest releases yet with 8 new digis arriving. “Winter” is the theme for the official release but there is a good chance you will see a few additional ‘random’ themed digis added throughout the month as well.

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Did I mention our Christmas coupon?

From now until December 25th, after every purchase, you will receive an email with a code to get 15% off your next purchase of $5.00 or more =) Just make sure you have coupon emails turned on in your Etsy account settings. You can do that by going to Etsy, clicking on You > Account Settings > Emails > and make sure that Coupons, promotions, and recommendations is checked ON. So you make your first purchase (there are a few $1 digis in there ^_~), get your coupon code for 15% off and come back and make your larger purchase. This offer ends on December 25th so treat yourself to a little fae magic with Faery Ink digis this holiday season =)

Have I told you yet how much I love Halloween?

It has taken some adjustment for me to get these adorable Christmas digis made up (and now winter digis) while the weather has stayed in the 70s here in South Carolina and I’ve been drinking apple cider and planning our Jack-o-Lanterns for Halloween. I’m one of those feely-types who have to push a little harder to do things when the feels aren’t there for it. That said, I think the winter themed digis have been my best batch yet, so maybe there is something to be said for getting out of your comfort zone? icon wink November Release Sneak Peeks!

And because I love Halloween so much I thought I would make a little gift for you =) The first 10 people to comment on this blog post will get the Frankenbride signature below with their name on it. This offer is going so fast that I decided to give it to EVERYONE who comments on this post before October 31st 11:59 PM Eastern time. Just comment with your favorite part of Halloween and the name you would like on the signature =) I will reply to your comment with your siggie so check back to pick it up <3 Happy Halloween!

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Challenges , Digital Stamps , DT , Etsy , Giveaways , Signatures , Specials




Oct
20th
2014
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Congratulations to our First Winner! The first challenge at the Faery Ink Challenge blog “Fairies” has come to an end and our winner was announced: http://faeryinkdesigns.blogspot.com/2014/10/challenge-1-winner.html Congratulations Granmargaret! Thank you so much for participating Do you love Halloween? I sure do =) And I wish it were to September and October what Christmas is to November and December (minus Black Friday). But alas, the season is fleeting and so we have to toss as many spooks and scares into this little window of time as we can =) Over at the Challenge blog we have posted our second challenge and the theme is – (you guessed it) Halloween! There are three weeks to enter and you can create anything you wish provided the theme is Halloween =D The winner chosen by random number generator will receive 3 free digis of their choosing from the Faery Ink Etsy Shop! And if you missed it – new Halloween digital stamps were added to the shop in August and September. You can check them out here: Halloween Digis by Faery Ink Speaking of the Etsy Shop… I’ve added 7 new digis this week! They are mostly Christmas themed as I know you guys […]



Challenges , Colored Pencils , Colors , Digital Stamps , Markers , Prismacolor , Promarkers




Sep
12th
2014
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Check out the challenge, tutorial and sneak peeks below I’m so creative with these post titles aren’t I? Anyhoo! Lots of good news to share and I hope you are as excited as I am about all of it. First, and perhaps most importantly(!!) the Faery Ink Challenge Blog is hosting its very first challenge! Yay! Here is your chance to get three (3) free digi stamps of your choosing from the Faery Ink Etsy Shop.  But that isn’t all! Since this is our first challenge I thought I would add something special to the prize pot. In addition to the 3 free digis, the winner (you maybe? ) will get to design a Faery Ink digi. This is not the same as a custom digi as I will not be drawing it from a photo or anything like that. Pretty much, if you have always wanted to see a ‘Faery Ink’ girl with a toucan or an elephant stuffie (or something else along these lines) – here’s your chance! =) And in other news.. I made another coloring tutorial using markers and colored pencils, this time featuring Vamp Cutie! =) Here is a list of the supplies you will […]



Challenges , Colored Pencils , Digital Stamps , Markers , Prismacolor , Promarkers , Tutorials , Videos , YouTube




Aug
27th
2014
Hoot FB Fan Group Freebie

Helloooo lovelies!!!!! It is a lovely August day here in South Carolina and I have been as busy as a bee. I wanted to share with you two new freebies I’ve created. First, if you are not yet a member of the Faery Ink Facebook Fan Group you should head over and join up I’ve added a freebie exclusively available to members over there…   The girls over there are just wonderful. They are sharing their creations and encouraging each other in their creative endeavors. It’s really a great community and if you are willing to Facebook, you should really drop in and introduce yourself =) Then, I made my first video tutorial. This one is for coloring the Witchy Kitty digital stamp I recently added to the Etsy shop. I appreciate any likes, comments, shares and subscribes. Doing these things help the videos be seen so others can learn new stuff too =) Here is a list of supplies in case you don’t want to go to YouTube for the written list: Witchy Kitty Digital Stamp White cardstock paper to print the digital stamp on Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker in Black Copic Skin White E00 marker Promarkers: Peach […]



Art , Colored Pencils , Digital Stamps , Freebies , Promarkers , Tubes , Tutorials , Videos




Aug
24th
2014
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Oh my! Just to get the businessy stuff outta the way, let’s start off with the new digis and tubes that have been added over at the Faery Ink Etsy Shop shall we? Not to toot my own horn, but I think these digis came out so cute! I love Halloween so these were even more fun than usual to make =) But I know many of you know me from my pixel tube days so I made sure to turn a couple of these into tubes as well =) And in even more exciting news! Faery Ink now has a Challenge Blog, thanks to Valou250809. (This lady is such an angel!!!) And we are having a Design Team Call! If you are an interested card maker, head on over! =) Last but certainly not least, if you Facebook, make sure to join the Faery Ink Facebook Group where you can share your creations, (I would really love to see what you are making!) and if you are not yet a fan, be sure to go “Like” Faery Ink on Facebook (I hold giveaways here every now and then) =D I hope you are having a great week. I’ve got lots […]



Challenges , Digital Stamps , Etsy




Aug
1st
2014
Lana Del Ray

Yes, undercreative is a word cause I said so! I am always extra busy in the Summer. The kids are all home from school so there are shenanigans to be foiled (but more often had). Mid-month we picked up the steppies in West Virginia (they live in NY but their mom meets us halfway) so the shenanigans have now doubled and at times tripled. Yes, I’ve been quite busy. I knew time would be especially limited once the steppies were in town so I made sure to get a little creative. I thought it was time to work in graphite and realism; I’ve done little of either in quite some time. First there was this very rusty graphite portrait on hot pink colored cardstock. She came out better than I hoped actually… And then I used a celebrity photo reference for this one: Unfortunately, it does not look much like the celebrity photo reference I used: Yes, it was supposed to be Lana Del Ray and yet it came out looking like a mix of Joan Rivers and I don’t know who or what lol. I think this is partially my fault cause I kept wondering if Lana was actually […]



Graphite




Jul
1st
2014
Practice Happiness

Practice Happiness! Create Every Day! I thought I would play around in Photoshop today and make something cute and colorful for you to share on your social media pages.   I am trying to find a way to get a little bit of creating in every single day and for today – these were it! They were good practice with typography. I have never really grasped typography so I usually go with what feels right. I hope they motivate you to get your art on! Feel free to share on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.. =)   Thanks for visiting!



Inspiration , Miscellaneous




Jun
28th
2014
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Color, color everywhere! Mandalas and Art Journals on Youtube Hello lovelies!! I have a big update for you today. For your viewing pleasure, three new videos have been added to the Faery Ink YouTube channel! Yay! =D After upgrading to Windows 8.1 and running the compatibility trouble-shooter, Movie Maker is finally working as it’s supposed to so the colors are better and I don’t have all the trouble saving that I used to. This means more videos for you and perhaps some video tutorials in the future?? =) First, this week’s challenge at The Divine Secrets of the Blah Blah Bloggerhood was Mandalas. And so I made a wee one on an artist trading card: Then I had these two filmed ages ago, but I could not get Movie Maker to save them properly.. But finally I have! =) Delight Love Yourself Otherwise, it’s been a pretty crazy past couple of weeks. My mother is in town from Canada and I am getting things together for bringing my stepsons to visit next month. Summer is super busy around here =) How has your week been? What are you looking forward to this Summer (or Winter if you are in the […]



Art , Art Journal , Artist Trading Cards , ATCs , Blah Blah Bloggerhood , YouTube




Jun
20th
2014
Mug of Love and Gratitude

Gosh I love free cuties! You guys!!! It has been forever since I’ve added a new free digital stamp to the site! I don’t know about you but I thought it was about time I did. But.. you know I’m trying to make my love for drawing into a living and there’s no way I can do it unless I’m able to get these adorable creations of mine out there for folks like you! If you’re anything like me, you know there is no such thing as too much of something good and I know what I’m making for you guys is good stuff! So, in order to get these cuties out there – for you, for your friends, for your friends’ friends, for your second cousin twice removed’s friends and everyone else – I’ve decided to set up a little updates list and hopefully entice you (and maybe even that second cousin of yours) to sign up! In exchange for you kindly allowing me to enter into your email inbox once or twice a week, I thought I would show my love and gratitude with this super cute digi stamp, fittingly titled ‘Mug of Love and Gratitude’ ^_~ Keep […]



Digital Stamps , Freebies




Jun
13th
2014
The dragonfly and the crescent =)

Yep, just 5! The prompt over at Divine Secrets of the Blah Blah Bloggerhood this week is “Five Things You Might Not Know About Me” so I thought I would share =) I have a lazy, wandering eye. It doesn’t wander all the time but it’s hard to keep it straight if I’m tired or emotional. I have always just used my “strong eye”. I only recently started to practice focusing with both eyes. For 30 years I had no idea I wasn’t seeing the world the way most people do.  I have always felt super self-conscious about it. Apparently, it’s a thing for artists to have lazy eyes… They think Rembrandt had lazy eye. A lot of artists do. I met my current husband on World of Warcraft. I was a troll mage, he was a night elf rogue. We were dueling in Gadgetzan. I call it “love at first fight”. Although we both have gone on to play both factions and have a gazillion 90s of all race and classes, he will always be my night elf rogue I have two tattoos. My favorite is a dragonfly in a crescent moon over my left ankle. I designed it myself […]



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