Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Paper Artsy Challenge Clare Lloyd–Faces Part 2

“I cannot draw,i cannot draw, i cannot draw” has been something i have been saying to myself for as long as i can remember. Clare Lloyd is the Guest Designer over at Paper Artsy this week and she did a little video to show us how to draw a face.

I drew along with the video because if i had watched it first the “i cannot draw” mantra would have been playing in my head, this way i had no idea what would happen, this is what happened.


My first whimsical face.

There is so much wrong with it but it is what it is. I didn’t have all the Fresco Paints that Clare used. Don’t have any basic pencils so used Inktense Pencils without adding any water, hence the odd colours on her cheeks. She really looks like she has a 10 o’clock shadow lol. 


Clare used plain card to create a covering for the whimsical girl, so i did the same except i used a piece of mop up paper from spraying some Dylusions sprays. After i had cut out the shape stamped over the top with the bubble stamp from Paper Artsy stamp plate HP1010. Coloured the circles using Posca Pens.


Size #8 Tag covered in Pewter and Old Gold Fresco Paints. Used Wendy Vecchi Archival Cornflower Blue, to stamp the circle border which is from Sara Neumann Plate ESN08.

The flower corner and the tiny flower stamps are from a very old stamp set, ‘In My words’ by a company called Fancy Pants, they are from 2008 and not available any more. Used Archival Black ink to stamp these.

Hand doodled round the smaller flower stamp using Sakura Glaze Pens and Posca Pens.


The final tag all assembled, added words from JOFY 11 stamp plate.

Added a white border which maybe i shouldn’t have, still learning how to shadow/highlight shapes… I might add a couple of small flowers as the Tag is lacking that finishing touch.

Hope you like my whimsical girl, i might just keep trying to ‘draw faces’ as really need to improve!

Thanks for dropping by, looking forward to your comments which are all very much appreciated.



  1. Great first effort. I can't draw either - lol

  2. It's great, especially if it's your first try. Clare made it so easy to follow along, I really enjoyed having a go too x

  3. I adore your quirky whimsey girl she is gorgeous and unique which for me is what whimsey is all about. She is interesting to look which is due to knowing look on her face the great background tag and clothing you gave her. A very good effort well done xxx

  4. um, excuse me? You CAN draw, cause I see what you did and Yes O Yes You did ^5

  5. If you can write your name you can draw, this is what I was told and its true. You can draw and you did, great result for your first face. Annette x

  6. Drawing is - like so much in life - about confidence. I really hope after this very creditable creation, you will have enough confidence to throw away the old mantra and adopt a new one, 'I can draw'! Like Deborah says, you're whimsy girl is unique and that's what is important in any art. Julie Ann xx

  7. sorry, I'm tired,I meant your not you're. xx

  8. She is ace! I am so pleased you gave it a go even though you thought you couldn't draw! Thanks so much for joining us at PaperArtsy this week. X

  9. Nothing ventured and all that. I think that your tag is beautiful. She has a beautiful face and sits comfortably with a fabulous background. Get some more done! X

  10. I think your girl is wonderful & the background tag is gorgeous. I can't even draw a face shape to get me started, so you're a lot better than that.

  11. Love your girl, you can draw and have made n excellect effort on Clare technique.

  12. Wow! This is fantastic! YOU CAN DRAW!!! xxx

  13. Love her expression, she turned out really well!