Monday, August 4, 2014

Happiness Grows

Happy Monday,

The card as a whole is a reminder on why you should plan out your card before you start coloring.   I love to I often find myself just coloring images and I usually have no idea what I'm going to do with them.   I have a stack of them... that need to be turned into cards.  What I have found is that once the image is colored it is hard to find card stock or embellishments that match the colors used I used in the image.   So they sit... unfinished.  It is much easier to plan out a card and and leave the coloring for last.  

Old habits are hard to break.. I colored this cutie up and loved her hair.  I have been practicing black hair.  I find it to be the hardest of all the colors to get to look real.  I'm determined to get it right. I'm really happy with how her hair turned out.   I think I did a little dance when I got it all finished. WhoooHOO!     I was so excited... that I wanted to finish this one into a card.  I didn't want her to sit in the pile.

Here is what I came up with.  She is carrying what the artist is called a "Fantasy Flower".   I originally colored the flower pink, but hated the way it looked with the red dress.   So I used some purple tones to darken it up.  I picked green card stock for the card because red and purple looked was too strong.  It was a long process... and took a lot of playing around.... but finally it is done.

What do you think?

Skin: E000, E00, E11,R20
Hair: T9, T7, T5, T3  or you could do dark brown E33, E35, E37
Red: R24, R29, R39-- white gel pen to accent
Brown: E40, E41, E43, E44
Green: G43, G36
Flower: R81, R83, R85 covered with V04, V05, V09 ---not sure if I could repeat this process. I would just pick your own color for flower.  Yellows would look nice: Y11, Y13, Y15.  I put a little glitter pen in center of flowers.

This was a fun one to color, but challenging.  You can do it!  Take your time. ....and good luck with the flowers  :)


  1. Awesome job! Love the way it turned out.


  2. beautiful results, totally love her hair! :)