The card as a whole is a reminder on why you should plan out your card before you start coloring. I love to color...so 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 :)