Friday, September 5, 2014

Graph'It Marker Colour Challenge, Amazing Hair

First of all I have some very very very exciting news.  Can you tell I'm excited?!  I have made the team over at Graph'It Markers and I am so so thrilled!  I am also excited about the first challenge I get to bring you some inspiration for because it is one of my favorite things to color.  Our theme this time is Amazing Hair, and I love love coloring hair.  I chose a Hannah Lynn image for this, Expression Study 3.

I used a variety of My Minds Eye papers to layer for this card.  I popped up the image so I could have the jewels collecting and peeking out from beneath the image and scattered a bit above as well.  This image is so stunning and has so much going on, I didn't want to make the card too busy and take away from it.

Graph'It markers used:
skin: 4120, 4125, 4150, 4155, 4180/ 4135, 4175
lips: 4135, 4175, 5130
hair: teal- 7220, 7250, 7260, 7270, 7290
blonde- 1210, 1230, 1270, 3125, 3250
pink: 5110, 5130, 5140
wings: 9102, 9101, 9100
When I colored her hair I did things a little differently and I think I am going to stick with it in the future.  I will try to explain it - I started each strand with my three lightest colors working from darkest to lightest, then I went back with my darkest two and worked my way back down to my lightest color again.  I found it easier to avoid adding to much of my darkest color this way and didn't lose my highlights.  Sometimes when working with more than three shades it can be hard to keep those really light areas IMO.

I wanted to show you a close up of the image that I tilted in the light so the camera would pick up the glitter accents I added.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Ladybug Crafts Ink- use a favorite image
Oddball Art- Nontraditional Hair Colors
That Craft Place- Summery Colors
A Random Fan- Bright Colors
The Stamping Chef- Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers- For the Girls
Crafting by Designs- September ATG
Crafty Little Fairies- Sparkle and Bling


  1. This is fabulous. Stunning colour, congratulations on your new DT post and thank you for joining us at WNW Challenge.
    Laine -DT

  2. wowzer this is amazing! as you know i love hannah lynn images and you coloured this on perfectly!
    have a great weekend!
    hugs xx Cara xx

  3. Hello!!!!! I came for a visit!!! LOVE the way you coloured this image up, love the hair but good gracious how amazing is your skin!!!!! WOW! Fab-u-LUSH! Y xx

  4. Amazing! The image is stunning and I love the colors you used for her hair....fabulous coloring! Thank you for joining us at A Random Fan!! :)

  5. Such a gorgeous card and great coloring!!!

  6. Amazing colouring xx great design xx Thank you for joining us at
    Sandie (The Stamping Chef DT)

  7. Love your hair colors! Thanks for joining us this week at The Stamping Chef!

  8. love her hair, and you have coloured her up beautifully!! Super cool. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Chef this week xx

  9. Such a beautiful card...stunning!! Thank you for jolining us at Art By Mi Ran Challenge and we hope to see you again soon!! Hugs...Jacque

  10. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 14th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  11. Fab card, Liz, with great colouring. Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x


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