Friday, 2 September 2011

Happy Birthday Lisa

Its my friend (and work collegue) Lisa's birthday today and I set myself the daunting task of making a card for her.
Why daunting I hear you ask (lol). Well, not only is it traditional for all the other girls in the office to sign (and therefore secretly judge) the card, but also Lisa is a fellow cardmaker and a very talented one at that, so that always puts extra pressure on!

So anyway, here it is!

Its my 1st attempt at colouring black hair and although I'm happy with the shading, overall its still a little too grey for my liking. But I'll keep practicing!

The image is a Sugar Nellie stamp called Strike A Pose and I've coloured her in with my ProMarkers. The DP is MME quite contrary (free with a mag). The punched edge is done with a Fiskars punch and everything else is from my stash.

All comments welcome. Thanks for looking

I am entering this in the following challenges:
The Sugar Bowl - Sketch and Girly
Fussy and Fancy - Celebration (2nd entry)
Passion For ProMarkers - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It

I ♥ ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Use 3 or more dies/punches (Fiskars border punch and for sentiment I used circle and scaloped circle dies)
Stamptacular Sunday - Diva-tacular


  1. you've done a fabulous job with her hair - I know only too well how hard black hair is
    beautiful card Connie, am sure Lisa will love it

  2. Beautiful card, you have done a fab job with the black hair - wih I could do as well xx

  3. She is lovely, I love the pose and your coloring is great. I am also learning to color and agree black hair is a challenge. One thing I found that helps with black hair shading is to add a bit of blue it adds just the right amount of shine and shading. I have one on my blog But most importantly I learn so much from Melissa's blog she is fantastic at Copic coloring If you get a chance take a look around here blog

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week.

  4. This is a great card. And you colored her beautiful. Also the hair. The shades are realy beautiful. The whole card fits so well in our challenge this week. So thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges this week.
    Hugs Marianne DT

  5. Great card, the hair looks great, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  6. gorgeous card, love the layout and your coloring
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    céline SSC DT

  7. So pretty, thanks for sharing!
    Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  8. Any fellow cardmaker would truly love your card! Your coloring is beautifully done and I really like your papers and layout. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges.
    Jo xx

  9. Hi Connie, what a beautiful card. I love the image and pretty papers. Thanks for joining in with our "anything goes" challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  10. Hi Connie,
    Your colouring on this gorgeous card looks amazing. She looks fab. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
    Andie xx

  11. You've done a fab job with her hair, black hair isn't easy. A gorgeous card and I'm sure your friend will love it. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

    Julie W x

  12. Hi Connie! This is such a great card! I think you did a great job with coloring the black hair! She's gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our 1000 follower Celebration!
    Hugs, Sheryl