Thursday, 28 May 2009

By the skin of my teeth.... Again!

Yup, this seems to be becoming a habit, I come screeching in by the seat of my pants every week for the CCSR challenges, this week's was a colour challenge - one of my favourite colour combo's too; blue and brown.

I have had this Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellie all coloured up and lying on my desk for weeks but never used her, so I thought this was the perfect excuse to do her justice. If any of you have been using my How To's on colouring with promarkers, you'll have noticed on my Colouring Hair - Brunette, that I mentioned the same technique can be used for almost any colour of hair - so this will show you what I meant by that.

Image: Sitting Gorjuss Girl from set #1 @ Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers; ivory & blush for the skin tones; pastel blue, blue pearl, cornflower and china blue for the dress, socks and hair - and of course the obligatory opaque white sakura pen for highlighting

the polka dot papers are from CCSR The Big One paper pad, the mat for the GG was cut using the labels 1 nestie in the cuttlebug. I then kept the nestie in place after it had been cut and used it as a template to doodle in some faux stitching with the white sakura pen.

The blue card is core'dinations, the scallop edging was made with the SU scallop border punch. 

The paper flowers are all prima and the centres are all papermania brads (brown and beige from the embellishment trios and the blue I have had for ages) This bit was a pain in the bum, because I used such large brads, the legs were longer that the flowers themselves, so I had to snip the excess legs off all of them. The paper leaves were from my stash.

The greeting is Daisy & Dandelion message banner and finally I used the HOTP swirly doodles template to draw the doodly swirls and dots with a cocoa promarker.

Here's a wee close up of my blue GG


fairymadjo said...

wow its a stunning card .love image you have used huggs jo x

FionaJ said...

Debs I love that image, has to be my favourite from set 1, eagerly awaiting set 3 next month, can't wait to see what she's come up with this time, ouch my poor bank.

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Debbie. Love the image and your colouring is just amazing. Love the colour combo also. Hugs Michele x

clare said...

AWW..Another gorgeous creation Debz..So love the colouirs you've used on the Gorjuss girl image..and look at all those fab flowers...Good Luck with challenge
hugs clarexx

and thanks for your lovely comment xx

Natalie said...

Great card, I love all the flowers. x

Beckie Dreyer said...

Gorgeous Card Debbi! Love it! :) x

Kim said...

Debbi your work is gorgeous hun! WOW beautiful creations you have here! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweeet comments!
Hugs~ Kim

Mar G said...

Well Done....Another gorgeous creation :-) Love the faux stitching effect! x

Manda said...

omg I love the blue hair! I would not have thought to do that. It looks stunning ! Mind you all your cards do!

lil-paper-pixie said...

This is lovely, got to try the blue hair thing, it's your tutorials hun.



Riet said...

What a beautiful card Debbi,l love the stamp and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Debi,
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog,
And I used cinnamon on my miss Anya for her darker skin shade

Emma xxx

Bea said...

What a great idea to do the GG in all blue Its a beautiful card and your tutorials have been a great help to me Thank you
Bea x


What an absolutely gorgeous card hunny, loving the image and fabulous colour combination. i truly adore it. Have a great day Linda x

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