Friday, 11 February 2011

Prep & Sanding

Still up to my eyeballs, doing a few last minute samples for tomorrows classes, and putting together some step-by-step sheets to take along.
In between I'm trying to keep the kids from completely trashing the house now that they're on holiday.
So thought I'd rattle off a quick post before I make some supper for the masses.

As promised I'm back with the red-haired Sassy that I started at the Ellon Craft Group on Monday. We decided there that it would be good to do the rest of her in shades of grey to really emphasise her hair colour so, what do you think?
 Image: Pillow Talk from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers
the background paper is just plain white card stamped with Prima script background stamp and versafine ink, layered onto black card. And I was inspired by the Ellon Craft Groups heart honeycomb challenge to make the wee heart in the top left corner
**Edited to add** I used the following promarker colours: 
hair: Burgundy, Poppy, Lipstick Red, Baby Pink. 
skin: Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush. 
eyes: Denim Blue, Midnight Blue
clothing: Ice Grey 1-5
cushions etc: Warm Grey 1-5
It's a joy fold card to fit in with the Sugar Nellie FB group's challenge this week, and I'd also like to enter her into...
Stamp Something - something for your valentine
Crafty Catz - Valentine
Totally Papercrafts - CAS
CRAFT - valentine
Passion for Promarkers - let there be love
Papertake Weekly - have a heart
A Spoonful of Sugar - love
Crafty Cardmakers - hearts
Cupcake Craft - Seeing Red
Pear Tree Designs - Free for all
Stamp with Fun - love
Crazy Challenge - lots of love
Allsorts - love love love
Secret Crafter - valentine
Stampin' for the weekend - St Valentines Day
ABC Challenge - N for Neutrals
Fairy Fun Friday - all in the fine print

Faith got her glasses this week, she's been so excited about it, and we've tried to keep up that excitement for her because she is supposed to wear them all the time. So far she's been quite good and has been asking to wear them..

So, no rest for the wicked, better get back to it, hope you all have a great weekend


Craftyanny said...

ph wow Debbi this is stunning!!! Love, love, love her hair. I'm going to have a practise at this.
Faith looks just adorable in her glasses, she really suits them.
Thanks for joining us on TPC this week
Anne x

Jane said...

Looks fab Debbie, I have done windswept with red hair. Tell Faith she looks cool in her new glasses, they are the same as my grandaughters first glasses.

Debs M x said...

wow her hair looks stunning!

SusieLou said...

Hi Debby, Wow!! Red haired Sassy is AMAZING and she works particularly well against the grey tones! I MUST get this image....! Susie x

Debs said...

gorgeous hon :0)..loving that shade of red.....Debs x

jenny said...

Gorgeous card the red hair and the printed background looks fab!
What colours did you use for the red hair?

Hope your classes go well :)

Jenny x

Fluffles said...

Love the card Debbi although I'd never have been so brave as to do red hair, but hey you can, so well done you. Faith, your glasses are great, the pink goes so well with your top. Jx

Suzi said...

Debbie this is one stunning card, love the hair colour and the papers. You should enter it into the Fairy Fun Friday's it's all in the script challenge and wee Faith look adorable in her glasses.
Suzi x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning I love the colours you have used for her hair. Ahhh your wee one is so sweet in her specs. Have a great Weekend Love Hazelxoxo

Fiona said...

gorgeous card that hair, it's amazing!!
Faith looks soooo pretty with her glasses!! It's cool these days to have glasses. Both my kids have glasses although Michael is 19 now and wears contacts but Holly is 13 and wears hers all the time and she got them when she 3 years old...


saturated canary said...

wowzers!!...that is some gorgeous hair!!...makes me want to go get mine done red again;)...I love how you kept everything else very black and white...soooo pretty!:):)

and how cute is that girl!!??....inspiring!:) i feel like adding a wee, blondie in glasses to my shop!;)

xoxo, krista

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Debbi,
Wow this card is absolutely gorgeous. Brilliant image and papers.
Fiona x

cebelica said...

Great card. I loooove how you colored the hair! Awesome!

Faith looks cute with her glasses. I think they really suit her!

Juls said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your card is UTTERLY AMAZING!!!!!!! I love the colour ultimate fav...but the fact that you have made her hair red is just so so striking!!! and your colouring is just amazing!!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!! Hugs Juls

carol said...

oH MY how gorgeous and her hair looks fantastic!!brillant colouring, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFT and Craftycatz, x carol

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous i so love the hair, the grey works perfect for her too, i am loving the background may pop it on my bday list, big hugs love Pops x x x

Faith your look gorgeous in your glasses, they are a really pretty colour sweetie <3 hugs x x x

Suze Bain said...

Wow, this card is a stonker! Love the way you've mounted it. Think I'll be this good after your class tomorrow? - ha,ha. Your wee girl looks so cute - Both my kids are happy to wear their glasses- it's trendy!

Crafty_Fairie said...

Fab imaage and great colouring thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge this week.


Rosietoes said...

Love the contrasts - great idea for the red and grey mix.

Faith really suits her pink glasses - a girl after my own heart there. :)

Edna x

clare brown said...

wow look at that hair, it's gorgeous.

Macpurp said...

love the red and grey combo! fantastic card !!
what shades did you use on her hair?

I love Faith's new glasses! very smart.
love teen xx

Andrea said...

I love the red hair, and the grey tones really do set it off so well.
The glasses really do suit your daughter - I think I'd like a pair like those!
Good luck with your classes tomorrow.
Love, Andrea xx

sugarplum said...

Thats a gorgeous loooking card Anychance you can let us know what pens you used for the hair colour. Faith looks too cool in her new glasses
Fi x

Linda said...

Debbie, She is just amazing. Will definately be having a practice with these hair colours. xx

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.


Beautiful! Love her red hair, you coloring is so pretty, so perfect!

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow what a gorgeous card! And you colored her hair in perfectly actually your coloring is amazing! The print DP is fabulous!

Thanks so much for joining us over at FFF this week and goodluck! :)


Paula said...

Faith's glasses really suit her - I too wore glasses at a very early age. Love your colouring& it is so helpful with the colours listed. Hope everything goes well tomorrow.
Paula (PEP)

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Debbi, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
I'm so glad that Faith is happily wearing her glasses, it makes life a lot easier (I'm speaking from past experience lol!) x

sugarplum said...

Debbi, you're a star! thanks for posting the pens used They are on my must have list
Fi x

jackid said...

Hi Debbi love the image very sassy and I agree about the colouring your daughter looks lovely in her glasses tell her all intelligent people need to wear them that's what we told Amy when she needed them when she was small
Jacki xx

meeshka said...

Oh WOW! Her hair looks so stunning in red, Debbie! Fabby card! :)

Faith looks really sweet, especially in her new glasses. She'll soon get used to putting them straight on. Just be sure to tell her to take care of them and not lose them on school trips etc... oh.. that would be my daughter! LOL!


Meesh. XX

Curlybear said...

Wow Debbi this is so stunning I love the red hair and the card shape is lovely too,

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 120 Valentines

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

ribenaruby said...

Super fold card! I love the gorgeous image, super colouring and great background script. Ruby x

Victoria said...

A lovely card, adore the hair as i have already said on FB lol - thank you so much for joining us this week on ABC

Vicky x

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week ! Your card is gorgeous ! Love the DP and your colouring is fab !

Leanne said...

Your card looks great particularly the red hair. Faith looks adorable in her glasses. It's a blessing she wants to wear them.

Shazza said...

wow this is just gorgeous, I love her hair, thanks for listing the colours x

Gro said...

Hi. Your card is gorgeous, and the colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week :o)

KelsMakes!!! said...

Lovely, thank you for joining in at The Crazy Challenges this week!

coops said...

wow, fantastic card debbi.i love this sassy and her red hair is amazing!!i love your mono colouring too :D
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Ida / Little said...

As always Debbi, a gorgeous card. Love her red hair! And Fait looks so sweet with her new glasses on :)

Hope all is well!

Hugs Ida

LorraineM said...

Love that hair and the greys do show it off well. Faith looks more grown up with the specs :)

Aunty Sue said...

great card and faith looks lovely and thanks for sharing with Crafty Catz

Bettina said...

it looks fantastic. her hair really pops. a wonderful colorcombo and it goes so perfect with the fine print. im so glad that you joined us over at FFF. hugs

kath said...

wowww debbi what a stunning card and just look at Miss Grown Up Faith..she looks so sweet in her new specs...hugs kath xxx

Anne said...

The card is fabulous Debbi and a wow with the red hair.
Faith looks absolutely adorable wearing her new glasses !
See you soon Anne x

Tab said...

Just to say 'Thank you'Im a complete novice where promarkers are concerned but last week treated myself to set 1 rubber stamping as you did the cover and have to say I LOVE them
Im reading your instructions so I can get the most out of them
Thank you

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Terrific card - love the grays with the pops of red - the hair is wonderful! Terrific job on the fine print challenge. So happy you came to play with the fairies at Fairy Fun Friday,

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Debbi. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Karen Taylor said...

Love your sweet card! Thanks so very much for joining us this week at Papertakes Weekly Challenge.

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~ Ali Watson ~ said...

WOW STUNNING CREATION MRS oops sorry didn't mean to shout LOL. this is amazing, love eveything about it.

Ali x

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Your card is amazing - I particularly love your colouring! especially the effect of the shading around the image.

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