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Monday 1 July 2013

Annabel - Sugar Nellie

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to my new follower Fae.
I have been asked a few times about the colours I use for hair. For light blonde hair I use Promarkers Sandstone, Buttercup, Daffodil Bloom and Egg Nog.  To make it a little darker I add Pineapple Crush and Carmel and Flexmarkers in Cappucino and Champagne.
For red hair as in today's card I use Chestnut, Terracotta, Raw Sienna, Amber and Ginger or a combination of these. (I think I may have added Umber to this one)
I was also asked about the background scene I added to my 'Goldie 2' card. It's from Sassy Studio Designs but unfortunately when I checked back it has been discontinued.

So onto today's card which has been coloured up for ages, but I'm not sure about it as the edges of the hair appear choppy. It's Annabel from Sugar Nellie.

She is cut with a Marrianne die, which was coloured up with distress ink in the die, and layered up onto co-ordinations which has been embossed. The pearls are from my stash and the flowers from WOC. The leaves are a Crealies die.

She is of course coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and a little Prisma pencil.

The inside reflects the front

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Thanks for taking the time to look


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fabulous

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful card Eileen. Love how you added the ink in the die. That's a wonderful look. I have signed up to follow you on bloglovin so I don't miss any of your amazing creations.
Hugs, Janie

Sarah said...

The hair is FABULOUS, how I wish I could do hair half as well!! xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Eileen what a lovely image xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Eileen. The image and colours look fab.
Lorraine x

Ella's Design said...

Her hair is just beautiful, Eileen! Thanks for the info on the colours you use - I was inspired to have a go at lighter blonde hair after seeing your Beautiful Flight Attendant card! I love those Marianne doily dies too and use them loads! Hugs, Lisa x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous your colouring, details and pearls...thanks for joining Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Kim said...

fabulous card Eileen, love the colours
Kim x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Eileen, such a pretty image and your colouring is wonderful. I love the frame and beautifully arranged flowers.
Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card Eileen. I love this image and I think you've done a fab job of colouring her, the die cut frame is gorgeous too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Unknown said...

Dear Eileen,
Your coloring is fabulous, awesome effect with this image. I would like to invite you to join my new challenge blog and the first challenge, which is 'Flowers'. It would be a great pleasure for me.

Sharon said...

This is beautiful. Love the gorgeous image and design.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon x

Kara Lynne said...

Okay, I have always said your hair coloring is gorgeous, but now I must comment on those eyes! Amazing job, they are so true to life! Beautiful card, Eileen!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Eileen what a fabulous card beautifully coloured and embellished! Hugs Susan x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is really gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

tilly said...

she looks fab with that red hair, a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at crafty catz

Unknown said...

Welcome again, I forgot to say this card has a wonderful color combo, I love this shade of blue. Thank you for joining our 'Say it with flowers' challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
Anna xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the sweet image, thanks for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

coops said...

so stunning Eileen.beautiful pretty image and I love your teal and white combo and fabulous colouring :D

xx coops xx

Pami said...

Gorgeous card, I love the frame and embossing! Thank you for sharing with us at the Sugar Bowl this month, good luck and hope to see you again soon! Pami x

Mrs A. said...

Saw you had won at Crafty Catz with this card and had to come over sand tell you how much I like it. Your colouring is utterly fabulous. A pure artist. Hugs Mrs a. p.s. now following your blog.

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Absolutely amazing card. The image is so perfect. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Card Crew! Yvonne

Jenn Bedient said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and how you used the distress ink in the die. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a great day!

- Jenn DT
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