Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Not Normal Hair - Mojo

I know I recently coloured a guitar chick with blue hair, but I decided I could do it better for the Make it Colourful Challenge # 26 - Not normal Hair Colours. I used the gorgeous Annabelle from the Make It Crafty Steampunk release. She reminded me of Moulin Rouge, so I chose a sentiment from one of the songs "My gift is my song." I have seen a few wavy sentiment banners lately and adore them, so I gave it a whirl myself, not that you can see it terribly well from my camera angle.

I used the Mojo Monday Challenge sketch #200, but instead of a bow, I used border edging from K&C.
I love the colours and the Echo Park - Splash DP on this card, but I think it's missing something.

For any one who is striving to improve their colouring abilities like I am, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you try the Make It Colourful challenges. The DT works are incredibly inspirational and I use them often to figure out how to do different techniques. Just zoom in on their image / images and you can get a better look at how they used their markers to create shade, or shine etc. Zoom in on the hair, or the dress or whatever it is that you are trying to master with your colouring. Works for me, any way, and I really do feel like I am improving. I've said it before, it's like taking a free Copics class.

10 comments:

Zoe said...

Wow Stephanie! Incredible. LOVE the blue here - and STUNNING colouring and awesome layout. xxoo

mforquer said...

Stephanie - this is SO amazing!! LOVE her hair!! Gorgeous papers too!
hugs,
M

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Stephanie,
Thanks so much for the lovely comments you left me. xxx
Popped by to take a look at your blog.
Wow your Annabelle card is superb!!
Love how her hair shines, and matches the papers perfectly.
Stunning layout.
Love, Mel. xx

Deirdre said...

Wow, very cool.

Elena said...

Oh wooooow your colouring is superb!! I think my mouth stayed open for 5 minutes looking your amazing character... Thank you for have been passed from my blog, your comment is so sweet!

Hugs,
Elena

Andrea C said...

Your colouring is just perfect well worth watching all of those tutorials if you can colour like this x

Carole of Brum said...

Stephanie, I think you will find that people are zooming in on your work to see how it's done too...I know I did! Lovely job, the dress especially is soooooo nicely done. Your wavy sentiment banner looks great, you can definitely see the wave in it. Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Make It Colourful. CoB

Olena said...

Just Beautiful! Olena

...just Barbara said...

I love the coloring on this and the soft color pallet - gorgeous!! *Hugs

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Oh, well this is definitely cool!!! LOVE the blue hair and the layout...nice!!!

The new blog is awesome too! :)