Monday, February 3, 2014

Sassy Studio and Through the Purple Haze Challenge!

Unlike the last digital challenge-you know-the one where I almost had to be medicated and taken out of my home to a place where adults can 'rest'? In straight jackets? Yeah...that one. Anyway, I got this new Sassy Studio Designs girl and fell in love! I actually completed it immediately! She's so much to color! I felt like I really couldn't get it wrong if I tried!

I began by printing the image out on Bella's BEST Stamping Paper (White) and had my light source coming from top right to bottom left. Using Copic combo BV01, BV04, BV13, I outlined her dress, folds and pleats and just continued to draw the colors out. Heavier in the shadows, lighter on the light source side.

Next, I used. E000, E00, E11, E21 combo for her skin, following the light to dark technique. I used R20 to lightly touch her cheeks and lips. B24 was the blue I chose for her eyes.

For her hair, I used E11, E13, E15, E18. This is a wonderful reddish-brown combo and I love how it looks on curly hair!

From there, I fussy cut her and placed her over a piece of SU! Vanilla that was dry embossed with  Cuttlebug's Cherry Blossoms. Now, you KNOW it wouldn't be one of my designs without an entire roll of mounting tape and you can trust I used a ton of it!

My design paper came from American Crafts Botanical 6x6 Collection and I used Spellbinders A and B set of rectangles to make the frames. Then I distressed the insides of the frames and hot glued the pearl/lace trim to the inside of the second mat. The image was last and then-to complete it-I used a button and two flowers in light but different colors to compliment the image...I didn't want to compete with it. On the back, I attached another one of my Tim Holtz small easel arms so it would stand, making another piece of Home Decor.

She's a pretty thing! I promise you'll love her and love COLORING! I thought I was more a papercrafter than colorist but I'm doubt it, now!!

Thanks again to Sassy Studio Designs, along with Through the Purple Haze" for all the fun!


  1. Beautiful card Carmen. Love your embossing at the back and fantastic colouring :)
    Eithne xx

  2. Carmen, your card is gorgeous! And your coloring is awesome! Very very nice!!!

  3. Its beautiful Carmen, just lovely and i love the colour of her dress - stunning....

    fiona x

  4. She is so stunning. She looks like a princess. I definitely agree about the hair - the red tinting is lovely. Faith

  5. previous melt down or not carmen your doing a great job and she is fab i love the colouring and that lace panel...gorgeous and well done!! xx