Saturday, February 1, 2014

Braid in My Hair!

A couple of weeks ago, Cathy from Sketch Saturday contacted me asking if I would like to be a guest designer for the month of February.  Like really?... well... yesssss!... I think it took me all of two seconds to shoot off an acceptance email so thanks for having me ladies.
I enjoy working with sketches and this week is especially sweet because A Day for Daisies is the sponsor so I get to use one of their sweet images.  This one is Braid in My Hair and although it would really freak me out to actually have birds in my hair, it is a lovely image and I am able to cope just fine.  I have to admit, it took me a little thinking to get this sketch to work with this gal's braid.  I didn't want to cover that glorious hair so under it we go!  I love these bark shapes by Prima.  I have a couple diferent shapes and although they aren't for every project, I thought it suited this piece because of all the distressing.
Image:  A Day for Daisies Braid in My  Hair
Sentiment:  Papertrey Faux Ribbon
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portabello Road
Flower:  Prima Bark Shapes
Brad:  Graphic 45
Copic Colours:
Shirt:  BG15, BG13, BG11, Bg10, BG00
Hair:  E37, E35, YR23, YR21, Y23
Skin: E11, E01, E00, E000
Birds:  C4, C2, C00, BG11
Sister Act - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Spots & Stripes


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab image and great

Sue said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Marilyn.
Your card is stunning, I love the pretty image, wonderful colouring and beautiful papers too.
hugs Sue xx

Sarah said...

Such a fabulous card Marilyn, lovely turquoise xx

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is so beautiful - just the way I like it - colors, papers, design... Love it! :)
Have a great day, Marilyn...

Debra Miller said...

Stunning card Marilyn, love your take on the sketch. The banner is really brilliant. So glad you are joining us this month at Sketch Saturday! Hugs, Deb

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Marilyn. I love the image and fab papers and layout.
Congratulations on your GDT spot too.

Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Vivienne Holden said...

Corrr Marilyn, you are NEVER going on the naughty step after this little beauty! She's beautiful!
Loving the frantage treatment too! xxx

Renee said...

Mar you always blow me away with your stunning coloring and card making! This is beautiful!

jimlynn said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot! Well deserved.
LOVE this one Marilyn! Your coloring is just awesome.

Cathy P. said...

I am in love with the way you colored the hair on this card, Marilyn. You added such depth and variation. GORGEOUS!! This is a challenging image and your coloring skills just shine. The paper choice,the ribbon banner, the bark flower, and the flecks all come together to create a stunning creation. So GLAD to have you part of the Sketch Saturday team this month!
Hugs, Cathy xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh my gosh! This is beautiful Marilyn. I love the detail from the Frantage, the colours are gorgeous and the paper choices just perfect. Very, very pretty.

Thanks for leaving me such a lovely comment yesterday. I am touched that you would like to pin and asked to pin my card. Go right ahead, thank you x

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Marilyn, gorgeous colouring and Congrats on your GDT spot! In answer to your query I am afraid I am not a big fan of Pinterest so would rather not, sorry!
Helen x

Sandy said...

Well all I can say is that Cathy is one smart lady. I told you that you are good!!!! So pretty and your coloring could NOT be better!!!!!
Sandy xx

Kat W said...

It's a stunner Marilyn! Your colouring is gorgeous and the distressing and soft colours are very pretty :-)
Very neat how you threaded the banner under the image too!
Hugs, Kat x

Arlene said...

I love this. The image is delightful! Love the co-ordinating papers and design.

Maxine D said...

Beautiful Marilyn - love the colours you have used, and the way the softer tomes of the background make the image panel sing.

Emily Thubbron said...

Wonderful coloring. I really like how you did her hair. Thanks so much for sharing with us at QKR Stampede this week.

Emily, DT

Camellia Cards said...

The colours are beautiful and you've done an amazing job with her hair. I do struggle sometimes to catch highlights but yours is fantastic. Love the frantage too, it softens the whole card. Lovely. Hugz Clare xx

Kelly Neis said...

I love this image! Her hair and the birds and a sprinkling of Frantage! oh how beautiful. I love how you made the banner too, great idea!!
Hugs Kelly

coops said...

so stunning marilyn.i love this beautiful image and you design and colouring is fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Shari said...

Gorgeous creation Marilyn! Love your coloring and the wonderful way you used the sketch! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper and good luck in the challenge.