Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Gorjuss Girl Card for Fun!

Most of my recent cards have been a result of my playing along with challenges - but this one is just for fun! It did start off being another card for the current JCBC challenge but as I put it together my idea of how I wanted it to look didn't go with the elements of the sketch. I also have a few birthdays coming up so I know it'll have a home soon! I LOVE challenges because they make me think outside the box - and I have become a more confident crafter because of them. They are also a fabulous source of inspiration - I highly recommend challenges to anyone!

This card is my first attempt at colouring an image with black hair, I only just bought myself some black and grey Touch markers (they were on sale!!!). I decided to go with an image that has lots of lovely hair to colour - so let me introduce "Untamed" - a fabulous Gorjuss Girl. I coloured her in at the ice rink so was glad to see everything looked OK in decent light - I have put a request in for a daylight lamp to take to the rink - so hopefully the bad lighting there won't bother me in the future.

The CS colours I've used are Whisper White and Lovely Lilac - with Basic Black swirls and Urban Oasis DP. The flower centre is a filigree brad but I used a Lilac rhinestone brad in the centre. I also popped a Lilac rhinestone brad underneath the sentiment - which I punched using my square punches - with one corner taken off and set on point. I was really happy with the final result and hope you like it too...

The kids are on holidays for 2 weeks - which means I am too as I work at a school - YIPPEEEEE. I nearly have my sewing project done so am hoping to be able to enjoy some crafting time for myself over the next 2 weeks too, especially as the weather is perfect for staying home in the warm!!!!
xXx

21 comments:

Cheryl Joshua said...

This is amazing Debbie,your colouring and design are absolutely brilliant!!! I love it!
Have a fab weekend.
xx

Mandy Schiller said...

Gorjuss alright!!! Your watercolouring is just fabulous. Love the whole thing....
Mandyxx

Kerrie said...

Your colouring and colours choosen and beautifu.

"Tillymint" said...

Yes she is just beautiful Debbie. Love the colours you chose too!
Good luck with the sewing - what are you making can I ask??? Sue

Kristy Young said...

WOW!!!!! Debbie this colouring is fabulous! Her hair and everything loooks just gorjus! You are going to hAve to show me how to use my copis at craft camp!
Kristy xo

Lynda S said...

Debbie, this card ROCKS. Her hair is amazing and looks real the purple and grey/black/white combo is awesome and any young lass would go nuts for this.

Ali B said...

It's a gorgeous card Debbie...really cute to highlight the purple.

Merry said...

She sure is gorjuss....
Wonderful card...everything goes together so well.

Sharon said...

I love the colours on your card. Her hair looks great. I'm glad you went with your heart and didn't try and make it fit the design challenge.
Love you

Philippa said...

Once again Debbie. Brilliant. She is beautiful and the colours just mesh really well.

Ramona Michaluk said...

Fabulous card Debbie - love the colours and your colouring is beautiful, as always. Have a great holiday - looking forward to seeing heaps of new things on your blog !!
Lucky girl - wish I could be on holiday too :-(

Dena said...

Hey Debbie! How have you been? It is just simply hot here. Is it hot in Australia right now? I always think of Australia as being hot. Okay anyhow, on to the darling, darling card. I love the way you used the nesties. How clever are you my friend. What a fantastic job you did on that black hair! Wow, it is so hard to get it to look highlighted and yours turned out great. Love it! Hugs, Dena

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Debbie! Have you missed me? This past week... and this weekend... have been crazy busy, let me tell you. I need another day at home, but it's not to be, so on I go!

What pure loveliness is this card? You did an awesome...and I do mean awesome...job on her hair! And I love the dark grey with the purple.

Okay, on to catch up on the rest of your posts.

Hugs and love,
Lisa

Liam said...

Lovely card. Hope you enjoy the holidays. Love the recipe swap too looks great. You have lifted my spirits by doing a few cards to look at. I am sick at the moment so don't feel up to stamping at the moment but looking at what you have been creating has made my day. enjoy the holidays.

Liam

Kellie said...

How did I miss this?! This card is just gorgeous Deb! I love how you have done her hair and the colours you have done are so elegant together, just WOW, stunning as always you blow me away!
Kelx

Annette said...

Hi Debbie, absolutely love this card the colours are just so me!! Love following your blog, your creations are truly inspriring. Hope you have a great holiday with lots of craft, take care X:)

Margaret de Witt said...

Gorgeous Debbie. You did a great job colouring her hair.

2 weeks off school? That's it? How does the school system work there?

LINDA said...

This is just gorgeous..Very lovely work..
Hugs Linda

Stamp and Smile said...

First, I hope you are enjoying your Holidays for the next 2 weeks... such a nice feeling and relaxing! Take time our for "U"!! This weekend we celebrate July 4th Independence Day in the USA!

Fantastic card and so sweet looking!! Love the colors and your coloring is PERFECT... her black hair looks so real! TFS!! SMILES... :)

Bec said...

OMG WOW.. This is just Stunning.. Your colouring is Just Amazing.. I love it.. Bec xx

Deb A said...

It is one thing to see your cards on your blog, Deb, but to actually watch you colour in, is watching an artist at work. So inspirational..... Could watch you for hours!
Deb A