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Friday, 19 October 2012

Do you know what a....

split digraph is?  Well me and hubby didn't until She Who Must be Obeyed told us!!

Hello blogworld

And can I say straight off, how kind you all were about my colouring neurosis!  Thank you for the very kind and constructive comments.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't quite know how to use black in their colouring - and Coops I'll be looking out for that tut!!!

You all made me feel much better about my card and colouring.  I suppose it boils down to practising and practising and more practising!!

Anyway here's another offering today - no tricky dark colours and pleats to deal with!  I know it's not the newest stamp from Sugar Nellie, but it's new to me and I love it!!  I have to say though, that I wouldn't have coloured the hair beads that colour if:
a) I realised that I wasn't going to use the corresponding piece of patterned paper
and
2) I had also realised that I was going to colour her belt that colour!!

Here's the card:
Front shot:

Detail of image:

I used:

Stamp:
Sugar Nellie - Ocean's Gift
coloured with my Pro and Flex markers

Dies:
C.C. Designs - Teardrop border
Memory Box - Madera Corner

Papers:
My Mind's Eye - Paris & Co

Anything else?
Glamour dust
gems from my stuff
Craftwork Cards - kraft card

There you go, much happier with the colouring on this - but then was back in my comfort zone!!!

Be back tomorrow with my Sweet Stampin DT card.

Cheerio
Sarah

PS - The Split Digraph?  Try here!  And we never thought she listened at school!!!

A challenge or two:

Cupcake Craft Challenges: Cupcake 214 ... Two's company

Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 239 - Got Glitter!


16 comments:

Fiona said...

fab card Sarah...love your colouring...love the effect you have given the tail!!

Fi
x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Sarah, I love the image your colouring is fabulous, I especially like the detail on her tail.
I really enjoyed reading your comments from the last post and have learnt loads as I am definitely still at the beginner level when it comes to colouring

I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, love the image, beautifully coloured.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Wendy xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and great details.xxx

Judith said...

this is a lovely mermaid image - I don't usually go much for mermaids but this is gorgeous - love the colours you chose - its just so pretty xx

Faye said...

Well, I think she looks fab with blue hair. And I love the colour palette of the whole card. Off to see what a split thingy wetsuit is... X
Have a great weekend. Oh and thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. X

Joey said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, I love the softness of your colours on her. Joey x

MagsB said...

Lovey, your colouring is gorgeous! This is as simply gorgeous card! I have that cute stamp but haven't even inked her yet - you've inspired me to give her a go! so many stamps, so little time....

love Mags B x

scrappymo! said...

Lovely image! I love the colours you chose..very soft and subtle and very appealing!

Anita said...

Beautiful card Sarah and I love the colors you used on her.

Shary said...

Gorgeous soft card. Thanks for playing along with us at CCT.x

Emma Canning said...

Absolutely gorgeous (as always) - love it x x

coops said...

so beautiful sarah.i love your soft colours and the mermaid is really gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Christine L said...

Blimey, she who must be obeyed is actually she who is pretty clever too!! I THINK i understand the explanation...

Gorgeous card hon... as always!

Hugs
Christine x

Molecraft said...

A beautiful card, love that gorgeous image!
Helen x

Digi Darla said...

Simply amazing card!

Hugs
Digidarla (a.k.a Kim)