Monday, 20 July 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge 15 - DT card


Hi everyone, well I think Becky has just outdone herself this week for the sketch, I absolutely LOVE the versatility of this. Such a simple layout but with the chance to add loads of bits and bobs to it if required, just perfect! I hope that you'll agree and manage to join in with Sketch & Stash this week.
Don't forget you can use any image you want on the sketch and the 'optional extra' is to use your neglected scraps.
I managed to achieve this as I very rarely use these papers but I thought they had a slight 'oriental' feel so would go well with my image.
I saw a gorgeous image of a 'manga' style girl on Rachel's blog and knew I just had to check it out, but once I made it to the fabulously talented Princess Elemmiriel's gallery I was absolutely overwhelmed by her stunning creations and actually chose this image instead. She was kind enough to allow me to use her lovely drawing for my DT card even though my colouring doesn't show it to it's best advantage.
I'm going straight off now to read up on a tutorial for colouring black hair, as I've managed to make a real mess of this, the more I tried to put it right, the worse it got!

Card Details:
* Image - Princess Elemmiriel's gallery at deviantART
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Papermania
* Everything else from my stash

16 comments:

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Chrissie and thanks for sharing the link to the art site xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful card and a lovely sketch to work with
Wendy x

Crystal said...

WOW Chrissie that image is just too awesome...LOVE your layout and these colors!! BEAUTIFUL...your coloring looks amazing on her!!!

Karina said...

Hi Chrissie, I occasionally landed on your blog and like what I see here. You do wonderful artwork! And so I will make a visit again on your place from time to time to see what's new.
Love from Switzerland,
Karina

Beryl (bik59) said...

Wow Chrissie, this is just gorgeous. Can't see anything wrong with your colouring.
Beryl x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Chrissie.

Hugs Riet.x

Barb said...

Chrissie, you make exotic look so easy! This is a beautiful card! I struggle with black hair, too, but you did a great job with this.

crafting diva said...

Hi Chrissie this card design is gorgeous, love the papers you have used really make the image stand out.

spiritofcreativity said...

Stunning card Chrissie, I love everything about it
Ann x

Sue said...

Oh WOW! Chrissie this is so good. I love the image, a very saucy looking young lady, lol. The colours are just gorgeous, well done you.
Sue xx

Becky said...

Hi Chrissie! I think your colouring on her black hair is just perfect, and the colours you've used are so striking! Stunning card hon!!
Love Becky xx

craftypixie said...

wow wow wow what a stunner this card is Chrissie,i love the backjing paper that you have uses it is just "so right" for this image
Wendy xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is really lovely Chrissie. The hair colouring looks great to me. I love this image and you have done it proud with both the colouring and the layout.
Cathy xxxx

Jill said...

wow Chrissie where do I start hun, I love love love your gorgeous card, the image and papers are just perfect together and your colouring is amazing, so sorry it's taken me this long to leave a comment, but with the kids being sick and then our holidays I'm just getting caught up hugS Jill xx

Beryl said...

I can't believe how many cards I've missed since I got here last. I can't see anything wrong with her hair. I think you've done a great job and I agree with you about the sketch - very versatile.Just reminded me to mention my bp on this card was a scrap.
Hope your mum had a great birthday - a bit late I know but better late than never.
Beryl xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Gorgeous card Chrissie and I just love this image!