Monday, 27 January 2014

January Challenge- its all about the Hair

Good morning can you believe its nearly the end of January ... wherever did those days fly off too?

Today at the Besties UK blog we are having a new challenge in conjunction with a blog hop.  The theme for this is ALL ABOUT THE HAIR…   - your entry to the challenge must contain a Bestie Image 

My project for this theme is a simple card to showcase the beautiful bestie (IMG799). I chose this image because of her Rapunzel hairstyle reminded me of the fairy story I used to read to my daughter .

I chose prismacolor pencils to colour the image makes a nice change from Copics although I do like to mix the medias sometimes for a different effect.

Prismacolor pencils have lovely smooth soft leads which blend seamlessly on their own or with solvents, I chose not to use any solvents on this project


Card 5 x7 using Centura pearl
Purple - Coredinations
Embossed Layer - Centura Pearl
Grand decorated ovals - Spellbinders
Corner Punch
Graduated pearls - kaiser craft

I folded and cut a piece of centura pearl card to make a base card 7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.7cm), then I cut a piece of purple card 17 x 12cm and used the corner punch to round the corners.

I then cut a piece of Centura pearl 16.5 x 11.5cm and embossed using the Teresa Collins Embossing folder Regency and rounded the corners with the punch. This was then layered onto the card.

I applied 5 graduated pearls to the top right and bottom left corners of the card and one large pearl on the other corners to balance the card.  I used the grand decorated ovals to cut the purple oval and then embossed the die too for more dimension.

I used grand ovals from spellbinders to cut out my printed image prior to colouring.

The colours I used were:-

Hair -
Tuscan red - pc937
Mahogany red - pc1029
Chestnut - pc1081
Dark purple - pc931

Skin -
Sienna beige - pc1080
Light peach - pc927
Peach - pc939
Dark Purple - pc931 - lips
Process red - pc994

Shoes, dress, bows-
Violet - pc932
Dionazine purple hue - pc132
Parma violet - pc1008
Lilac - pc956

Here is another example of long hair coloured with pencils

I hope you like my project and it has given you some inspiration to take part in our new challenge . 

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. such a pretty card, love this digi with the long long hair x

  2. Gorgeous, Carol - her hair looks fab. Hugz, Jan xx

  3. I love the 'simplicity' of this card, the embossing is gorgeous

  4. Fab card Loving the purple hair!!!
    Hugs Donna xx

  5. I love her. So cute!! And your card is really elegant. That embossed paper is simply beautiful :)
    Hugs, Mikha

  6. Great card, so cute
    Caroline x

  7. Another lovely card from the DT. Nice to see something other than pro markers or Copic being used.
    Sue. C

  8. I love the long hair on this image great for having a colouring play love the card Hun xx wendy

  9. I just loveall theBestie designs and this one is jus beautiful her hair is just leant to be coloured pink wonderful

  10. Carol, i deleted my comment, i thought i was on Wendy's sorry. I love your blog and have totally enjoyed looking at your creations..your Rapunzel version is beautiful!

    1. Thanks for your lovely comments I have removed the deleted bit now :-) x

  11. Beautiful card, loving her hair color xx