Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Darling Birthday

 Hi All!  Boy, I don't know if you've missed me but I've missed you :)  Some changes in my world- like a promotion at work!- have kept me from getting too crafty lately but I finally managed to find the time to take a seat in my craft room and get some cards done...

Ever since I saw this image, Violet Vintage, for the first time by Krista over at Saturated Canary I've been absolutely dying to get my hands, and Copics, on her!  I'm so in love with her hair and those huge glasses on that cute little face that I decided to do the 'big head' look and have some real fun coloring.  I paired her up with some pretty soft papers from the MME Be Happy line and think it's the perfect compliment.  Because the card making was a little rusty I set out to find a sketch that could get me started and came across the beautiful one for the week over at Deconstructed Sketch which caught my eye with it's banner taking centerstage...I love me some banners lately, lol!  As usual I threw some of my favorite embellishments on there to balance it out and called it good.  And I was glad to find that the card making skills didn't completely disappear during my absence :)  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R30, R21. BV31, BV34
Hair: E93, E95, E97, E99, E27, E29
Clothes & Headband: V12, V15, V17, BV29, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges-
Deconstructed Sketch- Sketch
Fussy and Fancy- Anything Goes
By The Cute and Girly- Birthday
Totally Gorjuss- Bling It On

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- My Minds Eye Be Happy; Bling Flourish- My Minds Eye; Flowers- Prima, Recollections; Sentiment Sticker- Jillibean Soup


EELS said...

Wow look at those huge eyes and fabulous choice with the colouring Katie.
Also congrats on the promotion.
Cheers, Elaine

saturated canary said...

*sigh*, so beautiful!!
your skin coloring is amazing...has such a glow!


Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous ♥♥

craftynatalie said...

beautiful card!

Jill said...

Amazing work my sweet Katie :)
Love her face and your colouring is perfect like every time!
Congrats on your promotion, well done ♥
And yes, I have missed you!! lol

Big hugs ♥♥

Gabbi said...

I agree with krista. So beautiful. So lifelike. How do you do it? You should put out a video. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dobra said...

Very beautiful work
wonderful punch and very beautifully painted
I like to watch and admire your work

Marcy said...

Beautiful as always! Congrats on the promotion too!

Christina C. said...

OMG.....superb coloring! Spectacular shading on the skin and hair.....breathtaking!

Shazza said...

fabulous colouring, love your card x

Céline said...

fab card, amazing coloring
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this week

May said...

Stunning card, WOW!!! Your colouring is Fabulous.... Love it!! Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy... May x

Emma said...

Oooh Katie, she is just Gorgeous! I just bought this image the other day, can't wait to color her and I am definitely going to have to steal this hair color, I lOVE it!

Anja said...

Hi Katie,
I absolutely LOVE this image! And of course I love how you've colored her - simply stunning!
Hugs, Anja

Eulanda said...

LOVE THIS!! Gorgeous coloring AGAIN!! The hair is stunning and this is where I wished I lived next door. LOL!! Congrats on your promotion!!! Super happy for you!! Hugs!

Bettina L. said...

OMG this is amazing. Love your stunning colouring and the design with the pearl swirls and flowers.Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Jenny said...

Congrats on the promotion Katie and love this fabulous card! hugs x