Friday, February 8, 2013

Fancy Marci

Remember the skin tone step-by-step guide I did a couple days ago using a La-La Land Craft image?  We'll, as promised I finally put her on a card and wanted to share it with you this weekend.  To see the tutorial just click HERE and that even shows all the Copic colors I used on this sweetie.   Check out my finished project which is both perfect for Valentines and spring...

Isn't she just adorable!  The images I used are Fancy Marci from La-La Land Crafts and That's the Ticket stamp and punch from Stampin' Up! The dragonfly chipboard embellishments are from Make it Crafty in a set called Dragonflies (of course!  LOL).

For the hexagon aspect, I used a beehive stencil and sprayed Iridescent Spray & Sparkle over the background.  (Thank you Ruby!!)  The light reflects on it and really adds an interesting element.  I've also colored the chipboard dragonflies and covered the wings with pink Stickles.

QUESTION: Some of you may be wondering if coloring Marci with a facial personality is allowed - and the ANSWER is: YES of course!!  The terms of use state no altering of the image so I've deliberately left the line art alone and printed the image the way it downloaded - nothing was change.  Now I can safely color using only Copic markers and some "mad coloring skills."  Also check the other awesome examples on the La-La Land Crafts Blog that show fantastic ways to use your coloring!  Such as plaids, fuzzy texture, camouflage, hair strands and fabric folds - there so much you can do with your Copics and that's what makes them so fun!!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons Challenge #38 - Anything with Ribbon
Copic Marker Europe - Anything with Copic
Oozak Challenge #11 - Anything Goes with Favorite Color (Pink/Brown)
Stamp and Create February Challenge - Spring

Update: I was a chosen winner for this project at 7 Kids College Fund!


  1. Gorgeous card Barbara :) Marci is lovely and your coloring is fabulous ! Stunning card

    Lols x x x

  2. Beautiful card! Your coloring is fabulous! I love all the layering and the sweet dragonflies too! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  3. Soooo cute love it..Thanks for sharing...

  4. Very pretty! Love how you color!

  5. This is so beautiful. I love the way you have coloured that sweet image. The papers and dragonflies are gorgeous and the hexagon background looks so effective

  6. What an awesome job Barbara. I've been wanting to try my hand at African American, and other nationality, skin tones. You definately have "mad coloring skills".

  7. Fabulously-designed card! And that image is sensational! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. A fabulous card Barbara, such a pretty palette and gorgeous details. Your colouring is just phenomenal!!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  9. Love it, Barbara. :) Awesome colouring as always, which brings the character to life!

  10. Oh she is just beautiful! The colors and shading are fabulous and I love the different layers used. Love x 3!

  11. Hi; unusual kind of stamp; very pretty!

    Great card for our new challenge, thanks for participating!
    Come back Thursday next week for a new one,

    La Vikinga, DT Crafty Ribbons

  12. This is such a sweet little card!

  13. Very cute. Thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

  14. love the clouring and the whole card is fresh looking

  15. Oh wow this looks awesome, it makes a lovely change to see a different colour skin tone. Your colouring is outstanding and it is embellished perfectly. Thanks for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
    Kim xXx

  16. Gorgeous coloring! Wish you would have shared your colors!! Fresh and clean and I love it! Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge. Hugz

  17. lovely sweet card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  18. Fun and cheerful card with lovely layout design. Thank you so much for joining us at Oozak Challenge :o)

  19. I have tried, and tried, and tried to get those eyes like yours and I have had no success...can you provide any instructions/guidance how to capture the eyes as you have done so pefectly?

  20. I have tried, and tried, and tried, and tried to get those eyes like yours and I have had no success...can you provide any instructions/guidance how to capture the eyes as you have done so pefectly?


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