Thursday, May 9, 2013

Annie & Sitting Flowers

I wanted to share a project I colored this week using the new adorable images from Make it Crafty... specifically the little girl Annie!    These new little girls are great color and you can go simple or complex and they'll turn out great either way!  I went for complex and tried out a few things on this one.  First of all, I merged it with the Sitting Flowers background which matches the detailed style of this image perfectly - not too detailed, not too simple.  At my house we've been watching the film Arrietty repeatedly so that was my inspiration for the sizing of the images.  But hay, it's better than watching a Disney musical over and over and over and .... so I'm not really complaining.   LOL

For part of the clothes I tried to go for a pin striping look but as you can see my hands were a little shaky and heavy so the stripes are a little more bold than I had originally planned.  However, they match the paper I was using so it all works out.  The other section I had fun with was her hair! It's been a long while since I've colored bright hair so that was a lot of fun.  :D  Then I added white streaks just for good measure.

The card was simple to put together and I was even able to use a paper pad that was almost all gone - it always feels good to use up ALL the paper!  I only have 2 sheets left so we'll see if I make it all the way.  Corner chipboard was added in the colors and I liked the raw looks so I didn't need to do anything there.  Then I had these spectacles rub-on sheets on my desk so I decided to use that too.  And it also helps with the illusion that this girl is a little person so that was a bonus.

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you've enjoyed this bit of inspiration today!  Maybe it will inspire you to try out a button nose, crazy bright hair or perhaps it got you in a mood to eat your apple today - as long as it inspired you to do something that was my intentions.  LOL  Have a great weekend!

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  1. This is sooo beautiful coloring Barbara, and I love you´ve colored her hair green ha ha ha. A very very beautiful and fun card again, your work is always awesome hun. I love it.

  2. Unbelievably fantastic!!! You must have a truly magic touch, because this image just beams with such incredible detail. I had a hard time taking my eyes off of it to write this. SO PRETTY!!
    Lisa x

  3. This is beautiful. I love your coloring and the image is so cute.

  4. Barbara, I like this, I like it a lot. The border around the image looks fab. Gonna case that! X

  5. Wonderful! You always inspire me. Your coloring is awesome, love the bright hair

  6. Fabulous design! Love your wonderful coloring, the great papers & colors, and cool embellies! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. Love it!!! The shading on her face is amazing :D


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