Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Coloring a Redhead Marci with Copics

Hi & happy Wednesday!!   Today's card features Fancy Marci from La-La Land Crafts.  She’s available as a digi on the blog, or in rubber in the store.  I don't think I've ever attempted to color red hair before, but I am liking these results! I didn’t follow any tutorials, I just kinda started blindly with some colors I had and it actually turned out  =)  Love it when that happens!  LOL.  I started with Copic #YR24 (Pale Sepia) and colored all her hair.  Then went over most of that, making streaks in the widest parts on the sides with #E08 (brown), which is really more of a rusty, reddish brown.  Then coloring her “part” at the top and the parts close to the ponytail holders using #E25 (Caribe Cocoa) and then smaller sections on top of that brown with #E29 (Burnt Umber).  Then I took the #E08 (brown) again to blend the darker colors into the lighter.  Then to finish off, I took the #YR24(Pale Sepia) and went over the lightest (widest) sections again.

Anywhoo… sorry if I just bored you to death, LOL!  I’m sure a video would be much more thrilling to watch, but there are tons of those on every hair color you can think of if you just Google them.  My papers are from the Bayberry collection (by Pink Paislee) and the twine is from the Twinery! 

If you create with any La-La Land Crafts digis or stamps, please link them in our Customer Gallery!!  Each month we have a Customer Appreciation Day and one name is drawn from those who link up to win a prize!! =)

14 comments:

Patti J said...

Wowee, Kris! She looks so dimensional - I half expect to see her jump off the card! Beautiful coloring, and thanks for the details! Not boring at all :) This is one of my all time favorites of yours! Hugs...

Lorie said...

What a fabulous card! Your coloring is always something I envy...you are a natural my friend!

Sara I. said...

LOVE the houndstooth paper and green together!! Love the twine and button combo - and her dress is amazing - I want one!!

Michelle said...

BEAUTIFUL job Kris! Some day I will be able to color my images as well as you do : )

LOVE IT!!!

*HUGS*

Danni said...

Gorgeous!! Your coloring is outstanding!!

Crystal said...

Great new blog Kris and this image is FABULOUS and colored perfectly!!! ADORABLE!

Bananastamper said...

Soo cute! Love the colours and the colouring! I have much to learn in the way of colouring hair! Thanks for the tips!

Teresa said...

AWESOME!! Wonderful red hair. Thanks for the details I really appreciate all the help with the copics. Someday my Marci's will look this good!! Practice Practice Practice.

Basement Stamper said...

she looks darling and I love those colors you used on it!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

I'm always on the look out for good redhead colours (that aren't orange!) and this turned out fabulously!! Great card and love the twine/button accent!

Leanne said...

Hiya Kris, just had to let you know this card is STUNNING! Beautiful papers and beautiful hair on Marci. Just love the layout, actually love everything about it. :)

Kim Y. said...

Love how you colored Marci, Kristine! So sweet!

Rose Ann said...

I totally love the colors you've used here, Kristine...and your coloring looks amazing!! So very sweet!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your red haired Marci is gorgeous! I love red hair, runs in our family :)