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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Black and White and ONE COLOR at Charisma! Check out our sponsors!

howdy, chickens!  yep, i've been a little more active around these parts lately - well, i'm all fired up and will have my own crafty space soon, so get USED TO IT!  :)

today, i'm sharing a little something i FINALLY pulled together yesterday in celebration of our new challenge at Charisma Cardz...  our sponsors ROCK, and i was provided with this fabby image, but i just couldn't get it right.  i was trying my usual combinations for skin and black hair and then did the dress and boots and it was awful.  twice, i mucked this image up, before finally settling on my monochromatic coloring technique, and i really should have just gone with it in the first place.  anyway, when i tell you i was beating myself up over it, that's an understatement!  not only was i too close to the deadline, but i was embarrassed because by now, i should just be able to pick up my pencils, color, and be done with it.  NOPE.  amateur!  okay, okay, it's not self-deprecating Thursday.  and i'm rambling. :)

here's my card, using an image called Becki from the awesome Saturated Canary (one of our sponsors for this challenge):


so it may be a little hard to see, but she's all blue.  i literally used 4 different blue pencils, and that's it.  how much do i love using this technique?  it really takes a lot of guesswork out of the whole thing when you limit yourself.  some papers there from Teresa Collins and Bo Bunny, bling stickers from Jolee's, ribbon and pin from i-have-no-idea, bingo card from, well, i'm not sure because i thought it was Jenni Bowlin but the font has me thrown off (i didn't buy 'em so i have no packaging).  Martha Stewart butterfly punch and teeny tiny pearls from Kaisercraft.  oh, and a Sharpie.  :)

close up, anyone?


the brightness on my computer monitor is the PITS, so i have no idea whether this is too bright or too dark or too saturated (no pun intended), but there she is.  i'm kind of in lurve with her HAIR!  (but much to hubbin's chagrin, i am NOT cutting my hair off)  Becki rocks the bob.  :)

SO. there's m'card.  there's our challenge.  there's one of our sponsors (Krista is giving away a $10 gift certificate to spend at Saturated Canary!)... the other one?  Marker Pop!  $10 to spend there, too!  WOO!  'cuz you're going to need more markers to use when coloring your fabby images, right?!

CLICK HERE to go to the challenge, and check out the fun things our Charisma Galz have done!  their projects are GORGEOUS (and blue was popular, for some reason!).  you have until next Wednesday to play along (but be sure to read the rules!).  xoxox

and i'm joining in the fun at:

Creative Card Crew - they want BLING (so bling i brought!)
Cute Card Thursday - they're looking for something BLUE (how about a BLUE GIRL?)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - they want Sparkle, Bling, and Ribbon (check, check, checkity check!)


  1. Wonderful card! I love how you coloured her.

  2. She is stunning in blue. I like her blue bling shoe buttons. Fabulous card.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  3. Fantastic card. I love all your layers!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  4. Lovely card, great layers and lush embellishments. Thanks you for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our bling challenge. Hugs Tania xx (DT)

  5. OOh! Leah this is stunning work in monoochrome and the ribbons of choice are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this time at the RRR challenge and best of luck!
    Tammy Louise


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