Afro Girl

 This card is my DT entry for the latest challenge at A Place to Start.  This time around it's Anything Goes.  I chose this beautiful image, Afro Girl, by DigiStampsAtelier.  Those of you that follow my blog probably know that he is now one of my favorite artists.  His images always challenge me.  This time I fell in love with the image, but no no idea how to color the hair.  I didn't want to give it just a flat color with minimal shading.  Thank goodness for You Tube.  I found an amazing video on how to color the hair.  It took me about an hour to do the hair, but I am really happy with the results.  Her technique gave so much depth of color to the hair.  She is colored with Copic markers.  The papers are from Stampin' Up.

Copics:  BG05, 07, E15, 18, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 40, 43, 49, 
G21, 24, R02, 11, 12, 20, 21, 22, Y11, 15, 17, 28

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Favorite Color Combo
Creative Playground - Anything Goes


  1. Such a great make, I love colour mix of the papers that work so well with the digi. I really need to practise more skin tones and I certainly need to check out this artist. x

  2. Hi Diane! The hair caught my eye right off - STUNNING! You have totally rocked this - the papers are perfect and you've matched the colors in your image to the papers to a tee. Bravo! xoxox

  3. Awesome coloring, Diane! She looks realistic enough to speak to you. This one s just stunningly beautiful! A real wow card!!

  4. wow Diane, her hair is amazing, I thought it was fun flock. Imaging my astonishment when I read you had coloured it :)

  5. Great colouring and just love her hair! Stunning card with the perfect background papers too.
    Scarlett xoxo

  6. Oh My, what a beautiful card, your coloring is fabulous :)

  7. Fantastic card creation, awesome coloring Diane!
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at 613 Avenue Create….. Good Luck!
    DT Shell

  8. Excellent coloring techniques, Diane! Kudos to you!!!

  9. WOW this is fabulous! Your colouring of her hair is amazing on this beautiful card. xx

  10. What a great job you did, her hair has wonderful dimension.
    Hugs Monica

  11. This is absolutely outstanding!!! Love it! You did a super job on the hair!!! XXOO


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