Beautiful Red Head

This week's challenge at The Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge is Sewing, fake or not.
Our sponsor for September is Fabrika Fantasy.  I chose this beautiful image.  I colored her with pencils using mineral spirits for blending.  It took so long to color her, about five hours, but I am really pleased with the finished product.  When I first got a close look at the image I just thought there is no way I can color this.  I remembered past coloring of very detailed images and I used Prismacolor pencils.  I really have started enjoying my pencils.  This image somewhat reminds me of my daughter-in-law, Karena, even down to the hair color.  The only thing I would change is the color of the peonies.  They blend in too well with her hair.  Coloring is definitely a learning process.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Klerurn Met Potloden - Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes-Twist/Stitching 
Paper Shelter - Birthdays
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Morgan's Srt World - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Studio - Use Black and/or Purple
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes 
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday
Jan's Digi Stamps - Anything Goes


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Your pencil colouring is so beautiful, love your choice of dp for the frame as well. It really enhances the gorgeous image. xx

  2. I admired this project on Facebook and it is nice to see it here again. Your pencil coloring is very lovely.
    Hugs Monica

  3. Diane, OMG your colouring and shading is so amazing.

  4. Beautifully coloured. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We hope to see you again next challenge.
    Smiles, Angela DT Member
    TTCRD DT{My Blog}

  5. Such a beautifully coloured image fabulous card Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck GinnyMy Blog As I do Rodos

  6. This is soo beautiful!! Thanks for sharing, and joining us at TPS this week, good luck! Hug Lena

  7. Diane, this has my jaw on the floor! This is just stunning! If I had done something like this, I would be looking for a way to keep it close so I could look at it often! Thanks so much for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  8. What a pretty card and your coloring turned out super. colored pencils is my fav way to color, I feel I can get the shading better. Great job. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  9. You are a dangerous woman with a pencil! Absolutely stunning, Diane! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  10. What a stunning image and you have coloured her so beautifully too and made her up into a lovely card. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  11. So lovely! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at the QKR Stampede Challenge. kReN on the DT Join me at

  12. Back again, and again, this is just so beautiful. Nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  13. Really, really beautiful - your coloring is spot on. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams challenge, elizabeth (DT)

  14. Beutiful card and image. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Danka DT

  15. Such a stunning card Diane. Thank you for joining us at SheepSki Designs and good luck with your entry. Gail DT

  16. Lovely work, thank you for joining Jan's Digi stamps challenge, Colour Crazy and Creative Fingers, Hope to see you again next time.

  17. What a stunning card and wonderful coloring with the prismacolor pencils. Thanks for entering our challenge "Kleuren met potloden" (Animals) and good luck!
    Hugs, Marianne

  18. Wow, so gorgeous, Diane! It makes me feel so mesmerized looking at your pencil coloring of the gorgeous whimsical image! I love this card so much!


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