Something new (to me)

OK, I must confess that I didn’t accomplish much this week as far as cleaning.  I still haven’t gone through the kids rooms and gathered up things to be donated or outright thrown away, and I didn’t clean the carpets like they desperately need, but I did wander through some YouTube videos and finally got up the courage to try coloring a darker skin.  I also picked up a little different way to select colors for shading. I’m very pleased with how my coloring turned out.  Not quite as happy with my paper selection.  Not sure if it’s just outside my comfort zone or if it’s just a bad choice.    I used a Fitztown digi called “Fae 2” and the current sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  

HeatherM using Fitztown "Fae 2" digi

I’m entering this one in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 – “Sketch 26
Through the Craft Room Door “Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly “Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty “Anything Goes
The East Wind “Birthday Princess
Digi Sketch Challenge “It’s a girl thing (T)”
Fitztown Challenge “Fantasy
Art by Mi Ran “Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend “Anything Goes
Digistamps4Joy “Celebrations


27 Responses to Something new (to me)

  1. Such an amazing card with awesome coloring; you are so talented Heather! Likewise, I still haven’t accomplished much where spring cleaning is concern and often end up watching You Tube or browsing the net, lol.
    Thank you so much Heather for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy 100th Celebrations. I would love to invite you over to my blog for a chance to win My Giveaway in regards to the celebration. I’ll be happy if you drop by my blog and you could be the winner! Have great moments.

    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

  2. Erin B says:

    Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafting At The Weekend this month. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  3. This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘CELEBRATION’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 14th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  5. Laura W says:

    You coloured her beautifully! And it’s totally okay for you to take some mom time 😉 Thanks for playing at the Digi Sketch challenge, see you Monday for a new challenge 🙂

  6. Beautiful card. The coloring is superb and the paper is a perfect match. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Good luck and please join us again soon!

  7. Billie A says:

    Beautiful card, wonderful coloring. I love your card. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown.

  8. redgasser says:

    Beautiful card and gorgeous coloring!!!
    Thanks for sharing in our celebrations at Digistamps4Joy.
    Riette, DT

  9. Gloria Shirr says:

    Gorgeous Heather! Love your image, coloring, beautiful DP and fabulous embellishments.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Digi Stamps 4 Joy!! Hope to see you again for the next challenge. I would love for you to join me in my celebration and a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria DT

  10. Helen says:

    Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny’s

    Helen x

  11. Bettina says:

    This is gorgeous. Love the details with the flowers, stunning colouring and design. Thanks for playing at The East Wind and good luck. Hope to see you back the 15th for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at The East Wind xx

  12. Kathie says:

    Heather your card is amazing, you’ve done a fantastic job colouring the darker skin, I’ll have to watch some video’s on U-tube as well that’s something I’ve never attempted as yet. I love your colour combo together, I wonder if you had used a smaller floral especially for the size of your card and image you would have liked it better. I think it’s really pretty and love it. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  13. joanna M. says:

    Eh, I RARELY accomplish anything in regards to cleaning … it’s over-rated 🙂 This is really pretty! I love your image! Thanks for getting sketchy with us!
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  14. Nicole Setter says:

    Sweet card and I love your colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny’s this week.
    Cheers Nicole

  15. Peggy T says:

    What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

    Peggy T.
    TTCRD Design Team

  16. Heide says:

    Very pretty, what lovely soft colors and sweet image. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  17. linda says:

    I think it came out great!

  18. Lenoria says:

    This is a gorgeous card and I love your colors and the coloring is fantastic!

  19. Jackie says:

    Fantastic coloring, Heather, and I think your paper choices were great – I do know what you mean about feeling outside your comfort zone – I struggle with this too! TFS!


  20. karin says:

    this is gorgeous Heather.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  21. Nancy says:

    Wow, all I can say is that your image is stunning. Beautifully colored up! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us.
    Nancy SSW2

  22. txgrrlnnh says:

    I love that you’ve used a Fitztown image! This is so pretty and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  23. Linda says:

    Wow, your coloring is positively stunning! I need to watch some you tube videos!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  24. Cely says:

    Gorgeous!!!! Wish you had left your color choices….haha. I think it’s a beautiful card. By not doing too much on card you spotlighted your beautiful image and coloring.

    • HeatherM says:

      Hi Cely,
      I used E31, E35, E23 for the face with just a tiny bit of E0000 for some final blending in the lightest areas because I wanted more blending, but didn’t want to make the area darker. I think I used E97 for the blush.

  25. Sari says:

    Beautiful image and perfect colouring, love it. Thank you for joining Digi Sketch Challenge, good luck.

  26. ursulauphof says:

    This is a gorgeous card Heather and love your colouring.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member

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