Girls just wanna have fun!

Zoe January 3, 2011 47
Check out my 1 year Blogoversary Candy here!

Hi Everyone,

Well I was complaining about all the rain we have had for weeks and finally for the last couple of days we have had beautiful sunny weather. A little humid and LOTS of mosquitoes but finally things have a chance to dry up. We feel very fortunate though as some areas of Queensland are having some of the worst floods in 100 years and devastatingly many people have lost everything. Such a horrible event to happen at this time of year especially.

I was so tired when I wrote up my blog candy post that I realised afterwards that I didn’t express how Thankful I am to all my gorgeous followers who leave the most encouraging comments and have helped to make me who I am today. So I am going to put together another little collection of goodies and add it to the post. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I wanted to share a card I made yesterday. Continuing on with the CAS layout and letting the image shine. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was very honoured yesterday to have been included in a top list of ladies that inspire Crissy Armstrong. The talent is incredible and I am so humbled to have had one of my creations along side these ladies. Do go take a peek here (well after you finish here because you will get stuck there and wont see my card!) Well there were a couple of ladies Crissy had been hiding from me and after my dilemma (good to bad) the other day I was immediately drawn to the amazing creations of Yvonne and I just had to share with you!

My card layout is inspired by Yvonne’s stunning creations. She definitely makes it look easy but her clean style and detail is so appealing.

Enough chatter you say!! Show us the card!!

I used a few layers by cutting out shapes with spellbinder dies and then matting with a red that matched Tilda’s top. I stippled the edges with Adirondack Lemonade and Peach Bellini.

I designed up the sentiment and printed it out – Girls just wanna have fun. Which I thought worked nicely with ‘Happy Tilda’.

Here’s a close up of Tilda.

As per usual, I was playing around with the creases in her clothing. I was talking with DH last night about creating folds as he had decided he was quite impressed and he asked how I decided where to place the folds. And my response was I don’t know. I just work it and guess it because it’s just material. She could move just slightly and all the creases and folds would drastically change!

So the point of that ramble…ย  Experiment ladies! Just try it. It doesn’t matter where the folds are and remember it will look terrible when you first begin. It’s not until you have coloured the whole area in and added your extra shading that it really pops. You have to add your last layer of shading at the very end without blending it in.

I made a bit of a mistake on her pants and they got too dark on the left so I had to come in with some prismacolor pencils to lighten it up. Fortunately you can’t tell unless you are looking for it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I then decided to add some extra depth all over with the prismacolor pencils, just because. ๐Ÿ™‚ heehee

The shoes! argh they just kept getting darker and darker. They were meant to be more of a golden colour but they weren’t looking good and so more work was required thus they got darker. Oh well…

Copic Marker Colours:

Top: R22, R24, R29 & E19
Pants: B93, B95, B97 & B99
Hair: Y00, Y15, Y38, YR24 & flicks of E17, E19, E25, E37
Shoes: Y15, Y38, YR24, E19, E37

Prismacolor pencils
Reds: PC937, PC927
Blues: PC901, PC1102, PC1087

I would like to share this creation with the following challenges!

  1. Just Magnolia – Anything Goes
  2. Simon Says Stamp – Time to party / celebrate
  3. Stampin’ B’s Design Team – Celebrate
  4. Stampavie and More – Red
  5. Incy Wincy Designs – Distressing
  6. City Crafter – Stamp it

Thanks so much for stopping by today and as always your comments are much appreciated.

I have a new idea regarding questions, so if you have any questions just post them in the comments area and then in my next post I will respond to them! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hugs and take care all

Zoe xxoo


  1. Ursula Uphof January 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    Love the card Zoe, and especially how you layered different Nestie cutout. We have also been having so much rain, but nothing like in Queensland. I do feel for these people who loose so much. Warm wishes from South Africa

  2. Rufus January 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Zoe, I read Crissy’s post and was THRILLED to see your name and work there. YOU belong there! Love this one…I know I’ve said this before, but can I be you when I grow up? Your coloring is just magnificent. I don’t own Copics and don’t really see getting started with them, but I do try to use some of the ideas I get from you in my own mediums! Just not nearly as successfully! Oh well, practice, practice, practice!

  3. uptrot January 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Beautiful beautiful card Zoe. I’m not a fan of Tilda but you always make her look so nice! Was going to ask you about the floods and how you were affected – looks awful from here in the UK. Jill x

  4. Sandy January 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    I love the deep colors on the is card – a wonderful happy card and you can’t ask for anything better than that!
    Sandy Dehon

  5. Kelly Schelske January 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    She looks adorable Zoe! Your coloring is fabulous as always!

  6. Christine aka blankiefinder January 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Zoe, your colouring is so amazing! I just found your blog yesterday after Crissy’s post, and immediately started following you. I just wanted to let you know that your work is fantastic!

  7. Frances Baker January 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    WOW! I love how you colored your Tilda. And I love the colors you chose a lot. Hugs, Fran

  8. Lori Ng January 3, 2011 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    WoW…your colouring is just stunning! Beautiful card!


  9. Cabio January 3, 2011 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Your coloring is amazing Zoe. Such a beautiful creation and Tilda is adorable!!
    Have a great 2011 to you and your loved ones!

  10. Marley January 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Zoe! I love the colours on Tilda and the folds are awesome!
    Love the simplicity of the card.. Tilda is really popping out!

  11. gealeegsma January 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Thanks is ultimately lovely! I’ve never seen such great colouring, it’s truly magnificent.
    Hugs from the Netherlands,

  12. Pat Frank January 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    Hi Zoe…your coloring and shading…what can I say? Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I am going to try using my Prismacolor pencils ove Copics to deepen my shading. I will keep a close eye on your projects…thanks so much for the great inspiration! Pat

  13. Kelly January 3, 2011 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Your card is very nice, I like the shadows and now I know how to do them thanks to you. Very vibrant and rich colors you used. I love it.

  14. Chris January 4, 2011 at 12:01 am - Reply

    Oh, your work is so lovely – all of the time! I love your image and how you colored it. I love the depth you give to your images. It is just such a beautiful card.

    Happy New Year!

    Chris Christensen

  15. Anonymous January 4, 2011 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Zoe…your work is amazing. I would love to sit down with you and watch you create. TFS
    Hugs from Indiana in the USA,

  16. Angela January 4, 2011 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Gorgeous card my friend! I love this fun layout with the eyelets and ribbon going thru! Sweet! As always, your coloring always blows me away! So bright and vibrant! hugs, Angela

  17. renecomstock January 4, 2011 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Oh Zoe, another one of you fantastic cards I have to bookmark! My inbox is like a shrine to you card art! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Looooove the coloring…ever think about doing a tutorial on how to get folds in clothing? I have been trying but it just doesn’t look quite right!
    Good luck with your challenges!
    Rene ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Sue S. January 4, 2011 at 1:16 am - Reply

    The sentiment says it all. A really fun card, with the lovely rich deep colors and Tilda jumping with joy.
    Sue S.

  19. Renkata January 4, 2011 at 1:59 am - Reply

    Love the clean style!
    Her jeans and blouse are just alive ๐Ÿ™‚
    Now I must to rush and buy this stamp too ๐Ÿ™‚
    You are such an inspiration.
    Thanks for the lovely comment on my “Diva”

  20. Brook January 4, 2011 at 2:12 am - Reply

    LOVE the card. Your colors are wonderful and the card is so pretty you don’t even need DP.

  21. Shirl January 4, 2011 at 2:19 am - Reply

    I must say…this is gorgeous in its simplicity! You did an amazing work colouring Happy Tilda, wish I could achieve even a 10% on what you did (I know, I know…just need more practice!) CAS card is perfect here, love the attention on her!

    You definitely deserved the feature by Crissy! Awesome!

  22. dtanefletcher68 January 4, 2011 at 2:21 am - Reply

    Your card is fantastic,I just love how you color,it is so alive

  23. Melanie January 4, 2011 at 3:03 am - Reply

    Gorgeous as always Zoe!! You create such amazing depth with your shading, which really brings your coloured images to life. Beautiful work. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. cathytkalc January 4, 2011 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Happy New Year!! This card is absolutely adorable and your coloring is perfect as always. I’m trying my best to learn from you!! You definitely know how to bring your cards to life. Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  25. Jean Hempel January 4, 2011 at 3:32 am - Reply

    Your coloring of Tilda is definitely gorgeous.. the deep red is so stunning as is the deepness of her blue jeans.. you did such an amazing job on the card.. I am most impressed with it that I saved it for future coloring technique… I don’t color so deeply and I love this one.. thank you for sharing..
    Happy New Year, Hugs, Jean

  26. Rosie January 4, 2011 at 4:16 am - Reply

    Oh my word Zoe, even your simple cards are fabulous! I was asking the same question your DH asked! Your coloring is so amazing and inspiring…the clothes look so life-like. I wish I could just sit next to you and watch you color (or live in your brain for a few months and get all that knowledge transferred over, haha!). Really though, I’m always amazed by your creative coloring.

  27. suzanne January 4, 2011 at 5:15 am - Reply

    Wow Zoe your colouring is awesome. I found you through the feature on Chrissys blog and Im so glad I did. Your creations are all gorgeous. Im looking forward to lots more inspiration from you in 2011.
    Hugs Sue x

  28. Lorraine January 4, 2011 at 5:23 am - Reply

    another gorgeous card and thankyou for putting together yet more candy for us followers and quite frankly anyone would be mad not to follow you,you do lots for me as a follower i get so much inspiration and helpful tips from your blog and your wonderful work and i can’t wait for the first challenge to start its going to be great fun xx

  29. Zima January 4, 2011 at 5:50 am - Reply

    What a wonderful card! Your colouring is amazing!

  30. Shana January 4, 2011 at 5:56 am - Reply

    Zoe it is easy to see why your colouring is a favorite of many! Wow your shading is unbelievable and your card is simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Ros crawford January 4, 2011 at 6:12 am - Reply

    I could never achieve this if I tried! your colouring is just fantastic! thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCCB

  32. KimberleyG January 4, 2011 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Funny, I can appreciate a very involved card as long as the patterned paper doesn’t overwhelm the card, but a CAS card can really speak to me. I love the pop of the red paper combined with the stippling of the lighter layers. The different shapes of the layers really adds interest as well. Beautiful colouring as always; it may not be what you intended, but the end result is still fabulous.

  33. Pam Sparks January 4, 2011 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Fun to visit Zoe and read all about the coloring you’re trying… Tilda is beautiful, from her head to her toes! Thanks for sharing!
    Pam Going Postal

  34. t4me January 4, 2011 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Love your card…your coloring is amazing! Thank you for the encouragement…I need to remember your words “experiment”. I get so far on a card, then stop in fear of ruining it. I need to remember to go farther…experiment.
    Thanks …Linda in CA

  35. Sherry Craig January 4, 2011 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I just love the way you have shaded Happy Tilda. I’ll be using this picture to try to teach myself more about shading. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Barb F January 4, 2011 at 11:06 am - Reply

    OMG!! I love this card and this image and your colors!!

  37. Anonymous January 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    This is so lovely Zoe! You spoil us every time – talent oozes from your very being!! And to think you have only been using copics for under 12 months…<3

  38. Anonymous January 4, 2011 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Wow, your card is fantastic. Your coloring is so beautiful. It’s so full of detail and depth. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see more of your beautiful creations again soon.
    xoxo, Christine

  39. Crystal January 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful card.

  40. cheryln January 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    cute, cute, cute! your coloring is amazing! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

  41. Kirsty Vittetoe January 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    SO cute, so pretty, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  42. Benzi January 4, 2011 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    So glad your weather is getting better. Terrible about all the floods.
    Beautiful work on this absolutely darling card. So glad you joined the Stampin B’s ‘celebrate’ challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

  43. Rica January 5, 2011 at 12:35 am - Reply

    A truly stunning card Zoe with your amazing colouring skills, wonderful colours and fantastic design.

    So glad you joined us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    Heather xx

  44. Vaktmรคstarn January 5, 2011 at 2:22 am - Reply

    Wow!You are a wizard at colouring! Amazing work!

    Hugs, Outi

  45. Christina C. January 6, 2011 at 2:20 am - Reply

    THIS CARD IS AMAZING….colored to perfection!!! Love your wonderful work of art!!!!

  46. Gab January 6, 2011 at 8:38 am - Reply

    She looks fantastic! I am a newish follower to your blog and just love the way you colour!

  47. rach January 6, 2011 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    this is a fabulous card, great colour.x

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