My first play with Sugar Nellie

Zoe January 6, 2011 52
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Hi Everyone,

Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to all of you for supporting me with my blog candy. It’s so nice to see some new faces and of course my special long term followers. *squeezes*

I am indeed in the process of putting together another little something to say an extra special thank you to those of you who support me with comments on my work. I am just waiting on some goodies to arrive that I want to share with you too. heehee

Now to the card! Well my first self indulged Christmas present arrived today! Some Sugar Nellie stamps! πŸ™‚ I had been seeing these little cuties around but I finally gave in to the temptation when my gorgeous DT lady Tracy was recently playing with them. πŸ™‚ (Yes you want to take a peek cause she is awesome but not yet! In a minute. heehe)

This Sugar Nellie is called Fairy Tale. I had a little bit of trouble stamping it because I don’t have any mounting foam so some of the lines are a bit wishy washy.

Sticking to my CAS 2011 personal challenge. πŸ™‚

And a close up of the colouring…

I was a little unsure how to colour the bow actually. Still not sure about it. If you have seen anyone master it, please send me a link. πŸ™‚

I just looooove the hair on these characters. So gorgeous and flowy that you can do lots of experimenting. I am already thinking about what I will do different. heehee

She was coloured with copic markers and then I added a few touches with prismacolor pencils.

Copic Colours:

Skin: E01, E11, E13, E17 &
Face extras: R20, B21, B24 & G29, G05
Dress: B21, B24, B26, B28
Bow & Shoes: Y00, Y13, Y17, Y38, YR24, E17
Hair: C02, C04, C05, C07, C09

Prismacolor colors:
Hair: PC935, PC 938
Dress: PC901
Bow: PC915

I would like to share this card with the following challenges:

  1. Mojo Monday – Fabulous Sketch!
  2. Allsorts – Thank You
  3. Speedy Cat’s Friends – Use something new
  4. Drunken Stampers – Use something new
  5. Creative Inspirations – Use something new!
  6. Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes
  7. Fab n Funky – Anything Goes

New! Tid Bits and Q & A time! (If you ask a question in the comments I will respond on my next post.)

Rene asks: “Ever think about doing a tutorial on how to get folds in clothing?”
I have a video here that I took colouring an image to show how I contemplate colouring with folds. However I do plan to create an indepth video at some stage, likely for an upcoming Make it Colourful challenge. hint hint πŸ™‚

Linda in CA : Experiment!
Yes Linda. I was the same. It wasn’t until I stopped being worried about ruining the image I had just coloured before I began to really get my depth and play with new ideas. At the end of the day… you could just colour it again. πŸ™‚

Sherry Craig: Referencing an image
Yes! Everyone should be doing this. It is the perfect way to learn new ideas and experiment. There are a few people along the way that I can thank for creating turning points in my colouring directions. I would sit there and COPY their colouring to the best of my ability to see if i could recreate it. By doing this I learned new skills with my medium. It doesn’t matter what you are using either. One of the images that was a turning point for me was originally coloured with distress inks and I wanted to try and recreate it with copics. Here’s a link to one of my turning points in colouring.

Thanks for stopping by today. Your comments are always cherished and valued.

My New Years resolution is to leave love as I hop around so please make sure you leave a link to your blog so I can have a sticky beak!

Hugs and as always… Take Care

Zoe xxooo


  1. uptrot January 6, 2011 at 5:58 am - Reply

    Flippin heck !!(as we say around here!), I just want to put you on a pedestal Zoe, just cannot believe anyone can colour an image better. If I am being picky I would say she is a bit saucily dressed for saying thank you!! Jill x

  2. Zoe - Make It Crafty January 6, 2011 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Lol Jill – guess it depends who one is thanking? heehee

  3. cheryl January 6, 2011 at 6:10 am - Reply

    oh wow this is simply stunning,beautiful,detail bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  4. Denise and Louise January 6, 2011 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Wow, this is gorgeous. Your colouring is amazing and I love the bow. What patience!!

    Denise xx

  5. Viv January 6, 2011 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Wow Zoe! This is gorgeous. Love her hair!
    I have some of the first set of these girls but havent played yet….too much stuff and not enough time!

  6. carisa January 6, 2011 at 6:35 am - Reply

    gorgeous girl! now i’m off to check out these stamps. i def want to add them to my ever growing collections!!!

  7. denny January 6, 2011 at 6:43 am - Reply

    your colouring is excellent love how you have done her hair its fab hun hugs denny xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  8. Fleur January 6, 2011 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Wow this is awesome, really gorgeous card
    Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  9. Anonymous January 6, 2011 at 7:04 am - Reply

    I am totally speechless as per usual !!!! Your coloring is so amazing and i really mean it, the dress looks like velvet and her hair, WOW, stunning !! When i am big, i hope to color a little like you, arghhh, just a little and i will be happpy ………….. LOL
    Enjoy your day, no it is nighttime now, right !!
    lotsa luv

  10. Debby Commander January 6, 2011 at 7:28 am - Reply

    You are amazing!! Wow this has to be the prettiest I have seen ever. :)) thanks for sharing

  11. Shelby Goolsby January 6, 2011 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Amazing coloring!! Black is always so difficult to make look good, but you rocked it. I have been so on the fence trying to decide if I like these stamps but I think you just talked me into them. Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Lorraine January 6, 2011 at 8:08 am - Reply

    oh i think you have done a wonderful job i am a big fan of sugar nellie and i really like the colours you have chosen for her bow I must get some of the sassy range gorgeous xx

  13. BlackBird January 6, 2011 at 8:12 am - Reply

    What lines are a bit wishy washy? I donΒ΄t see one! ItΒ΄s so adorable. And what a great coloring.


  14. Debra James January 6, 2011 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Zoe… this is drop dead amazing. I love the richness of the blues. I deff agree with you, since seeing your colouring with pleats and folds I have been trying to see if I can reproduce/copy your colouring technique.I been playing and practising- long ways to go yet but Im trying, LOL….. I think you would have to be the only one I have seen who has this colouring down to perfection. I do have a question when you use your prisma pencils do you just come in after the copics and shade in without using any white spirits/gamsol.Thanks for sharing,if you ever think on doing some on-line classes or even picture by picture tutorials on folds, I would put my hand up to be an online student!!, xxxxxx

  15. Aussie Loz January 6, 2011 at 8:27 am - Reply

    she’s gorgeous Zoe and i love how you’ve coloured her ?

  16. Tracy January 6, 2011 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Wowzer Hun, awesome job on the colouring, can I hop on a plane for some sun and lessons? Your attention to the folds is stunnng.
    Hugs Tracy x

  17. vicki dutcher January 6, 2011 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Oh my word! I am speechless! To say this is beautiful coloring is an understatement!!!!!!!!!! WOW – and I mean seriously WOW!!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy’s Friends and letting us see your incredible talent! I am going to see if I can find more~~ Thank you for sharing!!

  18. cgl1539 January 6, 2011 at 9:40 am - Reply

    I want to just watch you color, I really really do! I look at your finished project and cannot figure how in the world you could do that, so you simply must make a video. Fabulous card, whomever your thanking will feel very thanked when they receive it.

  19. Gab January 6, 2011 at 9:48 am - Reply

    I just love this … and such a cute stamp too

  20. Kelly Schelske January 6, 2011 at 10:14 am - Reply

    This is fabulous Zoe! Her hair is colored just perfectly!!

  21. Dawn Bennett January 6, 2011 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Another Fabulous card. I too love these images/stamps. Your coloring is so great too…. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us all.

  22. Brandi January 6, 2011 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I just wanted to let you know that you are one of my coloring goddesses… your coloring and shading rock! πŸ™‚

  23. Jess H January 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Love the CAS – you’ve wowed me again with your colouring. Such funky hair!

  24. Anonymous January 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    what a great job you do!

  25. Tracy January 6, 2011 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    You know Zoe….I sit here and always studing your colouring!!! You are such a time waster for me… LOL and I mean that in a loving way!!!! I still have the card you sent me… no water has escaped yet!!!

  26. Tracy January 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    The coloring is awesome and I love the way you did the bow. I would be scared to death to try to make a pattern of colored squares like that. It’s awesome!

  27. joanne/jojot January 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    wow……truly artistic coloring…awesome….thanks for playing with Speedy’s Friends this week

  28. Rufus January 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Ok, I’m speechless…not that that’s ever stopped me before… Amazing, I haven’t particularly liked this line of SN’s, but that was before I saw YOU color one up! Amazing, simply amazing.

  29. Harriet Skelly January 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    WOW your coloring is absolutely incredible and amazing!! I love the CAS design – I wouldn’t want anything detracting from this amazing coloring! Thanks for playing with Speedy’s Friends!!

  30. Rebekka January 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Girl this is jaw drop gorgeous. πŸ™‚ Your coloring is fabulous. Thank you for playing with Speedy’s Friends!

  31. Anonymous January 6, 2011 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Wow fab colouring, I love sugar nellie stamps and have this cutie Santa brought me too but doubt she will look this striking when I colour her but I’ll have to watch your video and see.Thanks for sharing.

  32. an.smets January 6, 2011 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card, perfect colouring

  33. Niina January 6, 2011 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Very nice card. The coloring is perfect <3

  34. Tracy Valure January 6, 2011 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Hey Zoe, you asked for a link to somebody who has mastered “the bow” here ya go– Hehehe. Girl you rock those folds. I am so going to use you to get those things right. I struggle so much…yours are perfection!! Your coloring is so inspiring…and I mean that!!
    Tracy Valure

  35. Vicky xx January 7, 2011 at 12:54 am - Reply

    Hi can I just say I have this stamp she is one of my faves & I wish mine could look a lil bit as good as yours. This is truly stunning you do the most amazing colouring, wow I bow before you!! lol. It really is fabulous.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  36. Renkata January 7, 2011 at 2:26 am - Reply

    OMG ZOe,
    well I will be honest I am not much into these stamps, but after I saw your colouring of this image, now I think I love them πŸ™‚
    You are an artist dear.

  37. Stargroves (Anne) January 7, 2011 at 3:15 am - Reply

    What a great card and loove the way you coloured her hair – Gorjuss!

    Phindys Place has a Thank You challenge running too at the moment, do please pop by and enter:)
    Happy New Year

  38. bettina January 7, 2011 at 3:41 am - Reply

    wow! wisch i could color like that. have to buy me those copics, seems that almoust everybody is using them. i have promarkers. been coloring for 6 month now and loving it, but need more practice. love that card!

  39. Bonnie O'Clair January 7, 2011 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Wow check her our what a cutie!!!!!!OMG I love her beautiful doe eyes and her long lucious hair. I think you captured the colors beautifully!!! Argggg.. and I don’t have any of those copic colors accept for B21. Ah Geez now I’ve gotta put it on my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration Zoe my dear!
    Hugs Bonnie

  40. Laurie/virgo5 January 7, 2011 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Wow! your colouring is AWESOME!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy’s Friends!

  41. KimberleyG January 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    I’m thinking the CAS style really works for you, it’s a great card. I like the colour of her hair.

  42. Cabio January 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Stunning coloring Zoe. Love your beautiful shadowing of the image and the gorgeous layout of this card :o)

  43. Angela January 7, 2011 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Oh you have made her look so gorgeous, Zoe! I love how you colored her! Her hair is beautiful. Would love to see how you color her in a video ;)!! You’ve sold me on this one – have to pick her up! thx! hugs, Angela

  44. Suzanne January 7, 2011 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    This is gorgeous. Such beautiful colouring. thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky x

  45. Alyssa S January 8, 2011 at 3:24 am - Reply

    Holy wow again!! Her hair, her dress…please excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor. FABULOUS!!!

  46. RubyM:) January 8, 2011 at 5:44 am - Reply

    OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH MY GOOD GOSH!!! Zoe stop i mean don’t stop!!! OHHHHHHHHHHHHH i’m just gonn asit here and stare.You are so gooooood girl. INCREDIBLE HUN. Yup i say you teach.Raising hand over here too.Whe did you ask about the classes. I must of missed that posting.Yeah you need to ask again maybe we all missed it?? Can i call you teacher?? YOU ROCK GIRL!RubyM:)

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  48. Brenda January 8, 2011 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Wow, your coloring is amazing. Her hair is some of the best coloring I have seen. Gorgeous card!

  49. Karyn January 10, 2011 at 7:52 am - Reply

    I am in total awe of your talent! Your colouring is absolutely stunning! Such gorgeous creations! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion this week. x x

  50. Lauretta January 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    OMG!!! your coloring is amazing.. WOW!! i love it all. Thank you for joining us this week on the anything goes challenge at Craft your passion. Happy new year! Hugs x

  51. Dawn January 11, 2011 at 3:49 am - Reply

    WOW! I just stumbled on your blog and I’m totally blown away. I just got a set of copics for christmas so I’m a beginner. I’m absolutely in love with your coloring!! You are a copic queen!! Consider yourself bookmarked. XOXO

  52. lindsey January 12, 2011 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

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