Yay I have a card and VIDEO!! hehee

Zoe February 1, 2011 41
Yay I have a card and VIDEO!! hehee

Howdy all!

Sorry I have been so infrequent lately with my projects! I have been trying I promise!

BUT I have returned with another video! My gorgeous teamie Tracy asked… well I could say begged me nicely to be a spotlight for the new inspiration blog Simply Sassy.
My team can be so demanding I tell ya! But I would do most anything for my lovely bunch. They have me wrapped around their little fingers! heehee

Tracy asked if I would be able to do a tutorial of some kind to share with all the Simply Sassy lovers! My first thought was HAIR! These funky little characters have amazing hair! And for those of you who love to colour, their hair is FUN!

I managed to get hold of one of their new stamps ‘Windswept‘ and I of course chose her due to my fascination with hair and I thought she would be perfect for this video.

I must add that I was actually quite nervous! hahaa Usually when I am making you all a video it’s just because, but as soon as I was making one for a reason it all became frightening. heehee

Soooo… Let’s start with my card!

I kept the card really quite basic. I wanted to make Windswept the main focus.

I was playing around with the idea of making the ruffles on her skirt slightly see through but I haven’t quite got that down pat and it seems difficult when you have a grey skirt underneath. Something for me to practice!

I have been seeing these spiral circle flowers around everywhere and Karen made a fabulous tutorial on WOJ. However I had an idea to use the Nestabilities crown circles and rather than beginning to fold from the outside, I used a quilling tool and started from the centre and curled the paper around to leave the edging on the outside!. I will make a video. I think they look awesome! heehee

I also used some laser cut flourishes from my ‘Flower leaf Embellishments‘ set. I had originally stamped them similar to the Kraft piece behind them. But they didn’t stand out enough so I ended up colouring them with a brown marker.

And here’s what we will be colouring!

It was a little difficult but a great challenge! You’ll see my plan for colouring her hair, my practice prior to the video and then can watch as I colour the hair above. 🙂

I hope you enjoy!

Tracy and the Simply Sassy Girls… Thanks so much for having me. I am honoured to be your very first Spotlight! All the best with these funky characters!. 🙂

Thanks for popping by today.

Big Squeezes out to all of you and sending some special warm hugs to my friends in North America – I hope the snow storms don’t cause you harm.

Zoe xxxooo


  1. Diane February 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Yay!! another video! Way to go, Zoe – I’m off to watch it right now but, before I go, I have to tell you that your card is awesome and that image is VERY tempting!
    Diane x

  2. kerry February 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    I agree totally with Diane another awesome card but I’ll have to watch in the morning as I cant keep my eyes open another minute…

  3. emily February 1, 2011 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous! As always! :o) Your video is lovely.
    Thank-you for sharing! :o)

  4. Becky February 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous card, gorgeous coloring. Great tutorial.

  5. Cindy2 February 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    You totally take my breath away. Keep ’em coming, we’re watching, I promise. C2

  6. Aucrazy413 February 1, 2011 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous card. I absolutely love your coloring and your handmade flowers.

  7. Anonymous February 1, 2011 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Holly Gorgeous-ness!! I came over here just to take a break and I was visually slammed with this beaut! Wow, the coloring is stunning and the card’s colors are luscious with a perfect amount of embellishments. I can’t wait to get some flourishes and I might have to think twice about those Simply Sassy images. ;D

  8. Anonymous February 1, 2011 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    Don’t know why that comment just posted as anonymous … but it’s me that’s throwing compliments your way! 😀 (Barbara)

  9. SannaS February 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous card!!! Fabulous flowers!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

  10. Frances February 2, 2011 at 12:25 am - Reply

    Beautiful card, love the coloring, and those flowers area great. What a clever idea!!! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Frances.

  11. Ronda A. February 2, 2011 at 12:28 am - Reply

    Thanks for a peek at this sweet card and your wonderful video!

  12. Dana Christiansen February 2, 2011 at 12:41 am - Reply

    Fantastic Zoe!! Thanks for the love you recently left on my blog! I am so glad to have found you! You and your products are so much fun!! Keep up the great work!

  13. Silvie February 2, 2011 at 1:35 am - Reply

    wowzers Zoe, this is amazing! Every single card you made is absolutely beautiful! And your handmade flowers are gorgeous – they look so pretty with the flourishes! LOVE your card!

  14. Janette February 2, 2011 at 1:41 am - Reply

    You just amaze me with this colouring, it looks so simple and yet…..lots of practice methinks……brilliant card again, thanks so much for sharing this video.xx

  15. Sherry Kushibab February 2, 2011 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Thanks for the video it was very helpful….your coloring is beautiful.

  16. monique February 2, 2011 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Wow Zoe. Your card is absolutely gorgious !! Thank you for posting the video. I really always have a tough time colouring hair, especially in black. That’s why I don’t do it that often, haha. I will definitely give it a try again with your help :)).

    Hugs Monique

  17. Claire D February 2, 2011 at 2:11 am - Reply

    Oh Wow! I’m so in awe, I don’t know what to say.

  18. TSuliks February 2, 2011 at 2:34 am - Reply

    Wow, Zoe, this is a gorgeous card!! Look at the beautiful eyes on her!! Love it!!!! Haven’t had a chance to watch the video yet, the grands are here and I want to watch it when I can concentrate!!!!!!

  19. Ina I. February 2, 2011 at 2:46 am - Reply

    Thanks for this super tutorial. Great idea to make a plan first!

  20. Renkata February 2, 2011 at 3:00 am - Reply

    wow Zoe,
    The words are not enough ,about what I want to say.
    That’s why i just will se vavavooom this is simply DIVINE.

  21. Mina February 2, 2011 at 3:32 am - Reply

    I could watch you colour all day long Zoe…its so relaxing…stunning work as always
    Mina xxx

  22. uptrot February 2, 2011 at 4:51 am - Reply

    Absolutely fascinating and so informative Zoe, lovely lovely card! Jill x

  23. ellabella February 2, 2011 at 5:00 am - Reply

    Wow…your card is just stunning, I love everything about it.

  24. Anonymous February 2, 2011 at 5:18 am - Reply

    Gorgeous Zoe! And your colouring, wowie.

  25. Shazza February 2, 2011 at 5:35 am - Reply

    WOW Zoe this is just amazing. The card is fabulous and the video so detailed. I received this image in the post today and although I don’t have Copics I am going to try and follow your advice when using my markers…wish me luck x

  26. Sabina February 2, 2011 at 5:55 am - Reply

    this is a great card, i like it.!

  27. Tracy February 2, 2011 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Steady on now Mrs, I only had to throw a few punches, lol.

    Thanks Hun, your a shining star.

    Hugs Tracy x

  28. aussie loz February 2, 2011 at 7:32 am - Reply

    oooh, basic card? No idea what you’re on about!! I love it!! Gorgeous colouring of course, but I love those flowers and the gorgeous swirls!! Love it ZOE!! ?

  29. Lorraine February 2, 2011 at 8:15 am - Reply

    wicked tutorial and card i love her hair its lush you are so clever xx

  30. Suzanne February 2, 2011 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Oh WOW Zoe. This just took my breath away when I saw it. Your colouring is fantastic and thankyou for showing us how with another video. I watch your other videos over and over, your really helping me with my techniques. A super big thankyou and big hugs too Sue x

  31. xdebrax February 2, 2011 at 8:27 am - Reply


    What a beautiful job on the card! Thanks for the tut! I can’t wait to see your tut on the flowers they are GORGEOUS. Congrats to all your candy winners!

  32. KimberleyG February 2, 2011 at 9:42 am - Reply

    I’m going out to art club tonight, so I don’t have time for the video, but I did want to comment on the card. It is beautiful. I love the flourishes you use and the colours you picked are great. Your colouring is fabulous as usual; her hair almost looks alive. Very nice job!

  33. TSuliks February 2, 2011 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Okay, Zoe, I’ve watched the video… thank you so much!! You are amazing with that shadowing!!! I’m going to try to practice, practice, practice!!

  34. Tash Daly February 2, 2011 at 11:13 am - Reply

    The colouring is fabulous. I love the hair. What a cute image.

  35. Lori Ng February 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Stunning colouring! Fab tutorial! TFS!


  36. lis-murphy February 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Hello zoe ..your colouring is awesome ..I love how you have coloured this beauty. BUT you are very naughty!! I have had to buy it now , and Luv a latte and then i saw Rachel Jakes card and i now NEED Party frills ( I think thats what its called!! tut tut to me…)
    Hey , you are only here once ..thats what my hubby tells me..lol !
    Hugs xx

  37. Bonnie O'Clair February 2, 2011 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    My mouth is literally hanging open in pure amazement!!!!!!! You rocked her hair!! I now have to go out and buy her and watch your video like a billion times and practice practice practice. Oh thank you for this awesome video I have such a difficult time with hair. Zoe, have I told you lately how much I love ya????
    Hugs Bonnie

  38. Anonymous February 3, 2011 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Awesome colouring Zoe!!!!!!! You rock girl!

  39. Viv February 3, 2011 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Ok that was meeeee above! Hehehe! Hope you lot are doing OK with the rough weather……

  40. charlene February 4, 2011 at 7:39 am - Reply

    thanks for the video–helpful!! Beautiful job on this!

  41. Maria Therese February 5, 2011 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Zoe your awesome!! Thanks for spotlighting for us!!

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