Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I'm a Princess


Well, I'M not actually a princess but this card will go to one!  The cute little image is from My Grafico who is sponsoring the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week!  We have recipe challenge straight from Nana Connie - who dearly loves the color purple........SO, we need to see your creations with the following recipe: One image, One patterned paper, and the Color of Purple.  Be sure and stop by Tuesday Throwdown and see all the wonderful inspiration from the DT and enter the challenge this week.

I used a pierced circle die from Lil Inker and embossed it with the Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  The purple piece of patterned paper was a scrap and the 'hello princess' is from a no-name set I've had stashed away for a long time.  The little girl was colored with Copics and then I went over her entire dress with the Wink of Stella Pen.................Now........on to the hair!!!!!!  Yikes!!!  I don't like coloring hair, I'm not good at coloring hair, and would rather not have anything to do with hair!  I think I've watched every video and tutorial out there and it still looks ratty!  They all say to use the "flicking motion".  I'm sorry, but my flicking just does not flick!  I was really wanting to paper piece some hair on her - like maybe in purple - but she just didn't seem to be the type with purple hair for some reason!

Anyway........be sure and check out the Tuesday Throwdown challenge and enter for your chance to win a wonderful prize package from My Grafico.

Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn

40 comments:

Maxine D said...

Love this wee princess in purple, and the way you have displayed her Lynn. Btw, her hair looks pretty darn good to me!!
Blessings
Maxine

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, this is darling and of course I also love the color purple, so it's a winner. I have a hard time with hair. I always have to start with the hair because I used to do the hair last and then would end up throwing the whole thing out. I've learned. I think you hair look good, so, little princess, don't worry your pretty little head. LOL Have a great day.

Darlene said...

Well now, Lynn, the first thing I noticed and admired about your princess was her hair! I think you need to lighten up on yourself! She is adorable! Love that pierced circle with the swiss dots on it for her background. It really sets her off nicely! Well done, even the hair!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Aw, I love this! Sweet image, beautifully colouerd, love all the polkadots! Great layout too!

ahlers5 said...

Adorable card! Love the purple polka dots,

Lynn McAuley said...

Precious purple princess, Lynn! What a sweet, sweet card!

Benzi said...

Lynn, your card is so cute and I'm sure the little princess receiving it will love it.

I think you probably know I love dots, though I don't use them that often. Anyway, I like your paper choice.

Don't fret over that hair. It looks good. I know you were dying to make it purple, but you are right, she doesn't seem the type. :-)

Anne Temple said...

She's so cute. Love all the polka dots too.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and great details.xxx

Brenda said...

Love this card Lynn! That little girl princess is so cute and what are you talking about with the hair?! Your hair looks great! I see flicking in the hair! Just keep doing what you are doing because it is working, at least in my eyes it is! lol Great card, I am loving it! Hugs

Asha said...

Super cute CAS card. LOVE the fresh look, Lynn
xxx Asha

JD/ Jill said...

This is really sweet! Very nicely done!

Irish Cherokee said...

Really cute card and image Lynn. Clean and to the point. Beautiful.

Irish Cherokee said...

Super cute Lynn. Clean and perfect.

Blessings
Jim

Linda Simpson said...

What a little cutie she is! You can be a princess if you want ;)
I love the spotty paper and the embossed background.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Deepti said...

Awww she is so cute, I like the polka dot pattern paper n the polka dot embossing :)

NancyK said...

Such an adorable pretty in purple card. The hair turned out fine!!

Diane said...

Oh Lynn what a cute image, fun embossed background and fabulous banner.

Hugs Diane

chrissy xx said...

Tooo cute! LOve your design and colours.
Chrissyxx

Tammy said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the background you created and the image is just adorable!

Carol L said...

I don't like coloring hair either. I can work the flick, it's the blending I don't do very well! LOL She's a real cutie, and you know I love purple too, so I'm going to have to make time to play along this week! I love this CAS design!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh Lynn this is wonderful. Love your card.
Linda K.

MaryH said...

I take exception to the hair remarks, Lynn! You did a great job on her hair. Hair is not the easiest thing to do (at least IMHO), and neither is flicking! But don't beat yourself up on the hair...it's just fine!! Love all the dots & pierced circles and the purple princess is a real beauty. So is this card! 'Nuff said! TFS & Hugs. (don't you just love those WoS?!)

Becky said...

What a fabulously fun card. Love the polka dots and that image is just precious.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awwww- how sweet is this card- she is perfect in purple too! Love the embossing behind her and the shimmer on her dress.

Deedee Anderson said...

It's OK, Lynn -- you can be a princess, too! ;-) Your paper princess is darling. Such a lovely combination of purple and white, and polkadots! I think you did a beautiful job with your coloring, including the hair, which really stands out to me. That flicking thing can be tough to master for sure, though!

Tracy said...

So cute Lynn, I don't like colouring hair much...it can go so wrong so easily ! ...btw don't worry I think it looks great x

vic said...

Lynn this is just the sweetest card and your colouring is amazing!!!!!

Have a lovely day

Hugs

Vic x

NanaConnie said...

I love the way you colored her hair, Lynn! You're too hard on yourself. lol Wonderful combo of polka dots and Swiss Dot embossing.

scrappymo! said...

She is a sweetie! And her hair looks a lot better than any I have done! I am hopeless with seeing the highlights and lowlights!

Love the way she sits just off the dotted swiss circle die.

Tammy said...

Awww this is adorable Lynn! I love that sweet little princess and she colored beautifully!!
Tammy x

Bonnie said...

Awh! This is an adorable purple princess! It's going to make a little (or big) girl very happy!

Monica said...

She is so very cute... and what awesome colouring.

Love,
M

Jessi Fogan said...

I think her hair looks great! We are our own worst critics. Sigh. (Although now you've really got to try her with purple hair - punk princess!) Love your layout!

gale said...

she is so cute!! I love the purple. Her hair looks great to me! I have trouble with it too-I never know where the highlight part should be.

Joan Ervin said...

She looks so pretty in purple and her hair looks fabulous....you flicked perfectly!!!!!

Lesley said...

love your little princess card - my granddaughter Emily with love this best wishes Lesley x

Shirley said...

I can't believe I haven't visited you for this many posts!!! Your Miss Princess card would be perfect for Lauryn Newsome!! She is so cute, elegant, and pretty too!

Margaret said...

I think Queen is a more fitting title for you!
She does look quite royal in her pretty purple dress! I think her hair looks just fine too! Very sweet card!

Margaret said...

I think Queen is a more fitting title for you!
She does look quite royal in her pretty purple dress! I think her hair looks just fine too! Very sweet card!