Monday, 8 August 2011

My first ever Some Odd Girl!! ... and Blue hair?

Hey guys, not much time for crafting as we are getting ready to head off on our holidays, but as we had been out this morning and my son hasn't been well so we have had a relatively lazy afternoon with the kids being occupied with one thing or another so I finished off an image which some of you will have seen on Facebook. 

The lovely Lou Mac challenged me to use my promakers and after seeing her fab colours in hair I had a play but started with my copics as I love these and wanted to compare. 

Well here we go ... 

LHS - Copics     RHS - Promarkers

As you can see the results with both pens were very different, I found the copics blended so much better for me than the promarkers and I found the promarkers very blotchy in comparison!! also I had major issues with the hair! LOL and no I didnt slip and colour in my finger nail! 

So after having another co with the promarkers on a different Some Odd Girl image, and using the same 3 promarkers, I then ended up with 2 different shades of hair colour!!! Not sure how that happened? the only difference I made was the girl was done light to dark, and the guy was done dark to light. 


Picture quality is poor as I took it on my phone at silly o clock!! 

So needless to say not liking the promarker images much I chucked them in the bin and finished colouring the copic version


I am totally loving the blue hair, some will think I have gone crazy but hey its nice to be different!! I even have a friend who had blue hair!! (Yes K I mean you!) 

and the final card ... 


Loving the fairly simple layout, I may have to add some more pearls as it looks a bit odd in the photo but looks great in real life! 

The sentiments were a pressie from a friend and are PTI, the papers are MME and the image is Some Odd Girl. Hope you like it, and if you don't tough cause I love it and think I might end up making a few more! lol 


15 comments:

K said...

Awwwww shucks I'm famous now, loving the colouring. Having blown up the pics to see the comparison easier I can see you went over the edges slightly on occassion with the promarkers but not the copics ... does that mean that the copics are easier to use/have better nibs?
p.s have topped up the blue dye again so back to blue rather than green ;-)

pinky said...

Its gorgeous. I too like the effects with copics over the promarkers, so different and definitely softer blending. Love the finished card. Might have to get some of those little images. Hope your wee boy is feeling better Tams.
Pinky

Pami said...

Hi Tams, I am playing with copics at the moment and I am finding them easier than PM, although I am not getting rid of them just yet! Your card is gorgeous honey, I really love the blue hair! Pami x

Padster said...

Fabby colouring - my hair dresser sometimes has blue hair although I think its green at the mo lol! xx

Lisa Jane said...

fab card Tams .. i love the blue hair .. hope your little one feels better soon so you can enjoy your holiday
Lisa x

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the simple layout and beautiful colouring xxx

Amanda R said...

Whoa Tams! Getting a little spunky there! I love the blue hair, wish I had the courage to put a pink stripe in mine irl. Your card is very cute and I hope your little one feels better soon.

Uma said...

brilliant blue hair, fabulous colouring

CraftygasheadZo said...

It's gorgeous! Nothing wrong with blue hair, I've now got Cosmic Blue hair. Well it's black with a blue sheen, but def blue when a light's on it. lol Zo x

Sue said...

I LOVE blue hair!! The Kenny K images in particular look fabulous with unusual hair colours :-D

Don't tell anyone but I blend the few promarkers that I own with my copics and that normally looks OK. Wonder what the new brush tip Promarkers are like??

Sue xx

Sue said...

P.S Hope your son is feeling better

Mary J said...

Thx for sharing that Tams - I've got both and love both but for different reasons!

Gerat great card - she is soooo funk esp with the blue hair!

Kerry said...

I'm totally with you with Copics vs Pro Markers Tams. I'm definitely a Copics gal but don't think I'll be throwing my PM in the garbage...might put them up for sale! xx

Anita said...

I love this card Tams and especially her hair! Young and full of energy :) Your coloring looks fabulous. Hope you're having a fab vacation!

Mad-Frog said...

Wow fabulous colouring no wonder you want to blog your creation Fabulous! x