Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Top Tip GDT

Hello lovely people of blogland. Thank you for coming to see me today.

 I can't lie, I am super excited to have been invited to be Guest Designer at Top Tip Tuesday so a HUGE thank you to Samantha for asking me!! A new challenge is starting today and

It's all about the hair colour.

 Those of you who have been visiting for a while will know that I don't "do" hair very often or should I say hair that needs definition. Anyway not one to buckle under the stress I chose the beautiful, yet challenging, Aurora Floral Kiss  and this is the result.

Using Promarkers I coloured her and the seam binding to match the paper .

 I used Diamond stickles and my Stardust Gelly roll pen to add a little bling to her pretty floral headdress
Part of my duties are to include a tip and here is one that I use every time I colour.

Whenever I buy a new paper pad/digi collection I get out my Promarkers and make a swatch and write the names of the colours that are the best match and stick it to the cover. In the case of a digi collection I write it in a little note book that I have for the purpose. I  then prepare a couple of card layouts so that when the time comes all I have to do is colour up the chosen stamped image using my colour guide. It means that there is no hunting around for suitable papers or colour matches after colouring your image and you will always have a perfect match.

I would like to enter these challenges

Allsorts #312  - Happy 6th Birthday Allsorts
A Gem Of A Challenge #145 - Flowers
Polkadoodles #21 - Girlie but NO pink
Moving along with the times - Colour Challenge

I Love Promarkers #270 - Tags
Penny's papercrafty #228 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #81 - Anything Goes

Have a good day whatever you are doing xx


Kelly Lloyd said...

Great tip Sarah.
Beautiful card too, her hair looks great
Hugs Kelly

brenda said...

Well done you Sarah and what a fab card you have made for the spot as well, super colours and attention to detail with the little hints of glitter.

Perfect card for Allsorts as well, many thanks for joining in and god luck with that prize.

B x

Michelle said...

Oh I love this image Sarah, I want this! You've done a lovely job with the hair and your colours and papers are beautiful. Love the glitter bits in her head dress. Great tip too - I am so not that organised lol - Michelle x

Julie B said...

What a great tip, I must admit I look for DPs before colouring but I'm not as organized as you!
Love this Scandi beauty you coloured here, great job with the hair. :)

aussie aNNie said...

Wow Sarah, you rocked this card....like you I love these images and the glimmer and shine that appears on your image is stunning.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Laine said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot Sarah. You have coloured the image beautifully. Stunning creation.

Unknown said...

Well done on being asked to guest design Sarah! Such a gorgeous card and image! Oh hair is so hard to get the hang of!
Lucy x

Veerle said...

Congrats onyour GDT spot Sarah, your card is gorgeous.
Veerle x

Kat W said...

Yay, it's so lovely to have you guesting with us at Top Tip Tuesday and with such a gorgeous card too :-)
The pastel DPs are really pretty and the flower embellishment complements the image beautifully. I love the sparkle you added to the image too :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Peanut said...

Congrats on the GDT spot, Sarah! The image is pretty and you've done a great job colouring it. Sorry I haven't been around much... trying to catch up!
hugs, Asha

Karon said...

Beautiful, what a great image.

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous, love the image and love how you did up her headdress, great job :) Thank you for joining us at I &hearts Promarkers this week and good luck xx

Elaine Stark said...

A very pretty image and beautifully coloured. Elaine

Doreen said...

Love the image and colours of this gorgeous card.xxx

Sue said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Sarah.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the pretty image, beautiful colouring and the added sparkle looks fabulous.
A great top tip too - thanks for sharing!
Sue xx

Pamellia said...

So beautiful Sarah!! You have really done an amazing job on your image! Those flowers are so gorgeous with the touches of glitter, wow!! So stunning! hugs :)

Sue said...

Sarah, this is absolutely beautiful. why you avoid hair I can't even begin to imagine because you have nailed it here!!! The image is lovely but your colouring is lovelier!
I just love everything about this card and the added shimmer is gorgeous...well done you and big congrats on your guest DT spot...very well deserved I think...xxx

Chrissy said...

Congrats on your GDT Sarah and what a great tip..love the beautiful image and colouring in soft colours and the sparkle in her flowers...so pretty.


Annette said...

It's so lovely to see you at Top Tip Tuesday honey. Your card is gorgeous and your blond hair colouring is so soft and pretty. I love the sparkle in her flowers too.

Debs said...

Mahooosive congrats on your GDT Sarah - so thrilled for you - so well deserved. Your card is stunning!! Beautifully coloured image and I love the design papers.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

*Vicki* said...

First of all...YAY for you on your GDT spot my friend! So well deserved!! LOVE your stunning creation here too!! Your soft colors and the shimmer on your image look absolutely amazing!! Fabulous work!! HUGS :)

Carole Pollard said...

Well done you on your GDT post What a fabulous card you've made I love Aurora Wings stamps and this is a delight You have coloured her perfectly such pretty colours, Thank for the tip not sure I'm that organised but something to aim for Have a great week Love and hugs Carole x

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and a pretty image. Love the colours. Hugs, Carol S.x

pysselokaffe said...

Such a gorgeous card! You got the colors just right :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week <3
DT Lena

Jane Savage said...

Wow, what a stunner, Sarah! I adore those soft, gentle colours; so serene and perfect for the image! Love your genius colour prep tip too. Sadly I am neither that clever nor that organized! I will therefore forever but sat in the Naughty Corner!! Ho hum! xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, love all the sparkle,Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazel (Didos) x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Sarah, a gorgeous image and your colouring is fabulous.
Congratulations on your GDT spot, great tip - I think I might give it a try!.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Stunning card Sarah....gorgeous image coloured beautifully....Well done on your GDT....Joolsx

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our 6th birthday challenge at allsorts tracy x

Anonymous said...

Its a real pleasure to have you as our Guest and love your card you have done Aurora and us proud! love her soft gentle look!
Hugs me

PS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Top Tip Tuesday DT call

starcyl said...

This is lovely and so perfect for our challenge of Girly but no pink over at Polkadoodles
Jenny x
Polkadoodles DT

Lori Turner said...

What a gorgeous card and coloring!!! I love this image and your tip is a great one...something I should start doing :) Good to have you as our Guest Designer at TTT this challenge! HUGS!

Unknown said...

Fabulous creation, love it and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Wendy (DT).xx

Peanut said...

I'm back - wearing a DT hat this time - the press the point that this really is beautiful project, Sarah! :D . Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles Girly But No Pink challenge.
x Asha (DT)