Sunday, August 14, 2011

Some Odd Girl tag and tutorial

Some Odd Girl is having a facebook contest to make a tag.  I had fun with this challenge using Coffee Mae.  It has been a while since I made a coffee themed project.  They are one of my fave things to do.  So I thought I would share my tag with you and then a coloring tutorial with my fave hair and skin colors.  I hope you will stick with me, I have lots of photo's today.
Here is my finished project.
I made mine a double tag and sewed a pocket on the inside to add a coffee card.  That coffee card on the inside is the one I just got from my friend Gina with some birthday goodies!! Thanks Gina!!  I used some new My Mind's Eye papers. Oh my gosh those new Lost and Found 2 are gorgeous!!
 Ok, now I took a succession of photos on how I color the hair and skin with my fave color schemes. 


First I layer a very light amount of E-23
Then I add a very light amount of E-25
some E-27
Next I go back over it with E-23.  I flick in the direction of hair growth.
back again with the E-25, then e-27, and lastly I add some E-29
Next I start a base color on her skin with E-0000 
Then I add E-01 around her hair line, arms, legs and you will notice her ear. I accidentally colored it with the hair and used my color blender to remove the color!
next I blend with the E-000 and add a shadow for her nose.
Next I add E-11 and blend those.
After E-11 I like to add some E-13
And you can see all of these need blended. I also add some E-95 on her cheeks and E-04 to her lips,
And the final project after I match her clothes to my papers and embellishments is above.  I almost always color Mae with green eyes.  She reminds me of me.  And I have green eyes!!  

I am also going to add this to the challenges at:
Come and Get it~color challenge of red, black, white.
Allsorts has anything but a card.
Crafty Purple Frog is anything but a card.
Diva's by design is birthdays.

As always, thanks for stopping by.  I had a fabulous birthday this weekend.  I used inlinz to choose a random winner to my birthday candy.  Brynn over at Flair and Frills was our winner.   Thanks so much for playing along.  


30 comments:

Julie Temple said...

This is so cute! Love the Tut you posted too....Thanks so much for joining use at Come and Get It this week!
Julie

Linda said...

This is awesome..love the tag.. Thanks for sharing this tutorial.. Hugs, Linda

Mahrian said...

Congratulations to the winner and to you, dear, for the lovely candy! God bless! :D

Dana said...

Great job on both the tag and the tut!! I love how she turned out! The shine in her hair is amazing.
Hugs~
Dana

Carly said...

This is fantastic! Thankyou so much for sharing such a detailed tutorial and great photos. Your tag is wonderful and your colouring is amazing.

Thanks so much for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons ...
Hugs
Carly (DT Crafting For All Seasons)

Sara I. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! What a rockin' project and I totally want to do this now for a friend of mine!! Lovin' those papers!

cotnob said...

Wow, great tag and brilliant tutorial.
Thanks so much for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons.
Pauline
x

Ms. Petersen said...

Your tutorial was the first I've ever found that made sense to me. The way you describe even the smallest step was soooo helpful. Thank you so so much!

Angela B. said...

The cutest tag ever!!! Absolutely adore this!!

Kim Kelley said...

WOW love it...it is gorgeous and the tutorial is wonderfl and easy to follow! Thank you!

Nicola said...

Stunning tag Brenda with a great design, beautifully coloured image and gorgeous papers too!
Thanks for joining in with our Anything but a card challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Lisa Jane said...

what a fab tag -love the sentiment and hidden pocket
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design this fortnight
Lisa x

Jennifer Scull said...

what a wonderful tag! thanks so much for the tutorial as well. :)

Jani said...

Wow, what a great coloring!
Amazing tag!
Thanks for jjoining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Pendra said...

Love the tag! Thanks for the chance at the great win... and congrats to Brynn for winning!
Pendra

Jan Hunnicutt said...

A seriously cute card and great tutorial too! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity with us!

Leslie McGhee said...

Very cute card. I loved the expression...it made me laugh. Thanks for coming to play at Come and Get it Challenge blog.

Flair Girl said...

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Oh Yea! YAYYYYYY! I am SO STINKIN EXCITED and SO GRATEFUL for your generosity! I have REALLY wanted this die and I LOVE CTMH and twine! Thank you SO much-I am just thrilled!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

beautiful, thanks for sharing!
Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!
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Jan said...

This is absolutely stunning, I love it. Thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

Gina L said...

Bren, what a great little tag card. You're welcome, BTW, for the card. Thanks for the tutorial. I really needed it, because you know that I have a rought time coloring hair. Next step...teach me how to do curly hair, k??? LOL

cebelica said...

This tag is fantasic. And tutorial is great too. :)

Rene' Sharp said...

What a gorgeous tag Brenda, I loved it when I saw it at the Some Odd Girl FB group!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CFAS :)

Debs said...

Gorgeous tag - love the image and your tutorial is fabulous.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous tag - beautifully coloured - just right for for the colour challenge at Come and get it (Hazel, Guest Designer) x

Trish and Treasure said...

Great tutorial will have to have a go at colouring hair, now I have a guide thanks its brilliant!

Stampin Lucy said...

WOW!! Fabulous coloring and tutorial. I so wish I had this skill, I just don't. Yours is so vibrant and the colors, wow, looks awesome with black. So glad you shared this with us at Divas By Design. ~ Lucy

Craftdee said...

Super cute tag Bren, and a great tutorial...thanks. Hope you had a great birthday, and many more, Dee

Jacq said...

Hi Brenda,
This is just Too Adorable!!! Love this little tag you made, the image is adorable, the dp's Gorgeous, the colour scheme scrumptious. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Sandy said...

A delightful double tag, love the pocket and the cute little girl, wonderful colouring,
Sandy