Sunday, January 18, 2015

Big Hair & Big Books!

I fell in love with this 'The East Wind' image as soon as I saw it.  What's not to love?  Hair piled high, reading a book, animals, birds, hearts, and a chopstick.  Pure bliss!

The original image I purchased looked like this.

I got busy creating.
I colored Lucy Loo first, using Copic markers.  Oh, that hair!  It was so. much. fun!  Then, I found a digi from DigiStamps4Joy in my collection that I knew would work perfectly -- the stack of books. 

I printed the books and the computer generated sentiment on watercolor paper.  I used my NEW Prismacolor pencils on the books and a watercolor wash behind where Lucy Loo is placed.  I matted it all on several matching shades of card stock.
The East Wind Challenge blog has a Winter Blues challenge happening right now, and I made this into a bookmark with that challenge in mind.  What better way to beat the winter blues than to get lost in a book?!?  I think that's what this girl is doing -- she's in another world, she's so absorbed in her good book.  She doesn't even know it's way below zero!
Read on, Lucy Loo, read on!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
TEW Challenge blog -- Winter Blues
Anything But a Card -- New Beginnings (new watercolor pencils)


  1. What a fab project ,love the image and your colouring is amazing
    Thanks for joining us at Auds sentiment designs and good luck
    Tracey x

  2. Love the digi image. thanks for playing in Anything but a card!

  3. What a great bookmark!! I love your coloring and all you did!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door!

  4. What a fun card I love the hair piled high. Great coloring and the watercolored background is fantastic.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  5. omg omg omg i love that your coloring to...

  6. This was the very first TEW image I ever bought and colored, too. Love your take with the extra books and fab background. Thanks so much for joining our Winter Blues Challenge at TEW. xxD

  7. Such wonderful coloring!! Thank you for entering your colorful bookmark at Anything But a Card ~ Christi DT

  8. This is so Coo! I love her! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Anything But A Card...xo

  9. Oh fabulous! Love your colouring, great sentiment too!! Thanks for sharing at The East Wind Challenge, Mo dt xxx

  10. Love what you have done.

    My daughter would love this.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments.

    Tracey DTx

  11. Fantastic bookmark and I love her hair too! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!