Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Color Me Fabulous!!

Hi everyone & Happy New Week to ya!  How have you all been?  Been awhile, sorry about that but CHA sucks up every last bit of my energy and then when I get home I have to recoup and spend some time with my family.  So mission accomplished…I got home Thursday evening after a HELL of a plane ride (both to Chicago & home LOL).  Then I vegged in my chair Thursday and on Friday I went to Riley’s Redskin camp to see him play and get him packed up.  He had a blast but was definitely exhausted after a week of super-hot practices 3 times a day.  We went to a local crab shack and has some yummy MD Blue crabs after picking him up and then I believe he passed out in his bed face first…and I was soon to follow LOL!  On Saturday we went to see the Washington Nationals play (awesome game & yes we won) in DC which is always fun.  Then Sunday I took the day off to just read, yep in my chair and just read…I finished the 2nd Discovery of Witches book called “Shadow of Night”, which I HIGHLY recommend as its super good!  I can’t wait for the last, epic-battle third book to come out…sadly it will be at least a year till that happens…sigh!

So my trip out to CHA….well now…I was at the airport by 3:30 am on Monday to find out 15 mins later that my flight was cancelled…oh yeah, bad start to the morning!  Suzanne the Travel-Cursed HAS STRUCK AGAIN!!  Course the line to reschedule a flight is super long so hubby was on his phone, I was on my phone and we managed to get me on a flight to NY an hour after my original flight. Those in line didn’t get to Chicago till 8 pm that night..oy!  Problem was that once I got to NYC they had us sit on the tarmac..the hot tarmac...and sit…and sit…so I was really going to be late at this point.  Apparently the “catering cart” aka the peanuts & water was not on board, so we had to wait…with no air-conditioner and no drinks on the plane while they tried to console us.  I was not consolable at this point…I was HOT TO TROT…lemmee tell ya.  I took a poll of the 30 passengers & marched up the aisle to tell the pilot that no one CARED if we had food and wanted to go—at that point I WANTED to be arrested to get off the plane KWIM.  Everyone on that plane missed their connections, I had to cancel my class and we were sweating our asses off…seriously?  This is the state of airline flying today…makes me wanna smack myself in the face I tell ya…I was not a happy girl AND my iPhone was dying…and that peeved me even more!  I did meet a very nice older man and we conversed while planning our revolt and our appearances on CNN that evening LOL…found out he owns the largest sail-boat and engine company on the East Coast.  Never know when I might wanna buy a boat know what I mean hee hee Winking smile  So I could’ve driven to Chicago in 12 hours…the same amount of time it took me to fly…its usually a 1.5 hr flight…but it took almost 11 hours for me to get there.  Can you believe it??  Seriously bad..but my awesome taxi-driver Sami made me feel better and we rocked it all the way to the hotel.

So long story short…I had a blast at CHA and I will tell you more stories this week!  The pictures tell a good story themselves though!!
Slideshow of pics (you need to come to my blog to see them):

Color Me Fabulous

So today I’m sharing a project I did for……wait for it…..my NEW Online CMC Copic Class called “All About Hair” at the Color Me Creative ClassroomI  have this class up for pre-registration NOW and have it ready to view by late August.  I’m currently shooting the videos and such but I have about 50 hours of work left to do to finish it first.  This is one of the Saturated Canary digi-images I use in the class and she’s called “Color Me Wonderful”.  We will use a myriad of images and do dread-locks, ethnic hair, pixie cuts, pony tails, big hair, boys hair and more in all different hair shades….so if you are fearful of coloring hair on images then you might want to check this out.  We will break it down step by step and get you confident in coloring hair!  AND I will use BOTH Copic and TouchTwin markers in the class…I will have comparison colors up in the registration so you can pick & choose which markers you want to use. So stay tuned!!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

I used NO designer papers, just cardstock scraps on this card…I had envisioned this card the night before while I was reading my book…so you could say it was inspired by “glaem” (don’t know what that is…read Shadow of Night).  I cut simple strips of cardstock into strips…placed the strips in a starburst pattern on my black cs and taped it in the middle & glued the ends.  Then I added Stickles to some of the strips for sparkle.  The main image I added a black circle (cut with 2 SB dies) on top with dimensionals to focus on the image and create a “world” for her like the sentiment suggests.  The sentiment I created in Word with the Kristen font!  The white swirls were made with a Memory Box border die (Valencia) that I clipped apart to create individual dies and then made sparkly with Stickles.

This image got colored with Shinhan TouchTwin markers (and 1 Copic marker E49).  I added Diamond Glaze to her eyes & markers for shine and some Stickles on her skirt.  I love how Krista draws hair…its both fun and a challenge to figure out how I want to color it and make it flow.  And btw Krista, the artist for Saturated Canary is super sweet and fun to be around….and she’s the same height as me…finally someone that isn’t shorter than me LOL! ** Curious about the TouchTwin markers…head over to my CMC TouchTwin Group HERE to find some resources including a color-comparison chart **

That’s all for me today…I’ll be back this week with some more CHA stories for you!  Stay tuned for the “All About Hair” class at CMC for the pre-registration deal….it will be up by Friday to pre-order.


  1. She's a beauty! Love the hair and the DPs are so festive.

  2. Gorgeous card love the image which you have coloured beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

  3. Remind me to never fly with you. Anywhere. Any time. OK?
    LOL! But sounds like you had fun at CHA anyway! :^)
    Love the card--the hair is fantastic, and I am looking forward to your "hair" class! Of course, I should probably get busy and sign up for Class 5 first!

  4. So wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. WOW!!! This is stunning Suzanne. I love the image and your colouring is amazing


  6. I love the colours and that hair: gorgeous!!!

  7. Always love reading your blog. Have you ever been to The Narrows on Chesapeake Bay for their cream of crab soup and crab cakes? If not you don't know what you're missing. Once you finally got there sounds like a good time was had by all at CHA.

  8. Gorgeous card Suzanne, the background really pops! Wow to your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

  9. Hey Suzanne. Glad you had a great time at CHA. That's one thing I miss about be a store owner is going to the shows. Love Krista's images and love your coloring. Sign me up for that hair coloring class for sure. Warm Hugs,Pamela

  10. That picture of us in the cab is way funny but it was fun. How many times do we get to act crazy and no ones even cares, right? It sure was nice to see you again.
    This card is totally fantastic! You did a awesome job with those Shinhan Markers and you are over the top with her hair, just love how you did your coloring.

  11. Wow - your coloring just knocks my socks off

  12. Great photos Suzanne. Sorry to hear about your travel issues. My hubby had the same problems 2 weeks ago.
    Love the card and I can always use some new hair coloring tips so I'm signed up. Can't wait to take the classes.
    Cathy Lee

  13. Good morning Suzanne,

    What a glorious card and so beautifully coloured.

    Thank you so much for sharing your 'Crafty Passion' with us at Stampalot challenge this month.

    B X

  14. Gorgeous coloring! Love the background!!

  15. Such an amazing card Suzanne. So sorry that the Chicago trip was soooo long

  16. Very Beautiful , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


  17. Gorgeous Suzanne, I love her, and the colours you've used are fab... Thanks for joining in with us at Fatpages and Cards with Attitude xx

  18. Oh, she's just fabulous! No one does hair like you do! I love how you made the background paper. So ingenious! Love her and will see you at the hair class! I so need it.


  19. Gorgeous Suzanne!

    Thank you so much for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays!

  20. Hey girl : )
    I LOVE the coloring on this! I wish I had hair as voluminous as that! The way the paper bursts in the background just adds to the fabulous! Nice work!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

    For More Opportunities:
    *Follow Simon Says Stamp on Twitter
    *Like Simon Says Stamp on Facebook
    *Subscribe to Simon Says Stamp on YouTube
    *Follow Simon Says Stamp on Pinterest
    *Sign up for our Newsletter

  21. Stunning card!

    Saw you on MiM. Think I might stay now I've discovered your gorgeous cards.

    Susan x

  22. Fabulous colouring! The hair looks so great. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!

  23. Saw your gorgeous creation on MIM and had to take a closer look. This is fabulous. Hugs Jox


  24. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! :)Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!

  25. gorgeous Suzanne!
    I'll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me Fridays!
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Pin It button on image hover