Sunday, February 20, 2011

I changed my mind about wanting long hair...

Ok, I have a confession to make. I have ALWAYS wanted long hair and the hair on my head grows soooo slow I have never been able to get it to any length before I have to cut it. Now the hair on my legs is another story, could braid it in a couple of weeks if I didn't shave it. I know, TMI! Anyways, this is a kraftin kimmie image I did today and I had the hardest time doing her hair. There are probably 6 or 7 layers of color, and 5 or 6 different shades on there. Still not wild about it but it is okay. Anyways, I figure if I can't even manage long hair on a stamped image, perhaps I should give up my dream of long hair in real life. Whaddya think? The paper is my new Stella and Rose pad and the edging is a MS punch that I clipped to fit around the edges. My friend Patty at http://patty-inkitup.blogspot.com does a great job with borders so I thought I would take some inspiration from her and use my punches in a different way. The tail is done with some Ice Stickles and I have posted a different picture at a different angle so you can see the sparkle after this one. She has some liquid pearls around the edges, stickles around the sentiment and some tiny pearls I had given to me for on my nails but they worked perfectly in her hair.


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This picture is taken laying flat on a counter in my basement in front of my light tent but I think you can see the glimmer on her tail much better this way.  Okay, just finished watching a new show on the cooking channel called Extra Virgin, very entertaining and makes me wish for summer and fresh veggies. Here summer summer summer...

9 comments:

Terri said...

Great job with the punches and coloring and well just everything!!!

Patty said...

I think this might be one of my favorites (I know it changes all the time) Just love the colors and of course, how you did the lace edge! LOL! Great use of the pearls also. As for the hair delima....I think long hair is not so pretty on 'mature' women! (head or legs)

gobeagirl said...

Oh Amanda, I think that this is just beautiful. Her hair also wonderful. Great colors on it. I have times when I end up using so many colors I wonder how it could possibly look anything like hair. You did a super job my friend. I love it. Hugs, Lisa

Lisa Jane said...

wow she is gorgeous .. i love her sparkly tail
Lisa x

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

So beautiful, Amanda!! Cordelia looks gorgeous...her tail is so sparkly! And I would LOVE to know how you did the lacy circle with your punch!!! Great job with this week's sketch challenge too!

Tracey said...

Love how you framed her! Beautiful card!

Elaine said...

LOVE this card Amanda!
The colours are gorgeous and all the sparkle and pearls.
Fab use of punches with the circle of lacy paper.

Mmmmm gorilla legs...nice!

love Elaine xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Amanda your card is gorgeous! Love the punch that you used - what brand is it? The sparkles and pearls are great.

Mary J said...

Gorgeous, Amanda!!