Monday, December 3, 2012

MIC Advent Calendar - Coloring Hair and Blog Candy


There's only 24 days til Christmas!
The MiC gang and our Special Guests thought it would be fun to have a 'grown up' advent calendar as we count down the days til Christmas full of inspiration just for us creative minds!
Each day a sneak peek will be revealed on the MiC store blog with a link for you to follow "to open the door".
All you have to do is stop by the store blog each day to open the next door!


PLUS Zoe has Christmas Candy full of lots of crafty goodies that you don't want to miss out on!


AND THERE'S MORE GIFTS
But what's even more exciting is that you will have a chance to win the Make it Crafty goodies that I have played with today!!
By leaving a comment on this post you could win


The comments will stay open until the 31st of December and the winners will be announced in the New Year on the MiC store blog. You can join us for all 24 days - giving you 24 chances to win some MiC goodies! If you join us late, simply go back to the start and catch up!


I have been eyeing Zoe's coloring tutorial for long hair for a while now.  I've had the fantastic Saturated Canary image - Zoe - that comes with the book printed out for months.  I haven't gotten up the guts to give it a try.  The MIC Advent Calendar has given me the motivation.
After much studying of the tutorial and a false start, here's what I came up with.


I used different colors than in the tutorial, mainly because I didn't have all of the colors.  Here are the colors I used.  


Here's my finished card.  I don't know if you're like me, but I'm desperately making Christmas cards, so  I turn every image into something for Christmas.  The addition of snowflake chippies and Christmas paper turn this girl into a sweet Christmas wish.  


Supplies
Coloring Long Hair in Fine Detail
Make It Colour Blending Card
Snowflake Stars Chipboard by Make It Crafty
Copics

Don't forget to leave a comment below before December 31st and stop by the Make it Crafty Store blog to 'open the door' to 24 other inspirational projects!

Thank you so much for joining us and we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful loving Christmas.
Happy Crafting!
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102 comments:

Amy Heffernan said...

Hi Jen! Great job colouring up Zoe's flowing locks. I know what you mean - I have been turning everything into a Christmas card too! I have been eyeing these tutorials off for a while, so thanks for a chance to win! :)

alethea said...

Wow, You have done an awesome job..I need to get my hands on that book!! Will keep my fingers crossed!! Thanks for a chance to win! Hugsxx

Boxofcolours said...

Great work Jenn, you've done a fab job on the hair.
Love n hugs
Jane

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the coloring. Great!
Hugs, Uta

Zoe said...

Jen!! Wow it looks fantastic sweetie! You have done exceptionally well. I love the colours you chose too. xxoo

Granmargaret said...

Beautiful card Jen

Sandra van Blaricum said...

WOW, beautiful coloring!!!
and the finished card is beautiful too!!
Hugs,Sandra

nicoleqmullen said...

Brilliant colouring and love the card and how you made it a Christmas one!

Stephanie Hester said...

This is stunning! Love the colors and the card is great too!

The Scrapping Factory said...

I think you did fantastic!!!! Very nice....Fabi xxx

Valou ALLARD said...

Wonderful job!!! thanks for all.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Jen
A stunning and beautiful card love the image and gorgeous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Gram's Treasures said...

Your colouring is lovely, and this image makes for a great Christmas card with her festive dress!
Joyce xx

Alyce said...

wow jen! I just love how you have coloured her....beautiful texture in her hair :)

Nikki said...

Your hair turned out wonderfully love the shades and she is so pretty looking :) thanks for the chance hugs Nikki C

Caryn S said...

Wonderful coloring! Hair must be the most difficult thing to color with Copics, mine just never seems to come out right.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Jen! I love the backing papers and layout! Awesome coloring of the beautiful image! Love how the hair turned out!

Rosalee said...

Your coloring is Gorgeous. I love the different highlights. I just got into copic coloring about 1/2 a year ago and I sure wish I was that good. Would be so great to win this book. Thanks for the chance. Someone is going to be really lucky.
Hugs, Rosalee

Mary said...

Such a beautiful card and such gorgeous coloring. Thanks for the chance to win!

Penni said...

Beautiful card. Your colouring is amazing.

Hugs
Penni
X

Amy Jones #8546 said...

wow...Beautiful coloring. I really need to start practicing my coloring. Wonderful job.

ellyscard creatief said...

Your colouring is beautiful.
Thanks for the chance.
Gr Elly

zehra said...

beautiful card, love the colors, beautiful snowflakes, love your coloring

Colinda said...

Beautiful card! Have a nice evening, Colinda

Beth said...

Great job Colinda! I colored her up as well ... took forever!

Irene said...

Fabulous Christmas card! Great job coloring the digi, and the hair looks perfect!

Suzi said...

Oh! this is gorgeous Jen, wonderful colouring and design. A stunning Christmas card.
Hugs
Suzi x

Carole RB said...

Great coloring Jen

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Jen, and fantastic job on her hair!!! Love the added snowflake for the Xmas touch too;)! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Katie said...

Gorgeous card Jen- you're coloring turned out awesome! Hugs, Katie

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Your coloring is stunning!!! I so wish I could color like that...I'm trying!

Leanne said...

Hi Jen! Wow!! you did a wonderful job and I totally agree that if you add Christmas papers and accents you can turn any image in to a Christmas card.
Love your coloring and those poinsettia looking flowers are beautiful.
Great job!! Happy Holidays!
;)

Denise said...

Fantastic colouring love it such a beautiful card hugs xx

Peggy said...

Your hair colourong is fab !!!
Merry Christmas,

Hugs,
Peggy

Ina said...

You really did a beautiful work coloring the hair

Corinne said...

such a beautiful card, Great coloring.. love the colors!
Hugs

Adriana Morales said...

Great colouring Jen and beautiful colour choice. You've inspired me to give it a go too.

Bless you!
Adriana

✿♥ Mélyane ♥ ✿ said...

I wish I could be that talented with colouring!!! It's so Beautiful!!!

Olivia said...

Love the color you used for the hair and great job on the depth you used in the hair.

Tammy V said...

Great job on the hair Jen. I also love you that you took a non-traditional image and fit it to your theme :)

postalorphan said...

Gorgeous! You've done a fabulous job on the coloring.

jan farnworth said...

love the coloring.

Ang and Crys said...

Great job. The colouring is awesome!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

I have all the tutorials, I am hoping to get some time over the Christmas break to shut myself away in the air conditioning and drag out that long hair one and just practice for hours. Can't wait!

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Debbie Pamment said...

AWESOME job Jen - don't you wish you had hair like hers - LOL. Love your finished card too.
xXx

DQ said...

Fantastic job with the hair, beautiful colouring, great card

Linda said...

So beautiful. Great job!

anderyn said...

Wow. That is some cool hair. I should learn how to do that! Great for a Christmas card, too.

Beachsidelynn said...

Great hair and super idea to turn her into a Christmas theme. Beautiful.

Jayne said...

Wow lovely hair colour.
Jayne

Nina said...

Fantastic idea to turn her into a Christmas card. And a very beautiful card at that!!! love the hair and the color looks beautiful!

Rhonda Miller said...

Jennifer, this is gorgeous.

Dawn said...

Amazing colouring. I wish I could colour half as well as you, lovely work x

mommahobbit said...

Great card! And yes I do want to try these techniques for colouring :)

Kimberli Sarsfield said...

Amazing job! Love the coloring of her hair:)

cass said...

Cuyte christmas card, you have done a great job on her hair.

Crafteezee said...

Wow Jen, beautiful.
Hugs Tracy x

Rene Stansell said...

The colouring is superb!
Rene from OZ xo

Pat Moore said...

I can tell I'm going to learn a lot of new stuff. ...Pat M

Julie D. Richards said...

You did a beautiful job with her long hair and I love the completed card.

Дашик said...

Beautiful card! Love your coloring!

cosie said...

It's lovely to see a card thats not the usual. Gorgeous.

CrazyCreationsCreator said...

These are the hardest to color because of their beautiful flowing hair...great job!!!

Purple Card Lady said...

Lovely creation and thanks for the tips!

MammasScrappin said...

I love her hair. I wish I could do hair as lovely as this. Great job.

Melinda Sweetman said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Scrappy Scatty said...

what great colouring she looks amazing
xx

Tonya said...

This is so beautiful. Gorgeous coloring.

Janice said...

Another beautiful card!! You did a great job on the hair!

Kimberly said...

As always i just love these images...great hair colouring and would love to learn with this book..thanks for the chance..

Tina M. said...

Ohh, I would love to win those books - thanks for the chance.
/Tina M.

Alina said...

Wonderful card! love the coloring!

Sue D said...

Great coloring!

Hope C. said...

Just love Saturated Canary images and your coloring is fab!

Rae Ann said...

I never would have guessed that you are not already a pro at coloring. It looks great.
Rae Ann O.

marg0006 said...

Wow, I have been wanting to learn coloring techniques 4ever. This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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Zetti said...

Great colouring!

Irene's Creations said...

Wow, what an incredible job. I just love her hair.

♥ Paula ♥ said...

Hiya Jen. I think you did a fabby job at the hair colouring. I am terrible with hair, I can never get it right..

Thank you for sharing x

Raewyn said...

love the tips - brilliant colouring

✿LemonBella✿ said...

I love the way you have colored this SC darling image! :)

Laura Tiffany said...

Love the hair

rovianne said...

She is gorgeous. Love the coloring

Annelies said...

Great colouring! Such a tutorial would be very handy! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

cebelica said...

I love Krista's images. Your coloring is fantastic! Hugs! xx

ann marie said...

the girls hair the way you color it give it so much texture

anat said...

Great combo...
Love your finished image's hair.
Anat (tshupile)
http://www.tapuz.co.il/blog/net/userblog.aspx?foldername=chorpit

LunaSi said...

What a gorgeous card, love the use of embellishments.

misteejay said...

Fabulous card - lovely colouring.

Toni xx

SuzanneK said...

Stunning colouring. Merry Christmas to you.

Flo said...

Love the hair. You did a great job coloring. She's pretty too.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Stunning coloring!!!

Maryann said...

WAUW It sure looks like, you´ve been coloring for years on this one. It looks amazing, and it sure gives me a little confidence too, cause if you can do this the first time, then I might be able to learn it too? LOL. Yours looks awesome.

Elena said...

that pretty doll! You have been wonderful!

Jasmina said...

Wow just beautiful!Thanks for a chance to win! Have fun.

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Terrific coloring job. I'd love to learn how to do hair better.

scrapclose2theheart said...

Jen~I cannot imagine you being intimidated to doing anything which is supposed to be a compliment to you. You are so talented. I am loving this grown up Advent Calendar. I don't know how I missed it to begin with other than I must have been too busy to notice. TFS Hugs

Angi Crandall said...

You've colored her up so pretty! Lol it is definitely that time of year where everything becomes a Christmas project for me, too!

Looks like more coloring books to add to my wish list...good thing my birthday is coming soon!

clare hill said...

would love some ideas to help me colour - it's something i really need to practice x x x

EmbossingQueen said...

Great job on colouring the hair. That is something I need to work on. Your card is so pretty and I love how you coloured the pleats.

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful colouring. Hope you had a lovely Christmas,

Donna x

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Wow, you did a great job! I should get my hands on this book. Would really like to improve my coloring tactics.