Ashlyn

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Hi everyone! Welcome to the first Make it Crafty blog hop of the year!! YAHOO!!! And we have special news today...we are welcoming newbies! A huge big welcome to all of my new teamies...they are all amazing so please make sure you take a peek at their work. Today we are doing a blog hop to celebrate New Beginnings. If you hop along you even have the chance to win a $5 gift certificate to the Make it Crafty store! :)

For my New Beginnings card I decided to use an image that I have already coloured but to colour it differently. My resolution is to try real hard on my colouring this year and practice new techniques and improve my skills so I thought it would be fun to see how far I have come in a few months and refresh a past image.

This is the lovely lovely Ashlyn. I LOVE the portraits....fantastic to practice hair and skin :) Here are the copic colours that I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R11
Hair: E11, E1, E15, E18
Dress: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78


And here is the image I coloured up last year....I still like it but I think I have done a better job at the detail and I like her skin better now - I am layering up the colour twice to get it darker :) What do you think?


Here is the blog hop list for you to play along! :) Enjoy the hop and goodluck!

Kat

Challenges that I am entering with this card:

Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - New Beginnings
Delightful Challenges - Add Hearts
Milk Coffee Challenge - New Beginnings
Card Makin Mamas - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Anything Goes using Favourite Colours (I've used my fave. colour combo on her dress :)
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

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61 comments

  1. These are both gorgeous Alyce I really wouldn't like to have to choose between them - so I'm sitting on the fence lol hugs Judith x

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  2. Amazing work as always Alyce xx Jan

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  3. Alyce this is just stunning once again. Love the little zipper with the heart on - a nice touch. Your colouring always looks amazing, whether its now or 10 years ago lol.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  4. I agree, the new one definitely has more depth but not only the skin, her hair looks better and those doggone pleats! Gorgeous chickee!

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  5. I am so excited to be on the team with you again Alyce, you are such an inspiration. These are both beautiful in their own way. I love the way you play with light and shade.

    Cheers,
    Kasey

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  6. Hi Alyce

    Perfection! I think both images are amazing, I love the variation in the skin tones as they would be with the different hair colours.

    Michelle :o)

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  7. WOW!!!!! Your know how much I LOVE your colouring Alyce. I think yours is the best I have ever seen. The amount of detail and depth in your shading is amazing.
    Hugs Sue

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  8. Wow, what a beauty!!

    Hugs Blankina

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  9. Lovely card Ashlyn. Thank you for your inspiration.
    Best wishes
    Margaret in hot Sydney

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  10. wow....perfectly adorable....stunning colouring as always i love your creations in awe of your talent hugs sassyxxx

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  11. They are both va-va-voom GORGEOUS!! If you made me pick my favorite I'd just fake like a possum and pass out. I couldn't do it. I loooove them both.
    Packing my bags now...LOL....
    Have a great weekend.
    Lisa :)

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  12. yup you have definitely improved!! both are stunning but I can see the improvement. xo

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! Your work always stuns me. So pleased I get to be on this team with you and the other amazing talented girls xxx

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  14. Well done and I like the skin tone better too. Love how you did her hair - I had trouble with that on this image and you're is perfect! Gorgeous card! :D

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  15. fantastics job !!! awesome card !

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  16. I think WOW that's what. :-) I can see you like those BG colors just as much as I do. This is just stunning Alyce. Hugs!

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  17. Gorgeous Alyce! Your coloring is always stunning but its fun to see the little improvements and tweaks :). I'm particularly loving the skin tone on the new image. Thanks for the inspiration to keep pushing myself! Hugs, Katie

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  18. Luv this Alyce! I do like the skin colours.. more depth and accents (I'm going to try these colours) and those pleats are amazing!

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  19. Hi Alyce, sorry I am not on the hop, just wanted to say your colouring blows me away.... as always it is fabulous..xx

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  20. This is absolutely stunning, Alyce! Your coloring never ceases to amaze me! Wonderful card!

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  21. These are freakin amazing!! Wow! I have to say my fav is the girl with the black hair. Between her hair and her gorgeous red top, it really jumps out at you! Great work my friend!

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  22. Alyce, I think your coloring is awesome - last year OR this year! Beautiful card as always! Sensational!
    Lynn

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  23. It's fun looking back at crafting projects....and wow my friend this is fab!!
    Love the zipper charm - very cute!
    Hugs
    Jane

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  24. Wow, your coloring is always amazing but I also agree that the two layers of colors makes a big difference. Beautiful work, as always!

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  25. Your cards are always amazing Alyce. I love how you've coloured the hair, which is really eye-catching. I think the double layer colouring makes the colours look warmer, but that might be the colour of her hair adding into that too. They're both fabulous, and if I could colour half as well, I'd be a happy girlie.
    Annette
    xx

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  26. So beautiful Alyce...I was sitting on the fence too and nearly fell off with the dark hair, then you take in the skin colouring and I climbed back up...both stunning..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  27. Beautiful cards, and such beautiful coloring! You do an amazing job! sorry it's been so long since I've visited. Hugs! Leah Ann

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  28. Wow Alyce!! It went from beautiful to gorgeous!! You're coloring is beyond awesome, but it's sooo cool that you want to practice more. Love the color tones on the new image and all the shadowing. It's awesome!!
    Thanks so much for the lovely comment you left me. it truly made my day brighter. Have a lovely weekend hon!!
    xx

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  29. wow such beautiful colouring, love them x

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  30. This is gorgeous, Alyce. I like both versions, but I definitely see the improvement. The skin alone is more dynamic. I LOVE side by side stuff. So glad to be working with you!

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  31. I'm sorry Alyce, but there is no way you can improve on your skills - you are the topiest top at it already! And if you get any better, I'll be dribbling on my keyboard looking at your blog!!!!

    Amazing card - your skin colouring is particularly outstanding!!

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  32. The colouring details are so fabulous. Honestly you are really some one who I really get inspired by..

    Thank you for sharing x

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  33. I really don't know how you are going to improve your colouring skills Alyce they are already amazing but I will be watching and hoping for tips:0 I adore your card and its amazing to see how much your colouring has changed in a year!!

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  34. I just love your colouring and this is no exception.

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  35. WOW, Oh Wow... fantastic coloring... Beautiful card!
    Hugs

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  36. WOW!!!
    There is so much depth to this colouring. It makes the image almost come alive. Love your work :)

    Blessings,
    Adriana

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  37. Alyce, what can I say....your projects are always amazing and I am drooling over your coloring...You are a pure inspiration...

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  38. Alyce, I didn't think it was possible for you to improve on your topnotch coloring skills--but I am loving this newest Ashlyn (don't get me wrong--I still LOOOOOOOOVVVEEE the first one!)

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  39. wowzers Alyce! you know how to make my eyes go oooooooh first thing in a morning!!! those frills looks totally awesome! beautiful cards hunny
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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  40. If i could colour half as good as you I would be happy. Fantastic.

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  41. Gooooorgeous Alyce! I like the skintone combined with the haircolour it gives a real soft look. Both cards and images are still fab :)
    Gr. Samantha

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  42. Amazing and gorgeous coloring Alyce!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  43. Gorgeous, gorgeous coloring and card!!!

    Daria.

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  44. I love both your images. I can see the improvements on your new image, but both are great colouring. I love the zipper pull you have used with the love heart dangle.

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  45. Gorgeous as always Hun.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  46. OMG! I love this stamp and love how you colored this. They are both gorgeous!

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  47. So pretty...Love the colouring.
    Oh yeah like the new blog look too!
    Hugs from Bron x

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  48. Wow Alyce what can i say they are both amazing and stunning just love the colour's and all of your work
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  49. Hi Sweetie, love love LOVE how you coloured! And I really like how you've shown what different effect different ways of colouring on the image achieve. I actually like them both! Hugs Frea

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  50. Hi Alyce. I definitely love the detail on the more recent image. You are the master! I wish we lived closer so you could teach me!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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  51. WAUW this is awesome coloring on a gorgeous card. Stunning work, and how you´ll improve something this perfect, I sure can´t understand LOL.

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  52. I wish I could color good enough to compare from one year to another..lol..Both images are fantastic . I also love this image. She is so beautiful and you did her such justice. Great job.

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  53. Wowzer Alyce! I love this image and you've done a fab job ... both times!

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  54. Oh Alyce! Seriously? Both vesions are amazing!!! I do love the extra layering on this years version though...but man, is it possible to get any better than AWESOME!!! Hahaha! Love your cards so much Hunnie! It's a treat to stop by to say hello! ♥xoxo
    RedonkulousDesigns.com

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  55. Love stopping by to see waht you do! You are so inspiring to me! Your coloring is getting better if that is possible. I loved it before!
    Danielle:)

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  56. Your colouring is amazing! Gorgeous creation!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  57. Stunning colouring as always. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  58. Great coloring on both..
    Thanks for joining us over at Milk Coffee Stamps Challenge.

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  59. OMG, This card is beautiful. And your coloring is awesome.Totally love this.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

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  60. As if you needed to improve on YOUR coloring! Alyce, most of us would give an eye (or our first-born) to color 1/10th as good as you do. Silly girl.
    I think they are equally beautiful, just different. I love them both. So there! ;^)
    Hugs, Penny

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