Susie Boo Beach Girl

Spring has sprung and winter just will not give us a break here in PA.  Today is my day to post and I have chosen Susie Boo Beach Girl because she brought back such wonderful memories of when I was a young girl spending my time at the beach. You can find her in Lacy Sunshines Stamps website Here.

I do not have a finished project for you today, I have a step by step on how I color hair.  It has been a week long project of mine to practice coloring hair.  I have found that if I work section by section it is less intimidating for me.
As you can see from the picture half her hair is finished, working on the other half I look to see which hair is sitting in front and what is sitting behind....with that said I evaluate and take my darkest marker to add shadow lines to create depth as you can see in the next photo.
With these cast shadows the hair is now broken up into individual sections.  Taking the same color E18 I begin to flick in the shadow areas using the drawn shadow lines as a guide.
From this picture you can see that the hair is beginning to have some depth.  Grabbing my next lighter color E15 I add more flicks extending the E18 flicks and head towards the center of each section still leaving a gap.
Now we can start adding our highlights.  I am using my YR23 and extending the flicks a bit further, again leaving a bit of space.
To finish her hair up I added Y21, my lightest color for the highlights.  After adding this color I went back with my darkest color because sometimes it gets desaturated with the lighter colored markers.

Here is her hair all finished.  I think I will head back in to my craft room to finish her up so she can enjoy her time at the beach!  Happy coloring, see you next time!  Hugs, Jane


It is the First Day of Spring!

You wouldn't know it by the weather but it is the first day of Spring and Mayde-is Spring Cleaning Dust bunnies.  
Mayde is an image by Heather Valentin and you can find her Here. As you can see Mayde doesn't care that the weather doesn't say Spring....she is busy!  What did she say was hiding in the dust?  Bunnies?  Yes...but she also reveals

Rory's Eggstra Delivery ready and waiting for Easter next week!  Rory can be found Here.
Enjoy your week, Happy Easter and see you soon!


Rose Petal

I recently colored this image from Scrappers Delights.  Rose petal was a wonderful free image recently.  I use SN markers but recently purchased some Copics and I used W7, W5 and W3 Copics on her hair.  Being a student over at Kit and Clowder.which Scrappers Delights is a sponser of, I decided to use this image for one of my background classes.  
I would like to enter her in Scrappers Delights Challenge

Thank you for visiting.

Fabulous February!

Wow....February was a fantastic month for Mistyblues Creations.  I celebrated my birthday, won $150.00 worth of LDRS products for the Inspiration sign up contest and also received Top 2 and Top 1 picks at the.Julia Spiri Challenge Blog.

The Top 2 choice was a Julia Spiri image The First Kiss.

Then again I got Top 1 for Challenge 12 for Venetian Butterfly

I have only been creating cards since Oct. 2015.  I am very happy and proud.  Thank you Julia Spiri for such wonderful images.


Grab Your Bag~Let's go Shopping!

Good afternoon ladies!  I spent time today dreaming about shopping.  Tell me, what woman doesn't like to shop?  I think we can all agree that shopping is a great experience especially if it is a trip to the craft store!

Well today, being Thursday....there is a new challenge over at Julia Spiri Stamps.  Challenge #13- Anything but a card.  Here is my entry for her challenge, using the Paris Collection Parisian Girl and accessories colored with Spectrum Noir markers (she wanted to go shopping too....for a new Easter Bonnet to make her way over toMy Crafting Stories Easter Challenge #3. Purse is done with SU 2015 collection paper. I love Paris bag and perfume bottle has a splash of Wink of Stella sparkle. Hope you like it.