Thursday 12 January 2017

Favourite hair colour combo you use (and why)

Happy New Year everyone and I'm happy to announce that we have some 
wonderful new teamies joining us for the New Year.

Please welcome:

They're joining in with their first challenge today, so please say hello!

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. 

Our winner is:

Birgit with her fabulous background

Please email us at to claim your prize, 
and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:

and our Top 3 are

Tip Top - amazing shaped card

Helen beautiful scene and snowy backdrop

Sanja bright and beautiful

Congratulations and please grab our *Top 3* badge to display on your blog:

So, onto our next challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Prize is 3 images of winners choice.
The Paper Nest Dolls Blog

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your favourite Hair colour combo (in whatever colouring medium you use...

IE: I thought it would be a good way to get people to show their favourite hair combos in whatever medium they use. EG My copic ones would be E59, E57, E35 E53 and E51.
 My DIs would be Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twigs. and so on if you use pencils etc)

You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:

I debated using Copics which I'm more comfortable with when it comes to hair, but decided to persevere with my paintbrush.  I've used my 'go-to' colours of Antique Linen base with Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo and a touch of Ground Espresso working up to the darkest bits.  Considering there's not much in the way of hair in this image, I've managed to use 4 shades!  Brown hair is my favourite probably because I have more browns than any other colour. Obviously nothing to do with it being the colour of chocolate (although that certainly helps!)

I love brown highlighted, because it's my own colour and it's the one I find easiest to do. 
I used Spectrum Noir pens for this one - EB1 & 2 GB8, GB9 & 10.

I love red hair or hair with red highlights.   It was the colour of my hair before it started turning "blonde".  I love that in certain light it can look brown, but add light and it turns fiery.  I used Copics in E08, 15, 17 for this little redhead.

I love mousy brown hair with highlights because that was the colour of my daughter's hair when she was little.
I used Promarkers Buttercup, Putty, Tan, Caramel and Cocoa.

For the hair I used the following prisma colour pencils: PC941 Light umber, PC 1082 Chocolate and PC 946 Dark brown. I really love the colour PC 1082 chocolate. First because of its name ;) and second because of the warmth of this colour.


My favorite hair colour is brownish/blonde...I used Copic Markers E50, E31, and E25 for my hair on this cutie! I like making highlights in the hair and this combination is light and easy to do that with!


My favourite hair colour combo in Copics for this particular card is E40, E41, and E42 with a touch of E43 because this cute little fairy looks just like my niece so I  coloured the hair to match hers.

Promarkers are my medium of choice and for hair my "go to" colours are Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa, and Umber, in that order. They blend nicely and always give good results.

When I do brown hair (a favourite because it always feels so warm), I use a light wash of Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (ReInker) and then get busy with the Polychromos Pencils (Brown Ochre, Nougat, Bistre, Van-Dyke Brown, Walnut Brown)

My favorite hair colour is brown, which used to be my hair colour in the older days -lol-.
When I color the hair of an image/digi it is often brown and with Copic Markers # E25, E31, E41, E43.

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your favourite Hair colour combo (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Good luck, and happy crafting.

Hugs from the AYLI girls.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for choosing my card - what a lovely surprise!
    Love the other choices too!
    Helen x