Hi~ I'm Arielle and I have been making cards and blogging about them since 2007. I moved back to my hometown in Alabama after "seeing the world" - LOL! I live with my hubby and 2 kids, ages 4 and 5 1/2. I like to cook, and take my kids to the park, take a LOT of photos and scrap them. Besides design team work, I also manage 2 challenge blogs. I started the colourQ Challenge in 2009 and RetroSketches in 2012 - I have always loved challenges! I love using a variety of images, especially digi stamps - they are so so versatile!
I was really drawn to this image - Arie Walking stamp - she is so fun and springy and just plain adorable! I find curly hair pretty hard to color, and about halfway through this I almost gave up! I started by adding a light brown base and then layering dots of brown color, from dark in the back and above the face to light outward. I finished up by using a fine tip black marker to add more definition and curls.