Dreads!

Though I've never had them, a small part of me is mildly obsessed with dreadlocks.  The cool looking ones...not the gross messy ones that look like really bad bed head.

I've seen lots of the synthetic styles on Etsy and have been really tempted to buy a set, but money just doesn't allow that right now.  So I've settled on just admiring the well dressed ones here in Montreal, and coloring them up on fun images.
To date, this was the most fun image to color!  I took my time and made sure to really plan every part out so that it wasn't rushed and messy.  There was a girl on the metro last year that had green dreadlocks and they were awesome!  So I went with that inspiration for my girlies hair.

Of course, this fun paper from Pinecone Press Papers was an obvious choice for this card.  The hippie colors and sweet patterns are just so much fun!

I colored Dreads in with my pencils and added little white dots around her for accent.  I realized half way through outlining her that my blue copic marker was empty...it resulted in a very messy outline.  So I tried to work with some chalks and blend the rough line out a little.  It turned out pretty darn cool :)
Then I just layered up a flower with a sparkly paper button in the middle and added the cute sentiment tag from Birdie Brown.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Catered Crop-Yellow
    Crafting with Dragonflies #3-One for the Girls
    Creative Inspirations #216-Anything Goes with Buttons
    Fab n Funky #173-For the Girls
    Saturated Canary #44-Hair That's Different
    The Squirrel and the Fox #44-Here Comes the Girls
    That Craft Place-Dies and Punches

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13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous girly card, love the image and fabulous colours...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  2. Stunning image, lovely card. Thank you for joining us in our "one for the Girls" challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies, hugs Tania(DT) xx

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  3. This is spectacular - so much work with all those beautiful colours. Lovely layout too. Thanks for uploading it for our one for the girls challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Ina DT

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  4. This is gorgeous, love your colouring, thanks for playing with us at the Squirreland the Fox, good luck, blessings Hilde

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  5. Great project. I love all the colors and everything:)You are so talented:) Following on Boglovin
    Tabitha's Designs Blog
    Low priced fun Digi Papers:)
    New Challenge Blog on the Block:)

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  6. Fabulous card and love those dreads! Thanks so much for playing along at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge - One for the Girls! Susan (DT)

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  7. Just Fabulous Miss Emily!! LOVE her multi-colored dreads! They look Awesome!! Love your Wonderful coloring and Perfect Dp's too! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  8. Great card, just love the image and the colours you have chosen. Thanks for joining the Crafting with Dragonflies challenge, Judith xx

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  9. Great card!!

    Thank you for joining this week at Fab'n'Funky

    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

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  10. You're right, it is pretty darn cool!
    Thank you for playing along with us this challenge at Saturated Canary
    Hugs, Becky x

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  11. SUPER cute card! Thanks so much for playing along at Crafting with Dragonflies!

    lovies, =o) kel
    Crafting with Dragonflies DT
    http://scrap-photograffs.com

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  12. The card is really cute. I know, different strokes for different folks. Just for your information, people who have the "gross messy ones that look like really bad bed head" are probably on the beginning of their journey with natural dreads. They end up looking really nice, but sometimes it can be a very long process. As someone with social anxiety who is a tad bit past the awkward beginning phase of natural dreads it can be a bit of an insult to read such derogatory remarks. This was part of the reason I wanted dreads in the first place. I wanted to make the statement that it is my body to do with as I please regardless of society's wants for my body. I hope someday we will all care more about pleasing our own self than caring what other people look like. I wish you the best! Please know that I don't mean to offend, only to enlighten.

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