Friday, August 24, 2012

Coloring Long Hair - MIC Blog Hop

Zoe's excited to be releasing another colouring tutorial and it is on a topic that everyone always seems to want to improve... Colouring Hair!!  And in particular this e-book is, 'Colouring long hair in fine detail!'
Colouring Long Hair Tutorial


I am excited to have been invited to use Zoe's tutorial for coloring long hair. The image is gorgeous, and so fun to color.

I wish I had hair this incredible, but alas, no. I changed the colors for her hair to a slightly blonder version, as well as changing the color of her dress and eyes to green. In practicing the tutorial, I found that I did better if I used the flicking technique, throwing caution to the wind. When I tried for the detail, I got too heavy handed and messed up. With the free-flowing flicking technique, it all just came together.

When Zoe was trying to decide on an image that would be perfect for this tutorial she just knew she had to contact the gorgeous Krista Smith from Saturated Canary. And... Excitingly Krista has illustrated and generously donated this perfect character exploding with big luscious hair full of layers and bumps! Just perfect for you to learn all of Zoe's little secrets to colouring finely detailed hair. We thought it would be fun to have a little hop (and a few give aways of course) where the fabulous MiC girls and Krista have followed Zoe's tips and tricks to colouring long straight hair.
  1. Alyce
  2. Debbie
  3. Franz
  4. Sheila
  5. Krista
  6. Delphine
  7. Sandie
  8. Julie
  9. Ruby
  10. Tracy
  11. JennD
  12. Zoe
So next in the hop is the amazing Ruby. 

Thanks for stopping by, and check out Zoe's tutorial!!! She does a wonderful job of taking you through step by step in great detail. You won't be sorry!

Update: 
I should have shared the colors I used for my image, so here they are (lightest to darkest)...

Skin: E000, E11, E21, B63 (for shadows)
Lips: R20, R32, RV29
Hair: E31, E35, E57, E27, E49 (W5 for shadows)
Dress: G12, G14, YG17 




66 comments:

Alyce said...

Stunning Julie! She looks simply amazing!! :D

Mary J said...

Really gorgeous Julie - beautiful dress too!

Carol said...

So beautiful, love the coloring and your choice of color. Thank you for sharing.

gina g said...

Gorgeous love the colour. luv gina xx

Zoe said...

Wonderful Julie - you did fabulous! Great work on achieving the depth in the hair and creating the strands. Love the green dress too!! xo

Rachel said...

Very sweet, the green really sets off the blondes in her hair.

Trudie said...

Really beautiful. Love the tones you have used for her. I know I need this tutorial more than I need chocolate!! And that is saying something!! Lol! xx

kraftyk said...

Gorgeous image, fabulous colouring, her hair look stunning
Kim xx

kim.scrapper said...

Hair is hard to do and you gals are really doing a great job, tfs

Ginger said...

Her hair looks so soft and touchable. You did a great job!

Karen said...

Gorgeous - love her hair and the outfit and eyes really pop in that lush green hugs Karen

Anne Temple said...

WOW! Really like this combo for the hair. I would love to know which markers you used.

Crafteezee said...

Fabulous Julie. Her hair looks stunning.
Hugs Tracy x

Sonia said...

Wonderful colouring of this fab image:)
Finger crossed for me and happy blog hop:)
Sonia

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Really gorgeous details in your coloring!! I love it!! ;) TFS!

Gabbi said...

She is gorgeous. Wish i had hair like that too. Beautiful. Thank u for the inspiration.

Pamela said...

You did a great job on Zoe. The hair coloring is beautiful.

The Scrapping Factory said...

Gorgeous job! I love it...Fabi xxx

PaperPixie said...

She looks amazing! Thanks for the tips on flicking too. I tend to blend too much and use a heavy hand so I will keep that in mind! Love her in green. :)

Carla S. said...

Fabulous coloring of Krista's beautiful image, Julie! Your hair turned out so gorgeous!

heidy said...

This is gorgeous Julie!!
Hugs Heidy

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Beautiful x

Jenée said...

Beautiful image, lovely coloring. I like the green eyes and dress. I'm one of those "oddities" who actually has green eyes myself!

Shazza said...

wow I love the colours you used - fabulous!

Shari said...

Julie, just wonderful! Love the colours you used on her hair!

Hugs;
Shari

faithnme said...

ohh I love her in the Green dress, This is a great Blog HOP.. I love Saturated Canary and this book looks like its a "Must Have"

Hugs

cdm317 said...

I really love the hair color you chose and her green dress and eyes are awesome!

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Green dress looks great with the hair colour combo you've chosen!! Incredible colouring!!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous.

Gramma said...



I am really in need of this tutorial. Thanks Julie!
Hugz,
Gramma

Frea said...

Hi Julie, brilliant colouring and I love that colour of green that you chose, it really brings out the image. Hugs Frea

Annette said...

She's a stunner, love the lighter hair. I'm hopeless at blonds, and so need some help. Beautiful image, and love her matching eyes.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a fab weekend.
Annette
xx

Corinne said...

Great job Julie..... love her dress too!
Hugs

Michelle B. said...

Love the green dress and the touches of "blonde" match beautifully!

Regan said...

Amazing, Julie!!!!! Such gorgeous coloring! Her hair is fantastic but I love her green dress too! :)
{hugs}
Regan

Loz ♥ said...

great work! I love this look!

Only By His Grace said...

Gorgeous Julie. I love the shades of colour in her hair. super job.
hugs maz

Leah Ann Gast said...

Very beautiful!

Franz♥ said...

Love her Julie, really a great work!

Hugs, Franz.

Debbie Pamment said...

SENSATIONAL job Julie - LOVE the lighter tones you've used!
xXx

zehra said...

Awesome, love the hair and the dress, it is beautiful

zehra said...

Awesome, love the hair and the dress, it is beautiful

Sherry said...

Luv it!! Everything is so perfect. The colors are amazing.

Hugs

Tracy said...

Beautiful job! The green really goes well with the colors you chose for her hair. :-)

HappiExpressions-Carol said...

She is very pretty!

Chen R. said...

What a beautiful hair coloring!!
Thank you for the chance to win this!
Chen

Delphine said...

Fantastic work, Julie! I love your choice of colours, Zoe looks gorgeous:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Silvie Z said...

Hello Julie, she's gorgeous! You colored her hair beautifully and love her green dress!
Hugs,
Silvie xx

loulou said...

Gorgeous. I love the tones you have used for her hair. cheers Linda

Chris said...

WOW Julie, such beautiful colouring on the hair and with Zoe's tutorial I'm sure everyone will be benfiting from her words of wisdom, she's amazing!

I love how you made her a lighter brown and the definition you've created with the different browns.

Have a great weekend. Hugs, Chris

Sharman said...

Beautiful job.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful- the colors are just amazing- love the colors you colored her hair! Great blog hop : )

Jennifer Dove said...

You did an amazing job with this tutorial. Hair isn't easy!

Beachsidelynn said...

Love the image and your coloring. Beautiful.

tanja said...

Totally gorgeous !
xxx tanja

Sandra said...

Gorgeous coloring!! hugs Sandra

Kimberly said...

Fabulous job..i love the colours you used...tfs

Sue said...



Love your colouring! :)

mandy said...

Brilliant coloring Hun love the colors you used in the hair and on her dress :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Sammi said...

Beautiful work!!
Sammi
xx

Eret said...

So gorgeous. Such a beautiful coloring.

Carole RB said...

Great coloring hair

Linda said...

Beautiful colors for her hair. I will have to remember this combo.

Shannon83k said...

Beautiful!!!

JenniferD said...

Looks like an awesome tutorial. Love your hair combo!

Suzanne said...

great image cant wait to get the book hopping on hop hop hop