Tuesday, 1 February 2011

And in the Spotlight today we have............................

Hi Simply Sassy Fans,

Oh I am so excited today as I have found a very talented lady to be the first to be spotlighted on the Simply Sassy blog.  Let's hear a big yayyyyyyyyyyyyy for Zoe from Make it Crafty.  Zoe blames me for getting her into these stamps, lol.  If you don't know Zoe, here's a little bit about her:-

From as long as I can remember I have been drawing and making things with my hands. I was never really into dolls but I loved to make them houses out of cardboard boxes! My school projects were always covered in big colourful headings and pictures and from my early teens I wanted to be a graphic artist. I eventually pursued a career in Web Design and Consulting and now I have pursued my other passion and have an Australian online craft store.

I became interested in card making at the age of 15 when I bought my very first rubber stamp. I have gone through phases over the years and was generally a stamper until early in 2010 when I discovered Copic Markers. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, and had no idea that there were different styles of copics. I actually begun buying ‘original’ markers and couldn’t understand why I couldn’t achieve the results I was seeing on YouTube.  Eventually I picked up some sketch markers from a show and my world changed. I am however happy I started with the Original markers as I believe that the technique I learned with them helped form my colouring techniques with sketch today.

I would say I am just a little addicted to colouring and most likely too much of a perfectionist. However I find it a great excuse to ‘switch off’ and relax and trying to imagine what the illustrator was thinking when they drew the image and bringing an image to life is very rewarding for me.

We all have our own interpretation of how we see an image come to life, so please remember that there is never any wrong or right way to colour an image.

Now I have two cards of Zoe's to show off, they are both awesomely coloured to perfection, the first up is Simply Sassy's "FairyTale"  available from FunkyKits HERE:-

This is my favourite colour blue.

Just look at the detail in that bow. Doesn't she look stunning!

Zoe's second card is Simply Sassy's "Windswept" available right HERE, and boy does she look good in Red, totally stunning card I'm sure you'll agree.

Wow, just look at that hair!

Im sure your all just in awe of Zoe's colouring and want to know how she does it.  Well you won't have to wait too long as I have an extra special treat for you, yep a video from Zoe colouring the beautiful flowing hair of "Windswept". 

Here's what Zoe has to say about the video:-

I hope you enjoy the video I have created to share with you today. Colouring
hair is one of my favourite areas on a character and these ‘Simply Sassy’
images have GREAT HAIR to play, experiment and have fun with.

Wow, now wasn't that a treat.  I can see you all scrambling for your Windswepts, lol, just to remind you, click HERE to go shopping. 

Please leave our very first Spotlighter some love and watch out, it could be you next.........

Lastly a huge thank you to my friend Zoe for being our first in the spotlight and for making this video for all you simply sassy fans out there.


  1. Beautiful cards. I'll be back with a cuppa to watch the video later.

    ** Kate **

  2. So useful - my big bugbear iw sseeing where the light should fall & be lighter - this was so so helpful & a joy to watch. Thank you Zoe & everyone who made this possible.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Thanks so much for having me Tracy and the Simply Sassy team! Even if I was a bit nervous! heehee Keep up the fabulous inspiration ladies! hugs xxoo

  4. OMG, these are stunning! Love the designs, colors and gorgeous coloring of the images!

  5. Wow, beautiful...amazing...gorgeous colouring!
    Windswept really 'steps' out of my computer!
    Love it!
    Great choise of First spotlight!!!


  6. Gorgeous coloring as always, Miss Zoe!!! Congrats on the spotlight - I can't wait to watch the video.

  7. I thoroughly enjoyed watching your technique. The end result was fantastic.
    A wonderful clear Turorial. Thank you so much. I'm off to practice.
    Suzi xx

  8. gorgeous cards and your colouring is stunning! x

  9. OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot beleive how fabulous Zoe's colouring is (green-eyed monster is sitting on my shoulder lol!)
    Zoe, you are amazing

  10. meant to say,my Windswept arrived today so I'm off to get some practice in, thanks for the viseo, I need it x

  11. Huge thank you Zoe for your tutorial! And for spotlighting for us!

  12. Amazing tut Zoe, TFS x

  13. I am speechless and in awe, thank you Zoe! I'm gonna be practising colouring Windswept's hair all weekend I tell ya ;o)


  14. WOW...your colouring is A-MAZ-ING....gorgeous cards :0)

    Debs x

  15. Totally GORGEOUS cards and brilliant tutorial - many thanx Zoe

  16. Beautiful cards and your tutorial was fantastic.

  17. Wow absolutely fabulous tutorial, and awesome colouring, gonna have to give it a try myself,

    and a really big thank you for sharing your colouring skills,

    Have a great day
    Hugs Bridget :) x

  18. Well thes e cards are just darn gorgeous... Videos is fab too, thanks for shring.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

  19. Hi there! OMGosh I love your coloring and Im so glad I found you. I got your blog info from another blogger and Im so happy! you are amazing. I look forward to learning more from you.Thank you so much for taking the time to video this, it turned out perfect! Love your style.
    Im a new follower :)