I also gave coloring black hair another go. I'm happy with how hers came out. I only have two gray alcohol markers and a black, so shading was a bit tricky. After it was dry, I did go back over the braids with a felt tipped marker to add a bit more shading. So I'm pleased!
I did also paper piece her boots, and add a little bit of shading to them. The background papers are from the same paper pack, and wanted to keep a simple design. I did add some twine loops behind the die cut oval, and stamped the sentiment from a Unity stamp set.
Thank you for visiting, have a creative weekend!