Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday - Flowers For You

Hello and Welcome! 

I have the pleasure of being a Guest Design Designer

We have a wonderful challenge for you.
Anything Goes!   
Just select the current week and jump in!    

Stamp:  Sun Kissed Fleur Swirls (Heartfelt Creations)

Card Base:  120# heavenly White Yardstick (Paper Temptress)
Layers:  Wild Cherry PopTones (Paper Temptress)
Focal Image:  X-Press It Blending Card

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (.too Inc.)

Distress tool
And a lot of LOVE

I hope you stop by The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday
and join in the fun


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Doodling a Whimsical Flower

Hello and Happy Monday!
I thought I would share a fun way to use your Copic Multiliners!   
WE will be doodling a whimsical flower and then doing some basic shading 
with out topic Markers.   This is not an actual Zentangle Technique.  
 We will do that at a later time :D


To view on YouTube click HERE.

Hand doodled using a Copic Multiliner


Card Base 120# White Card Stock

Embossing Machine
Floral Letterpress Impressibilities Plate

Copic Markers and Other Ink Used
Copic C2, C3, C5
Copic Multiliner 0.03 - Black

Thank you for stopping by -   Hope you enjoyed this and come back soon!

The Greatest Strength

Hello and welcome!
Marie here with a simple card created with fabulous paper from the Paper Temptress..
Wait until  you see this paper!
It has a great weight and die cuts like a dream!


Calligraphy Ink
Blue and green watercolor
Adhesive Spray
Epihany  Crafts Round Shaping tool
Epiphany Crafts  Clear Round Bubble Caps
Memory Box Surely Stitched Circle Die

The layer and embellishment was cut from the fabulous Black Laser Lustre .  
 I created a watercolor wash with a swirl and punched it with my Epiphany Crafts Round Shaping tool and popped a Round Bubble cap on top when the ink was fully dry.

The bubble cap fit perfect inside my embellishment of Surely Stitched circle.
I added a sentiment to complete my designer card.

Treat your self to a break and check out the gorgeous paper from Paper Temptress.
You will be so glad you did!
Paper Temptress has chosen to offer a 15% discount
instead of free shipping so EVERYONE  gets a discount
a minimum purchase amount!
I hope you enjoyed this  and thank you so much for stopping by.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Coloring Fun and Funky Hair


We are ready for another great week here are MarkerPOP!  It's a new year and I'm looking forward to having a lot of crafty fun and sharing more techniques.
Today I'm going to share my MarkerPOP  Mini Tutorial with you. I decided to have a little fun with my COPICS today. How about some fun and funky hair coloring? Today will will create pink hair color.

To view my other tutorials  on YouTube...  click HERE.


OTHERDouble Sided Adhesive(Crafter's Companion)
Baker's  Twine - Brown Sugar
Stitched Label Die (Lawn Fawn) -  Similar
Deckling Tool

Copic Markers and Other Ink Used
Skin tones: E00 E50, E11, E21, R20, R32
Hair: R81, R83, R85, and N5
Tees R81, R83, R85, N5/WO, W1
Jean: B21, B23, B26, C6
Flower: Y000, Y02, Y15, G4O, YG63
Background: Prismacolor PC 919, opaque Copic  opaque white ink

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Texturizing with Colored Pencils

Hello and WELCOME!
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I love creating Valentine's Day cards.   Here is one of the cards I created using the adorable Bluebell With Friend stamp.   Isn't this  stamp just so cute?
For my mini tutorial for you today - I will demonstrate how I add texture to a colored image using Prisma colored pencils.   This is a technique that is fun and can really add interest to your Copic colored images.
Here is how I did it!

mp010915b Supplies
Bluebell with Firend
120 # white yardstick for card base
Bazzill  Candy Hearts
Designer Paper:  Always and Forever (WRS)
X-Press IT Blending card
That's all for now.
Thank you for stopping by and come back soon!

Down by the Seaside


I want to share my latest My Besties project with you.   
I colored this adorable Mermaid by Sherri Baldy and created an 
ocean background to coordinate.

I will show you how I created the bottom of the ocean using beautiful shades of blue glitter.

This is a close up.   I created bubbles and added some sun rays, shining through  the water. 

Thank you for stopping by.   I would love for your to give this glitter background a try! 
I hope you check back frequently.... 
We will be having another great YouTube Hop
at my Besties in February.   
I will keep you updated!   

Monday, January 5, 2015

A Jolly Little Man - Paper From Paper Temptress

Welcome!    I hope everyone had a fantastic Holiday.
I realize Christmas is over but one of my New Years' Resolutions is to create  Christmas cards and projects throughout the year. I am "so over"   being late with holiday  projects… that I have decided to begin my projects early.   Let's see how long that lasts.  LOL

I used some extraordinary paper from The Paper Temptress.... I just have to share this with you!
Take a look at this gorgeous paper!     I picked this  up last time I visited the Paper Temptress.  ALERT:   If she invites you over.... Beware!   You will not leave empty handed!   LOL     This paper is so gorgeous I was afraid to use... it but I guess I can always order more.  LOL
  • I used the Laser Red Glossy Lustre  Cardstock for the Santa's suit and for the base layer.
  • The Laser Black Glossy Lustre cardstock was used for the belt and buckle.
  • The card base was Heavenly White 120#.   I love that weight for my card base and use it exclusively.
  • I used black  Liquid Pearls for Santa's buttons.

You can bet I will create a lot of these for next year! 
Thank you for stopping by and  for humoring me with the Holiday card
I created for my County's Children's Party for next year!
Hope to see you soon!


Monday, December 29, 2014

Ringing In the New Year Together - A MarkerPOP Challenge

Let's get ready to Ring in the New Year!   

I am sharing a card I created for our MarkerPOP Challenge.   Our theme is "Blue".   
I hope you will join us HERE.



120# white cardstock

Stickles (Ranger)
Blue Glitter
Iridescent Glitter Spray
Post-It Labeling Tape
Distressing tool

Copic Markers Used
Skin Tones:  E000, E00, E11, E21
Jewelry: YR 21, YR23, YR14, B000, B21, B24, B34
Glasses:  B0000, BG10
Background: C0, C1, 
Bubbles B0000, B000, V0
Wine: V01, V04, V91, V93, V95, Booo

So how did I work this theme into my card?
I decided to create a  New year's themed card 
and add some blue in the glasses  and the the ring.  

I used a  blue patterned  designer paper 
and  embellished the designer paper 
and corners of the focal image with glitter!

(Just a little something new, shiny and bright for the New Year!)

The edges of the image were heavily distressed.   

The focal image was masked and the background colored with cool grey Copic markers 
and bubbles were added for fun. 

Dots were added to the  background to represent confetti and then 
sprayed with iridescent glitter s
to give the feel of magic -
that comes with the New Year!   

This is the sentiment on the inside of my card.

Cheers to the New Year!   


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Winter Song - The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday Challenge

Happy Holidays!  

I hope you are enjoying some wonderful time with family and loved ones!
I am delighted to share my Guest Designer card for 
Our challenge is an anything Goes!   

We would love to have you join our challenge!  

 I colored the image using Copic alcohol ink markers.  

 The image was fussy cut and placed on a background that I created with a  
Copic airbrushing technique.

The layers were applied and the card was sprinted with iridescent glitter spray.  

Tickles were added to the corners of the focal image.  

I hope you enjoyed this card.  

Stay safe, warm and happy.   

We hope to see you at our challenge at The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday  
See you there!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Out With the Old and In With the NEW! Masking with Post-It Labeling Tape


Happy Holiday's!
Marie here with a fun winter scene for you today.

Out with the OLD and in with the NEW!!!
I will share my technique for masking an image using a wonderful new product that is new to me.
In the past, I often masked images with Post-It Notes....   
No More!  
My new addiction is to mask an image with.....  
POST-IT Labeling Tape!!!

Wow -   It's super cool and easy to use!
Check out how I did it on my video.

My other YouTube tutorials can be found HERE

Card Base 120# White
Layer:  Bazzill Card Shoppe Paper - Red Hots
Designer: Keepin' Cozy (Echo park)
X-Press It Blending Card
Crafter's Companion Double Sided Tape
Distressing Tool (Manual or electric)
Sponge Dauber
Stylus for Opaque Ink application
Post-It Labeling Tape
Precision scissors for cutting masking image
Copic Markers Used
Skin Tones:  E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair/Beard:  C0, C1, C3
Suit/Hat:  R20, R22, R24, R27, R37, C5
Belt/Shoes:  C3, C5, C7
Chimney:  C0, C1, C3, C5, E30, E33
Background:  B000, B41, B91, Opaque White Ink
That's it for today.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful, Safe and crafty Holiday!