Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One Boo-Tastic Background

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 Hello everyone!

I am doing something a little different today.
I usually focus on color combos - but today,
I am excited to share a Boo-Tastic Background using
the Ranger Tim Holtz  Distress Spritzer Tool!
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View YouTube Mini  Tutorials HERE
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 Supplies
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 The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.
A mask was created for the little witch using a post-it note.
The background was created using Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
and the Ranger  Tim Holtz  Distress Spritzer Tool
(It works best if your brush or chisel is juicy!)
Copic Sketch Markers
Background : T10,  YR16
Skin Tones: E000, E00, E11
Hair: T3, T4, T6
Shirt/socks:  YR12, YR16
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I hope you enjoyed the mini-tutorial.
If you find you enjoy the spritzer background, you may want to think about up-grading to an airbrush system. 
I have one and I love it :D
The spritzer tool  gives a slightly different look -
The airbrush system provides a much smoother coverage.
They are both fun and I am totally addicted.


Have a great day!
See you soon.


badge_marie

Friday, September 12, 2014

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Hello everyone.
Marie here with another Copic Color Combo for you.
Halloween will be here before we know it
and I thought I would create a little Halloween themed project for you!
Today I will be coloring a Lilac Combo
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View other YouTube Tutorials HERE
Supplies
Paper
X-Press It for focal image
120 # cardstock for card base
Violet cardstock from my stash
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Copic Markers Used
Skin Tones :  E000, E00, E11, E21, r20
Hair/Shoes:  T3, T4, T6, T8
Clothing: V01, V04, V06, V09   Y11, YR21, YR23
Broom: Y11, YR21, YR23, YR24
Background/Ground:  C3, C0,  V01, B04


Thank you so much for watching and if there is any coloring technique or combo you would like to see,
please leave me a comment and I will give it a whirl!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Signs of Spring



Hello everyone!  Marie here with a new card for you today.  

 I know -   it isn't spring but I got a new stamp and I can't wait to share it with you!      
As you  may know, Theresa Momber and I had an opportunity to spend a couple days with Patricia, from
Paper Temptress!    
I am so excited to share one of the stamp sets I received from Theresa while we were there!    

I's Double Monday!  
I am using this card for my Dt Challenge at Totally Gorjuss 
and my DT post for Paper Temptress!   


Our fun challenge  at  Totally Gorjuss  is "Bling"!    
I placed some bling in two corners .  :) 
That's an easy peasy kind of challenge and I hope to see you there!     

My DT post for Paper Temptress shows some of the gorgeous paper
that one can find on Paper Temptress!   

Supplies 

Ink
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Ranger Distress ink - Dandelion
Ranger Distress Ink - Broken China
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Opaque White Ink

Paper
Focal image:  Neenah Solar White @ Paper Temptress
Designer - Casual Friday (GKD)
Mat layers - Deep Blue Crepe  Rushe  @ Paper Temptress
Card base: Heavenly White 120# @ Paper Temptress



Aren't the flowers pretty?
I stamped two sets of flowers and fussy cut around them.
I used my McGill molding pad and tools and gently molded the shape.
Pop Dots supported the flowers from the underside.
Doesn't this technique make the flowers look dimensional?  
You give it a try :D    

Speaking of dimensional -   Although the picture doesn't show it -
The Deep Blue Crepe Rushe paper has the coolest texture and adds to  the  dimensional look.

I am linking this card with the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Imaginations Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
 Totally Gorjuss  - Bling!
Sister's of Craft - Anything Goes!


Thank you for stopping by!  
Hope you see you soon and have a great day! :D 

ButterflyBlueClouds

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Spirt of Nature - Coloring a Bluebird

Hello everyone!
Marie here with another mini tutorial for you today.
I was looking over my new stamps and decided that this little bird was just too cute to pass up!
I just love birds. I have three of my own - not to mention all the outdoor birds I have adopted! LOL
I am using a Medium Blue Color Combo with Copic Markers.
I tried to give him a little fluffy feather look.
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B21, B23, B26
B37, C5 for high intensity.

Mini Video
View on YouTube HERE

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Supplies
Paper
X-Press It
120# Ivory for card base
Whirlypop Bazzill Card Shoppe
Hello Luscious (BasicGrey)
Other
Crafters companion Double Sided Tape
Bling (Imaginisce)
quilling pen to roll edges of peek-a-boo  layer
Sponge Dauber
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Copic Markers Used
Bird:  B21, B23, B26, B37, C5, T3, T4, Opaque White
Wood Stump:  E40, E43, E44, E47

I am linking this card with the following fabulous challenges: 
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes
4 Crafty Girls - Anything  goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes


Thank you for stopping by!
I hope you liked the mini tutorial


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Scarecrow Marci Part 2 - Applying a Distressed Background

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Hello everyone and WELCOME!

Marie here with a part 2 mini video featuring Scarecrow Marci from La La Land Crafts. Today,
I will be showing you one technique on how I apply a distressed ink background!


If you want to view any on my previous YouTube Videos,
they can be found HERE

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Stamp
Scarecrow Marci (La La Land Crafts)
Some wonderful Fall and Halloween stamps that would work great with this  image are:
Cauldron Witch Marci (La La Land Crafts)
Bat girl Marci (La La Land Crafts)
Darling Dragon Luka (La La Land Crafts)

Ink:
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Opaque White Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black 
Ranger Distress Ink – Gathering TwigsRanger Distress Ink – Vintage PhotoRanger Distress Ink – Mowed LawnRanger Distress Ink – Bundled SageIntenseink Watercolor pencils
Other
Crafter’s Companion Double Sided Adhesive
quilling paper
Glue
Sea Foam Sponge
water bath
paintbrush
sandpaper

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Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial.
Hope to see you soon! 

badge_marie

Monday, August 25, 2014

My Besties August Project Share - Autumn Fun


Hello and welcome!  
I am so excited to share My Besties August YouTube video with you!   We are now posting once a month and I was beginning to have withdrawals!  
 It was a HOOT to create!  :D



I wanted to use one image with 4 projects to show the diversity
of this wonderful image!   

  Project Links
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
SVG Cut:  Carmel Apple Pie 

Thank you so much  for watching!   
If you liked the video, I hope you will
Like, Share and Subscribe! 

Hugs,  Marie



Feel Better - Vertical Greetings 2

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Hello everyone and welcome!
I have  a get well card that I would love to sure with you!

This is a card I created for my two Design Teams -  Paper Temptress 
and
 Totally Gorjuss Challenge!  
HERE

Our challenge is up and running and I hope to see your card or project there! 
The challenge is.... "Sorry".     

The image is a stamp from the fabulous 
Theresa Momber's Vertical Greetings 2 (GKD).  
 Don't you just love her images?
I colored the image using Copic alcohol ink markers.

The background is watercolor 
and the edges were distressed and sponged with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The edges of the mat layers were distressed and then sponged with Vintage Photo ink.
The edges were curled for a vintage look. The peek - a- boo designer paper is 
peeping out from two corners - (a little trick I learned from 
Paper Temptress)! 

And now - here is the  fabulous  paper from Paper Temptress!
The card base is Heavenly White 120# .
This is fabulous for card bases, layers and vocal images.    I just love this paper!
The focal image was colored on Heavenly White 80#.   One of my favorite Pop Tones is JellyBean  Green.
I used it for my mat layer for the focal image and designer base. 
The designer paper was from my stash (Bo Bunny).



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Thank you for stopping by!    
I love having you.   Stop by tomorrow for a new video-
my August My Besties DT Project Share.
It will be a hoot! :D 

Hugs,
Marie


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sand Brown Copic Color Combo: Scarecrow Marci Part 1

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Hello and welcome!  Marie here with another Mini Tutorial!   
Today's tutorial will be a  Sand Brown Color Combo.
I will be using a Natural Blending Family for this combo.
E30, E33, E35, E37

You can view similar video's I have created HERE

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Supplies
Stamp
Scarecrow Marci (La La Land Crafts)

Ink:
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Opaque White Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black 
Ranger Distress Ink - Gathering Twigs
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Ranger Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn
Ranger Distress Ink - Bundled Sage

Other
Crafter's Companion Double Sided Adhesive
quilling paper
Glue
Sea Foam Sponge
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Copic Color ComboSkin Tones:  E50, E51, E53, E21, R20
Clothing:  E30, E33, E35, E37 and E40, E43, E47
Hair and Boots: T3, T4, T6, T7
Thank you for stopping by!
Hope you liked my tutorial and come back soon!  
badge_marie

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pistachio Green Color Combo with Natural Blending Family

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Hello everyone!   Glad you are here!
Today I am going to share a Pistachio Green Copic Color combo with you.
My mini tutorial will include a little about Natural Blending Families and
then we will go into a little more depth on the subject next week.

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Pistachio Green Copic Color Combo
G40, G43, G46
My YouTube Channel HERE

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Supplies
Paper
X-Press It
Bazzill Card Shoppe - Gumdrop
Bazzill Smooth White
Designer paper from my stash
Ink
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Copic Opaque White Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Other
Quilling paper and tool
pearl
Clear glue
Copic Markers Used
Skin Tones:  E000, E00, E11, E13
Hair: T3, T4, T6, T8
Dress: G40, G43, G46
Flowers:  R00, R46, R24, R22, R20, G17, YG11, YG63, G28
Socks: T0, T00
Shoes: E40, E41, E44
Cat: T3, T4, T6
Grass: YG 11, G40, G43, G28
Background:  R20, R22,  B000, B00, G40, W3, T0

I am having a wonderful time visiting Patricia, from The Paper Temptress and the wonderful Theresa Momber!  
I had a great time meeting my wonderful cyber friends in person!    
Delightful women!  

Thank you for stopping by!  
Hug,
Marie

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ahoy There

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Hello everyone!   Marie here and I want to share my latest card with you.

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Image
I used this adorable Sherri Baldy My Besties digital image #389.  
It can be found at Scrapbook Stamp Society HERE.
I love the  image and I created water in the background  and a dock for her to walk on.


Copic Sketch Markers Used: 
Skin Tones:  E000, E00, E21 and R20
Hair:  E40, E41, E44
Clothing:  B000, B01, B21, B23, R21, Y23
Boat:  B000, R21, Y23, E40, E47 (Tip to Tip)
Shoes: R21 R22 , R34
Dock: B70, B21, B23, Opaque White ink, Colorless Blender
Background Water:  B21, B23, B70, Opaque White ink

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Paper from Paper Temptress:  
Card Base: Heavenly White 120#
Focal image:  Neenah Solar White  80#
Base layer and mat for focal image:  Dark Blue Crepe Ruche  ( You will love the feel of this textured paper! )
Anchor:  Blue Ice Sorbet 70#  (Cuts beautifully on my Cameo!)
Designer paper:  from my stash!


That's all for today.   Thank you so much for stopping by.   Have a wonderful week!


ButterflyClouds

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Creative Bloggers Hop

Creative Bloggers Hop

Sharing a little bit of me with you! :)



I was invited by the wonderful Janine from Crafting Crackers  to participate in the 
Creative Bloggers Hop!
The Creative Blogger Hop is a continuous Hop every Monday with a host of
inspirational bloggers taking part every week. 

The creative  blogger selected answers some questions related to their style and creative process.   
They may share how they get their creative mojo or share some little tip with you!   
In turn, they select 3 Bloggers that have been a source of inspiration to them 
and that they would like to showcase and feature.

Doesn't this sound fun?  
Now - Let's move on to the questions!   


1.  What Am I Working On At The Moment?  
I work as a full time  R.N. Patient Care Coordinator in an Emergency Department.  
That means my days off are filled with hours of fun in my art studio.  

One of my favorite DT projects I work on every week is for my
MarkerPOP DT.   I am a MarkerPOP COLORIST and create 
coloring video  tutorials every week.   
I LOVE doing this.    
It's so much fun to  learn and to share what I learned with our crafting community!   
If  we don't share - what's the point of learning!  LOL 

My second exciting thing I have been working on is 
My Besties YourTube DT project.   
I create one video every month.   
I spend three weeks getting ready for this video!   
I want to make it new and different!  
I want to create something the viewer will enjoy.
I want it to tell a story! 

In addition, I teach an online Creative Background Class in 
Suzanne Dean's  Color Me Creative Classroom. 
I love coming up with new backgrounds and sharing with my 
fantastic students!     

2.   How Does My Work Differ From Others In My Genre?
I am not sure if my work differs from others.  
I challenge myself  to "step-up" my work with each project.  
I try not to compare my work with others -  I just want to make
my work better than MY last piece of  work.  
I try to do something different or something NEW to ME.  
   I want to learn and create and share.    

I learn one thing NEW everyday!    
This may be how to use video software, elements and particles 
or how to improve my video presentations. 
I may be a new way to use my ink.    
I try to do something that is an improvement from My Last piece of work. 
I compete with MYSELF!


3.   Why Do I Write/Craft What I Do? 
I get a deep satisfaction from playing with ink and other creative art forms.   
I  find freedom in pushing boundaries.
I love mixing ink and media in a way that is new to me.   
Art is a way to express something that I may not be able to articulate.
I share the moment in art.  
It's freeing, relaxing and invites me to explore new creative worlds.
My Creative Journey allows me the opportunity  meet other artists and 
creative people on my journey.  

4.  How Does My Writing/Creative Process Work?
As a VISUAL person, I love creating in my mind. 
I am always visualizing something I want to do or create.  
I learn something NEW every day and find a way to use that one new idea or technique.   

For example,   I want to create a fun and new type of video for 
My Besties YouTube video due the end of this month.   
I want to create an autumn theme. 
I am looking for images that will fit the theme.
I am studying new video elements and particles that will 
allow me to set the stage for my autumn piece.   
I look for music that will fit the theme.  

So my process?   I come up with themes and then create around the theme. 
For MarkerPOP, I create my video's around Color Combos - 
Copic and ShinHan.   
I struggled with color combos when I started and I want to 
help people getting started see some color combo options they may want to use. 
I identify a combo and show how it can be used with 
various coloring techniques such as folds.   

I guess my process is to identify my theme -
and then experiment and play!   
My process needs to always be FUN!   


And Now,  Here Are The  3 Creative Crafters I Have Selected To Be Featured and to Carry on the Baton for the Creative Blogger Hop Next Monday! 


Patricia St. Martin from Rubber Stamping Is My Game.          Pat has been a friend, fellow blogger and DT teamie  from the start of my journey with Copic Markers.   I first met Pat in Color Me Creative Classroom when we signed up for Suzanne's first coloring class.    Our friendship has grown.    

I always learn new and fabulous techniques from Pat! If I pull out a new crafting tool -  Pat already has it and helps me learn how to use it! LOL

We Skype on a regular basis and she is a great friend and always an inspiration!










 Kelli Brief-Cortez  from Froggie Stamps
Isn't she gorgeous?!
   
I first met Kelli when we served on iCopic Design Team (now known as MarkerPOP).   
Kelli's amazing cards always inspire me.  
  
She has a style that I just love and always "wows" my socks off!    
Her amazing  coloring and designing talent did not go unnoticed and she quickly became  our MarkerPOP DT Leader.  

Her blog is filled with wonderful cards, projects and video tutorials!    
 In addition to being a wonderful artist, her calm, supportive manner and leadership makes her one of my special, inspiring cyber-freinds!  






Wow!  Super amazing woman!
 I recently met Jen on My Besties YouTube Design Team.   Jen is now our team leader.    

Jen's  personal story, commitment and amazing cards and projects have touched me deeply.    Jen's videos are ALWAYS a delight and I find myself watching them over, and over again!  I hope you check them out!  Jen is fun! Fun! Fun!   And ALWAYS inspiring! 








Well, that is it for me -  
Is it proper to say I talked your ear of
when I am blogging?   Hummm.

I hope you visit next Monday all our the wonderful blogging artists I
 have selected for  next week's Creative Bloggers Hop!
Note their links, visit them next week
and learn a little more about their amazing crafting journey!  

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!

Hugs


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Saxaphone Luka


Hello everyone!
I am so excited to share my DT card for our MarkerPOP Blog  Challenge this week!

My day to post fell on the same day as our challenge so I did not create my usual mini color combo video.   Our challenge is everyone's favorite.... Anything Goes!
Ooop - maybe I am projecting a little -  I guess I
need to confess   It's MY favorite challenge! LOL  

MarkerPOP is sooo generous and look what the prize is today!
I have this book and trust me - it is fabulous!    




I used the wonderful stamp from La La Land Crafts called  – Saxophone Luka stamp.
 I stamped him in Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto 
colored him withCopics:

Copics Used: 
Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21
Hair – T3, T4, T6, T8
Sweater – T1, T0, colorless blender
Vest – R21, R24, R46
Jeans – B21, B32, B34, B37
Shoes – T3, T4, T6, T8 and for wite part T0, T1
Sax – Yoo, Y11, Y15, YR23, YR24
Grass – YG11, G11, G24, YG63
Background – B0000 around image and colorless blender
Bubbles – B0000, B000, B21 and touch R000 for reflected light
Hearts – R21, R24, R46



The red card stock is Lollipop by Bazzill
 and the patterned paper is from the Carta Bella – Rough & Tumble 6×6 paper pad.  
All the flat layers were adhered using the Crafter’s Companion – Adhesive Runner.
I finished everything off with some Copic Opaque White ink on the hearts.

I am linking the card to the following amazing challenges: 
Cardz 4 Guys - Music title (mine is Play that Funky Music) 
Thank you for stopping by and have a crafty, wonderful week!