Friday, February 25, 2011

Thinking of You

Copic Creations' has a new challenge! We are to use WARM colors. Now, that is a challenge when it feels so darn cold! We are expecting snow tonight in California!
If you would like to join in the challenge, it can be found HERE

This is the image I selected for the challenge. I also used a sketch challenge from Stamp TV for my starting point.


Card Base 5.5 in. X 8.5 in. Score and fold at 4.25 in. (This makes card for a 2A envelope)
Base Layer 4 in. X 525 in.
Focal Layer 3.5 in. X 4.75 in
Focal Image Layer 3 in X 4.5 Cut the 3 inch segement into 3 1 in. strips


Focal Image: Digital Image by Just Inked “Cocker Spanial Pup

Sentiment: GKD/Theresa Momber "Life is Good"

Background Image: Gina K Designs/Theresa Momber “Farm Life”

Copic Markers: Y00, Y21, YR21, YR23, YR16, YR18, E000, E19, G40, YG63, G28, V02, BV17

Card Stock : Cryogen White, GKD Pure Luxury in White, Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Kiss

: Memento Black, Cocoa, Rhubarb Stalk, Yellow Dandelion, Cantaloupe,

Tools: Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy, Paper Cutter (I use Fiskars), Scissors (Tim Holtz helps reduce pain for those with arthritis!), Quickie Glue Pen, Adhesive,large sponge daubers, brayer, Cuttlebug or die cutter, Forest Branches embossing folder and Spellbinders Nestabilities Fancy Labels.

Embelishment: Ribbon

Tip: When you score your card base make certain you place another piece of paper over the top of the card prior to scoring to achieve a crisp fold without getting unwanted lines on your finished card.

Tip 2: You will save a lot of blood, sweat and tears if you select your cardstock and designer paper prior to coloring your focal image. You may find you want to alter the Copic Marker shades or ink media based on your available paper. This is a taken from someone who did not always follow this rule! LOL!

I used Memento Ink and a brayer to set my background. I stamped the background with GKD image from "Farm Life"

This adorable image is a digital from Just Inked called "Cocker Spaniel Pup" Doesn't he just look like he is so sad and missing your soooo much?! I colored the image with Copic markers and paper pieced the image over my background.

I applied ribbon and embelishmentst I used Fancy Labels for my sentiment.

Thank you for coming by and please stop by again soon. Leave a comment and let me know you were here ad have a great weekend!

HUGS AND Smiles,


  1. I was here! :) I can't believe I've never used Copic markers...and I keep seeing them used everywhere. Hmmm, you've inspired me to research.
    Wonderful blog and thank you for sharing!!

  2. Oh Marie, this card is sooo nice. That puppy looks like he is deep in thought just as your sentiment says.

  3. I clicked on your card from Copic Creations because it's so beautiful, and then I see you Marie, familiar face from over at CMC. :) I love it ~ what a warm, fantastic card with wonderful coloring!

  4. WOW!!!! You did it!!! I'm so glad you worked it all out and it looks great... I'm so happy for you and I was looking at your card, a lot of pretty nice ones you have done. I did not really look at the backround of the card and I love what you did, the colors are wonderful.

  5. I absolutely love your blog and I wanted to share your talent and say thank you for the inspiration that you give to me! I am passing on to you the Stylish Blogger Award!! To accept and play along visit my blog for the details!!

  6. OH MY....this is Beautiful!!!! I have so much to learn with copics. I haven't pulled my brayer out in a long time to do something like left me with inspiration. Funny, I was looking at the digital last night while surfing the net. I've been at the beach for a week and have not been able to respond to emails....thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I hope to get something posted by tomorrow night....I'm very far behind.

  7. Marie - I love your card, both background and the kissable little dog - amazing colouring!

  8. Hi Marie

    Aww, what gorgeous colouring and your little dog is adorable! Great to 'meet' you. I think I have loads to learn from you! Congrats on the DT post too! :)

  9. Hi Marie :)
    All you have to do is right click the image and save as onto your desktop and then paste in the picture like you do when you're making a new blog post. :)
    Have a great day!!!

  10. Know I already posted for this beautiful card but wanted to let you know my future DIL is a nurse anesthetist and pulls long hours too but never checks blogs....I'm so glad it gave you some comic relief.

  11. Wowzers ... striking card, Marie. And congrats on your DT position with CMC Classroom ... well deserved!

  12. Stupendous! I love your coloring - Fabulous! Big congratulations on your new Design Team position over at Color Me Creative - Looking forward to seeing even more of your outstanding creations!

  13. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Marie,,,, Ithbis card is so sweetie,,,,,,,,I had a little cooker,,,,,,,,and your card remember me how fun moments I had walking opsss,,,,,,,Dogs are really so adorable,,,,,your card is STUNNING my friend as usual. I love especially your background and how you coloured hte dog,,,,,OMG,,,,,,you are a true artist Marie,,,, I have a new Spring CARd including a Pyramage pict,,,,I´ll send you a free copy,,,,wowwwwww,,,, hurra for Marie and Dogs,,


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