Friday, May 27, 2011


Good morning everyone! It is time for another fabulous Color Me Creative Challenge . It's a fun challenge group with 2 challenges & prizes every month to get you using those Copic skills. Come chat with us and have some fun! Click on the GROUPS tab at the top of the CMCC page and then click on the CMC Copic Challenge Group (you do not have to be a student to join us)!!

Did you say prize? Yes! We will have 1 Challenge Winner randomly selected to to win a special prize AND 1 winner from all that month's challenges will have an opportunity to win an additional prize! Two ways to win, but you gotta play!!

The challenge is to create a card with some kind of "feather" image. You can use your use imagination and create a card with any kind of feathers. - This can be a dress with feathers, birds, a single feather or feather wings... just think of all the possibilities!

I decided to select a wonderful whimsical digital stamp from Crafts & Me . I am also entering this card in the Crafts & Me Challenge #36 with the theme "Gems and Pearls". You may want to join in this too! This challenge can be be found HERE The Sponsor this week is STIX 2 and the fab prize is:

3 X Rolls of Ribbon
1 x Shiny Transfer Foil Set
1 x Pack of 132 All Occasion Gift Discs
1 x Pack of 440 Double Sided Foam Pads
1 x Roll of Double Sided High Tack Ultra Clear Tape
1 x Roll of Stationary Tape- Clear
1 x Quick Stix Glue Stick
1 x Sticky Sheet
All kept in a re-useable zip bag.

Click image to enlarge

Feathers (Not “Feathering”)
Water Color background effect using Copic Markers

Personal Challenge:

I am pushing myself to try more designer paper I recently discovered that I used bright/bold gorgeous colors (designer paper) when I took a pain pill due to a recent extraction of a wisdom tooth….. wow – maybe I should try that when I am not on pain pills!! LO L. I usually try to do my own background paper. I know…. But I live in an area that does not have a craft store close and I don’t have that much designer paper. You have to get just the right one!! No craft stores…… just a lot of turkeys all over my newly landscaped back yard!!!


Card Base 5.5 in. X 8.5 in.
Score and fold at 4.25 in. (This makes card for a 2A envelope)
Card Base Layer 4 in. X 5.25 in.
Card Top Layer 3.75 in. X 5 in.
Focal Image cut with Smal/Large Petite Oval Nestabilities
Focal Base layer cut with Small/Large Petite Oval Nestabilities
I call them Small/Large Petite Ovals because I store them together and do not know which is which! LOL

Focal Image: Crafts And Me - digital image “Twilight”

Copic Markers:
Feathers and Dress: B0000, BG000, BG32, BG 34, BG45, BG49,
Face/skin: E00, E01, E02 help! I lost my E000 and E0000. Used my C. blender. R20
Lantern: E30, E35, E37, Y000
Background B0000, BG000, C0, C3, R20

Card stock : Cryogen White for focal image, GKD Pure Luxury “Pure White” and “and mint colored paper by Bazzill. Designer paper

Ink : Memento “TuxedoBlack” and “Paris Dusk”

Tools: Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy, Paper Cutter (I use Fiskars), Scissors (Tim HoltzTonic scissors are great for people with arthritis and painful joints), Pop Dots, cuttlebug or die cutter of your choice, Nestabilities Small/Large Petite Oval Nestabilities and Magnoia Doohickeys (my newest and new fav tool)

Embelishments: Ice Stickles

Tip of the Day: I you are like me and lose you most loved Copic color at the most inopportune time….. you can pick up some color from your darker Copic marker with your colorless blender and use that….. at least until you find your “loved marker” under all the piles of necessary craft supplies… LOL

Thank you so much for stopping by. I Hope you have a wonderful day! Come back soon!


  1. This is gorgeous!! Love this image and love the colors.

  2. OMG Mary this is just breath taken.
    Amazing colours combo and colouring.
    The layout is stunning.

  3. Marie, your card is lovely! So beautifully coloured, I love the colours you've chosen too! I did feathering on mine instead of feathers, oops just read what you put about not feathering technique! Oh well, too late now lol.

  4. Beautiful card Marie. Your colour selection is amazing

  5. Those wings on your Twilight image are to die for!


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