Friday, June 3, 2011


Wishing a wonderful Friday to everyone! Copic Creations is having a challenge and celebrating a 2 year Blogoversary. Check out all the candy they are giving out to the lucky winners. Oh I hope it's me! Shameful isn't it?... I say with a big smile! One would think it is Christmas in June! They have a challenge using Copic Markers using the "Distressing" technique. Suzanne Dean has an on-line class using this technique at Color Me Creative Classroom. But don't just take my work for it.... Suzanne also has some wonderful video's on Distressing with Copic Markers for free at Copic Creations. Just check out her fabulous tutorials!

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Copic Markers
Distress Look with Copics

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


Focal Image: Sugar Nellie Digital Stamp “Nathan”

Copic Markers:
Skin: YR0000, YR000, E00, E02
Hair: E47, 3E45, E35, E31, E41
Clothing: E45, E35, E00, YR000, Colorless Blender (I lost my E000 – so sad)
Bear: W3, W1, W0, W00

Card stock : : Cryogen White for focal image, GKD Pure Luxury “Kraft”, A Bazzill dark brown and Designer .

Ink : Memento “Tuxedo Black” and Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Vintage Photo”

Tools: Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy, Paper Cutter (I use Fiskars), Scissors (Tim Holtz Tonic scissors are great for people with arthritis and painful joints), Sponge Daubers, Pop Dots Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Small/Large Petite Oval

Embelishments: Ribbon from GKD

Tip of the Day:
Emboss your focal image layer after you cut it with the die. This will add dimension to the image. Flip it over, place some tape on the back to secure it to the die and then gently sponge the edges with your dauber. This will increase your dimensional look even more!

I am also totally in love with Sugar Nellie images! I found this wonderful digital image from Funky Kits. I may make another card and enter in a few days. If you would like to enter the Sugar Bowl Challenge.... it can be found HERE.

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I added the sentiment. Don't you just love these Sugar Nellie images? I think the face on all her images are so adorable.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my creations! Please feel free to make my day and make a comment! Come back soon!



  1. Oh Marie what a stunning card I love it I have the image but haven't got round to using it yet and yes I adore these images I really love how you have coloured him wonderful
    Jacki xx

  2. Wowzers ... talk about perfection! Marie, you are truly the master of your Copics!

  3. Marie, this is really beautifully done. I would say you have mastered the distressed look.


  4. Marie, your cards take my breath away. I love everything you do. Your cards including this one are all so beautiful.

  5. I can't get over the shine in his hair. You are amazing with those copics. This reminds me of my son and his first teddy bear. What a truly wonderful card, Marie. :)

  6. Marie ~ Beautiful work; love the shading you did for his face and neck! It's really looking like a painting, fabulous!

  7. Oh Marie! Your use of a vintage floral pattern distressed with vintage photo and black distress inks make a wonderfully shabby background for this great Nathan image. Another incredible card! So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. Hugs! ~ Rose

  8. This piece is absolutely riveting! Through your superb coloring, you captured the innocence of the young boy. Breathtaking work!

  9. Marie, this is absolutely stunning; the colors, composition, everything. I just watched Suzanne's Video #14 in Classroom 3, and this is right up there with her best work! Thanks for sharing it with us. BTW, I'm on my way over to buy this digital, and I hope you don't mind if I CASE it. If you do, let me know, and I'll at least change the colors, LOL. Hugs; Linda Selymes


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