Thursday, June 30, 2011

T is for ???

Good morning everyone!   My friend Lisa at You Made Me Ink  is a design team member at Tip Top Tuesday Challenge and her fabulous card inspired me to participate in this fun challenge.  Drum roll... the challenge is   "T is for ???"   Yes be creative.  Anything with "T" goes.  What can be more fun than that?

I selected a digital image by Crafts and Me called "May"  I elected to use  a cluster of three metallic brads twice.   That is double the pleasure... Two  and Three!!!   Oh no triplets..  I also included a Tip!!!

  • Copic Markers with Pastel Effect  (As in Suzanne Dean's Color Me Creative Classroom Class 3 Lesson 12)
  • Copic Tip to Tip Transferring
  • Flicking

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.
Base Top Layer  3.75 in X 5 in.
Card Top Layer 3.5 in. X  4.75 in.
Focal  Image : 3.25 in X 4.5 in.

Focal Image:  Crafts and Me "May"

Copic Markers:
Skin:  YR0000, YR000, E00, E02, R20
Hair:   E47, 3E45, E35, E31, E41, E49
Clothing:  BG0000, BG00, BG32, BG34, B0000, B00, B02,
Wings  R0000, R00, R20
Moon:  B000, B00, B02

Card stock :  : Cryogen White for focal image,  GKD Pure Luxury White, Pure Luxury In the Navy, and pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice

Ink : Memento  Tuxedo Black

Tools: Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy, Paper Cutter (I use Fiskars), Scissors  (Tim HoltzTonic scissors are great for people with arthritis and painful joints  and stamping block

Embellishments:  Self adhesive metal stickers, crystal Stickles 

Click to enlarge image for detail
Tip of the Day:   Do your craft scissors ever get to be a sticky mess?   Try nail polish remover! Easy Peasy!

Thank for stopping by and come back real soon!


  1. WOW!!!! This girl is wonderful!!! You did a great job with her. The color is outstanding. Never thought of nail polish but I do use Versa mark and then the sticky mess will not stick it just wipes off.
    Hugs, Pat

  2. This is so beautiful! I love your gorgeous coloring. This image could be used for so many different kinds of cards. I think I need to check them out. I need to get back into my classes with Suzanne. I just seemed to quit as soon as I signed up for #3. My year is going to be up before I take the class. lol! I love the card below this one to, the DT sample for the folds challenge. It is so pretty in those pale colors you used.

  3. Gorgeous Image, and gorgeous coloring.

  4. Beautiful!! Love the image and your coloring is awesome. I love the little extra's you added here and there to make it just perfect. It really is a beautiful card.

  5. Beautiful! Shocker, right? Not!

  6. Wow, beautiful image and perfection in the coloring. Thank you for sharing your Copics - it helps those of us who are still learning!!

  7. Oh Marie, just checked out your blog / copic coloring and I'm in awe. Love your work. Especially love this latest. Can I come take I'm just north of you in BC Canada.....
    ~ rubber hugs ~

  8. The coloring on this image is just outstanding!! TFS your Copic #'s

  9. Hi Marie! I love this image! Your coloring is fabulous! I love the colors your chose! So pretty. I am going to check out the image. Thank you for the tip on sticky scissors! Mine are always sticky!!
    Big Hugs!

  10. All I can say is WOW! I've just spent a happy half hour browsing through your blog and your colouring is truly amazing! Probably, like me, it's your favourite occupation. I don't want this to sound like a mutual admiration society but I'm now following you too!
    Diane x

  11. When I clicked on this image at TTT, I said, "Oh I hope, I hope, I hope." IS you!!! :D
    So happy that you joined us at Top Tip Tuesday for the "T" challenge with your YET AGAIN TANTALIZING card. You even put "bling" on her that!
    Hugs to you my dear friend...
    Lisa xx
    P.S. Thanks for adding a Tip and that Tim Holtz promo for the scissors is a great tip too! :D

  12. Beautiful cards! I adore your coloring. It is simply amazing! Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday! :)

  13. Gorgeous card Marie - love the colours! Thanks for the Top Tip too - my scissors are always a sticky mess!!!

    Thanks for joining in with our 'T is for...' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

    Carol x

  14. Fabulous card, love your two threes! good one! Thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this week, hugs Samantha

  15. This was completely beautiful;) Love the colours and fab tip:) Thanks for playng at Top Tip Tuesday his week. Bettina

  16. Simply Stunning as usual! You always take my breath away with your coloring! Great job!
    Hugs, Wini


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