Friday, July 22, 2011

Small Wonders

Hello to all my cyber friends!   I hope you are having a great weekend. I posted this ahead because I am working my 12 hour shifts for the next 4 days.

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Copic Creations challenge #  43 is to color "pastel" with your Copic markers.   I just love pastels!   I selected an  image from Sugar Nellie for my card.   It is an image named "Melissa"


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.

Designer Layer  3.75 in X 5 in.
Focal Image Layer  2.25 in X 4.5 in.  
Focal  Base Layer  2.5 in X  4.75 in

Focal Image:  Digital image  by Sugar Nellie "Melissa"

Copic Markers
  • Skin:  E000, E00, E11
  • Blouse:  YG63, G40, Colorless Blender
  • Pants:  B000, B00, B2, B4, Colorless Blender
  • Shoes:  C00, C1, C3,
  • Shadow W0, W1
  • Hair:  E40, EE43, E44, E47
Card stock :  Cryogen White for focal image,  GKD Pure Luxury White,  Bazzell Kiwi Crush, designer paper. 
Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black  ,Ranger Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, Ranger  Dried Marigold Distress Ink.

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, jumbo sponge daubers, Die cutter for flourishes of your choice  and Pop Dots.
Embelishments: Prisma Flowers Rose and  "Branches 2 " cut from Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge  for flourishes, Ranger Stickles
 Lightly sponge the upper left and lower right corner with Spiced Marmalade Ink with your jumbo dauber and then sponge Dried Marigold over the very tip of both corners to add dimension and depth.

Tip of the Day:  An easy way to reference your images from your Cricut Cartridge booklet is to assign a number to  them and write them in your booklet.  For example, there are 5 rows and 10 keys to each row.  I number mine 1.1, 1.2, 1.2 etc.  I write them in the corner of each page.  When I make notes for future reference,  it is easy to locate the image I used in the past. 

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Thank you so much for visiting.  I hope you come soon.  Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. I just got home from CHA and so tired.. Oh Marie I just love how you did here, she is just beautiful. Stunning job!!!!

  2. Marie this is amazing oh my you have done a great job ! You are so talented....

  3. I really love your work, Marie -- your coloring is magnificent!

  4. AWESOME!! Gorgeous coloring.

  5. Your coloring on this sweet image is magnificent!! I'm so in awe of your Copic skills!

  6. Your coloring is awesome. I love everything about this one. Gorgeous card.

  7. Hi Marie,
    this is stunning colouring.
    Wonderful card dear!

  8. Oh Marie
    This is a beautiful image and coloring!

  9. Dearest Marie,

    You are profoundly talented in so many ways. You capture the emotions and feelings for us and we can transcend ourselves to those special times in our life!! You are truly gifted and a joy to know.

  10. Marie - your coloring takes my breath away! Absolutely beautiful job on this cute image!!

  11. I thought she was in trouble and standing in the corner then I realized, "dummy, she's holding a flower." LOL...She's BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Thanks so much for showing us how to add depth to a card by coloring the corners...that's really nifty. Never seen that before and now I'm gonna try it.
    Hope work is going to you soon.
    Lisa xx

  12. Shut up! This coloring is freaking amazing! Love it Marie!


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