Sunday, August 7, 2011

Forever Friends

Color Me Creative Challenge # 24 is an exciting opportunity use  those wonderful Copic Alcohol markers!  The theme is “Friendship” and the challenge is to color embellishments with your markers. This challenge will run until August 19th.    and we have our own wonderful talented illustrator,  artist and Design Team member, AnaRy  from Anarydesigns as our sponsor for this challenge.

The Prize for the winner of this challenge (randomly chosen) will get:

The Prize is from 1 Stamp of your choice from GILLI STAMPS

In addition...  EVERY CMC Challenge Entry for that month will  be included in a random  pick. That winner will win a $50 Gift Certificate to! 

So we will have 1 Challenge Winner for EACH Challenge (prize listed below each challenge)AND 1 winner from all that month's challenges to win the Oozak Gift Certificate!  Two ways to win, but you gotta play

For my Design Team challenge card, I have selected this cute little Gilli stamp called Gillie Cowgirl.

  • Copic Alcohol Markers
  • Tip to Tip ink blending
  • Copic watercolor effect background
  • Copic colored embellishments
  • Stenciling   
Card Base 5.5 in. X 8.5 in.
Score and fold  at  4.25 in.  (This makes card for a 2A envelope)
Base Layers  4 in. X 5.25 in. and 3.75 in. X 5 in
Focal Image Layer  Large Petite Spellbinder Nestabilities
Base Focal Image Layer Large Petite Oval  Spellbinder Netabilities

Focal Image:
Gilli Cowgirl rubber stamp (AnaRydesigns)

  • Cryogen White for focal image                                            
  • Pure Luxury White (GKD) 120 # for card 
  • Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus (GKD) 
  • Pure Luxury Sweet Mango (GKD)
  • Copic Markers
    •  Face:  E000, E00, E01, E11 touch of  R20 
    • Hair:  E40, E42, E44 
    • Hat, Skirt and Shoes: G28, YG68, G40 
    • Blouse: YR000, YR00, YR02
    • Copic Watercolor effect background: E000, E40, R20, C000, C00, YR000
  • Memento Tangelo for stenciling background

  • Cutting tool, 
  • Cuttlebug (Provo Craft) 
  • Small and Large Petite Ovals (Spellbinder) 
  • Doohickeys Flourish (Magnolia) 
  • Flower Paper Punch (unknown name)
  •  Adhesive
  • Airbrush System (Optional)
  • Floral Stencil and stencil brush

  • Stickles (Ranger)
  •  Brad (Reflections) 
  • Pearls (Reflections) colored with a Copic Marker and Airbrush System
Hat, Skirt and Shoes: G28, YG68, G40

Hair:  E40, E42, E44

 Blouse: YR000, YR00, YR02

 Face:  E000, E00, E01, E11 touch of  R20

 Airbrushed embellishments with YR02

 Tip of the Day:  Try using your Copic Alcohol Marker on your embellishments.  I just used an airbrsh system to color the pearls and on the petals of the flower.   This is optional.  If you do not have an airbrush system, you can just use your Copic Alcohol Markers directly on embellishments and on ribbon.  This is a way to make certain your colors coordinate!

 Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time!  I hope you have a wonderful day and please come back soon!



  1. Awesome card. It is so beautifully colored. I love it and the beautiful embellishments.

  2. Hi dear Marie,
    wow this is so pretty.
    Great colours combo.

  3. Wow Marie ... I haven't been by your blog for a long time and I am absolutely blown away at your Copic skills. You were good before but now ... amazing! You certainly have become a Master.

  4. Oh Marie
    Beautiful job:-) Love your colors too! outstanding on the hair:-)

  5. Wonderful job in displaying how you created your card. Loved how you showed how you colored your Gilli and she tured out so beautiful.
    Better each day, voice still horse.. can't believe how long this is taking me to get over. I'm going to take to my doctor only thing is she is on vacation tell the end of August. What a bummer for this to happen to me now. The arthritis mediction is called Leflunomide and it is the genetic brand and I can not think of the real name.
    Hugz, Pat

  6. Marie your card is just are great with the instructions on how you do your card ! Always an inspiration !

  7. She's a lil beauty Marie--great color combo and colored brilliantly!


  8. My email and computer was down again to fix some things with the new carrier. I have missed several of your post and MAN O MAN! Just awesome! I don't have many greens....I use a lot of YG. I will have to get this combo since it really looks good together. What 3 or 4 "G"s combos do you use the most? This will help before I order. AGain Marie.....just brilliant coloring and adorable composition creation.

  9. Yee haa...She's gorgeous!!! It seems I've been working so much to get organized that I've eliminated stamping time...EEK. I hope to crank out some cards this weekend. I'm sure you'll get an email from me so I can sneak peak at your projects..LOL. I need a fire under my tush. :D
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Hugs to you...
    Lisa XX

  10. Beautiful job coloring the adorable Gilli, Marie!!!

  11. Ooh I loved seeing your step by step of your pretty card. She's lovely Marie! I really should do that with mine. Love how you gave the tips on colouring too.

    Isn't that pic of you amazing?! What a wonderful likeness.

  12. Oh what a cute card--and you wrote it all out so nicely too!
    Thanks much for leaving a comment on SQ for my first card as an Artistic Guide there--great to see you are there too! :>)
    Hugs, Nola

  13. Love your card Marie! Thanks for showing us the breakdown of how you colored your Gilli and your airbrushing!
    Hugs, Wini

  14. Great card and I love the color combo. Thanks for the step by step pics too. I love seeing how others color. Love the use of the airbrush on the pearls.


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