Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Magical Land

Good morning to all of you!    I am so excited.  I have just been invited to serve on the fabulous  Creative Team for  Nicecrane Designs.  I have always been impressed by the images designed by Ignacio Molina.  His work is gorgeous!  His blog can be found HERE.   This is the first card I created as a new Creative Team member for Nicecrane Designs.   His wonderful images and graphically designed background images can be found at  Nicecrane Designs.   Stop by and check out all his images!  You will be in for a treat!

These gorgeous images for his Adorable Alice series can be purchased at Nicecrane Designs.   You may also enjoy Ignacio's wonderful blog that can be found at  Nicecrane Designs Blog.

I selected this adorable little rabbit from the Alice in Wonderland Series.   Isn't he just adorable?  


  • Copic Alcohol Markers
  • On Paper blending
  • Tip to Tip Blending
  • Digital Image

Adorable Alice II/Alice in Wonderland Digital Image (Nicecrane Designs)

Pure Luxury White Cardstock (GKD)
Cryogen/focal image (Curious Metallic)
Designer paper
Blue Cardstock (unknown color) (Bazzill)

Copic Alcohol Ink (Too, Inc.)
Memento New Sprout Dye Ink (Tsukineko)

Computer, printer and software to edit picture size
Paper trimmer
Scor-Buddy (Scor-Pal)
Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)
Small and Large Petite Oval Nestabilities die (Spellbinders)
Jumbo Sponge Daubers (Tsukineko)
Hand crafted roses from card stock
Doohickey flourish die (Magnolia)

Copic: YR23, Y21, Y11, Y0000

B28, B26, B24, B21, B0000

Vest: G29, YG63, G40
Fan: G29, YG63, G40, C0, C1, C3
Rabbit: E50, E53, E55, R20
Die:  Petitie Oval Nestabilities.  Cut then embossed.   
Sponged:  Memento New Sprout Dye Based Ink

Focal Image Mat:   Petite Oval Nestabilities with Blue Cardstock to mach the blue color in the coat.

I created roses and leaves from card stock.   

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The card was assembled and stickler were placed on the leaves and flourishes.

I hope you enjoyed this card.  I had a great time using these wonderful little images!  Thank you so much for spending some time with me!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Harvest Moon

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Color Me Creative is having their Halloween Challenge and it is going on now here!  The card needs to be a halloween theme and you need to use orange!  Doesn't that sound fun!

Stephanie at Glitterbabes is sponsoring this challenge.   
The prize from our sponsoris a $10 Gift Certificate to spend at her store

and 1 pack of Cryogen Cardstock  
In addition, 

Each month Suzanne will take EVERY CMC Challenge Entry for that month and pick a random winner!  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!!

I selected this cute little image for my Design Team card.  It is  called Harvest Moon from Stephanie at Glitterbabes.  Isn't it such a cute image?   That should jump start my Halloween Spirit!   

  • Copic Alcohol markers
  • Reflections
  • On paper Inking

Personal challenge:   I decided to try to practice "reflections".  I wanted to have  the moon and sky reflect on my image.   

Finished Card Size: 5.5” X 4.25”


  • Harvest Moon Digital  Image (Glitterbabe)
  • The Light and The Sea Set (Stampscapes Inc.)

Pure Luxury White Cardstock (GKD)
Pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice Cardstock (GKD)
Midnight Blue color of cardstock from my stash (Bazzill)
Cryogen (Curious Metallic)

Copic Alcohol Ink (Too, Inc.)
Memento Summer Sky (Tsukineko)
Memento Paris Dusk (Tsukineko)
Gold Atyou Spica Pen (.Too, Inc.)

Computer, printer and software to edit picture size
Paper trimmer (Fiskus)
Scor-Buddy (Scor-Pal)
ATG Adhesive (Scotch)
Jumbo Sponge Daubers (Tsukineko)

Amber Rhinestones
Crystal Stickles (Ranger, Inc.)

8.5  x 11 in.  cardstock at 4.25 in (vertical landscape).  This will produce one 4.25 x 5.5 in. pieces.  You will only use one piece of cardstock. Score at 5.5 in. (Fold at top)
Base Layer: 4 x 5.25 in.
Focal image: 3.5 in. x 3.75 in
Focal Layers 3.3.625 in x 3. 875 in and 3.75 in x 4in.  

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers:  
  • Pumpkin:  YR18, YR16, YR14, Y17, Y21, Y02, Y000, Y0000, touch of B000
  • Leaves G28, YG63, G40
  • Hat: C9, C7, C5, C3, C00, Y000.  I also used a small amount of B69 at the darkest on my shadow area.
  • Harvest Moon: YR16, Y17, Y000, Y0000 and a small amount of B000
I hope you take time to join us a Color Me Creative Challenge.  We always have a lot of fun!

 Thank you for taking the time to few my card!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Want to Copic Like This? Me Too!

This was created by Suzanne Dean, who has been my Copic instructor for a year and a half  now at Color Me Creative Classroom.  I consider her my "Copic Guru!".   I will have the opportunity to take a basic/intermediate class and an advanced class from this wonderful woman October 22nd!   I am over the moon!   

Suzanne will be offering classes in the San Jose, CA area (Campbell, CA)  on October 22 & October 23rd.   Please sign up and join in the fun!  I would love to see you there!
Check out the links below for more information!!!

Want to get in on the Copic Marker Craze

Want to learn how to master, use & love these

**Take a Class from Instructor Suzanne J Dean**
Suzanne has been using and teaching about Copics for 3 years
and runs a successful Online Copic Classroom and is taking her classes on the road!
She is also a freelance designer for many craft companies around the world!
Check out her online classroom and blog to find out more info about her and see her work:

Color Me Creative Classroom:
ScrapBitz Blog:

See you there!



A Moment to Remember

A Moment to Remember

Stamper's Quest  is an online magazine that is filled with wonderful tutorials that specialize in cards or crafts made with rubber stamps or digital stamp images.  The magazine's theme for October is "Monochromatic Magic".   I created this card using Sepia Tone on Tone Copic Alcohol Markers.

Since this card was created for the e-magazine publication, I cannot share the tutorial on my personal blog... however, you can find it Here

For some wonderful monochromatic cards and tutorials check these out!

Take the time to stop by and view everyone's tutorials.  I think you will be impressed!
Thank you for spending some time.  Come back soon!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tilda in Winter Night : Distress Inking

I am so sorry for the delay in posting.  I worked an extra  5 days and then found myself without wifi or any internet connection for a few days.  My connection is back up and running.... YAAA!   

Oh my...   Color Me Creative has grown!  Not only are we getting more and more wonderful new members... We have increased the number of  our design team members!  Our Junior Design Team joined our Senior Design Team and now we have some wonderful new Junior Design Team members.   Look on the sidebar and your will have a link to their wonder blog sites. I know you will be in for a treat!

Color Me Creative has a new challenge with the focus on distress inking with Copic  alcohol markers.   I just love to use the technique of distress inking.  It is a  technique I learned in  Suzanne Dean's Color Me Creative Classroom Class 3 Video 14.   This technique gives a watercolor effect and you will notice there is a lot of white space.   It is a technique frequently used by Scandinavian artists. Do you think trying to perfect this technique would be a good excuse to travel abroad? LOL!  It is work a try!    Check out this technique and join in the fun for the  Color Me Creative Challenge: Distress Ink Effects Using Copic Markers! 

Challenge:  Distress Effect Using Copic or ProMarkers 
No back linking allowed!

The Prize for the winner of this challenge (randomly chosen) will get:
3 Magnolia Stamps of their choice from Magnolia-licious
1 pack of Cryogen Cardstock
All challenge participants will have the opportunity to have their name in a drawing for a $50.00 Gift Certificate!!!!

  • Distress Inking
  • Copic Alcohol Markers
  • Masking
  • Sponging
Tilda in Winter Night (Magnolia-Licious)
Tree Silhouettes (GKD)

  • Cryogen (Curious Metallic)
  • Pure Luxury In the Navy (GKD)
  • Pure Luxury Little Boy Blue (GKD)
  • pure Luxury White (GKD)
  • Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (.too, Inc.)
  • Memento Summer Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Memento Summer Angel Pink (Tsukineko)
  • Memento Summer Summer Sky  (Tsukineko)
  • Memento Summer  Dandelion (Tsukineko)
Coat and Socks: B04, B02, B000, C3, Colorless Blender
Bench and shoes: E49, E44, E40, Colorless Blender
Hair and lantern  :  E37, E34, E30  add y02 and Y000 for Flame  and flame shadow
Skin Tones:  E000, E00, E02, R20
Shadows under bench:  C3

I hope you enjoyed this card.  Join in on the fun and I hope to see you at Color Me Creative!