Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Merry Christmas Suzanne!

 This post is dedicated to our 
fantastic and 
 "Boss Lady" Suzanne Dean!   

            Merry  Christmas  Suzanne! 

I know I said this before... but it bears  saying again and again!  
For those of you who may not know Suzanne,  she  created a wonderful on-line classroom for learning to use Copic Markers.  The link can be found at Color Me Creative Classroom The classroom quickly expanded to Cricut, Distress Inks, Prisma Pencils and Magnolia Images. Suzanne has 5 classes on Copic Alcohol Ink Markers that include  detailed video's with PDF files that include: 

Class I :  Wonderful "Must Have" Resources, Colorless blender, Highlights, Shading, Skin Tones, HairClothing and various  Color Combos

Class 2: Shadowing Images and Grounding images, Using the Colorless Blender, Light and Shodows (where to begin), Basic Shading and Highlighting, Coloring White and Black, More combos, Feathering Technique, Coloring Wood Tones and Coloring Hair and appropriate shading, Creating New Colors with Two Markers and Using the Multi-liner

Class 3:  Advanced Shading and Highlighting/Contrasts, Flicking Method of Blending, Landscapes, Reds/Dark blues/ and Browns, Metallic Tones, "T" Copics, Fur and Texutes, Spica pends, Products that enhance Copics, Copic Distress Ink Effect, and Pastels 

Class 4: Large Background areas, Flowers, vintage, Sheer Items,
Airbrushing, Refills to Create Backgrounds, Fabric and other cool tricks and tips.

Class 5:  Layering Copics, copper, Patina, Terracotta,  Rust, Tie Die, Hispanic Skin Tones,  Hispanic Hair,  Hot Pink, Animal Prints, Birds/Wings, More about Folds, Hair (Advanced) and Fur.  

All About Hair:  Covers a total of 14 videos): Dread-locks, Large big hair, boy's hair, braids & ponytails, super curly hair wavy hair, black hair, ethnic hair, all hair colors and tones, hair w/o lines, spiky fun hair and more.  

This list doesn't include everything...  but .....Where to begin???   At the beginning!   Every  class is jam packed full of learning opportunities!     This wonderful classroom can be found at:

I started taking Suzanne's classes 2 and a half ago and I have learned so much!   I never had a Copic Alcohol Ink Marker in my hand before...  and Suzanne was patient and helpful EVERY STEP OF THE WAY! I am proud to be a Senior Design Team member for Color Me Creative .  We have a fun group of wonderfully talented women in our group and have a great time with our challenges.  Each challenge provides the opportunity to put those wonderful Copic skills to use! 

I also had an opportunity to take a class from her in person at On the Road Classes  I quickly discovered that not only is she a fearless, fabulous, fantastic, fun, first-rate and far-out instructor, but she is an absolutely super wonderful person and a loyal friend!

Thank you Suzanne for all you do 
 all you ARE! 

This is my card I created for you Suzanne. 
 The image if called Copica from Saturated Canary.  

I used the following Copic Markers: 
Clothing/Shoes: G28,YG63, G40, C3, C01
Gift Bag:  R58, R38, R35, R32, R30
Skin Tones: E11, E00, E000
Hair: C7, C5, C3, C1
Background: B000, B00, BG10, White chalk/W3, W1, W0

I created my  background layer with Various Inks including G28, G40, B12 and R35. 
Colorless Alcohol Blender and Gold Leaf pen.  

I quilled some red and white flowers for embellishment.  

Suzanne has a big, big love for zebras!!   All my teemies are creating zeebie designs in their card.    I have always been a little different and my zeebie design turned out to be a  LEOPARD design!  LOL.   Guess I should go back to class 5 and  take a remedial on creating zeebie designs :D   Anyway,  I just want to say "Thanks" Suzanne for all you have done! :D   

 We hope you enjoy the hop and remember, the Holiday Bash at CMC is under way and you don't want to miss our on all the fun excitement and awesome prizes so be sure to stop in and enjoy the holiday spirit with us all.  You can find all the information you need HERE.

Suzanne, you are now invited to go to the following blogs  for more Holiday Love!

Your next stop is: Michele Speara

Enjoy the hop... here's a list of participants to help you get started:

Marie Gamber (You are here) :D 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great Wednesday!!!
Happy Holidays!

Love and Hugs,
Color Me Creative Senior Design Team
(and faithful follower)


  1. Marie, Suzanne is going to treasure this beautiful card you have created for her. Those colours are so striking.
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  2. WOW how gorgeous your card is and the quilling highlights the colors so well
    Dr Sonia

  3. Oh Marie this is just gorgeous. Beautiful colors and wonderful design. Hugs and happy crafting! <3-Kim

  4. Perfect card for Suzanne. Love all the beautiful burst of colors. Your quilling is awesome. Amazing background, just love what you have done.

  5. Goodness, Marie, you certainly put all your classes to good use on this card! What a fantabulous creation! You used such wonderful colors, created a gorgeous background, and colored that darling image beautifully. And those quilled flowers are just perfect on this design! Thank you so much for sharing this with us on TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. Wow what a sensational card ,love the colours and the quilled flowers are exquisite
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    Tracey x

  7. So so pretty and I LOVE the quilled flowers!!! Good job, lady!!

  8. She's so cute Marie..I adore the bright colors & HEY I DO NOT discriminate against any animal prints LOL...I LOVE them all! Beautiful coloring & background and those fab quilled flowers set it off perfectly! I'm so very blessed to have you all in my life, I am a very lucky girl and thank you for EVERYTHING you do...I really appreciate it!

    Happy Holidays,

  9. She's just soo cute! I love the colors in her sweet little outfit! The quilling is fabulous and such a perfect touch to this stunning card. Just beautiful!

  10. Stunning card and colors Marie. Saw this on MIM..loz

  11. Beautiful job marie:-) I love the colors and those flowers are wonderful!

  12. WOW! Very bright and striking card! I love the colors and your coloring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with TTCRD this week.

  13. beautiful colors and the flowers are AMAZING...

  14. Get out! I love this bright, vivid, cheerful card! Your background is amazing as well as your coloring and then add in the quill flowers! It's priceless!

  15. Great card! Love all the different techniques you included on your card. The quilled flowers are perfect and I love all the shades of green.

  16. Gorgeous card love the stamp and the fab quilled flowers :)

    Hugs Mandy xx


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