Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thinking of You

Welcome and happy Thursday!     Today I want to share a card I created for The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge that just started today.    The Theme is: Brads, Designer Paper and Embossing.   Wow!   There is a lot we can do with that menu!    

·      Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
·      High Contrast
·      Copic Faux Watercolor Background

Stamp:  Stately Flowers 5 (GKD)

Memento Tuxsedo Black (Tsukineko)
Copic Alcohol Ink Sketch Markers (.too Inc.)

Cryogen (Curious Metallic)
Pure Luxury White (GKD)
Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus (GKD)
Parisian Garden Designer Paper (GKD)

Musical Flourish Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
Violet Brads (Recollections - I think))

Copics Used:
Flower: V99, V95,V91, V04, V06, V000, V0000
YG 99, GY97, YG21, YG03

Background:  BG0000, BG000, B000, C0, C1, V91, Colorless Blender

I am linking this card with the following challenges:  
·      The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday:  Brads, Designer Paper and Embossing
·      Make It Monday – Anything Goes
·      The Paper Shelter – Anything Goes
·      Through The Craftroom Door – Anything Goes

Tip of the Day:
Try using the complement of your shadow color to provide high contrast shadows.   Make a sandwich by Adding  your darkest color, applying the compliment on top and then your dark shadow color on top again.   Make sure to blend out with your midtones to make it smooth. . 

Astro, by Jane Carter
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I am spending a couple days at Yosemite for a little R&R.   It is raining really heavy outside but I guess it doesn't stop the stores from being open for a little shopping and there is a casino near by!   I am a lucky woman!   
Have a wonderful and safe day, my friends!   Come back soon! 


  1. WOW, what a gorgeous card,Marie! Love the colour palette and adore the image and the way you coloured it in.
    Michaela xx

  2. WOW the colors are stunning and such gorgeous gorgeous coloring
    Dr Sonia

  3. Marie, Looks beautiful and vibrant; love it!

  4. wow Marie, this is beautiful. Wonderful colors.

  5. This is stunning, Marie! Exquisite coloring and composition!

    Hugs, Anne

  6. Gorgeous card, love the faux watercolour background. Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy

  7. Love this beautiful card, Marie. Your coloring is gorgeous, and I love the purple and green color combo. So pretty!!

  8. Hey Girlfriend, Your card is just stunning.... WOW!!! Love those colors together. The flowers is just stunning but your background WOW!!!

    I also love you independent lab he is just beautiful it almost looks like a panting. We had a Lab for 15 years and he looked just like him.

  9. Wow, Marie . . . I have searched for a very long time all over your blog for a way to contact you privately but I haven't been able to find anything. Please send a note with your eMail to me at then we'll just delete the comment. Thanks. Hugz, ~ Rose

  10. Two lovely looking cards. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  11. Wouwwwwwww!!!!!! What an stunning Card!!!!!!!! Love the Colors!!!!
    Hilde Loch

  12. Wonderful card :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

    1. Crazy beautiful card Marie!! I love it!!


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