Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday - Thoughts of Another Time

Thoughts of Another Time

Hello and  happy Thursday!   
This is my card I created for our DT Challenge at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday.  
Our theme this week is "black and White.  I just love this color combo!      
We have  two sponsors for our lucky winner.    
MarkerPop  will  provide a coupon for $10.00.  
And our very own Anne Fenton will offer 3 digital images of you choice.    
Whoo Hoo!  

Rosarna Rubber Stamp by Karen Middleton.  
Pure Luxury White (GKD)
Pure Luxury Black Onyx (GKD)
Cryogen White (Curious Metallic, Inc.)
Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
Pen Touch Opaque White (Sakura)
Cuttlebug embossing folder: Musical Flourish (Provo)
Nestabilities 5 (Spellbinder)

Copic Alcohol Ink markers
Black and White
Eastern Mediterranean Skin Tones

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers Used:
Skin Tones:  (East Mediterranean) E50, E42, E53, E34 and Cast: B41
Hair: c2, C3, C5, C7, B37, B00
Flower:  C0, C1, C5
Background: BG0000, C0, Opaque White Ink 

My Thoughts: 
One thing I am trying to do this year is to push my color and techniques a little more.
I want to use techniques that are new to me, try new color combos and try different types of ink.
When I looked at the gorgeous hair - I just knew I needed to have this stamp and see what I could do.
When I look at it, I see swirls and fluid movement.   I Decided to apply the opaque white ink to give the
illusion of movement and I coordinated this with the embossing folder with flourishes.
I hope this pulls the card together to help showcase the movement of the hair!
Tip for the Day: 
Do you need a larger die to mat your focal image?  If you have already used your largest die in the nested set and you need to mat your image,
trace around the outside of the die you used for your focal image  and hand cut the frame.
It will be a perfect fit!     

I am linking my card to the following wonderful challenges:
 The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday. - Anything goes - Twist : Black and White
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes

That's all for today and thank you for  stopping by.  Have a wonderful and safe rest of your week!  

Marie vine watermark preview


  1. Gorgeous card....I LOVE Sweet Pea stamps. she has the most amazing stamps! Thanks for sharing with us!
    the PaperTemptress

  2. This is so elegant. I love the colouring on the lady.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. A very elegant card! I saw you on MIM :)

  4. Hi Marie. This is a beautiful card. I have just started using my spectrum noirs in the last few days. I am no where near as good as this though. Wow. I love the stamp and the way you have coloured it. Thank you for following me. I have followed you too. Take care and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Wendy H xx

  5. Stunning card Marie, beautifully colored. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Pat K x

  6. This is stunning! I love the colors of her hair.

  7. Gorgeous card, Marie! Wonderful coloring of the beautiful image!

  8. Very beautiful card Marie. It's interesting to see you push the envelope with your colouring. Every time I think you can't possibly be any closer to perfection, you do it again!

  9. Totally beautiful, Marie! Love the spectacular coloring, the die cuts & embossing! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  10. Marie, your cards amaze me. This is truly a work of art!

  11. What a wonderful card! Love the beautiful embossed background and great coloring. Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday. :)

  12. You succeeded marvelously well in creating 'movement' in this card. Love the excellent highlighting & shading in the hair, with just the touch of blue. Superb! Your emboss folder was just the perfect one with this imagine & your movement idea. This is such a dramatic card with the colors & mats that you chose. This stamp will be a really good image to do different hair colors for different ethnicities. TFS.

  13. Hi Marie,
    thanks for your visit, I follow you now too!
    Wow this image is fabulous as is your colouring, think I had to visit the store...

  14. Gorgeous creation, love your colors and the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.

  15. Wow, this is gorgeous. Your coloring is inspirational. What beautiful work. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower.


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