Monday, March 11, 2013

MarkerPOP Inspiration: I Only Have Eyes For You!

Bella and Butterfly
Wild Rose Studio
Welcome!     I have another day off and I am in heaven!    Just to have a day to work ahead on some card and craft projetcts is a fantastic day to me!    The sun has been out and I just love taking a moment to glance out at my back yard.  I realized I don't usually have much time to enjoy that!     

I have been playing around with fun and inky backgrounds lately!     I want to share a card I created using the adorable little stamp called Bella and Butterfly from Wild Rose Studio.   This is a card I created for my MarkerPOP Design Team.   I love, love, love all the little Bella stamps!   This one is no exception!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Bella:  Vo4, Vo2, V01, V000 with cast on left G40 to pick up grass and on the right I used BG000 to pick up the sky
  • Flowers: B000, B02 and a touch of V01, Y23, Y11, R22, R20,
  • Grass and Leaves: G28, G40, YG63,
  • Butterfly: Y11, Y000, C5
  • Sky with clouds: C3, BG10, B000, BG000, Colorless Blender and  White Pastel chalk.
I have been obsessed with backgrounds!  Yes, it's true.   I attended a workshop in Anaheim called Copic Color and Ink Workshop  and I have never been the same since.   I   am going wild coloring different backgrounds on everything in sight!   I have been a coloring fool with a silly grin on my face!   This card is no exception.   I created my own marbleized background designer paper, I created a sky background with clouds  and I even tried to incorporate reflected colors from the grass and sky on little Bella.
I used a Copic and Water technique  to  create a marbleized   background for my base layer.   I used drops of Copic Various Ink refills  that I floated on top of water.    It is super subtle but I love the marbleized effect.

I  find  playing around with backgrounds is a lot of fun and allows me to experiment and learn more about what my Copic markers can do.

I am linking this card with the following challenges: 

That is all I have for today.  I hope this inspires you to put on an apron and maybe some gloves and start playing with all your various ink colors and other ink you may have as well.   I hope you have fun!

Don't forget our MarkerPop Challenge #18  is still running  through 3/17 and you have time to show us your wonderful creation!
Badge marie


  1. This is so colourful and I love the slanted image.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Marie this is so beautiful! I love popping by checking out your work. It's always so beautiful!

    Have a great day!


  3. Marie, You are doing awesome backgrounds. This card is just darling and you created a fabulous background and that image is adorable and all those Spring colors and your shading AWESOME!!!!!
    Talk to you later...

  4. Beautiful card and coloring Marie. Visited from MIM for a closer look..Loz

  5. You have made good use of that class, for sure! Love this precious card--the image is darling, great coloring, and that background is fabulous! Love your matting and embellies, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. wow, this is fabulous! Gorgeous colors and coloring.

  7. ahhh wat a sweet image, that made me smile, lovely card, Thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

  8. Fantastic colouring Marie and just love the image,so adorable...fabulous sky too..beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. A super gorgeous card! Love your colouring!
    Thanks for joining us at NMWC this month!
    Hugs Annette

  10. This is so cute! Made me smile all over my face! :)

  11. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries is #214.

    I would love to have you visit my blog,  My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.




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