Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My Heart Belongs to You

How about a chance to win some paper from The Paper Temptress and some digi images from Sherry Baldy?   The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge is an Anything Goes theme!   

 I was so excited to color this adorable Bestie image by Sherri Baldy.    I saw the heart theme and just knew it would give me an opportunity to use some heart stencils for my background.   

Skin tones:  E11, E53, E51, E50 and R83
Blond-Red hair:  E99, YR27, Yr24, YR24, YR23, YR21 and Y21
Eyes: B24, B21, B00 and Opaque White Ink

- Whimsical : Stencil
- Whimsical: Hand drawn grids

Top:  R89, R85, R83, R81
Jeans:  B99, B93, B91, W3, Colorless Blender
Shoes:  C5, C3, C1
Stencil:  Heart Wreath (Sten Source)

Leaves/Grass:  YG99, YG67, YG63, G17, Colorless Blender
Hearts: R02, R00, R000  a touch of R81 on the very small hearts
 and cross hatched with Copic Multiliner.

I am linking this card with the following challenges: 
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!    

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Winter's Day

Brrrr!   I know the cold has hit much of our country and many are ready for a bit of warmth.    I must say that winter is my least favorite time of the year.   Now, that being said, I just had to create a tile care with this gorgeous Sticky Bear image.   Our Challenge at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday is always an Anything Goes theme and our optional twist is - Snowflakes.

Our fabulous sponsors for this month are Sherri Baldy with her wonderful Besties images and my go to place for paper.... The Paper Temptress!  It is a great challenge to check out!  

Copic Alcohol Ink Sketch  Markers
Tiled Focal Image

Image:  Winterville  (Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps)

Copic Sketch Alcohol ink
C4, C3, C1, C0, C000
I used Distressed lines for my embossing folder
Cut some Snowflake images from a Spellbinder Die
Crystal Stickles were applied to the snowflakes. 

I am linking this card in the following challenges

Thank you for stopping by and visiting.    Hope you come back soon!    
Be Safe, Warm and happy crafting!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Bluebird's Sweet Melody

I created today's card for someone special and wanted to use it  for our Color Me Creative Challenge this week.   Our challenge at CMC for the next two weeks will be: Anything Goes and our fabulous sponsor is: The Paper Temptress.   Now how easy is that!  

I absolutely love birds and I got super excited when found this beautiful digital image  called 4 Robins  Just Inklined   (Shhhhh   Don't tell - I made them Bluebirds LOL) .  I HAD to have it!  

 Bluebirds: B91, B34, B21, B00, B0000, C3, Y21, Opaque White Ink
Branch:  E40, G83, YG91, YG95, E49, Opaque White Ink
Berries:  RV24, G40, Opaque White Ink
Leaves: G40, W1, B31, RV23, Colorless Blender


Technique: Marblelized - Copic
  G40, G83, B000, Colorless Blender, Opaque White

I am linking the card to the following  wonderful challenges: 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Uptown Girl!

It's paper piecing time at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday!   Our challenge is always anything goes - and our optional twist is paper piecing for this week.    We have two wonderful sponsors


Now how about that! :D   

I used this adorable Besties image by Sherri Baldy.   Love her images!  
I used Copic Sketch markers
Skin tones:  E50, E21, E00, R20 
Hair:  C3, C5, C7, C9 
Eyes:  B21, B000
Hat and blouse:  R27, R24, R22, R20 and red multiline
Socks:  V000, V00, V02
Shoes: C5, C3, C1

Copic: Marbleized
Background:  V0000, V000 and colorless blender

I used the designer paper to paper piece the skirt.     
Look at those eyes!   

I am linking this card with the following challenges
The Outlawz:  Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes (optional: Paper Piecing)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week!  

Hugs,   Marie

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Experimenting with Backgrounds

 Hello!  Today I wanted to play around with backgrounds.  I decided to try a couple new things.   I sorta tried several and decided to see what they looked like when I put them together! LOL

News:  The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday has a new challenge up this week -   As always, Anything Goes but the twist is ... "Hello" or "Goodbye" if you want an extra chance to win.   Our wonderful sponsors for this month are:  Sherri Baldy with her fabulous Besities and Patricia at The Paper Temptress.

My Besties image by Sherri Baldy 
 Paper:  Cryogen from The Paper Temptress   

Skin Tones: E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair:  Light Blonde - Y11, Y21, E97, E31
T-Shirt, bow and patches: R20, R22, R24, R27
Pants and Top:  B000, B00, B02, B21 and B34

Emboss Ink Resist 
Ink to Applicator: Sea Sponge

Did you know you can make a coordinating floral embellishment by using your
designer paper on your card or project?    
It's Easy!
  It's Fun! 
 It will alway coordinate perfectly! 

I am linking this card with the following wonderful challenges:

A big thank you to each of you for stopping by!     

Hugs, Marie

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

CMC: Anything Goes Challenge

Who doesn't like to kick up their heels every now and then?   That is what I did when I heard that our challenge at CMC was going to be an "ANYTHING GOES".    It is always 
my favorite! :D    

Your challenge this time is all about
ONE $10 Gift Certificate to any Digi Store of your choosing

This is a card I created with a wonderful My Besties digital image by Sherri Baldy.  This will be a perfect one for Valentine's Day!    Talk about an adorable face!   
colored my  focal image with Copic alcohol ink markers.   Used a spellbinder die in the upper right hand corner and my Cameo for the branch with leaves in the bottom.     This was so much fun to create.   I used a Copic marbleized background.    
I am linking this card to the following challenges: 
Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you back here soon! 

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday - It's All About the Accessories!

It's all about the Accessories!   I am fixated on getting into hats this year!   Do you like hats?   I have been hitting Google hard and heavy checking out all the hat's!

Well, if you like hats - you will love the challenge we have at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday!
The theme is always "Anything Goes" but if you participate in the twist - your name goes in twice for the price!    The twist this week is....   drum roll....    "A Lady in a Hat!"     Our wonderful sponsor this month is Sherri Baldy and you have a chance to win some fabulous Besties!  

This is the card I created using this adorable Besties image.   Aren't they just as cute as can be in their little hats?    LOL

I used Copic alcohol ink markers for the focal image and stenciled the background.    
The sentiment was hand written and I attached a coordinating button with twine.

I am linking  this card in the following challenges:

Thank you so much for joining me today -   I know it is a busy time.     Take care and I want to wish each of you a very happy and wonderful New Year!