Friday, May 30, 2014

Gentle Creatures

I am sharing a card I created for this weeks challenge at The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday.  
Our challenge is : Anything Goes!   

Our wonderful sponsors this week are: 

I used one of the gorgeous nature images by Stitchy Bear's Digital Outlet.   
Don't you just love her wonderful images!!! 

I used the gorgeous Heavenly white 110# white card base from Paper Temptress.  
I like this because it is easy to work with and is firm.  
The 110# allows my card to stand without having to apply layer upon layer!   
I am basically lazy and this works well for me!   
I used Neenah from Paper Temptress for my focal image.     

I am linking this card with the following challenges: 
Through the Craftroom Door  - Anything goes

I hope you stop by and check out our wonderful challenge!   
Have a happy, safe and crafty week! 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Have a Cheery Day

MarkerPOP invites you to join us for a new challenge - PINK!   
That is a fun color to use.   
Join in and show us your stuff!   

This is my card I created for the challenge using Stamp:  Little Miss Sassy (A Random Fan)

Isn't she adorable? 


Copic Multiliner (.too, Inc)


I will link this card to the following wonderful challenges: 
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Have a wonderful week!   For those celebrating Memorial Day Weekend - have a 
safe and happy day! 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Coloring White with Copic BG Color Comb

Hello everyone! 
here with a Mini Video on coloring "white" with a Copic BG Color Combo.
There are many different color combo's that can be used to color white.
The colors  are used very sparingly because it is only used to add dimension.
The color picks up color from the area surrounding object.
For example, the white on this little sailor picks up the shadow color from the ocean.
I will use a BG Combo for this tutorial. .
Other fun colors to use to shade white are the gray colors.  For example, the cool "C" colors,
"T" toner, "N" neutral and the "W" warm colors, as well as the
Blue and Blue Green work well .    Other colors have been used as well such as RV :D
Color Combo

BG0000, BG000, BG10
Mini Video
X-Press It Blending Paper (X-Press)
Aqua card stock from my stash
White card stock from my stash.
Sailor Luka (La La Land Crafts)
This particular stamp is not currently in stock but a great substitute that I would love to color is:
Singing Luka  (La La Land Crafts)
Nautical Marci  (La La Land Crafts)Wedding Day Marci   (La La Land Crafts)
Copic Alcohol Ink Sketch Markers (.too Corp)
Copic Colorless Blender (.too Corp)
Copic Opaque White Ink (.too Corp)
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink (Tsukineko)
Colored Pencils
Crafter’s Companion Adhesive
Shell Beauty M-Bossibilities Embossing Folder (Spellbinders)
Embossing machine of your choice
Texturizing tool
Wave texturizing plate
Copics Used
Skin Tones:  E000, E00, E11, E13
Hair: T03, T05, T05, T08
White Sailor Uniform: BG0000, BG000, BG10 and Colorless Blender
Floor E30 and W3 for cast shadow
Trim and Tie:  B02, B04, B06
Wheel:  E30, E31, E33, E35, E47
Thank you for stopping by.
It is great to have you.

Take care and have a wonderful week!  


Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Magical World of My Besties!

Hello and welcome!   
I am so excited to share my news with you.    
Sherri Baldy invited me to pin the fabulous My Besties YouTube team.    
I am just so excited - I will be providing a project share with you every Saturday starting next week.  

I am using some gorgeous paper from Paper Temptress..... talk about temptation! :D 
My DT's  for PaperTempress and My Besties are both due today so I am combining my posing. 
The paper and supplies are  listed below!

And now, let's move on to my first My Besties Project Share. 

Project #1:  Easel Card

Image:  Big Eye Big Head Doll Image# 314 (My Besties)

Focal image: Solar White Neenah 80#  (Paper Temptress)
Card base: Poptones:  Jellybean Green 100#  (Paper Temptress)
Leaves:  Green from my stash
Tea Rose Flower:  Pop Tones: Wild  Cherry (Paper Temptress)
Designer: Berries and Vines (GKD)

Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (.too, Inc.)
Copic Opaque White Ink (.too, Inc.)

Burlap Stencil (Tim Holtz Collection)
Flowers: Tea  Rose Die - Medium (Cherry Lynn)
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Butterfy Edge punch (Tonic)
Die Cutter

Copic Colors Used
Skin Tones: E000, E00, E11, E13, Touch of R20
Hair: T3, T5, T7, T8
Shoes: T1, T3, T5, Opaque white
Apron/Grass: G40, YG63, G28
Dress:  R20, R22, R24, C5
Flowers  RV91, RV95
Leaves: G40, G46, G28,
Background: W0, W1, G40

Project # 2:  Fancy Fold



Focal Image and  strawberry petals - Solar White Neenah 80# (Paper Temptress)
 Pop Tones Jellybean Green 100# (Paper Temptres)
Dark green from my stash
Strawberries:  Pop Tones: Wild  Cherry 65#
Leaves:  Pop Tones Jellybean Green 65# (Paper Temptress)
Designer Papers - Green and Pink Floral -   Fashionably Chick (Recollections)

Copic Alcohol Ink - Sketch (.too, Inc.)
Copic light blue multiliner (.too, Inc.)
Copic pink multiliner (.too, Inc.)

Tea Rose - Medium Die (Cherry Lynn)
Box Card - Strawberries SVG file (SVGCuts)
Cameo Sillhouette
Die cutter

Copic Markers Used
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21 touch of R20
Hair: T3, T5, T7, T8 and touch of B00
Flowers:  Rv000, RV21, RV23, RV25, C3
Leaves:  G20, YG63, G28
White Strawberry petals: Y02, pink Copic Multiliner

Project #3:  3-D Project

Big Eye Big Doll Image # 308 (My Besties)

Focal image:  Solar White Neenah 80#  (Paper Temptress)
Top Layer Mat: Pop Tones Pink Lemonade 65# (Paper Temptress)
Base Layer: Pop Tones Bubblegum 65# (Paper Temptress)
Designer:  Vintage Rose paper pack (GKD)
White  plain  paper gift bag  (top cut off to size)

Copic alcohol ink markers
Pink and blue Copic  multilines
Calligraphy ink

Butterfly Stencil (Heidi Swap)
Butterfly edge punch (Tonic)
Pink faux pearls (Recollections)
Calligraphy pen
Copic Markers Used
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, E21 and a touch of R20
Hair:  N3, N5, N8
eyes: booo, B00, B24
Dress/socks: RV000, RAV00, RV21, RV23, C1
Grass G40, G28

Background:  W0, W1, B00, B91, B000, pink and blue, black  Multiliners.

And that completes my first Project Share.  
I hope you enjoyed it!    

I am linking these cards with the following challenges: 
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap- Anything Goes
if you are looking for challenges - check  out all our Besties challenges :D

Thank you for stopping by and come back tomorrow for
another MINI Video Tutorial on Coloring White with  a Copic BG Combo!
I hope you check out some links that I have listed below! :D 
Hugs!   Marie

Sherri's Etsy Store-
Scrapbook Stamp Society-

My Bestie Fan Pages

My Bestie Designs-

Sherri Baldy My-Besties TM-

Sherri Ann Baldy-
Scrapbook Stamp Society Facebook Group-

Design Team Links
Sybil B
Carla Peterson
Sharon Hancock Sims
Jerodelle Llorera Trinidad and my blog is
Carol Maitoza
Rina Meyers
Marie Gamber
Jennifer Evers
Kim Schuit-Windsor
Rosa Ramos
Twice a month... 2nd and and 4th week
Once a Month... middle of the month
Angela Holt Designs

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spring Beauty

Hello!    Welcome!    I have a few days off and I am one happy woman!    It has been a long, hard few days at work and it seems wonderful to have a few days to rest and recoup in my art room! 

I am sharing a card I created for The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge.   Our challenge is always "Anything goes"   If you want to add the twist, your name will go in twice for more opportunities to win.     What is the twist?   Things that fly!   

Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are:  
 Check the out.   
They have wonderful images and paper that are just too fabulous to miss!    


X-Press It Blending Paper (X-Press)

Flutterby Digital Image  ( Stitchy Bear Digital Designs)

Copic Sketch Markers (.too, Corp)
Copic Colorless Blender (.too Corp)
Copic Opaque White Ink (.too Corp)

Fancy Weave A-2 Die (Spellbinder)

Copic Markers used on Hummingbird
G20, G40, G443, G46, B000, B00, B21, B24

Background and flowers - Watercolor

I will be linking this card with the following challenges 
Crafting From The Heart - Always Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - Any Inking Technique

Thank you for stopping by!   
Have a wonderful, relaxing week! 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Copic Color Combo - Auburn Hair

mp051414Hello everyone!
Marie here with a new Copic Color Combo: Dark Auburn Hair. I know, we always want what we don't have.... but I must confess - I always wanted dark auburn hair. My mother had a lot of pretty red in her dark brunette  hair and I just plain missed  out!  LOL   So, today I will share a color combo for you that will create Dark Auburn Hair!
Copic Combo Dark Auburn hair
Dark Auburn Hair
E13, E17, E18 and E19 for high intensity

X-Press It Blending Paper (X-Press)
120# Ivory Card stock for card base
65# Ivory layering weight card stock from my stash
Peanut Fudge Cardstock (Bazzill)
Lisbeth with Bird  (Little Darlinegs)
Crafter’s Companion Adhesive
Allegra Embossing Folder (Provo)
Acrylic block
Paper trimmer
Scor Pal
Die cutter
Medium Rose Die used for leaves  (Cherry Lynn)
DooHicky flourish Die (Magnolia)
Watercolor brush
Skin tones:  E000, E00, E11, E13
Hair (Featured combo) E13, E17, E18 and E19 for high intensity
Dress, Socks, Shoes:  BV0000, BV000, BV00 C3
Bluebird:  B0000, B000, B00, C3, Opaque White Ink
Flute:  C000, C00, C1, C3
Log:E11, E13, E30, E33, E35 and E19
Grass and leaves:  G40, G45, YG61, YG63, W3
Watercolor Wash
Opaque White Ink


Wonderful challenges I have linked to my card project: 
Through the Craftroom Door -  Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Always Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by.
I know your time is precious and I want you to know how much I appreciate your visit!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lady Luck Coming Your Way

I am so excited to share that I was selected to be a Guest Designer for our current challenge at 

Our wonderful sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Our challenge theme with be 
"Here Comes Summer"


Focal Image: Neenah Solar White 80# (Paper Temptress)
Layer Cardstock:Eclipse Black  80# (Paper Temptress)
Card Base: Heavenly White 120# (Paper Temptress)
Designer paper from my stash

Calligraphy Ink
Opaque White Ink

Quilling paper 65#
Quilling Tool
Embossing tool
Calligraphy pen
Die circle, scalloped circle and oval.   
Clear glue

Copic's Used: 
Ladybug:  R12, R14, R17, T3, T4, T6 and for high intensity (R27/T5R27)
Rainbow Y21, B00, RV11
Ground:  W3, YG61, Colorless Blender
Butterfly:  BV000, BV00BV17
Did you know that you can coordinate your embellishments with your focal image
by quilling flowers, animals and other objects?  
Check out the ladybug I quilled on my card.    
It is an art form that a few people are still keeping alive.   
Just buy quilling strips or cut strips using paper that are 65# or less.
It's fun!  It's affordable!   Possibilities are endless!   

Wonderful Challenges I have linked with my card: 
Top Tip Tuesday. - Here Come's Summer

Please do't forget to join us for our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.
We look forward to seeing you!   

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Hey There!

Welcome!  I hope you come and join us for our new CMC Challenge!    

NEW CHALLENGE #92 will run thru May 23rd!

Your challenge this time is all about
Our Fabulous Sponsor this challenge is Art By Miran :
Hey There (Art by Miran)

Paper: X-Press It Blending Paper (X-Press)
 Heavenly White Cardstock 100# (Paper Temptress)
Stamp:  hey There (Art by Miran)
Copic Alcohol Ink Sketch Markers (.too Corp) 
Copic Colorless Blender (.too Corp) 
 Memento Black Tuxedo Ink (Tsukineko)
Disigner paper: from my stash
 Adhesive ATG
Die:  strawberry flower and leaves
Calligrapy pen and ink.

On paper and tip to tip blending
Background: Whimsical

I hope you enjoyed this card and come back soon! :D