Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Anything But A Card

The current challenge at www.madformarkers.com.au is to create "anything but a card" but you must use your Copic Markers on your creation. I chose to make a little desktop calendar it was so much fun and very easy to do.



I love the little Tilda characters from Magnolia Stamps so I chose "Sweet Tilda" from the Raising the Ceiling Collection & Right Through My Heart Collection 2010.

To colour her, I used the following Copic Colours:

Skin - E00, E51, E21,
Cheeks - R20 - (Highlighted with a White Gel Pen)
Hair & Shoes - E31, E33, E35
Dress - YG00, YG03, RV10, RV02, RV06 (Highlighted with Pink Spica)


I then scored a white A4 sheet of cardstock at 3 places 1.5 cm from the top - then again at 12cm and 4cm intervals and folded into my calendar base. I decorated the front of my calendar base in the same shades of Pink and Green as "Sweet Tilda's" dress. I used Coredinations Cardstock in Apple and St. Valentino and from the Kaisercraft Hey Birdie Collection of printed paper I cut my 2 tree embellishments - the larger one I adhered direct to the background and the smaller one I adhered using foam adhesive.I added some rhinestones to both trees to add some extra dimension - the smaller tree orginally had clear rhinestones but I changed the colour to green; using my YG03 Copic Marker. I used a white gel pen to add stitch lines to the green background and the trees. Next I handcut around my "Sweet Tilda" also adhering her with foam adhesive to the background. Lastly, I added my Calendar Pad ( size 50mm x 80mm - mounted on pink cardstock and printed paper ) and for my finishing touches some silk flowers.

7 comments:

Sammi said...

This is just gorgeous Chris! I can't tell you how much I LOVE it! The pink and green combination is so beautiful!! Those trees are the perfect touch and I love that you coloured the rhinestones to match! Thanks for doing such a sensational job as our Guest Designer! :D
Sammi
xx

Emma said...

This is such a Gorgeous desktop calendar Chris, I LOVE it! The colors you have used are so bright and fresh! You have done a fabulous job as our Guest DT and I look forward to seeing more of your work!

Michelle said...

Chris this is so sweet , Just Love it!!!!! Cheers Michelle

Lori said...

Chris!!! Georgeous and so very cute. Now I NEED a desktop calendar! These images make me feel 10 again. So sweet. I think you are going to recruit me very very soon! Birthday coming - maybe some copic markers are the go!?!?! :)

angelique (anlou) said...

that is so gorgeous hun
hugs angelique

Karen's Scrap Creations said...

I loved what you did with the calendar, you inspired me to order some different flowers for the shop, they will arrive this week, can't wait to see what they will look like with the Magnolia Stamps.
Karen
scrap2relax.com.au

Chris said...

Thankyou everyone for you lovely comments, Lori you will rock Copic markers ( they would make a perfect birthday present!! ) and Karen glad to be assistance LOL!! - look forward to seeing your new flowers.