Saturday, December 4, 2010

Scrapping Saturday - Mad for Markers

I am so excited to be sharing with you  my combined love of scrapbooking and copic markers...I've recently accepted a position on the design team at Mad for Markers... and this is the very first time, that I have used my copic markers on a layout - thanks for encouraging me Sammi! This time last year my family and I travelled to Europe and despite leaving our Summer behind, it was such a magical time, experiencing the traditions of the festive season in the Northern Hemisphere. It also marked a significant milestone as my youngest daughter had just completed her Year 12 studies and for me it meant the return of my copic markers - she had them on "long-term loan" for her Graphic Art folio. I am very happy to have them back and I've been colouring up a storm ever since!! Although I have become a bit of a "digital diva" - it is fun to "dabble" with paper and adhesive now and then.

I created this layout using the new  Ltd Ed. Hummingbird paper collection from Creative Memories. I love the soft subtle romantic tones to the paper designs and  I will be adding a lot of this paper to my stash!! I complimented it with cardstock in lilac, grape, black and white. My title was made using the Sizzix Shadowbox diecut font. I added a strip of lace adhesive and I made my other embellishments for this layout using the Eiffel Tower and Tilda with Wine & Cheese stamps from Magnolia. I stamped them onto X-Press IT Blending Card and coloured them in with the following colours.

Eiffel Tower - W1, W3
Skin - E00, E21, E51, R20
Hair - E35, E33, E31
Clothing - BV00, BV02, BV04, G000
Basket - E33, E31
Wine Bottle/ Bread - G02, G00, Y15, E33, E31
I added a plaid pattern to the skirt of my little Tilda with a Black Multiliner 0.1mm and after I added the diamond shapes to the skirt I used my G000 to blend them - this also gave the skirt a "greenish" colour that co-ordinated beautifully with my patterned paper.

I decided not to colour in the napkin in the little basket - instead I used some more Hummingbird patterned paper and "stitched" around the edge with my Black Multiliner 0.1mm - be sure to check out the selection of Multiliner Pens in the Mad for Markers store - they have multiple uses and are a fabulous addition to your collection of markers.

I had so much fun making my own embellishments for this layout - so stay tuned... I can see a lot more of my coloured stamp images making their way into my scrapbooking over the coming months.


Only By His Grace said...

Super layout Chris,
I have never done any scrap booking but yours looks so much fun I'll need to have a go.
Hugs maz

Rene said...

What a great layout! I should buy that Maggie just so I can say I HAVE to go to Paris! ;)
Great job!

Catherine Atkinson said...

Looks good! I've been wondering how I could work the Maggies in to my scrapbooking.

Pen to Paper said...

Chris this is so cute!!! And the Tilda you've used is adorable!



Sammi said...

I just love this layout! Great photos and I love the addition of the eiffel tower and that beautiful Magnolia image!!

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love that you've added your Tilda to this scrapbook page. hugs Sharon, SA

LINDA W. said...

Your layout is so very cute with your Tilda
added....I have never scrapbook before

Madmummie said...

I love your layout it is very cute.


Deeanna said...

Great idea.. Super cute;] Dee

cabio's craft corner said...

How cute you even picked the Paris Tilda for this layout. Cute!!

Christina C. said...


Anonymous said...

Tilda is great in Paris! adorable addition to your page! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Lisette Morris said...

Adorable! Great Page!!

Annette Bowes said...

Lovely layout, great photos and Tilda looks just perfect coloured in purple lol! Take CareX:)

LORI said...

Oh Chris - love what you are doing! Say, I am in your neck of the woods (??) at the end of the month. Let's talk off line and see if we can get together !!! ??? But I am warning you that I'll want a lesson! :)