Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Little Bit of Colouring

I have been fighting off some sort of virus for a couple of weeks now - so my "playtime" has been a bit spasmodic...that's to say the least!!  However, it hasn't all been about lazing on the couch, or taking to my sick bed LOL!! I have managed a quick trip to Melbourne to visit Sammi from Mad for Markers at Paperific -  and I did come home with a "air brush system" and a few more copics to add to my collection!! I also got to do a little bit of colouring on the weekend - well I had to! I have had a few requests from friends for wedding & birthday cards....so I thought I would share a few of them with you.

The first is a Wedding Card for a young couple getting married next weekend. The sentiment I made on the computer using the font "Beyond Wonderland" and I have since added their names in the bottom right corner using the same font. The stamp is the "Loving Bridal Couple" from Magnolia's 2010 Wedding Collection. I used B91 for the dress and shirt - B91, B93, B95 for the pants and the roses were coloured in with my new purchases RV91, RV93 and RV95. I used some silver metallic cardstock and lots of silver glitter on the card to make it a little more fancy LOL!

This card is for a cute little 2 year old and one of my new La La Land Stamps - from Mad for Markers, Marci with Rose - she is such a delight to colour - Her hat & rose are  Y21, Y23, Y26, her dress is V12, V15, V17 and the green higlights are Y21, BG01, BG05. I did a bit of "pen stitching" in lilac just to put some finishing touches to the card.

I've been practising my "fur" colouring technique with the gorgeous kitty "Mollie Mittens with Flower" from Tickled Pink Stamps....as you can see I still need more practise!!!!!!! - but hey! a girl has to start somewhere!! The fur is my favourite brown combo E33, E35 and E37 - Mollie's dress is V12, V15, V17 and the yellow highlights are Y23 and Y26 - and as you can see, I got my glitter liner out for this card too!!

I also wanted to share this photo of myself with Sammi the store owner of Mad for Markers - we met just on 12 months ago and this lady has taught me so much - it is such an honour to be on her DT.

This photo was taken on Friday when we got to catch up again at the Paperific event in Melbourne. It was also a pleasure while there to meet Tracey, Annette and Emma - these ladies are also on the M4M Design Team and have been so encouraging and inspiring - imagine the fun we could all get up to!! - you can take a peek at the girls,  the fun and their beautiful colouring creations at the Mad for Markers blog http://www.madformarkers.blogspot.com/


Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous creations Chris, all beautiful layouts and flowers, love your fur colouring! Was wonderful meeting you in person, just not enough time for too much chatting lol! Take CareX:)

Judy said...

Love the cards. I have that Marci stamp too . . . gonna play with it this weekend :)

Hugs XXX

Emma said...

It was so lovely to meet you on Friday! Love the cards, especially the Magnolia one, love those jewles they're gorgeous!