Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Birthday Celebrations

Today's post is a "shout out" to the wonderful Sammi at Mad for Markers who is celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of her online was about this same time, that I "rediscovered" my passion for colouring and started adding to my collection of Copic Markers. I met Sammi at a Papercraft show in Melbourne and her enthusiasm for Copic colouring was contagious and I was thrilled to learn that she could supply all my Copic needs by mail - a huge bonus for someone living in the country! - and her customer service is simply WONDERFUL!  Since then, I am the proud owner of many new Copic colours. I joined her online, at Facebook and the Mad for Markers Blog... and have learnt so many fantastic techniques and made great new friends...and now, I am honoured to be a member of her Design Team.

To celebrate the 2nd Birthday of Mad for Markers, Sammi will be hosting a month of celebrations - commencing today with lots of giveaways on the Mad for Markers Facebook Page and Blog - It will end in the release of the 3rd Volume of  - Copicendium - a mini ideas book of inspiration....and a huge DT Blog Hop - you are very welcome to join in the FUN - and we would love to have you at the PARTY :)

...and.. as a tribute to the occasion, I thought a card creation would be very appropriate.

This Sweet Miss is called Copica and was designed by the very talented Krista Smith of Saturated Canary, this is a digi image printed up on X-Press IT Blending Card - and with her pocket full of Copic Makers...she looks very much like Sammi, the first time I met her :)

Copics Used:

Skin - E00, E01, E11 - Cheeks R20
Lips - RV42 - Eyes - B12
Hair - E27, E25, E21
Dress - R81, R83, R85
Apron - V12, V15, V17
Striped Top - Y38, YR23, YR21
Stockings - W1, W3, W5
Copic Markers - W1, W3, W5 - and a combination of my favourite colours

Looking forward to "seeing" you at the "party"


Sammi said...

Aww Chris - what a sweet post!! thank you my friend :) I am honoured you think I looked anything like Copica :)

Your card is STUNNING!!! LOVE your colouring on her!!


Miranda said...

Chris this card is totally awesome, have never tried this coloring but every time I see your cards I want to do that to!!!

Thanks for sharing all these cards on your blog!!!!

Julie McCorriston said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous Chris!! How do you ever give them away?? Beautiful detail, as always. Keep loving your craft. You inspire us all :-) Julie Mc

Gretchen said...

Such a gorgeous card. I love your colouring. You can't go wrong with any of Krista's images but this one fits for Sammi.