Thursday, March 22, 2012

Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Mad for Markers Birthday Blog Hop.....this month the store has been busy celebrating it's 2nd Anniversary with lots of giveaways, the release of exclusive digital images and some wonderful inspiration on the store blogs.... it's been great to have you along for the "party". Today's Blog Hop ends the festivities - the hop is all about sharing birthday celebrations and you will discover some wonderful inspiration for your own Copic Creations...if you arrived here from Kate's Blog , then you are right on track...if not, please go over to the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog and start at the beginning - you won't want to miss a thing!!!

I created two Copic Card Creations for today's Blog Hop - using different images but the same colour palette, both stamps can be found in the Mad for Markers store along with an array of other fantastic stamps featuring birthday themes.

This card was created using a La La Land Crafts Stamp called  Birthday Marci she is super cute with her ribboned pigtails and little panda friend....very appropriate for today's theme.

Copics Used:

Hair - E21, E25, E27
Skin - E00, E51, E11, - Cheeks - RV42
Dress/Shoes - R22, R24, R27
Gift - G00, G03, G07, - Ribbon - B00, B12, B14
Panda - C1, C3, C5, BV000

... this is a "close-up view" of my colouring... you will notice that I have added some thin stripes to Miss Marci's dress - I used a fine-tip felt pen (that I have had in my craft stash for years) and I really like the effect....I think you may see more of this felt pen appearing in my future creations LOL!...I also used my B14 and the very tip of the marker brush to add a dotted pattern to the gift.

my second card was created using a Some Odd Girl image called -  Balloon Kaylee she always colours up a treat - I decided to keep the card design very simple so that Miss Kaylee was the star of the show.

Copics Used:

Skin - E00, E11, E15 - Cheeks - E93
Eyes - B00, B01
Hair - E21, E25, E27
Balloon/Top - G00, G03, G07
Shoes/Skirt - R22, R24, R27
Jacket/Socks - B01, B12, B14

There will be "hidden" prizes for those of you who "hop-along" and visit each of the blogs today - so be sure to leave a comment as you follow each blog for a chance to win a prize or two!!

Now head on over to Alyce's Blog to continue your Blog Hop Journey - enjoy the trip :-)


Sammi said...

Hello Chris!!
WOW! I love your cards, both are beautiful! I love how you added details to Marci's dress! Looks AWESOME ..what a good idea!
And Balloon Kaylee does look a treat!!
Awesome work!!

Jacqui Schwan said...

Awesome cards thanks for sharing:)

stardancer said...

The panda is my favourite - he is so cute. Both cards are beautiful and whoever receives them will be very lucky. :)


Rachael said...

Hey Chris great work as usual... Love your colouring and how you always put so much effort into setting the scene for your photos

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous cards Chris, love your colouring and Marci's dress, take careX:)

Loki Made It said...

those SOG stamps are such a pleasure to colour arnt they! your cards look great!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Love the striped effect you've created. Your cards are fabulous.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Unknown said...

Two stunning cards Chris. Lovely work. (And beautifully photographed)
Alicia xx

Blankina said...

What a lot of creativity in your cards...Must come back and have another of to the next blog for the mad for markers blog hop.
Ciao Blankina

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Chris these are super cute! Love your colouring it is amazing :)

alethea said...

Fabulous cards! I love them both. very bright and beautiful!! Hugsxx

Billie McDonald said...

Both your cards are just adorable, the colours perfectly matched!

Michelle said...
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Michelle said...

Chris the cards are beautiful!! you are soooo Clever!!!!! Hugs Michelle

Jac’s Playground said...

gorgeous creations, what a wonderful idea with Marci's dress it is so very effective. Jac M4M Digi DT

JenniferD said...

Love the colouring on Marci. She looks Wow !

Gretchen said...

Two amazing cards I think I like your SOG card best, I love how you incorporated the stripes in the headband and paper. I also love the stars too!

Lynn said...

Hi Chris, these cards are simply awesome! I can't chose between them so I have to say both of them:)
Fab Blog by the way :)
Lynn xx

Rose Andrew said...

Lovely cards and cute as well them both ... :-)

Leah's Crafty Life said...

I really love the detailed stripes in Marci's dress! Loving both your fabulous cards! :) :) :)
hugs, Leah

Karen Petitt said...

They are both wonderful cards, but I especially like the image in the first one hugs Karen

Rachel Parys said...

What a couple of cutie pies! Great cards!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creations both of them and great image choices
Hugs and thanks for the hop
Kate xx

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Chris. Your colouring is amazing and very inspiring.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Samone Giblett said...

Double the beauty , double the fun.
Your cards are stuning.Thank you for sharing.