Saturday, September 22, 2012

Spring has Sprung at Mad for Markers

Hello Copic Lovers,

Well, this is exciting, because it is my first post back with the Mad for Markers team since I had my baby Nicholas and I guess you could say I have been on Maternity leave!

It has taken me five months to get back on track with my colouring and card-making since Nicholas was born.  The Challenge this month at Mad for Markers is to create a Spring inspired project using G and YG markers.  I have used a Some Odd Girl stamp called "Smell the flowers Tia"you can buy this stamp in Sammi's store here for $9.  I have created a journal page using water colour paints for the background.  I coloured the image with Copics using these colours:
Grass: YG03, G94, G99, G14, YG23
Skin: E11, E00, R20
Hair: R59, E37, YR23, Y21
Purples: V09, V06, V04

After making this journal page, I realised I have not used really that many YGs and Gs so I thought I should make another card that is purely green. So I made this one for my neighbour whose birthday it is this week.  He loves skating and skate boards.  This stamp is also available in Sammi's store here.

For this card I used 
G21, G17, G28, G14, G05, G85
YG03, YG11, YG41, YG06, YG03
and B93 for the outline.

Link up your G and YG colour creations to our challenge here.  
Here are some pictures of Nicholas.

Don't forget to enter my candy here.  Only a few days left to enter!!

Alicia xx


MaxineD said...

Great cards Alicia - love the skate boarder!!
Nicholas looks so very happy - those 'exer-saucers' are great, aren't they!

Rachel Parys said...

Awesome Alicia!!! Did you know we are having an SOG FB day? Probably at a bad time for you though. Fantastic cards girl!!

I LOVE that second pic of Nicholas!! He looks like a bundle of fun! I could just eat him up!

Sandra H said...

Hi Alicia, Welcome back to blog land and great to see your 1st challenge since your Mayernity leave what a brilliant challenge too! gorgeous image and coloured beautifully l like the sentiments on the tree and the butterflies and clouds on the 1st one and brilliant image for the 2nd great colours and it shows your getting back into your routine again with these ......great to see your back have a lovely weekend xx

Sammi said...

yay! She's Ba-ACK!!! I LOVE this journal page! Loving your journaling YES I am! :D Also I love the pics of Nicholas.. He is such a cutie!!

Carol Dee said...

IT is nice to see you back at coloring. And Nickolas sure looks HAPPY ! Hugs...