Monday, August 26, 2013

Happy Birthday.../FMS#100

I love to color. It's therapy for me. Anyone else feel like that? ☺ I won this image from Bugaboo Stamps a while back and thought it was high time I inked her up. I'm trying to get the hang of coloring with alcohol markers. They react differently than my Marvy Uchida water based markers. This is a hybrid of both Marvy Uchida (water based, hair) and Spectrum Noir (alcohol, everything else) markers. I just started accruing the SN markers, but I only have a few sets. (I don't have the browns yet!) I made this card based on Freshly Made Sketch #100:

Here is the inside:

Did you know Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their 100th sketch? Yep, and there are prizes to be had! But as usual, I'm waiting until the last minute to get my card entered! LOL! 

You still have time to play - it ends today at noon PST. Hope I see your card there! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Bugaboo digi; Paper Smooches - Birthday Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Broken China
DP: MME - The Sweetest Thing
Card stock: Bazzill Basics
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares
Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Standard Circles Sm & Lg, Labels 14 Nesties; Spectrum Noir markers; Marvy Uchida markers; Creative Charms - pearls; 


  1. OMGosh, no........coloring is scary to me!! ;)I have no talent with the coloring whatsoever! But wow, you did a fabulous job here. She is fabulous, and I love your take on that sketch. I like the unique die cut shapes you used in place of the block panels of the sketch. :)

  2. I agree with Audrey-- I do not like to color! I can't figure it out (probably because I never really took lessons!)!!

    I love what you've done though-- this is soooooo cute! LOVE the fun papers with this super cute image! I wish I could eat that many cupcakes and still look super cute:) FUN take on this sketch! Great inside too! FUN x1000000:)

  3. Colouring is scary. Once I'm DOING it I seem to be OK, and I try not to think too hard. (That probably shows, lol). The alcohol markers are INSANE and you will shortly convince yourself that thousands of dollars worth of markers is a reasonable investment. Ahem.
    I love the way you did her hair - and that image is just, well, I hope she's headed to my house with those cupcakes.

  4. Such a great take on thee sketch! Love that image! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. man, you're coloring is fabulous! awesome design girlie!

  6. Oh she is really sweet and I'm loving all that pink! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  7. so cute! i do love to color too and your coloring is da bomb. amazing card Chris.

  8. Love love love!! Great card Chris! I will send images your way for colouring, I just don't have the patience!


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