02 July 2012

Mad 4 Markers monthly challenge ......Winter Blues.

Good Morning Everyone!!!

Well i hope you enjoyed last months challenge over at Mad 4 Markers challenge blog How Hard was it not creating a card or layout! Even as designers we all had to think "outside the box" for that one!

This months challenge on the mad 4 markers challenge blog is not so hard.
WINTER BLUES.....Using only B, BG and BV.

As we now are right in the middle of winter here in Australia, i am sure everyone can agree it is COLD!
But the colour range of B,BV and BG do not have to always be such cool colours, sure i would love to see icicles, cute characters and critters all rugged up in scarfs,hats and coats, but with BV and BG in the mix that can give such huge range to colour with.

The first card i have made to share today is using a whole bunch of BV and BG colours. I will be honest i did use 3 E colours to do skin....i did not want her to look like she had frostbite!! I also found that the darker BV colours were great to create hair and the lighter BV's are great for shadowing!

I used some odd girl Furry friend Mae Digital image, along with a Fiskars Double Bubble border punch and a Die-namic clearly sentiment label  die. The sentiment was a sticker from EAD designs.

Here are the Copic colours i used.

Along with the above pics i used E00 ,02 and 11 for the skin .

I have to admit that this looks a little christmassy which i was trying to stay away from so i made another card.

This card i tried to use a lot more BV's on the image. I wanted to share with you that you do not have to have your whole card looking christmassy when using these colours.

Here is what i came up with.

With this card i used Some odd girl stamp Holly Gwen, Kaisercraft papers cock-a-doodle doo and the Gwen in bloom sentiment with embossing powder. the Polaroid shape i made on my PC and printed it out and roughed it up with distress inks.

Here are the copics i used.

So i cannot wait to see the creations you make with this colour challenge. If you are looking for the stamps i used or maybe another some odd girl stamp to colour or even a B,BV or BG to colour with go on over to the Mad 4 Markers store to get all your copic and stamping goodies!!!

Now for your challenge!

 I have a few little goodies up my sleeve....so if you would like to win a prize enter your creations below on the link and follow me with GFC (on the left sidebar).
 I know not all my readers have Copics so i am happy if you use any materials in the same colour range.If you are not 100% sure on the colours go and check out the copic colour chart to match up papers etc.So you do not have to use copics if you dont have any. This will give everyone a go!!!

Well good luck, and do not forget to enter your card or project over at theMad 4 Markers challenge blog as well this month!!!

Tara :)


Jay Gee said...

Both cards are so pretty Tara and your colouring is wonderful :)

TracyM #6773 said...

Pretty pair of cards Tara - love those images and what you have done with the challenge colour combo!!!

I don't have any copics, so I look forward to seeing the entries everyone submits :)

Kelly Sas said...

Great cards. I am so bad at coloring in stamped images. Maybe after my grandsons leave if I can find time I will give it a try.
Kelly #6558