Monday, August 25, 2014

Card Mania, Bows and Butterflies Challenge

It's the start of a new challenge at Card Mania today.  The theme this time is Butterflies and Bows and our sponsor is The Paper Shelter.  I looooove TPS!  They have so many cute images and papers and they're so fun to color up!  The image I used is Summer Holidays which you can get HERE,

Summer Holidays from The Paper Shelter

I really mixed it up this time with my coloring.  So I have found these new markers called Graph' It Markers and I am in love!  The only problem I have is I don't have enough of them yet! lol  At least with these markers I will be able to afford all the colors I need!  But this is the start of me making the big switch!  I have wanted to try some other markers but really didn't think I would find something I like MORE than my Copics, I was hoping to find something I would like just about as much.  Well I was totally surprised- in a good way for once.  So while I am waiting for them to get here I had to throw in a little bit of Copics to compensate for colors I don't have yet.  But then I also used my Prismacolor Pencils too for the towel and her hat and I went over the hair to add some texture but that was done with my GI markers first.  I am really loving the effect I can get by using my markers and pencils together!  If you haven't tried it yet you really should.  Don't be a marker snob ladies!
The paper used is from My Minds Eye, of course haha, I love MME, and the sentiment is too.  Ribbon and buttons from my stash, the vintage flower I ordered from 7 Kids College Fund but I can't remember who it is from.  She has little pearls in the center of the flowers, not sure if that is showing up or not.

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I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Stamping Chef- Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart- Anything Goes
Craft your Passion- Summer Fun
Glitter n Sparkle- Use Some Butterflies
Random Fan- Anything Goes
Open-Minded Crafting- Last Days of Summer


  1. I don't want Summer to end! Love your card. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Chef this week!

  2. Love the mixed media approach on this one... worked beautifully! I really like the layering on this one too - nice layout!

  3. I love what you've done with this image. The coloring is great and really like the "sand" around the blanket. I've not heard of the Graph it Markers, but assume they are alcohol based markers to get such as nice blend as you've gotten. Whatever works I say. Thanks so much for entering your inspiring art at Open-Minded Crafting. Look forward to more of your creations!

  4. love your card design, really summery!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Chef this week xx

  5. This is gorgeous!! Your coloring is stunning! Love the flower and the ticket and those buttons are fantastic!!! Great mix of your markers and pencils too. I might have to look at the Graph It Markers!! I've been watching the challenge... They look great! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  6. Love the image and beautiful colouring,great layering and love the crotchet flower-I haven't tried Graph it markers yet Beautiful card and love the technique,love the chipboard image-thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
    Carol DT x

  7. Fab card. The colours are perfect and all those layers look great. Haven't tried those markers yet, might have to do some research. Gorgeous flower and bow complete your card so well. Thanks for joining in our Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge 17 - Last Days Of Summer and Good Luck!

  8. Great card love your colouring!! Good luck with your new markers..First I have heard of for thought

  9. Super cute little card! love the great coloring of this image!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a giveaway you need to check it out at 600 followers giveaway

  10. YOur card is stunning!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion for our Summer Fun challenge! Hugsxx

  11. Beautiful card.Just love the layout and mix of papers.Super colouring job too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  12. Congrats on your win on this one at Open Minded Crafting!! Yahoo - another feather in your cap my friend!


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