Monday, April 12, 2010

Mad for Markers challenge #1

Woo Hoo, it's the first ever challenge over at Mad for Markers, and it's a colour challenge! The challenge is to use:
BG15, R20 & E00.
I did not have BG15, but substituted some other aqua colours. I was stumped for days on what image to use on my card and when I say Tracy's colouring tutorial I thought "Hmmmm, I have not used my Madelynn stamp in AGES, and she is sooooo sweet"
Yeah, I know, another easel card, but i have been seeing so many different shapes around lately and I just HAD to try a butterfly one. I just googled butterfly template, picked my fave and printed it off in 3 different shapes so I could mat them. The papers are Kaisercraft, the pearl flourish is prima (and completely delicious) the large butterfly punch is a Martha Stewart punch I have been stalking the post for and it arrived today, finally! The smaller butterfly is just a random little punch I have had for ages. The leaves are a sizzix die from Stampin' up (also arrived today) and the cherry blossoms are from Tickled Pink Stamps. I have slathered kindy glitz on the butterflies and the edges of all my mats, the cherry blossoms, leaves and the flower on her hat.
So, enough waffle, and congrats if you have made it this far, here is my card:
Here is a pic of just the top of the card:
and another of just the bottom:
I have used the following copics:
Skin - E00, E50, E51, R20
Hair - E71, E47, E49, E31
Aquas - BG34, BG49
Pinks - R22, R20, R11, R00
Thanks for looking and making it through the waffle :)


Alicia said...

This is stunning Fran. I love it!
Alicia xx

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh gosh Fran this is absolutely stunning. Love the pearls and the butterflies and your colouring of Madelyn is perfect.
Thanks for joining the M4M challenge.


Irena said...

This card is awesome. I like it very much!

Kellie Winnell said...

FRAN OMG FRAN this is amazing and I put dibs for my birthday card hehe! I absolutely love it, colours are amazing and the papers are gorgeous, your colour WOW gorgeous LOVE it!
Hugs Kel xx

Anonymous said...

THIS CARD IS SO WOW!! its so pretty I love the little butterflies well actually I love EVERYTHING about your card..very Inspirational.

Sammi said...

This is gorgeous Fran!! So so sweet! You really do rock the easel cards!! LOVE it!!

mm.. wasn't part of the challenge to send me the card?? lol!

Thanks for joining in our first M4M challenge!! :D

Abi C. said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! I love the colours and all the embellishments! So beautiful! You're making me want to try an Easel card now!

scrappyjan said...

oh WOW Fran this is STUNNING!! Love the designs and the colours are FAB!!!

THank you for stopping by my blog with your sweet comments.
I wanted to stop by and thank you for entering my blog candy.
Hugs, Janiel

Angela said...

WOW Fran, this is just GORGEOUS!!! I love the butterfly shape and all the pink pearls!! Just stunning!!

Maria Therese said...

Your card is awsome!!!

Jodie from Oz said...

Fran, wow wow wow, OMG, this is stunningly beautiful. I love love love your butterfly easel card, the colours, pearls, flowers and everything are stunning. The image is adorable and your colouring is perfect. You blitzed this challenge. Have a great week. hugs Jodie from Oz

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Wow Fran, what a truly stunning card. I adore everything about this gorgeous creation. Thank you for joining in the M4M very first challenge. xo Jackie

Karen said...

That is just really awesome Fran!! I love it:-)

Debra James said...

Gorgeous card Fran , Dont u just love these butterfly easel cards, so easy to add all those pretty embellishments.Thanks for playing with M4M, xxxxx

Kristy Young said...

OMG Fran this is freaking amazing!!!! WOW.
Kristy xx

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Sue said...

Ohh Fran I love this, you have done a wonderful job! Thanks for joing us at M4M.
Sue x

Debbie Pamment said...

This is breathtakingly gorgeous Fran! WOW

Kylie said...

Just stunning Fran. This is one of my fav images! I love how you embellished this butterfly easel card and that new buuterfly punch from MS is gorgeous. I can imagine you now running the postie down trying to get your parcel ;) lol. Good luck in the challenge.

Kylie ox

Emma said...

Wow Fran this is just stunning! I love it! I have that MS butterfly punch and it is just gorgoeus. I love your bling and your coloring is just awesome! Thanks for joing us at M4M.

Chantelle said...

What a GORGEOUS card Fran - you have wonderful talent - great job with this challenge.

Kylie said...

OMGoodness - this is just amazing! Look at al of the detail - I just keep finding more to look at. Gorgeous Fran!!
Thanks for joining Mad for Markers first challenge!!

RubyM:) said...

awhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fran SOOOOO GORGEOUS!!! Geez i think i'm not doing the challenge,LOL!!! I VOTE FOR YOU LOL!!!! GEEZ THIS IS SO PRETTY.I'm leavig with my jaw dropped to the floor!!!!!!!!!RubyM:)

Sue said...

Congratulations on winning first place on out first 'Mad for Markers' Challenge, this was definately a winner. Enjoy your Prize Fran.
Sue x