The Great Gatsby

>> Thursday, February 28, 2013

My second card for the movie challenge is inspired by The Great Gatsby.  I vaguely remember reading the book or perhaps part of the book in college and I either didn't like it, didn't get it or was too busy hanging out with my friends to care about English books.  What I do like is the elegance of the era.  I remember discussing with my parents when we were looking through old photos of how men wore suits to birthday parties and women were in lovely party dresses...I love the notion of getting dressed up to celebrate a birthday.   

For my card I used:
Digital Stamp 1920's Kody from Some Odd Girl
Skin E000, E00, E11 and E93
Hair E31, E33, E35, E37.
Clothes C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, C9, BV0000, BV00, B0000, B000.


Follow the Yellow Brick Road

>> Sunday, February 24, 2013

Well February is a short month... so there's only a couple of days left of our challenge!!
Why now whip something up this weekend??? There's still time! Need a little more encouragement??
I thought... given the MOVIE theme I would throw a stamp PRIZE into the mix... so our FAVOURITE (as voted by DT) creation will receive an Alice in Mangaland RUBBER stamp :)
it looks like this.....

Whilst I am here... I just thought I'd share a link to the SPEED video I made yesterday as I coloured up a Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz scene :) Yes Deneen's post yesterday MADE me want to do a Yellow brick Road tee hee... Leave a comment HERE or on the video for a chance to win the Dorothy Digi :)


The Wizard of Oz

>> Saturday, February 23, 2013

Welcome here!!  I'm so pleased to be sharing my first M4M creation with you.  This month we have been showcasing creations inspired by the movies, and what better childhood movie than The Wizard of Oz.

Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"
I used Saturated Canary's digital stamp called Pigtails. It's the perfect stamp to use as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.  I was stumped at how to decorate the card once I had my image coloured, and decided to go with black and white...just like how the beginning of the movie starts out in black and white.

Here's Dorothy's red glitter shoes.

I added the yellow brick road using 3 different Copic yellows and randomly coloured bricks...I also decided to add Oz in the background, and I used the chisel tip for the first time, lol.

Copics Used:
Skin - E0000, E00, YR000, R20, R00
Hair - E11, E15, E17, E18, E19
Eyes - B04
Dress - B02, B04, B06, C1
Socks - C1
Shoes - R24, R29, R59, 0
Basket - E11, E15, E17, E18, R08
Toto - E71, E74, E77, N7
Bricks - Y08, Y13, Y15
Grass - YG25, YG67
Sky - BG0000
Oz - BG10, BG11
Shadow on bricks - W1
Outline -C1

Recipe:  Saturated Canary Digital Stamp-Pigtails, PP-BoBunny Isabella Savvy, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Bazzill CS-Blue & Black, Spellbinders-Labels 27, Labels 4, Labels 4 Small & Frame One Die D-Lites, Memory Box-Honeysuckle Vine, Pearls, Red Glitter, Foam Squares, Copics.

You have a few days left to join us for the Movie Inspired Challenge!



>> Friday, February 22, 2013

Whoops, today has almost gone and I still haven't blogged my DT card for the Mad for Markers Challenge. As the month of February continues so does the Movie Inspired challenge and this time I've been inspired by a movie inspired by a children's story... 

Yes, I've been inspired by Hoodwinked!

And of course I used my trusty Copic Markers for this card, including lots of greens for the background! Here's the list of them all:
G05/07/17/21/28/29/85/94/99 and E43 (path)
Plus, E000/01 for skin, E01/18/42/43/47 for hair, and R32/35/37 for hood, E47 for shoes, B91/95/99 for dress, and G17/BG07/Y35/E33/E35/R32 for basket


movie time again...this time a cartoon flick

>> Thursday, February 21, 2013

hello there!, boy there were so many movies i wanted to depict on a card...but my daughter decided that she wanted to pick a movie. And guess what she picked????

Yep! Chicken little. so i grabbed my copics and a lawn fawn set of stamps and created this card.

I thought it was perfect!!
As you can see not much colouring was involved but i really tried to get the effect of the spotted feathers on a chook.
i used the following colours for the card.
E31,34,35,3740,42,55,Y15,18 C1,3and R24,27

do not forget to enter the challenge over on the top right sidebar.
Tara :)


Inspired by Vampires

>> Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hi all,

Long before Twilight and Bella and Edward hit our screens there were another couple of handsome vampires on the big screen. I am talking about Lestat and Loius from Interview With A Vampire, who were played by Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. They are who the inspiration for my card came from.

I have used a Tiddly Inks image called “Vamp Me” and used the following copics to colour it:
Skin: boy – E50, E51 girl - E000, E00, E21, R22, R20, R11 Hair: boy - E51, E53, E55 girl – B24, C7, C9, C10 Top: R22, R24, R27 ,R29

Now it’s your turn to be inspired by your favourite movie or perhaps the glitz and glam of the red carpet and join us in this months challenge.


Gnomeo and Juliet Inspired card

>> Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It is still the 'Movie Inspired' theme here at Mad for Markers Challenge blog so I have decided to use another Pink Cat Studio Image and create a 'Gnomeo and Juliet' Inspired Card

Copic Colours Used
Skin - E000, E51, E21, R20, 
  Gnomeo - B02, B04, B04, E29, C0, C3, C5, N6, N9, W7
Juliet - R27, R32, R35, C0, C3, C5, N9
Hair -E17, E31, E33, E37, E37

If you want to know anymore details about my card you are welcome to check out my blog here.
Also please pop back to see the other Design Team Creations and to enter of course.

  Happy Crafting 
Sam xx


NEW DT members + Jane's first posting :)

>> Monday, February 18, 2013

Hello everyone... We have some NEW team members !! We've had a little changing of the guard ... LOTS of our old team are still here :) YAY!!! However a number of the gorgeous talented ladies have moved on and we miss them but are thankful for their WONDERFUL contributions in the past!!! Alicia, Ash, Kasey, Melissa :)
We are now joined by:
I will be creating an "About the DT page" in the next few days/ week... so you  can find out more about them then BUT you can go now and check out their blogs yourself :) I have seen some of their upcoming creations and there's some wonderful inspiration coming for you all!!!

TODAY NannyMac is posting for the first time ... for those of you who don't know she is more commonly known as Jane McNally :)  Here is her creation...
Jane wrote:
"For the Movie challenge this month I decided to go with a French theme.  Today I'm sharing with you my first ever  DT Card  Called "Je t' aime". When I first started with M4M I went to their conference to learn, blending different techniques meet new friends with the same interest. 
 the colours I have create in this  "Movie Theme card" is what I learnt from Sammi  M4M Conference Day  - I love RED HAIR... The Digi is from The Papershelter, called "Tango"

Copics used.
Skin: E0000, E000, E11, R30
HAIR: R59, R29,YR09,YR04,YR02
DRESS: BLACK 110,C10,C7,C5,C0
Check out her blog for more of her WONDERFUL creations :)


Star Wars

>> Thursday, February 14, 2013

For the movie challenge this month I decided to go with an all boy theme.  Today I'm sharing with you my first card, featuring The Force Boy a digi from Saturated Canary.  I am not a Star Wars fan however I have previously had a request for a Star Wars card so I figured I'd colour him up again and use him for this challenge.

I used-
Digital Stamp The Force Boy from Saturated Canary
Copics used:
Skin E000, E00, E11, E93.
Hair E31, E33, E35
Clothes etc. E08, E25, E27,E29 - B0000, B000, B00, B93, E97, B99 - C1, C2, C3, C5, C7 C9.

We'd love to see your movie inspired creations or a card that is worthy of the red carpet.


Summer lovin'....inspired by Grease

>> Wednesday, February 13, 2013

This is the inspiration for my card...

I love this movie... now Grease 2, I can give it a miss but the original... ahhhh classic!
I used the 50s Sweetheart digi from The Greeting Farm.
Copics Used:
E50, E51, R20, E27, E59, E44, E43, R24, R27, 100, B91, B93, B95, R81, R83
Happy Colouring!
~ Susan ♥


Introducing our guest DT Anita

>> Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I would like to say a big thank you to M4M for giving me the opportunity to be their guest designer for February! When I received the email with the challenge details (Oscars theme. Movies think of your favourite movie character or the glitz and glamour of the red carpet), my first thought was my goodness what shall I do, then immediately I thought of Alice in Wonderland and then remembered I had an image from Some Odd Girl of the 'Mad Hatter' so I set about colouring him and the card came to life.


    The copics used were: E000,00,11,21, W1,2,3,5,7, G94. Papers are Graphic45 'Halloween in Wonderland Collection' , the clapper board I found on the internet, negatives were from my old photo stash then added peel off sticker border and stars, also added the chipboard teacup & spoon again coloured with copics!

Many thanks


Inspired by a movie - Robin Hood

>> Monday, February 11, 2013

This month at Mad for Markers we're hoping you'll get inspired by movies. One of my favourite movies when I was younger was the Disney version of Robin Hood. I just couldn't get enough of all those animals.

So when I looked through all the stamps and images I had, I found myself drawn to the following image, can you tell why?
Hope you have fun with your red carpet glam or movie inspired creations.  I coloured this Robin Hood Edwin with Copics (of course) and listed the colours in the top corners, but I don't expect you to have to read my tiny scrawl... For skin: E000, E01. Hair and pants: E33, E35, E37. Shoes and belt: E25, E29. Hat and shirt: G43, G46. Feathers: Y02, Y06, Y08. Bow and arrows: E57.

Unfortunately, internet issues meant I didn't get to post this last Friday but better late than never, right!?!

xx Gin


inspired by a movie- red riding hood

>> Friday, February 8, 2013

This month with the Oscars upon us we are having a challenge for everyone to create a card/project inspired by a movie or the red carpet.
for my movie inspired card i used the film Red riding hood.

Here is the card i created.
She is a little more friendly than the movie red riding hood!
I used a some odd girl image, then copic markers. the copic i used are as follows-
R24,27,29, B93,95,97,99,E02,11,13,25,27,29,W1,3,5,G82,85,R83

if you would like to join us in the challenge just add your card on the right sidebar :)
Tara :)


Inspired by the movie - Tangled

>> Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Well to get into the Movie Inspired theme that is  this month's Challenge here at Mad for Markers Challenge blog have created a 'Tangled' (or as some might know it Repunzel) card.

I have used a Pink Cat Studio image called 'Repunzel'

Copic Colours Used
Skin - E000, E51, E21, R20, 
  Castle -C1, C3, C4, C6, RV10, RV11, RV13, W1, W3
Dress -  RV11, RV13, RV17
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y13, Y38
Grass and flowers - YG07, YG11, YG13, YR09, R24
Birds-  BG53
If you want to know anymore details about my card you are welcome to check out my blog here
Also please pop back to see the other Design Team Creations and to enter of course.
Happy Crafting 
Sam xx


January Winners and February Challenge

>> Friday, February 1, 2013

Hi All,
I hope you had a fantastic start to the new year.  Our randomly chosen winner for the January Challenge is

Jan Farnworth

Congratulations Jan please send  an email to Sammi so you can collect your Outback Luka stamp and if you would like to be our guest designer in March send me an email and I can let you know the details.
Congratulations also go to our talented Top 3 for January:
I just adore this scene you created it reminds me of when my parents owned a troop carrier and took us traveling around Australia.
A wonderful use of embellishments to compliment your sweet Tilda
MMagnoloias A Goes
features again this month with her stunning card that highlights the blue of our kookaburra.
Congratulations ladies. Please email me if you would like a M4M top 3 blinkie for your blog.

all Jan entries...

February Challenge
The Oscars take place on 24th February so our inspiration is Movies.  Think of your favourite movie character/s or the glitz and glamour of the red carpet. 
Remember the only rule is you have to use copics somewhere on your creations. It would be great if you could tell us which colours you use.
We can't wait to see your creations in our Februarychallenge.
~ Gretchen


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