Saturday, August 25, 2012

Artiste - Day 25 & A Favorite...Markers!

Hi everyone!!! Are you so excited to be here? I am so happy to see you. Today I have a dual hop going on. The Artiste hop where you probably came from Kathy's blog and something new I will be doing each month...My Favorite {CTMH} Things team blog hop!

Our Playing with Paper team which is run by our fearless leader Jayma Malme will be sharing artwork each month featuring some of our favorite products from CTMH. If you have come here from Norhalma Verzosa's blog, then you are on the right path.

So, what am I featuring from Artiste today and what is my favorite thing (how can I just pick one)? probably know the answer to that - markers! You know how I love to color!!!

I decided to make a card today it feels like it has been forever and ever so here you go.

 Have you seen this set with the space ships? I cannot help myself I just love it! LOVE it...I do not even have boys but I talked myself into it saying maybe my little one will get invited to boy parties haha! Really I just think it is stinking adorable and I had to have it.

The coolest part of this stamp set is that it coordinates with the Artiste cartridge and can have all of the shape of the stamp can be cut [the rocket, a spaceman, a planet, and a space ship] just to name a few.

Something magical happened with this card. It is totally my design no sketch or anything. I was working a deadline and talking on the phone...while charging the phone. So I was multi-tasking in a major way so I had to stand at my kitchen counter plugged into the wall when I made this and so I had not sketches near by so I just reached deep and this is what came out. I hope you like it.

One thing I love to do with my coloring is blend it. I am pretty familiar with Copic markers and have really been having a great time playing with our new alcohol markers. Another fun trick is to add some layers it makes te coloring just pop right off the page even more.

Now please hop on over to Rachel Rustics blog and see what her favorite thing is.

If you are following the Artiste hop this month then you probably will remember to head on over to Jen's blog and check out her project.

CTMH unless otherwise noted
Cardstock - White Daisy, Black
Pattern Paper - Clementine
Ink - Black
Stamps - Outta this world
Marker - Olive, Indian Corn Blue, Ruby, Autumn Terracotta
Embelishments - Opaques Licorice Gems

You can find all of those supplies on my web site here


  1. Hi Amy, you know how to work those markers into something outstanding!! How fun that you came up with this design on the spot, it's a fun one:)

  2. Now, I get to have those markers as well. :) I like how you played with the colors, absolutely fun to see, it will make the recipient truly happy!

  3. OMG Amy, this card is A BLAST! You are so good at using the alcohol markers. I knew you were, but didn't realize you were copic certifies...awesome! I love the paper choice, the coloring, the way you popped it up for dimension...well done, my friend :)

  4. Ok I swear I read that you were copic I just see that you are familiar with them. Oh my, did I dream that up? Either way, you're good at using them :)

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  6. Very cute!! Can't wait to get the markers!