Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Feather Blended Sunflower Easel Card for Mad for Markers

Hi all, first just gotta tell you, I got picked in the top 5 for Creatalicous Challenge #9, can't tell you how chuffed I am! There were over 240 entries! Still floating on cloud nine. Another tick on my achievement list, now back to why I am really here lol!
Today is the second day of our 'Feather Blending Challenge over at Mad for Markers, I finally got Penny coloured up (she is available from my DT sister Tracey), isn't she just gorgeous! She really lends herself to lots of blending. She is of course coloured using copics which are available from Sammi, who also has a tutorial on feather blending here. Just to show you how versatile these copics are I coloured the pearl embellishment on the small flower. Used my MS butterfly punch for the butterfly with pearl embellishments and kindyglitz. Originally I cut blue to the sunflower shape and didn't like it I felt this looks like a blue sky background.
A close up of Penny, used special effects for her beautiful eyes.

Colours Used

Clothes - B00, B02, YR00, YR02
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E35, Y26, YR00
Sunflower - E53, E35, E99, Y11, Y15, YR00, G05
and 0 (colourless blender) be lost without this one lol!

Please pop back each day to see the Design Teams wonderful creations and we are looking forward to seeing your creations too!!

The PRIZE for this challenge will be the Copic Basic set of 12 Ciaos and a pack of Xpress IT blending card.

As Mad for Markers is only currently selling to Australia and New Zealand, only residents of these countries are eligible for the prize however everyone is invited to join in our challenge just for the fun of it and may be picked in our top 3. The prize winner will be a random selection.

Entries close Sunday 30th May at 9am (Sydney time). LINK your entry up in the sidebar.


Cupcake Craft Challenge #91 - Blooming Charming
Pollycraft Challenge *44* - Summer Blooms
Incy Wincy Designs #40 - Blast from the Past (I used to have a puff ball skirt many, many years ago)
Rosie-D's Challenge #42 - Easel Card
The Corrisive Challenge Blog #64 - Easel Card
Allsorts Birthday Challenge Week 52 - Birthday (They have a blog hop going on to celebrate)
I love Digi Challenge 7 - Charming
Sew Many Challenges #14 - Easel it
ABC Challenge 'U' - Unused Stash (embellishment flower, dsp)
Quixotic Challenge #25 - Let Your Garden grow
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #112- Someone Special
Inky Impressions #34 - Summer Creation

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


  1. Wow wow wow. This is gorgeous Annette. Very inspirational. Love the feathering and would never have thought to do her even though she is one of my own stamps. LOL.

  2. Annette, this is truly stunning, your feathering is amazing. hugs xo Jackie

  3. Wow!!! This card is GORGEOUS!!! Lovely, lovely work!! Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's 'easel' Challenge! Good luck!

    Saskia :)

  4. Such a beautiful card, really lovely work :)Gorgeous colour and love your lil charm :)

    Thanks for joining us at I Love Digi this week :)

    Elaine x

  5. this is really beautiful! how did you do the card shape itself?

    the colouring is stunning, no wonder you were in the the top 5 for Creatalicous Challenge !
    love tina xx

  6. Wow such a beautiful card, gorgeous image and colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  7. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for taking part in the Rosie D challenge this week.

  8. Wow Annette...This is Stunning. I love the feathering, it looks awesome!

  9. OOOOO Annette what a fabby easel creation girl...WOW WOW WOW I totally LOVE that flower behind this cutie!!! What a great job you did today girl!

  10. Wow, great and sunny easel card! Lovely creation!
    Thanks for sharing this with us
    at Rosie D's Challenge, good luck;-))m

  11. Hi Annette, what a pretty card. The image is adorable and your papers are gorgeous. Your flowers and charm are perfect. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. Love your card, such a cute image! You've made her eyes look lovely! Great for our 'Blooming Charming' challenge! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly ;)

  13. What a bright & cheerful card Annette! Love all the dimension & amazing job coloring that adorable image!

  14. Hi Annette

    What a pretty card and a lovely shape for an easel card.

    Thanks for joining in our Birthday fun at Allsorts and good luck with the draws.

    B x

  15. Wowzer Annette!! This is stunning! I just love this cute image and your design!! Love your flowers!!

  16. Annette, this is fab,
    Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week & good luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  17. Wow..she is stunning. Your colouring and colours are terrific.

  18. fab colours on your project. I'm so glad you joined the Allsorts birthday celebration and good luck!

  19. Annette this card is just adorable! Your colouring is amazing! I just love it! Fantastic job and congratulations on your win!
    Alicia xx

  20. wow lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Digi

  21. Hi Annette

    Great blending, and such a different card. thanks for joining us at I Love Digi.

    Hugs Ali x

  22. This is just stunning. Thank you for sharing this with us at Incy Wincy this week.xxx

  23. This is amazing! I really love this card! Your colouring is pretty stunning! Thanks for joining us at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge!
    Hugs, Marit.

  24. Beautiful card Annette! Love the coloring and effects you used! Will definitely be using those tutorials!!

    Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges!

  25. Beautiful work :)

    Thank you for joining us this week at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

    Good luck :)

    Please come and visit my personal blog Vanilla Hevn

  26. Wow you did a awesome job with this challenge.Thanks for playing with us at Corrosive Challenges.

  27. Annette, OMG, I love shaped Easel cards and this is stunning. Wowser your colouring is beautiful, loving your feathering, the colours and image are gorgeous. Sorry I haven't been by for a while, I can see you have been busy and all your creations are amazing. Hugs Jodie from Oz

  28. Annette, what an amazing card this is! I love that background sunflower and that image is just too cute! Your coloring is so lovely!

    Easel cards just showcase stamped images so beautifully, I have to do more! hugs, Angela

  29. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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