Monday, August 6, 2012

Create a Background

Hello again!  I know, 2 days in a row with a post.  Woohoo!  We've got another challenge up at the CMC Copic Challenge.  We want you to create a background.  Color any image you want, but be sure to add a background.  I was a little nervous about this challenge, but I'm pretty happy with how my card turned out.

I added clouds in the background of my picture.  I used my Cuttlebug to cut out one of the round scallops and I used that to make my clouds.  I think I should have made the sky a bit darker as it's hard to see the clouds in my picture.  Here's another shot too.

Our sponsor, Squigglefly, gave us each an image to use for this challenge.  My image is Crosseyed Butterfly.  I printed her out onto Cryogen White Cardstock and colored her with my Copics (Y08, Y02, Y00/E25, E31, E50/R24, R22, R00/E11, E00, E000, R20/YG67, YG03/C1, C00/V12).  My papers are from Echo Park and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I punched out the butterflies and leaves with my MS punches, and I used my Marvy punch for the tag.  See how it pulls out?  Cute, huh?

The sentiment on the tag is from the Paper Studio.  The ribbon, twine, and button are all from my stash.  Of course I added Stickles the the butterflies as well.  Gotta have some sparkle. 

Anyone can play along and you have until August 17th to enter, so there is plenty of time to play.  Be sure to use your Copics, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers, or colored pencils as well.  One person will win 3 Squigglefly digis and all entries go into a monthly drawing for a $50 gift certificate to  So join the fun and show us what background you can create!

There is also a new class coming to the Color Me Creative Classroom.  Suzanne Dean is going to show us "All About Hair".  The class is coming at the end of August and Suzanne is offering a pre-registration discount for those who sign up early.  You can read all about what the class will offer by going here.

Also, Suzanne will be heading on the road to teach in Stafford Spings, CT (not far from Boston area or NYC area).  She will be teaching the All About Hair class while there.  Check out the CMC Road site for more information.


PaperPlay - Layer it Up!
Do You Stack Up - Polka Dots
the sweetest thing - Sketch
The Ribbon Girl - Bingo (Image, Buttons, Twine)
MarkerPop  - Bright Colors
The Pink Elephant - Ribbon

Have a great week!


  1. Gorgeous card! Love the sweet image!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  2. This is gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
    Denise xx

  3. What a nice card Brook and I can see your clouds - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge. Mary G x

  4. Adorable card Brook!! Your clouds look great, I can never get mine to show up well in photos either. I especially love your flower embellies so pretty.