Voting Day

>> Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers, Today is voting Day so come on over and vote for your favourite Monochromatic Creation! Tune back in tomorrow for the announcement of pur winners. Alicia xx

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Monochromatic Canvas Dragon

>> Friday, March 30, 2012

Hi Everyone
Melissa here with more inspiration for the current Monochromatic Challenge.

I love to colour on canvas, so I thought I would share with you a dragon card which I made recently.


Stamp: Puff Dragon (Magnolia)

Copics Used:
N0, N1, N3, N4, N6

You still have a little time to join in this challenge. We would love to see what you create.

Don't hesitate to stop my the Mad for Markers Online store for all your copic needs.
Sammi also stocks stamps.

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

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One For The Boys

>> Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hello Copic Lovers

Have you check out the store blog yet??? You may have won a prize from our fantastic blog hop. There were so many creations. What a wonderful way to celebrate 2 years of Mad For Markers.

Another week has rolled around and I have another card to share with you. Our current challenge is to create something using Monochromatic tones. How easy does this challenge sound!!!!!! As long as you use your Copic Markers you can link up anything that you have created that you think fit this criteria.

Here is what I created this week.

I thought It was time I created something for the boys. I don't do too many boys cards anymore so it is nice to step out of my comfort zone for a little while.

Copics Used:
BG45, 49.
E13, 15, 17, 41.
B01.
R01.

Make sure you also check the Store blog for the release of Fairy Ria and her Dragon. She is a little it sweet.

You still have a couple of days left to get your own creations linked to our challenge so get colouring.

Thanks for Dropping bye

Mel B
xxx

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Monochromatic Luka

>> Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Good afternoon everyone sorry my post is a little later today.

We are still on the Monochromatic challenge here at Mad for Markers Challenges and I know last time I said that I would try and be risky and try something other than greys but I was too chicken!!

Anyhow here is my sample using the gorgeous Luka.


I have used:

C1, C3, C5, C7, W1, W3, W5, W7

Thanks for stopping by and looking

Have a great day. Bron xo

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Surfer Ian - Monochromatic

>> Saturday, March 24, 2012


Hi Copic Lovers,

Here is my third Surfer Ian card for the monochromatic challenge.
This time he is coloured in Cool Greys.

C0, C1, C3, C5, C7

Have you purchased this stamp yet?
He is such a must!
Get him at the Mad for Markers Shop here.

Are you looking for a little blog entertainment today?
Here are three things to do....

1. Head on over to my blog to see a little surfing clip of my cousin's kids surfing on the Sunshine Coast in Australia...absolutely adorable!!! 
2. While you are at my blog enter my Spring candy.
3. Why not participate in the Mad for Marker's Blog Hop?  Start here.  There is so much inspiration and hidden prizes to be won.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Alicia xx

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BLOG HOP for Mad for Markers 2nd Birthday

>> Thursday, March 22, 2012

Good afternoon everyone and WELCOME to the culmination of all our Mad for Markers BIG Birthday Celebrations!! YES we are finishing off the celebrations with a BIG BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!!

Those who are participating as bloggers in this hop are able to enter their creations into a number of categories... they are...
1. a copic coloured creation
2. a TGF image
3. a M4M digi image
4. a SOG image
5. a LaLa land image
5. a Spesch stamps image
Each category will have a prize for it .. so HOPPERS feel free to let me know  your favourites for each category to aid me in my decision making!!

The hop will go until Monday morning... so you have plenty of time to hop along over the weekend!!

Make sure you do leave comments on the blogs along the way as there will be some copies of our Birthday edition of Copicendium hidden on blogs along the way... even the bloggers don't know where!

And one last chance for a PRIZE.... if you want to join us in making a birthday creation then link up your birthday creations (by Monday 9am) in the linky at the end of the hop...

NOW it's time for you to HOP on over to our boss lady - Sammi's blog and just in case you get lost anywhere along the way here is the current list of blogs...

Mad for Markers Challenge blog {You are here!!}
Sammi
Jac
Leanne
Rosanna 
Rose 
Tracey
Kasey 
Jenny
Annette  
Kate  
Chris 
Alyce  
Rach  
Sheri  
Melissa 
Marie
Alicia  
Gretchen  
Susan  
Alethea 
Sam  
WarnaWarni  
Gin 
Lynn  
Mel B 
Billie  
Tara  
Mad for Markers blog



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purple monochromatic...

>> Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hey everyone...
Im back from an exciting weekend in melbourne where I got to do my copic certification...YAY!!
so Im now certified and pretty excited about it lol!!
I also got to meet fellow M4M dt member Chris :-)
Onto my card for the week and this one I have used V markers for my mono colouring...I did add a slight couple of other colours just for sky/ground and leaves.
Here it is...


Copics used are in the above pic...

I hope you all like my card and dont forget the big birthday blog hop starts this week...Its going to be lots of fun so come over to the blog and join in!!

Hugz ashlee


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Mad for Markers - Monochromatic

>> Tuesday, March 20, 2012

This is the third week of the Mad for Markers Monochromatic challenge and so far I have managed to keep to my commitment to use a different colour each week. Ok this week is shades of green from me...not a colour I would choose often so I took up the challenge well and truly.


Copic Colours
Hair - G40, G82, G94
Skin and cheeks - YG00, YG01, YG03
Clothes - BG82, G85

If you want to know anymore details about my card you are welcome to check out my blog here
Glimmer Bean and all the copics can be purchased at the Mad for Markers store.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Mad For Markers [home link]

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Surfer Ian in Blue

>> Saturday, March 17, 2012


Good Morning Copic Lovers,

Happy Saturday! Yay!!  Do you have a nice weekend planned?
I have a few jobs for this weekend that need to be done, and hopefully some card-making too!!!

Today I thought I would share this "wildish" male card which is Surfer Ian coloured in blues.
The papers are pretty "out there" arent they!  They are from the Bo Bunny Barefoot and Bliss paper pad.  The journalling card with the stamped Happy Birthday is from Project Life, the Cobalt Collection.

The Copics I used are:

BG000, B00, BG01, BG05, B05, B24, B18 

Why not try to colour something up in some shades of blue today and enter it in our Monochromatic Challenge.  

If you are looking for the perfect stamp then head over to the Mad for Marker's store and see Sammi's great range.  Surfer Ian is available here.

Have a lovely weekend,

Alicia xx

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Monochromatic Dylan

>> Friday, March 16, 2012

Hi Everyone,
Melissa here with some inspiration for you for this months challenge ........
Monochromatic.

Stamp: Roll Call Kit - Dylan (The Greeting Farm)

Copics Used:
Skin: E25, E13, E11, E21, R32, Copic Opaque White
Hair: E25, E47, E49
Clothes: E40, E41, E42, E44, E47, E49


Don't forget we are still Celebrating Mad for Markers Birthday. We are having a blog hop of the 22nd March. This will be a great hop with plenty of prizes along the way.

As always you can get stamps, copics, card, copicendium etc over at the Mad for Markers Online store.

We hope you will join us for this months challenge.

Until next time
Melissa
xxxxx

I want to remind everyone about our Birthday Blog Hop which is happening on the 22nd March. This will be a great hop with plenty of prizes along the way. Got he the shop blog and register your name to show your interest. You definitely don't want to miss out!!

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Teal all over!!!

>> Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hello all Copic lovers and welcome to my little bit of inspiration.

We are onto our new challenge which is to create something monochromatic. I find this type of creating is really easy because all you have to do is pick a colour family and stick to it.

For my card I wanted to create something that was clean and simple but that didn't really work out. I think I coloured too many butterflies!!!!

This particular butterfly is a Magnolia stamp and is so easy and fun to colour.

Copics Used:
BG72, 75, 78.
Clear Spica.


I want to remind everyone about our Birthday Blog Hop which is happening on the 22nd March. This will be a great hop with plenty of prizes along the way. Got he the shop blog and register your name to show your interest. You definitely don't want to miss out!!

Keep checking back each day for more inspiration. We LOVE seeing what all our friends have created for our challenges and you never know, if you link up something using your Copic Markers you may even win something!!!!

Thanks for dropping bye

Mel B
xxxxx

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Birthday Ian celebrates with M4M!

>> Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hi Everyone!
Susan here with some MONOCHROMATIC inspiration for you.

I have used Birthday Ian from The Greeting Farm... he is available {here} in the Mad for Markers store.



Copics Used:
Skin: E50, E00, E21, R20
Hair: E50, E23, E25
Jeans: E21, E23, E25
Shirt: E30, E31, E33
Shoes: E27, E29
Banner: E50
Present: E30, E31, E33, E39
Ground: E23, E27, E29

Check out my blog {here} for all the details on this card.


Remember to stop by the
Mad for Markers Facebook page and M4M store blog
to join in the
2nd Birthday Celebrations!



Happy Colouring!
~ Susan xxox

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Monochromatic march

>> Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Good morning copic lovers it is Bron here today I hope you are all well.

This month at Mad for Markers we want to see your monochromatic creations.

I was a tad put off by this challenge so chickened out and went with the greys option...Maybe for my next sample I will try something a little more challenging!!


No card for me today just a colouring sample. Time does not seem to be on my side at the moment.

Be sure to pop by each day to get your daily inspiration fix!

For all those copic needs you can pop into Mad for Markers store. Sammi also has a great range of stamps on offer too.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs from Bron xo

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Monchromatic Guest Designer ~ Hazel

>> Monday, March 12, 2012

 



Hi Copic Lovers,

I have a real treat for you today! Hazel is our Guest Designer for March and she has made this beautiful card for us all to be inspired by.  

Hazel's card is an Easter card.  The card blank was already edged with the swirly pattern, but Hazel distressed this with Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks.  her image is a Papermania Moments of Faith stamp and is coloured with the following Copics:

BV 00, BV 23, BV31, V00, V04, V12, V91,Y11, BG93

Why not pop on over to Hazel's blog and pay her a visit!  Thank you so much Hazel for being our Guest Designer for the month of March.  We love your card!

Alicia xx

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Surfer Ian in Monochromatic Shades of Green

>> Saturday, March 10, 2012


Hi Copic Lovers,

I hope you are having a happy Saturday.  I wanted to share my green Surfer Ian.  I have put him onto a card.   I think he will be perfect for one of my surfie cousins that live up on the Sunshine Coast and both have birthdays later this year...so does that mean I might be organised?? How nice it will be to pull the card out already made and send it off! 

But I am getting sidetracked...did you want to know colours?

Here they are: YG11, YG03, YG23, YG06, G14, G05, G28 

I followed a sketch, but the challenge has ended now...the sketch I found to be really good though, if you want an easy and quick card to go with an image you have coloured give it a try.

Well, I hope you have a great weekend and get some colouring time in.  Why not make a card for our challenge?  Pop on over to Sammi's store to buy Surfer Ian and the new Greeting farm stamps here.

Thanks for stopping by,

Alicia xx

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March is Monochromatic at M4M

>> Friday, March 9, 2012

I really like the TGF Twinkle Tot series* from a little while back, but I often struggle trying to decide on what colours to use... so I decided to colour Izzy without colour this time (which ties in well with this month's M4M Monochrome challenge)... and reaching for the N Copics, I then struggled with another question - light or dark hair? 
As I couldn't decide I opted for both :-)

Here's how I did it....

For the light hair (N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8):


Step 1: Starting with the lightest shade (N1) colour in the hair (use multiliner for extra detail if needed)
Step 2: Using the next two shades (N2 and N3) colour skin blending as usual to create slight shadows
Step 3/4: Work out how many clothing sections are touching (in this case 2: the jacket and the dress). Divide the remaining shades between the clothing sections and colour appropriately.
(I coloured the jacket and hat with N4 and N5, then the dress in N6, N7 and N8).
Step 5: Touch up any sections that need to be lighter with 0.


Step 1: Starting with the two lightest shades (N1 and N2) colour in the skin blending as usual
Step 2/3/4: Work out how many clothing sections are touching (in this case 2: the jacket and the dress). Separate out the shades you intend to use for the hair. 
Divide the remaining shades between the clothing sections and colour appropriately.
(I coloured the dress and hat with N3 and N4, then the jacket and hatband in N5 and N6).
Step 5: Colour the hair with the dark shades already selected (I used N7, N8 and N9).
Step 6/7: Emphasise the details using shade jumps. 
(I used N10 for the buttons on the N5/6 jacket, and N1 for the belt on N3/4).


Mad for Markers stocks TGF rubber stamps including the latest release - be sure to check out what's on offer this month :-)

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getting my monochromatic colouring just right!

>> Thursday, March 8, 2012

Good Morning everyone!,
Monochromatic colouring...hmmmmmm...... this was not my favorite choice when i heard our march line up! but honestly, by the time i finished colouring in Birthday Mae my mind was totally changed!
If you colour with the correct combo of colours it is quite effective!
But what choice of colours to pick? well after much sampling of colours from my collection of copics, i went with the Warm Greys and a couple of E's. You see just because it is monochromatic it does not stop you from mixing it up a bit to get the right shading of colours.

Here is my Birthday Mae coloured in.


Here are the colours i used.


And with a little help from some My minds eye papers(stella and rose), Fiskars interchangeable border punch(lacy doubles),My favorite things die-namics  and Lawn Fawn alphabet stamp set. my card was complete!


Don't forget, you can buy all the copic markers and the some odd girl stamp i used from the Mad 4 Markers online store and remember to keep an eye out this month on the Blog and facebook page for birthday giveaways and surprises!

Tara:)

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It's a monochrome challenge...

>> Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hey everyone...
I have a coloured image to share with you today using copics in the T colour family!!
Copics used are :
T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,T8,T9
( So nearly all the T's lol)

Here it is..


Hope you all like it...
I love colouring with the monochrome technique, its fun !!

Hope you can join us in this cool challenge, link up your project so we can all see :-)

*Hugz* Ashlee



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Monochromatic Marci Ballerina

>> Tuesday, March 6, 2012

This month Mad for Markers is holding Monochromatic as the challenge. As we have just finish the R and RV challenge I gave myself the rule of using none of them for the entire month and to use a different tone each week.....to get out of my comfort zone a little! So let me introduce you to Marci Ballerina in the BG tones.


Copic Colours
Hair - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Skin and cheeks - E50, E51, E11, R20
Tutu and Shoes - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG23
White Areas and Shadows - C0, C3, C6
Outline - C0

If you want to know anymore details about my card you are welcome to check out my blog here

Marci Ballerina and all the copics can be purchased at the Mad for Markers store.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Mad For Markers [home link]

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Monochrome March

>> Monday, March 5, 2012


Hi Copic Lovers,

Welcome to our new March Challenge - Monochromatic Colours!
We are looking for colouring using different shades of the same colour.

To get us started with a little inspiration I have coloured in Surfer Ian.
Available in the Mad for Markers Shop here.




Firstly I coloured him with Cool Greys:
C0, C1, C3, C5, C7


Then Warm Greys:
W1, W3, W5, W7


Then Yellows/Oranges/Browns:
Y11, Y15, Y17, YR23, E35, E15 


Then Blues:
BG000, B00, BG01, BG05, B05, B24, B18


And finally Greens:
YG11, YG03, YG23, YG06, G14, G05, G28

I had a lot of fun with this!
Now I have heaps of images to put on some male cards.
I hope you join us in this fun challenge.

Alicia xx


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Winners from our R/RV Colour Challenge

>> Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,

A Big Congratulations to our winners from our R/RV Colour Challenge...

Our Randomly chosen Winner is...



Hazel

Please email me if you would like to be our Guest Designer next month!

Our Top 5 this week are:



Maria B



Maria B (again)



Kasey ~ in Oz


Alyce Keegan




Carol

Please email me for your Mad for Markers Blinkie!

A big thank you to all our entries.  Such beautiful colouring!
Pop back in tomorrow to hear all about our new challenge.

Alicia xx



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