Wednesday, 7 August 2013

ATSM #57 - Make your Mark

Hi everyone! Back again as today is the start of another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More!

We have one of your favourite challenges this week - Make your Mark.
You must use Markers, Pencils, Chalks, Crayons etc on your project.

I had to whip up something for my step-sister to congratulate her on the birth of her baby boy. I had made something ages ago but left it back in Queensland. I will be seeing her and the new baby (who is less than a week old) tomorrow.

The last few challenges of Make your Mark, I had used my SU markers directly onto my stamps. This time I really wanted to 'colour in' (who doesn't?) and keep practicing with my Spectrums. 

I found a really cute digi from Meljen Designs. Hope you like!


Here is my DT card (which is a little blurry, sorry) -



This little critter is simply called "Little Baby Dragon".

I decided to go with a few spots for added texture but not too many as he is just a baby!

Here are the colours I used from the Spectrum Noir range -

Dragon - CG2, DG1, DG2, DG3, DG4
GB8, GB9, GB10, EB3
Hearts and Swirls - TB1, TB2

I have no idea if the dots are 'right' but I didn't mind the end result which looks a bit nicer IRL. 

The papers are from SU and the sentiments is from the 'Express Yourself' set (SU).

Mum wanted to make something for this challenge too! Here is her card -


Mum saw me colouring with my Spectrum Noirs and asked if she could 'have a go'. Hasn't she done SO well on these roses for someone who has never used alcohol markers before? Onya Mum!!

Mum used two stamps from the Elegant Flowers set by Inspired by Stamping. She used some DP in her stash to create a strip of pretty paper to offset the flowers. Some stickles added to the roses for sparkle and a little bow to finish it off. Isn't she clever! LOVE my mum!


We have a fabulous prize thanks to the wonderful Flo Flo this week. Check out these gorgeous sheets from Nicecrane Designs!


The Roosevelt Bears DSL 2

The Roosevelt Bears DSL 1


I'm going to have to go and buy these because they are so adorable! 


Well, that's it for me. You really should go check out the challenge blog and the rest of the amazing inspiration from the DT. 

Thanks so much for looking xx



8 comments:

  1. Hi Kylie. Sweet baby dragon!!! Your coloring is amazing ... and I love the image on the polka-dot background. Your mum's card is so pretty ... obviously she's a natural, just like her daughter! Loll xx

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  2. Wow your Mum's card really is stunning, so pretty-when is she starting her blog you last year?? And the baby dragon is adorable-can see why you are now an accredited colourist! x

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  3. What an adorable little dragon! I love how you put the circle image over the polka dot DSP. It looks great together! :) Awesome colors too!

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  4. Gorgeous colouring on your cute dragon, Kylie, and he looks great on that dotty background. Your mum's card is so pretty! Sue x

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  5. I am so excited for you! There is something very special about a new baby. Have a wonderful time visiting. No doubt giving lots of cuddles! he he! Precious! Fantastic baby card. Beautifully coloured. Looove your roses on the second card. They have a real vintage feel about them.
    Take care and have fun.
    Hugs, Flo x

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  6. What a sweet sweet image and card! I think the dots look great and I love how you described how you didn't want to have too many of them since your dragon is still just a baby! :) So cute! Well done mum too -those roses look stunning. Hugs!

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  7. Such a cute card - that DP goes so perfectly with your image (nice coloring by the way!). Your mom did a terrific job too :o) Hope you are having a fabulous time hugging that baby.

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  8. Hi Kylie. What a cute little dragon!!! Love it, adding the spots makes for perfect colouring. Your mum's roses are great too! Hugs Monika xxx

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