Friday, February 17, 2012

Surf'n Santa Card

I am so excited to finally have found an Australian site that is all about copics. So far with my browsing and reading I've found it very helpful and mostly inspirational. Many tutorials to be read to improve your copic skills. But best of all links to where I can purchase copics so that I can build up my collection. I hope that you will pop over and check out Copic Oz.


What's the Challenge?
This month is a colour challenge.  
Create a project (card, layout, off the page) using ANY of the Copic Marker Colours on the list above!!! (R46, R59, G40, BG53, BG93, BG96, E87, BV31, RV55, YR24, V20, V25)....or as close to as possible.

How lucky was I to stumble upon copic oz to find out that if I got a wriggle on I could enter their latest challenge. I'd only just printed out 'Surf'n Santa' to colour as a sample for the upcoming new digital image for my store and had him sitting there waiting for me to make a start on him. I was so pleased to discover that in my limited supply of copic sketch markers that I had 3 of the colours listed above. R59 (Cardinal) G40 (Dim Green) and YR24(Pale Sepia). I do think that Santa is a giving himself away with his holly covered board-shorts and his monogrammed initials on his tank top. I coloured him and then cut him out and pop dotted him onto the front of my card. I created the waves in the top corner by ripping the metallic blue paper, roughly curling the edges and layered them on top of each other. 

I still consider myself a novice when it come to designing cards but there is always one place that I head to first for inspiration and that is over my my mate Priscilla at her monthly sketch challenge.

Midnight Madness FEB Monthly Sketch Challenge #135 (MMSC135)

 Her design team with their amazing samples inspire me and kick my own mojo into gear to come up with something. As the sketch had 2 triangles to work with, I found that it was perfect to adapt to a folded card so that Santa also became apart of the inside design. I kept the inside simple with a small arrangement of hand picked shells from our golden beaches collected here on the Gold Coast. The Midnight Madness challenge also included a twist with a Valentines/Love themed creation and I think Santa's love of his favourite vacationing spot would count. Hence the blue heart.
Thank you to my daughter for taking the photo's for me in the daylight (I just don't get home from work in time to catch the natural light) and to Alex for a loan of his sandpit to act as the backdrop. I've never thought of taking an aerial shot before and was most impressed when I seen this one on the chip.

I am hoping to get the new 'Surf'n Santa' into my store this weekend along with the Easter bunny. I've also got 2 new word art sheets to prepare for My Store.
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look.


  1. Oh Wow Vickie, every card you make is such a work of art, Your Surfer Santa is to cute for words, adding the shells and and heart shape water is to cool. Hope you win.

  2. I just LOVE that image, and your colouring is just perfect! The pix are great to showcase your AWESOME card! Thanks for joining us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #135. I look forward to your entry for the next challenge.
    Jen Leeflang

  3. Your card is a fabulous creation!!! Just love it. What a great idea for how to make the waves. I love easel cards, but have never tried to do the angle one. You have inspired me to try one.

  4. Hi Nana Vic,

    Congratulations on your win! Fabulous card and well deserved win.

    Totally envious but wishing you the best.


    Kasey ~ in Oz

  5. Nana Vic, this is so cool in every sense of the word! Awesome design, fun image, beautiful coloring and the texture is over the top gorgeous! WOW! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Midnight Madness.

  6. Your card is so much fun! I love the dimension and all of the textures. What a great image.
    Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this month!


Thanks in Advance to taking time to leave me a comment, they sure do brighten my day.
*Hugs* Nana Vic / Nightowl


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