Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mad For Markers New Challenge - Australia Day Colours


I feel like I have been glued to the TV or radio these last few days. The stories that are coming out about the floods in Queensland (and now NSW and Vic) are just incredible.

It is times like these though that I am incredibly proud to be Australian.  I know that we Australians are quite often knocked for our casual "She'll be right Mate" attitude but today we are showing the world that we are actually a nation of strong, proud and resilient individuals that instinctively pull together in times of need. Today it wasn't so much case of "She'll be right Mate" that I saw on the news, but rather a "Do you need a hand Mate" that made my chest swell with pride. There was footage of people in waste deep water working together to salvage what little they could before the expected flood peak in Brisbane. There were friends, neighbours and strangers all working together. So many tragic stories of devastation and loss are coming to light and I ask you all to spare a thought for the thousands of families affected and that are still enduring this slow motion distaster that is weaving it's way down our east coast.

You can donate to the relief efforts online at the Qld Premier's Flood Relief Appeal (International donations are also welcome)
Moving on now to the current challenge over at Mad For Markers which is quite timely really as Australia day is celebrated here on January 26th. We would love to see your creations in our national colours of RED,WHITE and BLUE or Green and Gold.

For my card today I have used a Kenny K image "Honey Sparks"

Here is the list of Copics used to colour this image

Skin - E000, E00, E11 and R20
Hair, Sunglasses and Boots - C1, C3, C5, C7, C9 and 100
Clothes - R22, R24, R27, R29, R46 and R59

Head on over to the Mad For Markers Challenge Blog to get your daily dose of inspiration and to link up your creation. I can't wait to see it!!

For all your Copic and related supplies head on over to Mad For Markers online store.

Mad For Markers post to Australia and New Zealand and stock a large range of Copic Markers, Blending Card, Masking Paper etc.

You can also check out the store blog and challenge blog for tips, tutorials and inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by

Michelle :-)


Holly said...

Wow Michelle, your coloring is spectacular! I think your cutting around the image is done so perfectly it almost looks die cut!

Shirley-anne said...

Honey Sparks is stunning!
Colouring is amazing . Image just jumps off that card front .

heidy said...

Oh wow Michelle,this is stunning!!
XXX Heidy

Kaz said...

Hi Michelle

Thanks so much for your lovely comment, life has got so busy here, have returned to work so not as much time to craft......also the weather has been so cold -12 in the evenings, my shed is in the garden so its just too cold to create in there. Yes am shaking with excitement.....cannot wait til Tims workshop......seems to have come round really quick! thinking of you all in Australia, it looks like you are all getting hit with bad weather too, hope you have not been too badly affected. I will get back to blogging, hopefully by the weekend! Great to hear from you spk soon


Emma said...

Such a fabulous card Michelle, amazing colouring.
Hugs Emma x

Kristel said...

Woww this is gorgeous Michelle!
Hugs Kristel

Lisa Jane said...

Hello Michelle - i watch the news here each day and just cant believe the devastation. my heart goes out to everyone affected.
LOve the card - your colouring is just awesome .. as usual.

Beverley said...

Michelle...I hope you stay safe...I have all of Australia and you in my prayers.

Stampin' HUGZ

Marlene said...

Wow - that is one sassy little image!! Beautifully colored, as well!

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Michelle! Fabulous image and your colouring is awesome! I love the layout too, really beautiful! Thinking of all Australian people... Hugs Delphine xx

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi Michelle! This card is spectacular! Your color is always wonderful and this beauty is no exception. I just love it! Hugz, Cheryl

Chelsea said...

WooHoo! this is one hot card! I love the red white and blue theme!

Alicia said...

Awesome card Michelle! Love your colouring as always!!
Alicia xx