Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Home Sweet Home

My knowledge of Australian culture is pretty much confined to Nick Cave, early Peter Weir, and Ned Kelly, so I enjoyed researching Australian history again for the Australia Day challenge at Mad for Markers. I've learned so much about copic coloring from this site, and I was so excited about entering their challenges now that I have copic markers that I didn't want a little thing like not being Australian stand in my way.

As the child of another former British colony, I was kinda bummed that I had to use red, white & blue
yet again; but the only info I could find on the yellow and green colors had something to do with wattles, so I decided to blend the two schemes. This cute digi stamp from TLC Creations made the job easy, as did the colorful Australian Cattle Dog.

I chose "Home Sweet Home" as the sentiment because it pretty much sums up the true spirit of nationality. Thanks to the fork trick, I made a bow with three colors of ribbon for a festive final touch. Happy Australia Day!
Mad for Markers Challenge: Australia Day (Red, White & Blue
or Yellow & Green)

Digi stamp:
Doggy Picnic Vintage by TLC Creations
Home Sweet Home by Ray Larabie and Scriptina by Apostrophic Labs

Supplies: Recollections and Core'dinations cardstocks, Fiskars papercutter, ZipDry glue, HP printer & ink, Adobe InDesign, Cricut Expression, SCAL, Offray ribbon, Copic Ciao B color set

Update 1/31/11: This card received a mention in the Mad for Markers Australia Day Challenge. Thanks ladies, I had tons of fun with it!


  1. WOW CJ, so much thought and wonderful effort you have put into this fantastic creation! Love the red, white & Blue coloured jacket lol! Thank you for joining us in our Copic Colouring Australia Day Colours Challenge over at Mad for Markers, take careX:)

  2. Wow! What an awesome post and I'm thrilled with the effort you went to in entering our Australia day challenge .. THANKS :D Love how you combined the 2 colour schemes... and that little dog just looks adorable in his red and blue coat!
    Thanks for joining us at Mad for Markers :D

  3. What a great card and great research! Thanks for joining in our Mad for Marker's Australia Day Challenge! Hope to see you again on our next challenge.
    Alicia xx


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