Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Captain america

Helo and thank you for stopping by and a welcome to my newest followers.
 Today I have a tag for you, A great image of my favourite comic book hero, I have been reading the  Captain America comics for the last 20 odd years and when I saw this image over at the Octopode Factory I new I had to have it and as I have been on a copic's mission the last few weeks it was a no brainer.The image was printed on to craft card stock and then coloured with copic's and fussy cut, finally I clear embossed the image twice.
The tag was cut using my Tim Holtz tag die and cut from mount board, I am using this for all my ATC's and Tags as it is a much nicer surface to work on, no warping or creasing. I swiped the tag with broken china distress stain and then a light swipe with the picket fence stain to give a washed out look, I then gave it a quick spritz with water to get the mottled texture.
 I then stamped in Archival blue ink the faux stitching and then added the snow flakes stamping with white, its a very delicate stamp but with the back ground it gives a sort of blizzard look (there are a few snow flake challenges this week ;) )
I stuck Cap to the tag and then added the metal eyelets with my punch, I also added a metal washer around the tags eye.The clip/chain is from Tim Holtz, to finish off I added the word Hero, these letters are also from Tim, one of his sticker books, the edges were sanded and stained with walnut stain.

I would also like to share another copics colours ATC, its another Delicious Doodles image, this one is called Ivy Queen and has been designed by Terri, One of the Haunted Design House DT minions I have the pleasure of working with.
The image has been sized and coloured and glued to a mount board atc blank cut from my Tim Holtz die, it was then given two coats of clear embossing powder.

I would like to enter the Captain America tag into a couple of challenges.

Over at the Octopode Factory they are having a Snow time challenge.

Over at Simon Says Stamp And Show their theme is Embrace The Old, the back ground has been made with my old faves the distress inks and I have used and old favourite technique spritz n flick.

Incy Wincy Designs are having a Something new challenge, The Octopode image and Tim Holtz chain clip are new.

Lexis Creations have an Anything Goes challenge at the mo.

Love To Create are having a Winter Wonderland challenge.

I would like to enter the ATC into the challenge over at Delicious Doodles the challenge there is Sparkle and Shine, Hopefully the clear embossing counts to the shine side of the challenge.

I would like to enter both images into the challenge over at Digi Galore both are new images for me. Not sure if I can enter them both, if not the I would like to enter the tag. x

I would like to enter the Cap tag into a new group I joined called Outlawz Challenges their Tuesday challenge is a colour challenge,at least 2 blues and white.


  1. Fab makes , looks like you are loving the copics
    Love the idea-ology additions on your tag xx trace

  2. Both are absolutely brilliant Mark. I know I've said it a lot in the Digi Galore FB group, but damn..I love your style. :)

    Thank you for sending this our way at the Octopode Factory Friday Challenge. (That way I get to ogle it a bit more.) Goodluck hun and keep crafting!

  3. You really are getting to be a dab hand with the Copics Mark, your colouring on Captain America is amazing. Love the ATC image too and again, great colouring. Wishing you luck with all those challenges too. Anne x

  4. Fabulous , love Captain America. Love the chain at the too and the eyelets. Fantastic colouring. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  5. I do like the Captain America, nice and bright, in these dull January days. Love Francesca

  6. Your colouring is superb. Love the tag, the metal attachment is fab and the bright colours make it really stand out. Loving the colouring on Teri's image too. x

  7. Wow! Captain America looks fantastic - the colouring is amazing, and what a great tag! The eyelets are fab, so cool!
    Alison x

  8. Your Captain America tag is fantabulosa!!! Beautiful shading & colour. Love the subtle background on the tag, with the faux stitching & white snow. It's a perfect contrast against the stamp of CA. If you were around the corner, I'd be straight over for a lesson with Copics. :) Px

  9. Haha, mark,

    Captain America never looked cooler!!! Great colours and an awesome design!!

    Claudia x

  10. Wonderful work and the colouring on both is fabulous, wonderfully done Mark. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

  11. lovely.....Octopode is always a winner.


  12. Your recent copics work is seriously inspiring - some people seem to frown at the use of digis and images like this but you are proving that they can be just as funky as any other altered art. For that I thank you.
    Love the background for this. Mark, you are a star. Hugs, Jenny x

  13. Great tag-love that captain America!Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.

  14. Such a cool tag - awesome colouring!!! Fab design and layout too -tfs at TOFF!

  15. Your coloring on both of these is fantastic! The metal embellishments on the Captain America tag are awesome and the Ivy Queen ATC is beautiful!

  16. Hallo Mark,
    deine Karten sind einfach grandios gestaltet und coloriert.
    Liebe Grüße, Anja