Monday, 6 August 2012

Make Your Mark

Over at the Addicted To Stamps blog the 'Make Your Mark' Challenge #2 is up and running - the challenge basically involves using markers in your project - all the details of the challenge can be found HERE

Now I'm not the biggest marker fan, I do have a few pro markers and spectrum noir pens but I just never seemed to be able to get the hang of shading and blending and wotnot!  BUT.....then distress markers arrived!  Now these were more my kinda thing!  I haven't had them very long so I'm sure I still have an awful lot to learn about them but so far I'm loving the effect they can produce.  Here is the card I would like to enter into the Addicted To Stamps challenge:

Firstly I would like to apologise for the poor quality of the photos, there seems to be a shadow on them which I didn't notice at the time,  but the little topper and the card blank are actually the same colour.

I cut out the little topper using a xcut die and my cuttlebug.  The stamp is from a papermania set by Lucy Cromwell which is just so sweet.  I stamped it using versafine black ink, once dry I used my distress markers on my craft mat with a little bit of water and a paint brush to colour in the image.  The distress markers I used were antique linen, dusty concord, victorian velvet, forest moss, stormy sky and tumbled glass.

I mounted up my little topper with foam pads, added a thin piece of pink ribbon, and then finished off by stamping the sentiment in the bottom corner which is also from papermania.

Thanks for stopping by, Claire x


  1. I love your CAS design and the way you have coloured your flower. I'm glad you have challenged yourself to use your markers. I love markers and need a little more practice but I think you have done a wonderful job. Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

  2. Beautiful colouring Claire, love the stamp as well:) I've not got any distress markers yet but the effect is lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at ATS this week.
    Val x

  3. Lovely card, Claire. The rose image is a beauty. Sue x

  4. What a beautiful card and I adore the flower and how you have colored it. Im a newcomer to markers too but am slowly becoming addicted. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at ATS and good luck.


  5. Beautiful card Claire - I've just got the DI markers as well. They certainly give a great effect. Thanks for joining us at ATS.

    Karen x

  6. I love the subtle colour of your flower Claire - perhaps I need to invest in some of the DI markers as well. You've definitely got me intrigued so I'm heading off to investigate in a moment...

    Thanks so much for joining us at ATS this week and do hope to see you back again soon.