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