Wednesday, 20 June 2012

1st Challenge at Addicted to Stamps.

It's arrived - the first ever challenge for Addicted to Stamps and the challenge is to:
Make Your Mark
That is you create your project using markers - Promarkers, Copics, Stampin' Write markers etc.
I love my Promarkers and have used them a lot in the past but just at the moment my preference is my Stampin' Write markers. They are special in that they can colour directly on to your stamps. So instead of one stamp inked with one ink pad you can colour each individual element of one stamp in a different colour.
Here is my very first dt piece for the challenge


Can you see how each stripe on the balloons is coloured differently? I love that about these markers. To match the colours of my balloons I have also coloured the tiny flowers with markers and the sentiment label. My sky and hills were sponged with ink that had been scribbled onto an acrylic block - careful when doing this as the ink is more concentrated than when it comes off the ink pad,
My stamps are: Up, Up and Away, Simply Said, Flight of the Butterfly and Field Flowers. The colours I have used are all from the In Colour range.
It would be so nice to see you over there - hopefully I will be visiting your blogs very soon and please stay tuned for our monthly scrapbook challenge too. Bye for now - Jacqueline xx

13 comments:

  1. Hi there, such a pleasure to be working with you on ATS, love your card and the fabulous way you have used the markers. The sponged background is so pretty and beautifully done.

    Marie

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  2. I love this summery card the colours are gorgeous!
    suzi b xx

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  3. Love the gorgeous rainbow of colours on your balloons, and that sponging is fabulous. Great card!

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  4. I also love the verstility of the SU! markers. I too use them straight onto stamps and they give such an awesome effect. This card is just lovely. My step-mother turns 60 next month and we are giving her a Hot Air Balloon ride as a present. This card will be perfect for her - thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful card Jacqueline. Super colouring with your SU pens - it has a wonderfully summery feel. Great to be working with you on ATS.

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  6. What a wonderfully summery card Jacqueline. Love the use of the SU markers - really makes the balloons stand out. Great to be working with you on the ATS DT.

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  7. Beautiful card Jacqueline, love the effect these markers give. Great background too! Lovely to be with you on the ATS DT:)
    Val x

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  8. Many congratulations on your new DT position Jacqueline and your card is a fabulous first project. The scene is gorgeous and the balloons look so lovely against the background.
    Hugs, Fliss xx
    PS: Off to check out the challenge.

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  9. I agree with you about the SU markers Jacqueline - that's how I use mine mostly and I don't know what I'd do without them! I absolutely love the scene you've created with these gorgeous balloons and in such fabulous colours too! Vicky x

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  10. Definitely a stunner, Jacqueline! I LOVE SU! markers, too--I've been collecting them a few at a time over the years and am sooooo glad to have them!!! Can't wait to play along with you all--this sounds like such fun! :)

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  11. I agree about the markers as well. In fact I can't imagine how I crafted for so long without them. They are absolutely indispensable to me now. This is a brilliant scene with some smashing stamps.

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  12. Guess what I ordered today??? Yep! This stamp set. I cannot wait to use it lol.

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  13. Love the scene you've created Jacqueline and your hot air balloons look fab. Colouring straight onto the stamps saves a lot of faffing!! x

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