Sunday, June 27, 2010

Stamping with Markers

I just received this big Hero Arts cling set called Wildflower Garden.  Since it's such a simple design, and easy to color, I decided to do both designs in the set using markers instead of ink.  Both were spritzed before stamping with a mixture of perfect pearls and water, which softens the colors and gives a nice watercolor effect. 
I've used Marvy markers, and I had plenty of time to get all the colors on the stamp without them drying out.  I didn't add any embellishments except the sentiments.....makes for a really easy and fast card.


Supplies: Hero Arts CG1170 Wildflower Garden, unknown clear "Smile", PTI Vintage Baskets sentiments, Marvy Markers, white cardstock, HA mandarin notecard, nestabilities labels one, spiced marmalade distress ink (background on mandarine card), Versafine onyx black (sentiment on sunflower card)

17 comments:

  1. Really pretty and soft spoken! Love the mix of colors on your 2nd card!

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  2. Fantastic cards, Lin! You did a fabulous job with both of them!

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  3. These are both stunning Lin! Just gorgeous! I absolutely love your colour combination on the second card!

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  4. beautiful Lin, such a great effect, love both cards so much!!

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  5. They are both great but I love those colors on the second one!

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  6. Both are just beautiful Lin. Love the idea of using markers and the pearlised water. Such a pretty combo

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  7. Beautiful watercolor images! Lovely summery flowers.

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  8. So pretty! Love the colors you used!

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  9. They are so beautiful! Love how they turned out!

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  10. Love 'em both, Lin! Such a fun technique with a beautiful effect!

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  11. these are so beautiful and delightful, LIn!! love them both!

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  12. Oh these are lovely Lin - just looks like you've painted the flowers on the card. Beautiful effect - I must try it.

    On another topic - thanks so much for your recent lovely comments and yes, elderflowers are the flowers from which elderberries come. I do use the berries too but they are quite sour and Elderberry & Apple jam is my favourite thing to do with them. Its yummy. The easiest way to get the berries from the stalks is to use a fork and just strip them off.

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  13. GORGEOUS Lin!!! Love Your Flower cards That stamp set was made for You!! Thank you for stopping by my blog...I get so busy I don't get lots of time to comment these days...but really appreciate your sweet comments on my blog!! Hugs!

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  14. they look watercolor-ish, soft and pretty!

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  15. Great technique Lin - you did a great job!!!! Your flowers are just beautiful!

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  16. So pretty! I love both cards. Great technique choice for these stamps!

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  17. Lin these are two gorgeous cards! The colours are so beautiful and I love the great watercolour effect!

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