Friday, April 20, 2012

Virginia's View with Letraset markers

Hi!  It's time for another of Virginia's Views over at Lily Pad Cards, and Virginia has given us another gorgeous photo inspiration, hasn't she?
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This time we are being sponsored by Letraset Markers, and they were so kind to send us some sets of their Flexmarkers.  This is my first experience with alcohol markers, so I had a little learning curve, but with some tips from Kathy Racoosin, I'm pleased with the card I made for you today:

LPC Virginia's View #4 for April 20

supplies: white cardstock, Core'dinations orange and dark brown cardstock, Hero Arts CG291 Three Dotted Flowers, Letraset alcohol markers vermillion, mandarin, sunflower, and bright green, CL449 Delicate Blossoms, VersaFine onyx black ink, CL497 Find Joy, Memories Artprint Brown ink,Nesties Labels Eight, various brown buttns, natural jute twine


I borrowed an idea from Shari Carroll at the Hero Arts Blog: mixing 2 sets of stamps together for a whole different look.  Here I used the stems and buds from the tall poppy stamp from the Delicate Blossoms clear set, and superimposed the flowers from Three Dotted Flowers on top of them.  I used these Letraset Flexmarkers from Set 1: vermillion, mandarin, sunflower, and bright green.

Thanks for stopping today.  I hope you'll hop on over to the Lily Pad Cards Blog and see what my teamies did with Virginia's inspiration and their markers.  I know you won't be disappointed!  

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful card, Lin! I love everything about it and your colouring is fantastic!

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  2. Fabulous card Lin, I love poppies so will definitely be taking on the challenge!!

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  3. Get out of town, Lin! Your first attempt with alcohol markers?! You are already a master, based on this! Love the "pot luck" concept with the beautiful flowers - great mix. This is so brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. So beautiful! I love how bold and vibrant your flowers are, Lin! So fun to use two different stamps for them! Hugs and happy weekend! :)

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  5. Lin your card is lovely! All those vibrant oranges and greens combined together with the brown buttons are so beautiful!

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  6. Wowzers Lin!!!! You achieved a stunning result using the markers!!! Gorgeous card!!!

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  7. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love love love the vibrant colors of your flowers!! :)

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  8. This is beautiful and stunning! Your blending is just lovely....

    I'm now a new follower!

    Susan
    www.expressionavenue.blogspot.com

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  9. Looks like you've mastered those markers, Lin! Love the mix of two stamps - great pairing.

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  10. You make such gorgeous cards, Lin! And you always seem to nail every detail! But this one, to me, is sheer perfection! I NEVER would have guessed this was your first time with alcohol markers -- love that you allowed for striations in the colors and didn't force a totally blended look! Spectacular! :)

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  11. Wow, Lin, you have outdone yourself with this card. I think it is gorgeous, perfectly gorgeous.

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  12. Hi Lin, this is gorgeous. I love how you used the stems from the poppies. Very creative. This is beautifully done.

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  13. Fabulous card, Lin... your blending is so beautiful. And a creative mix off stamps
    Have a good weekend

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  14. WOW - your colouring is stunning Lin. These markers seem so vibrant. Love the idea of using the two stamps like this.

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  15. Beautiful card and I thought how clever and brilliant to add the different flowers to the stems of the poppies.

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  16. No surprise you are a quick learner! Lin, this card is DEEEVINE! I hope to see more colored cards from you! Beautiful fussy cutting!

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  17. Amazing card! Those flowers look great! Love the way you mixed the two stamps, they combine perfectly!

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  18. Oh boy, would have never imagined this was your first try at alcohol markers! It's stunning!!!

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  19. WOW! These flowers POP! LOVE your coloring and I LOVE the button centers! BEAUTIFUL:)

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  20. Absolutely amazing coloring! This is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen!! WOW!

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