Wednesday 20 March 2013

ATSM - Challenge #37 - Make your Mark!!

Hi there! There are some awesome things going on over at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge blog! I hope you pop over to check it all out and participate in our latest challenge.
This challenge is called 'Make your Mark' which means you can create anything you choose as long as you use markers - this means alcohol markers, watercolour markers etc.
I received a little present in the mail yesterday from my wonderful friend, Loll. We had been discussing different watercolour paper and Loll gave me some wonderful tips as I had been having trouble with mine. Loll explained some differences and then proceeded to send some of hers to me!! Thank you so much Loll, I hope I have done it justice ;) I have certainly had some fun practising.
Here is my DT card -
I have used a Penny Black stamp for this birthday card.
When using my Stampin' Write markers for watercolour, I squiggle some of the ink onto a white bread plate and then pick it up with my Aqua painter to give the image a light wash of colour.
Once dry, with the same colour I use the marker directly onto the image and use my blender pen to blend the colours. Depending on the shade I want to achieve, I will go one colour darker and keep blending.
I did a fair bit of layering for this card which is unusual for me but I actually intended to create a 'busy' card.
The flowers are from Inspired by Stamping. The butterfly are two dies from Memory Box which I have glittered up using double sided sticky paper.
Now it is your turn to show us how you use your markers. Pop on over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the DT's beautiful projects!

This card will also be entered into the following challenges -

The Outlawz - Monday Greeting Cards - Layers
Crafty Sentiments - Flowers Galore
Creative Creations - The Letter B (Balloons, Butterfly, Blue)
Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Hi Kylie
    Your practicing with colouring really paid off! Loving all the shading you achieved. And also what a brilliant card you made. Love the image and adore the papers you used,not forgetting that fab butterfly of course.
    Michaela xx

  2. Fabulous job Kylie!! I love your watercoloring. What a great idea to use the aqua painter for a light colored wash first and then use the marker directly on top. I will give that a try. Your card is so pretty with all the beautiful layers of DP ... and I love the doily and tilted panel (tiled panels are a challenge for me!). Great stitching detail ... and your rose sprays and glittered butterfly are fabulous embellishments. Loll xx

  3. Gorgeous job coloring Kylie! I'm in awe of all your lovely layering and fabulous embellies too - just awesome.

  4. Really cute card, Kylie! You've made the more layered look work really well, it does not look too busy, only beautiful! :) The colors are great too and you've done beautiful watercoloring.

  5. Gorgeous card Kylie, love all the layering! Apologies for being so late in posting my card, I was so far ahead as well:)
    Val x

  6. This is sooo pretty, Kylie. I love how you've used all the layers and embellis and the stitching is a nice touch.

  7. Fabulous card, love the papers and design, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  8. Lovely layers and gorgeous embellishments Kylie - a stunning card all round - Jacqueline xx

  9. beautiful - love the papers! Thanks for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges with out 'B' challenge - remember you can enter up to three times! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon :) x

  10. I love your card Kylie. I use my markers and Aqua painter alot as I like the softer result, it's a great way to get more from your palette of pens.

    The added stitching detail is inspired

    Bev x

  11. Gorgeous card. The little girl image is soooo cute. Fabulous colouring. The card stock does make all the difference.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Florence x

  12. Lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  13. Gosh Kylie this is super, your talents are boundless love that colouring and shading simple super @!> The PB image is so cute. Lovin the layering it seems you can do just about any style of card and do it beautifully.


  14. Love these pretty colors and the delightful little girl with the balloons! Such pretty flowers too!

  15. Gorgeous card and such a sweet image. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this time.

    Cathy xx

  16. wow she is so twee i love the colours and the layering too x

    love jacquelyn xxx


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