All posts filed under: Coloring with Markers

New In Color blitz!

Hey everyone!!   Hope you all had a great weekend!  Here we are back to our routines and almost Tuesday!  We had a lovely weekend.  We took the boys to see the new Ice Age movie  and  we had dinner with friends on Saturday, and then a bbq with family on Sunday.  Busy but fun!! I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge yesterday.  I turned the sketch, changed the colors and dp, and used a different, yet similar stamp.    I am enjoying these bright yummy new In Colors from Stampin’ UP!  How about you?  Sometimes I find I need time to let the colors sort of grow on me, but this time I really like them!  I might get a little sick of them after a while, since I usually like softer colors, but, for now I’m having fun! I played with my copics again with this image.   I don’t have any brown so I used Memento rich cocoa for her hair.  I love that my old satin purely pomegranate ribbon matches so well …

Copic Creation

Hi everyone!!   I’m so excited !!  Today I received my new SU! catalog (wow!  stamp sets) and new stamps I had ordered, as well as my first ever COPIC Markers!! Now, I am a pretty dedicated card maker/stamper, but  I thought I could go on just fine without these markers. Especially since I have never really liked coloring my images with markers before.  I usually use a watercolor technique with my inks and blender pen, or watercolor crayons. Even after months of seeing talented stampers using these vibrant colored markers and all the chatter that has been going on about them, I still managed to pass over them when shopping.  I even withstood temptation when my local scrapbook store got them in stock a few months ago!  BUT, what finally did me in, was FLOURISHES!!  They just made it too darn easy to buy them.  I HAD TO!!  Do you know what they did?? They packaged Copics in smart little bundles of natural color blends, making it super easy to figure out just what colors …

Color Your World

I was inspired to make this butterfly card thinking I would use black ink only for Sharon’s Stamp simply challenge, but as I was making it I decided it would be fun to stamp one in rainbow colors!  Ooops, there goes the challenge!  I guess I’ll have to try again!  See, I told you I’m not always good at  following the rules! ~wink~. Using markers is a great way to get multiple colors on one stamp, for a rainbow effect.  I used Martha Stewart art markers in pink, turquoise, orange and blue,  to “paint” on my rubber stamp “Priceless” set butterfly from Stampin’ Up!  When coloring stamps with markers, it’s a good idea to start with the lightest color and apply the darkest last, so your marker tips won’t get mucked up.  It’s a simple card, but I think it has “high impact”  with these high contrast colors. Let me know what you think, and thanks so much for stopping by! Have a creative day!