Monday, 28 May 2012

Distress Markers!!! Yay!!!

Hi again,

Wow, what a week! In the midst of it all, it was extremely theraputic to sit down and play with my new... Distress Markers!!! Yay (thank you Mr B :) !!!

I really wanted to try out the Distress Markers by Tim Holtz because I absolutely love Distress inks, but I do more colouring than distressing myself, so I wanted to do some watercolouring, and use some of the amazing techniques that ones like Tim Holtz and Jennifer McGuire have demonstrated.

And so enter today's card:

I thought I'd use my Hero Arts Floating Blossoms stamp which has lovely large areas to colour, and I also wanted to try something that I can't easily do with normal distress inks, which is colour a background without masking!!!

Here's a close-up of the flowers and background:

I heat-embossed the flower stamp onto watercolour paper, coloured away and then spritzed the page with some water. Then I coloured onto my craft sheet, sprayed with water, and then coloured the background with my Ranger waterbrush. The look is very imperfect, but that was what I was looking for because, when you zoom out and look at the whole thing, it gives it a cloudy effect.

I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo - I think I was a bit heavy-handed, and I'd only do the very edges next time, I think.

I finished it off with some pearls - the flower centres were customised using my beloved Copics :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Anything Goes

Thanks for looking today!!!


  1. Wow, love the effect you have achieved. Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe.
    Hugs Tracy x

  2. That flower background you colored looks beautiful =) Thanks for joining our YCU challenge!

  3. Hi Natasha! I came across your blog through the "Out & About" from The Moxie Fab World. You have a very impressive work! Love this card and how you beautifully put the colors together!

  4. Absolutely beautiful in this pretty soft colors. A Definite WOW!


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