Wednesday 4 May 2016

Addicated to Stamps and More #192

Hi there

There's a new challenge just starting over at Addicted to Stamps and More and following our challenge sequence, this week we're back with our regular challenge...

Make Your Mark
Please include the use of markers, paints, chalks, watercolours, etc. on your creation

Our Sponsor this week is the fabulous Sami Stamps who are offering a prize of a $12 gift certificate.

I decided to have a go at no line colouring and chose to use a Zig pen and water.  For some silly reason I chose a really detailed stamp and every petal had to be coloured separately.  I think I overworked some areas but not too bad for a first attempt, I won't be giving up the day job any time soon though!

I stamped the Chrysanthemum in a pale Distress Ink onto some mixed media paper and set to work.  I added a tiny amount of ink from the pen to the base of each petal and then drew the ink out to the tips with a wet brush.  You really don't need to add much ink as these pens are very highly pigmented.  And this was all done with one pink pen! I'm a bit disappointed that the stamped lines can still be seen, I was hoping they would soften more with the water.  Perhaps I'll try a different type of paper next time.  I finished off by adding the sentiment in black and some scattered sequins, and then mounted flat onto a purple card base (which is showing up a lot bluer in my photo!)

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Uniko - Pure Florals Chrysanthemum; Clearly Besotted - Brushed Greetings II
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Antique Linen; Versafine - Onyx Black; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen - Pink
  • Cardstock: Daler Rowney - Mixed Media; Bazzill Basics - Purple
  • Accents: Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Sparkling Rainbow Sequin Mix

Challenge entries:

The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #148 - Feminine
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #174 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

My teamies have created some lovely cards this week which can be found over at the main challenge blog.  Lots of different mediums can be used for our Make your Mark challenge so we would love to see your creations in the gallery this week.

Bye for now.


  1. This really caught my coloured this flower so beautifully and with great detail from the darker to the looks almost like an actual picture

  2. Please don't be disappointed - this is stunning! The dimension you've achieved with the water colouring is simply amazing. Just brilliant!

  3. Wow Anita, that colouring in is fantastic and it looks so realistic. Absolutely amazing.
    Lots of love

  4. Gorgeous! I'm amazed at your no line colouring - really it is spectacular because it is so hard to do (trust me I'm still trying!!) and I'm even more impressed hat you've done it with Zigs!!! Xx

  5. Stunning chrysanthemum card. Beautiful colouring and so realistic x

  6. Oh my gosh Anita...You did an amazing job with the no line watercoloring technique on the bloom! I love how you added dimension with your shading, and of course your CAS design is just beautiful! A really stunning card!

  7. Breathtaking!! You did a fantastic job on the no lines, it looks like you can pick the flower right off the card! Live the added sparkle, too ;)
    XO Susan

  8. Wow this looks so beautiful, perfect colours. So eye catching.

  9. Great card! It caught my eye. Hugs, Maja

  10. Stunning card,Anita and perfect coloring...WOW...hugs,Ċ½eljka

  11. Awesome, awesome colouring! Your card looks fabulous and I would never have thought that this look was achieved with only one marker! Love your card! Happy crafting, Maike

  12. your no-line coloring looks fantastic


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