Its a new day its a new dawn and I’m feeling gooood !!! and why you may ask, well……..drum roll ……….the lovely and talented and with undoubtedly good taste lol Kylie of Addicted to Stamps has invited me to join her along with five super talented ladies to be part of her new venture a weekly challenge for one and all ! I feel privileged and honoured to be part of this wonderful group of talented crafters and especially as this is a new venture. There will be weekly challenges and also for the scrapbookers amongst you a monthly one so something for everyone. I do hope you will find the time in your busy schedules to come along and play with us
Our first challenge is ” Make your Mark ” anything goes as long as your use markers. Well , when I saw the theme for this first challenge I was ready for handing in my resignation ! I have only used markers once and that was one colour on a Fimo heart ! My knees buckled my legs turned to Jelly and I went in search of my very limited colouring implements which had been purloined long ago by my younger son to deface , he says to enhance his school books. What did I find to my dismay …..about 10 markers, five without lids and these of course were the colours I wanted and the rest well you can all be the judge by looking at my card ! Being a Saturday afternoon the shops were closed and I needed to make my card in a jiffy so here I present for you my very first creation with dried up Promarkers !. I practiced all day Sunday (what did we do before you tube !!!) and I was fearful that I wouldn’t have anything to show you but here it is…..
Thought I would give you a close up of my rubbish sorry amazing colouring !!! This is known as the black magic technique, you stamp the image onto black card in white ink , I tried both Stazon and SU, SU is in my humble opinion a better base. Once the ink is dry you then colour over it with pencils , as the challenges was markers that’s what I used ,then you add willy nilly ( Vicky aka Crafting Claire please help me here with the spelling ) white marker pen to highlight the image ) and Bobs your uncle ( you Brits remember that saying !! ) it worked well sort of .
I stuck another of my superbly coloured ( tongue in cheek ) butterflies on the inside , it seemed a shame to leave it off as I had made so many of them, in other words I made it so you are seeing it !!!
I used Hero Arts butterfly and die cut for the image , Spellbinders for the frame cut with foam and one of my new Sizzix embossing folders for the base. Now if I can do it then so can you !!!! So please come over to Addicted to Stamps to see what the experts, in other words the rest of the DT have created to inspire us , I am definitely inspired and will be seeking out some one to one lessons !
We would love for you to like us on Facebook as we will be announcing our winners there too ….so come on why not pop over to Addicted to Stamps for all of the details and maybe even join us cos I know you are all addicted to stamps !!
I would also like to enter this into the Bearly-Mine challenge who are asking us to use flowers on our cards.