Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Don't Make Me Use Markers!!!

Supplies: Image by Peachy Keen, sentiment by Hero Arts. SU Markers, Blender Pen, MS Loopy Border punch, Basic Grey Brads, gingham ribbon.
It's Belli Challenge day, and this week we want to see what you can do with water based markers!! Remember those?? Before the days of Copics? Aghhhhh!!!! I gotta say, this was tough, and I learned very quickly that I've been completely spoiled by Copics!! I have to pass on to you though...after I finished my card, I happened upon this blog "Ruths Stamping Corner" and she has a great tutorial on coloring with markers...talk about a "duh" moment!! I had completely forgotten the technique. So stop there if you have any apprehensions about coloring with water based markers for some good tips!! The images we got to use for the Challenge were provided to us this week from Peachy Keen! Such adorable images, check them out here!! Peachy Keen Stamps. If you would like a chance to win a FREE stamp from Peachy Keen, join in the Belli Challenge this week -- show us what you can do with WATER BASED markers!!! Post your card to the Creative Belli Blog using Mr. Linky or if you upload to another gallery website, use Keyword CBC72 and leave a comment letting us know you posted your card! The image I chose from Peachy Keen is Happy Scarecrow. He's totally colored using SU markers and a blender pen. You can see by this close-up that the blender pen and I battled it out, and the result is not pretty!! Ya know, it just doesn't work much like the colorless Copic blending pen at all!! There was much "pilling" and fiber shedding. But I persevered alas, can't win 'em all!! He is what he is!! LOL!!! I drew a plaid pattern on the corner of the reverse side of the main layer (yes, with SU markers!) and folded it over to add a little dimension and interest. The sentiment is stamped in Craft Whisper White ink. I punched the bottom border with Martha's Loopy border punch and finished it off with a fat gingham ribbon and coordinating brads. Be sure to check out the other Creative Belli girl's Blogs for gorgeous inspiration using water-based markers! See my sidebar for their blog links!! Have a great day!!

12 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

Boy, did you ever ROCK this challenge, Anne!!!!! I LOVE your coloring on that adorable image...absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Every little detail is just perfect...the beautiful ribbon, scallops, and corner treatment...love it all!!!!!

Ceal said...

I agree with Joan! Your card is awesome. I just adore the plaid corner and ribbon. Rock on!

Charlene said...

Fabulous detail and your coloring is out of this world! Great card!!

Fern said...

What a fabulous card Anne. It doesn't look like you had ANY problem at all coloring this sweet little guy. Love that loopy border... :o)

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Ya know, one has to look REALLY hard to find anything wrong with your coloring, my friend. If you hadn't blabbed about it and shown a closeup shot, no one would have been the wiser ;-) But, I love your honesty and the great tips and your card is just awesome. You did a great job - you really brought the scarecrow and the sunflower to life.

Now let's get our Copics back out, shall we??? ;-)

Chrissy D said...

May I DITTO everything everyone else said? FABULOUS card - great coloring - I struggled with this one as I have become dependent with my Copics!

jdmommy said...

Holey Moley GF! This is fabulous!! I LOVE the plaid you MADE and folded down!! That part alone knocked my socks off! I thought the coloring was VERY hard, too, but your looks wonderful! Great job!

Joanne Travis said...

Anne, this is awesome!! I love your coloring here. I have the hardest time with the SU markers for coloring too. Your is as smooth as can be, I could never do that!

Julia Aston said...

what a cute little farm yard scene Anne! you did super with your coloring too! I haven't touched mine since first Prismacolor markers and then Copics! Love that loopy punch on the bottom and the great gingham ribbon!!

Dani said...

oooooowweeeennnnnnn

My DS Owen thinks your coloring is fabulous! And so do I! Wonderful job!

raindropecho said...

Wow look at that coloring! I love that little corner fold, too! I'm glad to have had the chance to join you gals at the Belli Challenges this month :)
- Ann

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Impressive coloring with those SU markers, Anne! What a darling card!