And that brings us to this week's challenge - it's another of our very popular ones - MAKE YOUR MARK. By that we mean your project MUST include the use of markers - Copics, Promarkers, Aqua Pens, Pencils, it's your choice. Here's my card:
Stamps: StampArt Design - Owl-ways Yours; PTI - Wet Paint III
Inks: Versamark; Distress - Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed
Dies: Spellbinders - Circles Lg (S4-114) #4, Crown Circles (S4-302) #3
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Tim Holtz Watercolour Paper; Stampin' Up! DP - Wild Wasabi; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella Brush - Clear; Cuttlebug EF - Chicken Wire; Gold Embossing Powder; Sequins
Our sponsor this week is StampArt Design and I've used Kathryne's cute little owl on my card. The winner of this week's challenge will get 5 of Kathryne's digi images - they are fab! I used a couple of challenges in the making of this card. I used the layout from CAS(E) this Sketch! - CTS#82 and over at Time Out Challenges - TOC#8 we were asked to CASE Donna Mikasa's beautiful card.
The elements that I've CASEd from Donna's card are the chicken wire theme, although I've dry embossed it rather than stencilled, the bold colours and the sequins. I've also used a heat embossed sentiment, but mine is on the inside of the card. To make the background I rubbed distress ink pads on the Cuttlebug folder, added the watercolour paper and then ran the lot through the Big Shot. I cut the panel to size and the spritzed with water to get the colours to blend a little more. The little owl was printed twice onto white card and I used the "out-of-the-box" technique to die cut the owl, so that the leaves are hanging out of the circle. I coloured both images with Copics and cut out the branches, leaves and flowers to layer onto the base image. I also added a touch of sparkle to the flowers and heart with the Wink of Stella brush - you can't see it in the photo, but it is really pretty. I layered the image onto a Crown Circle die cut for a bit of added colour. I finished the front with some sequins. On the inside I cut a mat layer of design paper and stamped a birthday sentiment, using the three colours of Distress ink that I used on the front, on the white panel.
For more inspiration using Markers on your projects, check out our blog. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make - have fun!!
If you've been reading my blog over the last couple of weeks, you will know that I've been following the Football World Cup. Yes, I really like football. By the time this post goes live, we will know the teams playing in the Quarter-Finals, and I really hope that USA get through. I'll update later to let you know!! That's all for now - see you soon.