Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Get Well Soon

Hi Everyone!

I hope you have all been doing well! See? I told you I wouldn't stay away for long! I recently purchased my very first set of distress markers; and let me just say...I am totally IN LOVE!! They are fabulous. I had no idea how versatile they are! I cannot wait to get more. I only have about 13 so far, but I was amazed at how many different backgrounds I was able to make. I will be sharing some of these creations over the next few days. For this card, I used the Mojo Monday sketch this week and I'm also linking this to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge to showcase your favorite things you use while stamping and crafting. My favorite things to use while crafting are distress inks, not just the markers but the ink pads as well.
My favorite thing about them is knowing they can be used in such a wide variety of ways and that even if you use the same technique and the same colors, you will more than likely never achieve the same result twice! For my card today, for example, I used watercolor paper, a mini mister, along with various distress pads to make the colored panel on the left side. The chevron background piece was created with my new distress markers and watercolor brush. I stamped the balloon with Memento rich cocoa ink and then used the markers to color it in. I edged all the panels using the blending tool. It was a fun card to make! That's all for me today! Thanks for visiting with me. Until next time....


1. Mojo Monday: Sketch

2. Loves Rubberstamps: Anything Goes

3. Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

4. Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes

Paper: Crushed Curry (SU) Canyon Clay, Aqua Mist, (PTI) Watercolor paper
Stamps: Up Up and Away (Verve Stamps), Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)
Inks: Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Faded Jeans, Antique Linen
Markers: Faded Jeans, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen 


Cindy Groh said...

Beautiful card. I saw it on the TTCRD blog and wanted to pop in and tell you I like it. I just adore hot air balloons. They never get old.

Sandra said...

What a pretty card! Love the colors and the blending! Really sweet. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Candy C said...

Dori...this is such a happy, colorful and beautifully done card! I love your design and how you've layered and matted those background papers. Your stamped hot air balloon in the scalloped circle is so cute and beautifully colored. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card. Love those distress ink backgrounds.

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at TTCRD. We look forward to seeing you again.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful! You are putting those markers to good use. Love the balloon image and the great design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Dangina Martinez said...

Oh My, this sure is pretty. I feel in love with your colors and design. We are so Happy you could join us this week here at Loves Rubber Stamps. Come Again Real Soon.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Rachel B. said...

Great card!

Laura Love said...

What a gorgeous card! I love how you did your chevron panel - such gorgeous colors you chose! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope to see you play along with us again soon! :)

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