Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Better Late Than Never

In February I participated in the 30 Day Color Challenge hosted by Kathy at the Daily Marker .  One of the images I colored was one of the first stamps i every bought; Simply Soft from Stampin' Up!

It's meant to be a two step stamp but I wanted to try something new, to me.  I've seen a lot of water coloring of gold or silver embossed images.
And I had just recently gotten my Zig Real Brush Water Color Pens.

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The reviews of these makers were mixed at first so I wasn't first on the band wagon, however, once I heard that they colored best on a specific paper I was in.  I love my Copic markers, but sometimes I want something different to color with.  So based multiple recommendations, I bought them and a pad of  Strathmore Bristol Smooth  Paper.

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Long story long, I stamped one of the flowers from the set onto the smooth paper with Versa-mark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  (I think mine is from Stampin' Up!)  Then I went to work coloring with my new markers.  Here is how they turned out.

It turned out so well that I made it in to a card.  Since Ester was coming up I decided to make it an Easter card.  I pulled some pattern paper from my stash that had the same colors as the flowers.  I didn't think that far ahead, so good thing I have an abundant paper stash. I wanted some more gold on the card to pull the embossing out.  I added some Versa-mark ink to the edges of the flower panel and the edges of the sentiment panel as well.

I added it all to a green  card stock scraps and a green card base.  It's one of the happiest cards I've made in a while.  I really loves how it turned out.


  1. A fabulous card. So colourful x

  2. Hi Jennie, This card is super nice. It reminds me of the kind (style) of card I made more often than not. I like a couple of layers, a colored image, and sentiment somewhere. The color challenge is so cool. I just became aware of them recently. Unfortunately, I was on vacation during this last color challenge, so it was hard to participate. But I did color a few times. Have a great weekend! jeanne

    1. Thank you. The color challenge is very cool.