Thursday, July 19, 2007

Playing with Markers

Today is just a simple card. It's actually Dawn's Small Square Pocket Card. I just LOVE these little cards! If you click on the link, it will take you to Dawn's tutorial and you can become addicted as well! :) I just wanted to make a simple card today because my main goal was to play with my Prismacolor markers. I've had them for a while and have only used them a couple of times. Once the Alcohol Marker Tutorial went up on Splitcoast, I tried to blend more with the markers rather than just color. My first attempt was awful! They bled horribly! I thought maybe it was the paper I was using, but I think it was just my markers. Most people you've seen coloring with markers lately have been using the Copic brand. I've never used Copic, so I don't know how different they are from the Prismacolor. Anyway, for this card I used Shimmery White cardstock and I had a MUCH BETTER experience with blending. So, maybe it was the cardstock. . .who knows. This still didn't color exactly as I wanted, but I'm still practicing and I'm very happy that the color didn't bleed! Next time I'll try the same cardstock as before and see what happens! :) Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- You're Bugging Me, MissyB Designs; Ink- Palette in Noir; Paper- Shimmery White, DCWV orange and unknown green; Accessories- Prismacolor markers, Mega oval punch, Giga scallop oval punch, ribbon from Doodliedoo, horizontal slot punch.

16 comments:

Tandra said...

How cute that is!! That little Ladybug is MOST adorable!

Julie Masse said...

Cute card! I'll have to try the tutorial - looks like fun!

Flossie's Follies said...

Too cute.

Jami Speidel said...

Awesome card! I think the coloring looks great! I've been practicing w/ my prisma pencils that Pam got me for my d-day. So I know what you mean about the "practicing" thing. I think I just need a lesson from Pam, her coloring is always so awesome!

Cindy H. said...

This card is so charming. I love how you colored it!

Mistylynn said...

That is on CUTE ladybug stamp. I've had prismacolor markers for a long time. Needed them in Architecture school. I'll have to drag them out again.
Misty

Dawn griffith said...

Just adorable girlie .. Love that little lady bug
xoxo
Dawn

chelemom said...

What a cute card! Love that ladybug!

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

How adorable, this card is soooo cute! Your coloring looks great!

Sherrie said...

this is a great job with your markers! Love you with your ladybugs!

beate said...

Charmaine, that's so stinking cute! LOVE it!!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Very cute, I recognize the ladybuy, ah I just ordered the set this morning! It's gonna be fun!

karrin said...

Such a cute card. Love it!

karrin said...

Love the card! Very cute.

Heather said...

Cute card- I like how you colored the lady bug.

Cafe Ink said...

This card is absolutely adoreable. I love the little bit of ribbon.
Too Cute!

Charmaine G

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