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Challenge #119 Watercolor Florals!!

Written by Holly Endress. Posted in Challenges, Giveaway, Uncategorized

This month on the blog the Design Team is working with Watercolor. We will be sharing lots of Fun projects and techniques using different Watercolor mediums. Both of our Challenges this month also focus on watercolor.

We will not be doing a random drawing for a prize this month with our Challenges, instead We will be giving away…

(2) Winners for a  Prima Confections Watercolor Pans Set Of 12 in Pastel Dreams and a Zig Watercolor BrusH2O ~ Long Detailer Tip. and  (1) Grand Prize Winner for  The New Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Brush Pen Set Of 12 .

You will be entered to win for each project you enter into the challenges this month.

Find all the details how to enter in this post here.

The contest ends May 5th. and we will announce the winners on May 7th here on the Blog.

Our Second Challenge this month focuses on Florals. Use any type of watercolor medium to create a project using Floral images. 

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The Linky will close on Friday, May 5th at 11 pm EST. The winner will have TWO weeks to claim their prize. *International winners will be responsible for shipping costs if they choose to claim their prize*

Check out what the Design Team created below for inspiration:

Our Guest Designers 

Karin Akesdotter

Tim Holtz layered stencil floral, Distress Oxide inks, Hello Die from MFT. 

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Crafty Paws 

Altenew Peony Bouquet & Majestic Blooms stamp set, The Greeting Farm I Love Mom stamp set, Ken Oliver Color Bursts & Nuvo Drops in White Blizzard.

Our Design Team

Valerie 

Altenew Extra Special stamp set, Altenew Halftone Stencil, and Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Lisa 

Altenew Precious Moments, and Beautiful Day Sets, and my Gansai Tambi & Stary Watercolors

There’s still time to enter our other Challenge as well… and earn another entry into the giveaway. Find all the details here.


Happy Day + ZIGs

Written by jpascarella. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Less than one year ago, I was scared of watercolors! I was scared of them! I threw away many projects, just because I was not happy with my watercolor skills. In fact, one of my goals last year was to work on my watercolor techniques! But when I got my hands on Zig Clean Color Markers, I fell in love!

Today, I paired up my Zig markers with the super cute Waffle Flower’s Happy Day stamp set:

I struggle when it comes to shadows. The Zig markers help out so much with that! I grabbed three shades of brown to color in the bear image.

Start with the lightest shade of brown and color the outline of the image. Using water and a paintbrush, spread the color from the outside towards the inside of the image.

Do the same with the middle shade of brown.

Now add the darkest shade of brown around the outer edges and spread the color towards the inside.

Now it is time to color in the rest of the image. To finish of this card, the sentiment is stamped and embossed in white onto a black strip of cardstock.

Don’t forget to enter your chance to win some watercolor supplies! Stop by HERE to find out the details!

The following ZIGs were used on today’s project: 021, 047, 052, 065, 072, 081

Have a wonderful day!

Jessi

Thank You, with Tombow & Lawn Fawn

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

I was THRILLED when I saw a couple weeks ago that MarkerPop (MP) is carrying Tombow Dual Brush Pens! You see, long, long ago, Tombows were the first coloring medium I ever used when I started stamping & coloring. I loved them then, but I stopped using them because Copics entered my world next and took over my heart, and also because MP didn’t carry them…BUT THEY DO NOW!! So this month’s Watercoloring focus gave me the perfect excuse to take out my Tombows again, and rekindle our relationship (lol)!

Here’s a great video by Tombow demonstrating different ways to use these markers:

For my card, I pulled out a lovely older Lawn Fawn set, Flutter By.

I stamped the images with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink (available in this mini ink pads set) onto Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock. There are many ways to color with these markers. For this project, I wanted bold color; so added the ink directly onto the paper, then used the Colorless Blender N00 to pull the ink out into the image which creates a lighter tone and shadowing effect. You can see this technique in this next Tombow video starting at 1:03:

When I was done coloring them, I die cut the images out. I decided to make thIs card a Thank You card, so I used the Lawn Fawn Thank You Border die for the sentiment. I cut that sentiment 3 times and glued them all together using my Fine Point 1mm X-Press IT Glue Pen to create a “thick” sentiment for added depth. I mounted the sentiment onto a banner cut from the Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners die set.

The background paper is from My Favorite Thing’s 6×6 Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Paper Pack, and I die cut it using the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s STAX Scalloped Rectangle Cut Set

For some sparkle, I painted the butterfly with my Zig Clear Wink of Stella Brush Glitter Pen Marker. Then I added Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Cupped Sequins in 4mm, 6mm, and 10mm.

I will definitely be using these markers again! FYI, you can get them in Sets of 10, or in singles. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope I’ve encouraged you to check these beauties out!

*****Don’t forget to enter into our Watercolor Giveaway this month! Check it out for all the deets!*****



You Have Fabulous Style…

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects), Uncategorized

Hi!  It is Lisa here with you today and I have a sweet little camping scene to share with you today that I have created with the Avery Elle Glamper Campers Stamp Set, Zig® Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Gansai Tambi Watercolors, and My Favorite Things Blueprints 31.  Take a peek…

Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used: Light Green, Yellow Green, Mustard, Yellow, Pink Fl. Pink, Light Carmine, Wine Red, Light Violet, Lilac, Light Blue, Cobalt Blue, and Black.

For all of the stamped images I used the Clean Colors, because of their vibrant and fun colors.  Plus I love that you can use them with or without water.  For the banner I simple colored and for most everything else I used them as a watercolor.  Now for the background I used my Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set because I had a large area to cover, and I am just not very good using the markers on larger areas.  I also like being able to add layers of colors when creating backgrounds and the Gansai Tambi are just easier for me to do this.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are getting a chance to join us in our watercoloring challenges this month!  They are located on the right side of the blog!

Happy Crafting!

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