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MarkerPOP! Challenge #42

Written by Kelli Cortes. Posted in Challenges

Hello, everybody!  It’s time for Challenge #42.

Challenge #42

THE CHALLENGE:  Distress Markers/Watercolor
Create a project using your Tim Holtz – Distress Markers or anything watercolor!

You may play along with other challenges, but excessive challenge pile-ons (more than 10) will result in disqualification for our amazing prize. As always, have fun creating!

Challenge #42 Prize

THE PRIZE:  5 Tim Holtz – Distress Markers (Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, and Squeezed Lemonade)

One entry will be chosen at random to receive our prize. Three additional entries will be chosen for the ‘Top 3’ based on their amazing coloring skills. The prize winner and top three can all proudly post their brag buttons on their blogs for the world to see!
Entries are due by Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at noon EST.  Winner will have TWO weeks to claim their prize.
International winners will be responsible for shipping costs if they choose to claim their prize.

We are continuing our comments contest as well. Leave a comment on one or more blog posts between now and when our challenge winners are announced for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate!

I created this card using the Mama Elephant – Love Quotes stamp set along with the matching Love Quotes die set.  I included a video below so you can watch the whole process!

First I wanted to focus on the speech bubble so I used 3 ink pads from the Tim Holtz – Mini Distress Ink Set #1, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, and Peacock Feathers.  I pressed some color from each of the ink pads onto my nonstick craft sheet and then misted it with water from my Ranger – Mini Mister.  I dipped some Tim Holtz – Watercolor Paper into the puddles of ink and then dried it with my heat tool.  I did this a second time to the same sheet of paper so that I’d have a second layer of color splotches and then dried it with my heat tool again.

I stamped the speech bubble and sentiment from the Mama Elephant – Love Quotes stamp set onto the watercolored sheet and then cut it out using the matching Love Quotes die.

I stamped the two birds from the same stamp set onto the watercolor paper using StazOn ink and then watercolored them using Tim Holtz – Distress Markers in colors:
Worn Lipstick
Pumice Stone
Spiced Marmalade
Old Paper

Then I cut out the birds with the dies from the same Love Quotes die set.

The little ‘love’ that is on the light blue piece of card stock is from the Lawn Fawn – Science of Love stamp set.  I stamped it twice so that it would extend the whole length of the strip.

All the patterned paper is from the Doodlebug – Kraft in Color 6×6 paper pad.  Everything is adhered using the Crafter’s Companion – Adhesive Runner and dimensional adhesive.

The little ‘love’ strip was empty on the end so I added a tiny heart from the Mama Elephant – Confetti die and colored it with the same Worn Lipstick marker as the girl bird.

To finish everything off I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins in Clear (4mm) and some from the Sweetheart Pack (6mm).  I adhered all those down with Glossy Accents and also added some Glossy Accents to the heart.

Click here to watch on YouTube.

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We can’t wait to see what you come up with for this ‘Distress Marker/Watercolor’ challenge!  🙂

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Comments (2)

  • Marie Gamber


    What a great challenge. Love your wonderful video and card! 😀


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    I just found you. Thanks for sponsoring over at Di’s Digi Designs Challenge blog. I’ll try to make something to share today if not the next challenge for sure.
    Crafty hugs,


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