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MarkerPOP! Challenge #47

Written by Kelli Cortes. Posted in Challenges

Hello, everybody!  It’s time for Challenge #47.

Challenge #47

THE CHALLENGE:  Anything Goes
Create a project using your Copics, ShinHans or any other marker that we carry!

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 Prize #47

THE PRIZE:  Tim Holtz – Distress Marker Spritzer Tool

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, July 20th, 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.

I created this this fun card using a lot of my Distress Markers!  I knew I wanted to use the unicorn from the Paper Smooches – Spectrum stamp set and decided it would be fun to make him tie-dye!  I stamped him in VersaMark ink onto some Tim Holtz – Watercolor Paper and then heat embossed him in black.  Heat embossing an image helps keep the color and water inside the lines.  With this technique I knew that I’d be pooling up a lot of color and water so heat embossing the image made it a lot easier.  I colored the markers onto an acrylic block so that I could just pick up the color with my brush.  I first wet the image and then picked up the color and just let it pool in the water I already laid down.
Here are the Distress Marker colors I used:
Body: Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry
Mane and Tail: Tumbled Glass
Face and Feet: Spun Sugar
Horn: Wild Honey

For the background I did the same thing where I laid down water and then picked up color from the acrylic block.  I wanted it to be a rainbow so I just laid down each color in order and tried to blend them a little as I went.
Here are the Distress Marker colors for the background:
Rainbow: Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves
Sky: Tumbled Glass

The background was a little distracting, especially with the multicolored unicorn so I layered a piece of vellum over the top to help tone it down.

I used the Paper Smooches – Spectrum die set to quickly and easily cut out the unicorn.

I created some clouds with a piece of patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn – Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pad.  I also stamped the sentiment onto a piece of paper from this pad.

I adhered everything with the Crafter’s Companion – Adhesive Runner and dimensional foam adhesive.

I added a variety of sequins along the rainbow for a whimsical touch.  They are from the Pretty Pink Posh – Sweetheart Mix, Lemon Drop, Metallic Gold, and Clear 4mm packs.  The larger sequins are from the Lawn Fawn – Hello Sunshine sequin pack.

To finish everything off I added some white gel pen stitch lines and some Wink of Stella Glitter Pen in Clear to parts of the unicorn and also around the edges of the rainbow piece that are peeking out from behind the vellum.  You can see the sparkle in the last picture.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Distress Marker You're Awesome Tie-Dye Unicorn 1 Distress Marker You're Awesome Tie-Dye Unicorn 2 Distress Marker You're Awesome Tie-Dye Unicorn 3

We can’t wait to see what you come up with for this ‘Anything Goes’ challenge!  🙂

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Comments (5)

  • avatar

    Holly E.


    This is adorable.. I love all the fun colors!


  • avatar

    Sharon Gullikson


    That is SO darned cute! I love the psychadelic look!


  • Valerie


    Eeek! Such a cute card, and the colors and technique on the pony are awesome!!


  • avatar

    Heidi Brawley


    AWE that paper smooches card is Adorable!!!!!!!!!!


  • avatar

    Carla Suto


    Adorable card! Thanks for the challenge!


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