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Galaxy Background

Written by Holly Endress. Posted in Uncategorized

Hi everyone.. It’s Holly here today and I have a new video tutorial on creating a Galaxy Background using Distress Oxide Inks and the Adorable Space Explorer set from My Favorite Things.

I started with a piece of  Watercolor paper and I added Distress Oxide Inks in: Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber,  Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China & Black Soot Distress Ink. I used my heat tool to dry the paper in between each color. Once I had the background the way I liked it I added some White Gesso to create Stars. Once the panel was completely dried I used the MFT Blue Prints 15 to die cut the panel. Then I adhered it to a White top folding card base.

I stamped each image onto some X-Press it blending card stock using Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black ink. This is my favorite paper to use with my Copics. The blend so smooth and the ink doesn’t saturate the paper as much so you save on ink. One tip when using Black Copic friendly ink.. give it a few minutes to dry before you stay to color. Sometime the outline can smear if you start coloring too soon. Trust me it’s worth the extra minute.

Then I colored them in with Copics in the following colors.. Skin: E50, E51, E21 & E04 Balloons: BG10, BG11, BG13, V12, V15, V17, Y32, YR31 & Y35 Hair: E23, E25 & E27 Space Suit: N6, N4, N2 & N0/ B24 & B26, R24 & R29. I used the same colors in the Planets and Stars. I also added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in Clear to parts of the images.

I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out and then I used Blueprints 27 to die cut a frame from some Black Glimmer paper. I adhered the frame with some Foam Tape. Then I added each image with some additional foam tape. I die cut the banner from Blueprints 27 from some Neenah Solar White card stock and stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Black ink.

You can see more details on how I created this card in the video below.. and don’t forget to check out our Copic Sketch Book Giveaway!!

Watercolor Winners & Copic Sketchbook Contest!

Written by Holly Endress. Posted in Challenge Winners, Giveaway, Uncategorized

Happy Monday … We hope you had a great weekend!! It’s time to announce our Watercolor Giveaway Winners and a new Contest we will be starting today as well.. stay tuned at the end of the post for all the info!

Our Winners for the  Prima Confections Watercolor Pans Set Of 12 in Pastel Dreams and a Zig Watercolor BrusH2O ~ Long Detailer Tip are….

Amy Yang



Congratulations Ladies!!!! Please send an email to info@markerpop.com with your mailing address. Please be sure to include “Prima Confections set of 12 and Waterbrush” in the email content and “Watercolor Winner” in the Subject line. You will have two weeks to claim your Prize*. *International  Winners will be responsible for postage. 

Our Grand Prize Winner of the

The New Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Brush Pen Set Of 12  is…..

Ericka Strange 

Congratulations Ericka!!!! Please send an email to info@markerpop.com with your mailing address. Please be sure to include “Winsor & Newton Watercolor Brush set of 12” in the email content and “Watercolor Grand Prize Winner” in the Subject line. You will have two weeks to claim your Prize*. *International  Winners will be responsible for postage. 

Holly will also be sending you ladies a message!!

A Huge Thank you to everyone who joined our Challenges during the month and shared our contest via Social Media!!!

Are you ready for another great contest??? 

The very popular Copic Sketchbooks are back in stock so we wanted to celebrate with a Giveaway since we know how much you love these Sketchbooks!!

We will be giving away ….

(1) Grand Prize ~ Sketchbooks in sizes 5×7, 5×12 & 7×10. 

 And (2) Winners will have their choice of a 7×10 or a 9×12 Sketchbook. 

This contest will run from today until 5/31 and we will announce the Winners here on the blog on 6/7. Be sure to read all the details below on how to enter!!

To Enter to Win:

*Leave a comment here on this post Letting us know “What is your favorite paper to use with Copic’s or Alcohol markers?”

*Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and leave a comment over there as well.

*Share on Social Media with your friends using the hashtag #mpcopicsketchbookgiveaway

To be eligible you must complete all the rules above. International Winners will be responsible for Postage. 

 Good Luck everyone.. and Thank You again for making MarkerPop your #1 Copic Destination!!! 

Challenge #120 Color Fun!!

Written by Holly Endress. Posted in Challenges, Uncategorized

Happy Sunday everyone.. It’s time for a new Bi-Weekly Challenge and this week it’s all about Color!!

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We’re feeling Colorful this week so we are using a Rainbow of Colors… Use a minimum of at least 3 of the shades above and a neutral of your choice.

One entry will be chosen at random to receive our prize. Three additional entries will be chosen* for the “Top 3” based on their creative use of the Challenge theme. One Top Pick will be asked to join us for the Next Challenge as a Guest.

The prize winner and top three can all proudly post their brag buttons on their blogs for the world to see! The Linky will close on Friday, May 19th 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 to help get you started….


Jessica used… Chameleon Markers and Pretty Pink Posh Friends Forever  Stamp Set 


Lisa used… MFT Blueprints 31, Beautiful Butterflies, Sweet Birthday Wishes, Tombow Markers


Holly used.. Waffle Flower Stitched Unicorn Stamp Set, Lawn Fawn Mermaid Ink, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequin Mix

We can’t wait to see what you create!!!

Moose You!!

Written by Holly Endress. Posted in Uncategorized

Hello everyone..  I hope you are having a Great week so far. Today I’m sharing a Cute card featuring lots of fun critters from the My Favorite Things Warm & Fuzzy Friends set. Each image was stamped onto some watercolor paper with some VersaFine ink. Then I colored each image in with Distress Markers and a water brush for a watercolored look.

I used the following Distress markers on the images: Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin, Black Soot & Mustard Seed. After the images were dry I cut them out using the coordinating dies and my Big Shot.

I created the background by die cutting two pieces of patter papers from the Doodlebug Happy Camper 6×6 pad using the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Snow Drifts die-namics. I adhered the background to a top folding A2 size White card base using some foam tape for the grass area. Then I added each image with some foam tape as well. I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto a piece of White card stock using VersaFine ink and die cut it with a banner from the MFT Blueprints 27 die-namics.

This is the last week to join our Watercolor Giveaway.. Head over to this blog post for all the details on how to enter.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

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