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MarkerPop! Challenge #84: Anything Goes!

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

Hi Crafters!! It’s time for our next Challenge, and the theme is Anything Goes!

MarkerPOP! Challenge #84: Anything Goes

THE CHALLENGE: Anything Goes!

Create a project using your Copics or any of the markers 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!

For the prize, we’ll do the same thing we did last time: a Mystery Box filled with crafting goodies! 
MarkerPOP! Prize

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, December 27, 2015 at noon CST.  Winner will have TWO weeks to claim their prize.

**International winners will be responsible for shipping costs if they choose to claim their prize**

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Hi Crafters, Valerie here today! 

For the Challenge, I created a set of cards with varying sentiments, using Paper Smooches, Distress Inks, & Pretty Pink Posh, and a cool process I learned from Jennifer McGuire!

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Distress Inks, Pretty Pink Posh sequins & die, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015}

I’m using these Paper Smooches products: Natural Beauties stamp set (for the birds and the branch), all the sentiments came from the Word Salad stamp set, and the Fancy Frames Icon die set.

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins & die, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015}

For the patterned background, I saw a cool idea from Jennifer McGuire on one of her videos (called Coloring with Bleach), and I HAD to try it. It involves distress inks, heat embossing, and BLEACH! Here is her video:

So for the blue card above, I used Mermaid Lagoon. On the yellow card below, I used Mustard Seed.

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Mustard Seed Distress Ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins & die, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015}

This next card is using Abandoned Coral. The stitched curved die cut on all the cards’ distress-colored papers are from the arched die in the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1 die set.

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Abandoned Coral Distress Ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins & die, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015}

This next card uses Wilted Violet. The clear drop bling are Pretty Pink Posh’s 4mm & 6mm Droplets.

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Wilted Violet Distress Ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins & die, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015}

And the last card has Carved Pumpkin on it. The birds and the branch were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It Paper, and colored with Copics:

  • Blue Bird: B00, B01, B04 / YR07
  • Red Bird: R17, R24, R27, R29 / YR07
  • Branch: E17

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins & die, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015}

For the sky behind the birds, I masked them and the branch off with Mask-It Tack Film, and then rubbed Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass distress inks on with my Mini Ink Blenders.

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Distress Inks, Pretty Pink Posh sequins & die, Copics {ValByDesign, 2015}

It is definitely a fun process, and I know I will use it again!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

Valerie - MarkerPop!


MarkerPop! Challenge #83: Happy New Year!

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

Hi Crafters!! It’s time for our next Challenge, and the theme is Happy New Year!

MarkerPOP! Challenge #83: Happy New Year!

THE CHALLENGE: Happy New Year!

Create a project using your Copics or any of the markers 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!
For the prize, we’ll do the same thing we did last time: a Mystery Box filled with crafting goodies! 
MarkerPOP! Prize

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, December 13, 2015 at noon CST.  Winner will have TWO weeks to claim their prize.

**International winners will be responsible for shipping costs if they choose to claim their prize**

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As soon as I saw Paper Smooches Tis the Season set I knew that cute little drink glass would be perfect for a New Year’s card!

Paper Smooches

I started by stamping the glass 3 times on my cardbase. I stamped them again on a post it note to create masks. After I masked the cups I used the confetti stamp from the same set to create a rainbow background. A lot of the time I use distress inks to create fun ink blended backgrounds or watercolor but don’t forget you can stamp with them too! I used Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, and Lucky Clover. In order to create a gradient effect I inked up the stamp with half of one color and half of the next before stamping. I think the effect is so fun!

Paper Smooches
I colored the cups using Copic Markers. The colors I used are: R32, R35, R37, Y02, Y08, Y38, G00, G02, G05, C1, and C3.  I used the C markers to create some light shadows and to ground my cups. The sentiment is from another Paper Smooches set, Holiday Cheer. I just masked off the “and a” before I inked up my stamp 🙂 I outlined all the cups using my Copic Multiliners. I covered those delicious beverages in a coat of Clear Wink of Stella and topped that off with some Glossy Accents.

Kelly



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