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Beautiful Inside & Out

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

This month on the MarkerPop blog we are focusing on different watercoloring mediums! And to tell you the truth, I was pretty unsettled with this – lol! This is because I am pretty much a Copic girl. I’ve used watercoloring pencils before, and they can be SO beautiful; I’ve colored with Distress inks, and they can be amazing! But to be honest, I never felt like I could get the look like I wanted. Then, along came Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers; ohhh, I was very, very curious, but I never took the plunge to order them. That’s why I was pretty excited that this month gave me the excuse to HAVE to try them!

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers are available in 80 colors; here is the entire color chart:

You can buy sets or singles of the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers; I chose to dive in with a medium size set, the Set of 24. I felt it had a good range of colors ranging from all the basics to a few “in-betweens” for each color group. But there are smaller sets (Set of 6, the Set of 12, or even 4 different Sets of 4 are available) if you want to start smaller. And then there are the larger sets that are available (Set of 36Set of 48, and the Set of 60!). Here’s the chart that shows 4 of the sets available (24, 36, 48, 60):

Here’s a great video by Jennifer McGuire showing & demonstrating these great markers:

OK, on to my card for today; now remember, this was my first time using these markers! And I’ll tell you, I was thrilled with them! You can get a completely different look than mine today; for example, check out Lisa’s project yesterday where she’s also using these markers! Mine is a very solid, dark color, and hers is very light (& gorgeous!).

For my card, I’m using and older set by Altenew (I have just recently become obsessed with Altenew, so my collection is very small, but growing! I’m featuring the Oriental Orchids stamp set (they have a coordinating die set, also).

The colors I used for this card are:

After coloring, I painted some Zig Wink of Stella Yellow onto the center of the flowers; it changed the colors from a dark red to a red-with-a-hint-of-yellow. It looks very pretty in person! 

Then I painted Zig Clear Wink of Stella onto the sentiment. Now, I felt the card was lacking in something, so I pulled out Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl, and spritzed the entire card; it gave it a great shimmer. My final touch was adding Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow sequins in 4mm and 6mm

Have a wonderful day, and Happy Crafting!


Dino Love!

Written by Holly Endress. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Happy Saturday everyone.. it’s Holly here today with a cute card featuring products from MFT and Echo Park.

I started with the Prehistoric Stamp and Die set from My Favorite Things and I stamped the images onto some watercolor paper using VersaFine Black ink. Then I colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Once they were dry I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I had this great pack of paper in my stash from Echo Park called Dino Friends. I covered a top folding card front with a piece and then I used a coordinating piece to create the Peek a boo window in the center of the card. I die cut the Kraft colored piece with Peek a Boo Wonky Windows die from My Favorite Things. I trimmed it out and added a second piece of the same pattern paper t0 the inside of the window as well. Then I added the image pieces using a tape runner. The Dinos are adhered with Foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of light Blue card stock in Walnut ink from Lawn Fawn. I die cut the banner using the MFT Blueprints #27. For an extra pop of color I added some Primary enamel dots from Doodlebug Designs.

I used the following Zig Markers to color in the images:

67 Mustard , 44 Deep Green, 65 Mild Brown, 36 Light Blue, 43 Olive Green, 40 Green, 44 Deep Green & 91 Light Gray

Thanks for stopping in today… Be sure to join us tomorrow for a new Challenge!

Challenge #102.. Encouragement

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

Welcome back everyone we hope you had a great weekend. It’s time for a new Bi- Weekly Challenge and this week it’s all about sending Encouragement.


Create a Card to send someone a little “Encouragement” using any brand of products and Markers or Water-coloring mediums that we carry in the store. You may play along with other challenges, but excessive challenge pile-ons (more than 10) will result in disqualification for “The 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 creative use of the Challenge theme. 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 Sunday, September 4th at 12 pm CST. 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 Clare has created below for our Encouragement Challenge. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Hello there! Clare here today, with a fun, sparkly encouragement card for this weeks challenge!

For today’s card, I started out by taking the adorable Mama Elephant Unicorns and Rainbows stamp set and heat embossing it with some glittery embossing powder. I then colored the unicorn in with my trusty ZIG’s, using Light Gray and Gray for the hair and hooves, Pale Pink for the wings, and Ochre for the horn. The reason the colors are so pale here is that I blended them out a lot with some water and a brush.

I then die cut my little horsey out, and laid it aside to create the starry setting.


For the starry scene, I first stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Let Love Grow in white on some navy cardstock, then the little diamonds from the Mama Elephant stamp set in pearl. I added some gems, and then adhered my unicorn.


To finish the card off, I embossed two strips of paper in the same glittery embossing powder at the unicorn, then adhere them to a card base, and topped that off with my stamped and embellished navy panel.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless!

Clare Prezzia ~ Bearydo Paperie

Lucky Charm…

Written by Annette Allen. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Happy St. Patricks Day MarkerPop! friends.
Annette Allen here with you today.
Today I am getting crafty with:
  • Make card from card-stock.
  • Cut designer paper and adhere to card.
  • Stamp and color all images on separate piece of card-stock.
  • Using matching dies cut images out.
  • Cut a piece of watercolor paper and create colorful background using ZIG Clean Color Real Brushes.
  • Stamp Sentiment.
  • Adhere images to card using foam adhesives.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a crafty day.


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