Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Distress Markers

Deepti's Card
I've been tempted to get the new Zig Clean Color pens, but decided I should start using the Distress Markers I already have.  My first card is inspired by Deepti's beauty & I'm entering the Stamplorations Inspiration CASE Playground.  
I scribbled an acrylic block with Distress Markers, spritzed with water & placed it on a panel of watercolor paper.  
The words are from Stamplorations Trendy Butterflies & I added some splatters with the brown ink.  3 shades of twine were braided & glued to the bottom of the panel before I mounted it to a kraft card.  I'm also entering the Make It Colorful challenge at SSS Wednesday. Edited to add: almost forgot to enter the perpetual Anything Goes challenge at Stamplorations.
My second card uses pastel Distress Markers using the same technique. The silhouette floral image & sentiment are from SSS Warm Wishes.  
I added some shine & sparkle with MFT Glitter Glaze. Last minute entry for SSS Flickr challenge #26 to Play with Pastels.  
My last card uses 4 blue Distress Markers used with the acrylic block & placed on the card front over the silver embossed Penny Black sentiment.  Then I used the Taylored Expressions Snowfall embossing folder & spritzed with Tattered Angels Pearl.
I'm entering my card in the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge, Inkspirational & Addicted to CAS. Edited: Replaced the original picture with the card I made after taking time to re-ink my silver pad & using only the 3 lighter blue markers.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

30 comments:

Barb said...

I really like this technique Greta and your cards are lovely. They all look very different too. Barbxx

Brenda in IN said...

Greta, I just can't keep up with you! Since I was last here you have made eight cards! It takes me several days to make one and I'm retired! They are all so pretty. I love the PTI SAF #2 inspired by Jennifer. I love that embossing folder you used and the colors. I also like the technique you used on today's cards.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How fun! And what a good idea to make one layer christmas card, I might check that out! Thanks for sharing!

Vickie Y said...

Your one layer Christmas card is beautiful, Greta. Love the sentiment in silver. Thank you for sharing with us at OLCCC.

Lin said...

A great card full of color for our challenge, Greta! And I love that braided twine trim! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Maria said...

Very pretty cards with lovely color! I must use my distress markers more! I've thought about the zig markers, too, but I have so many copics. Oh, what is a card maker to do...lol! Take care and hope you're having a great week!:-)

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty cards!!!Love them all,love how you used your distress makers!!!Have a good weekend!!!

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

All pretty collection of cards! I agree with you about wanting to get the ZIG Clean Color Watercolored Brushes! I really need to use what I have and STOP getting stuff that are similar to the stuff that I already own just because it's all the rage right now. Lol! But, hopefully my extra money come soon because I truly want to try them! Why do they keep coming out with awesome stuff?! Lol! :) Enjoy the rest of your week, Greta!

Bonnie said...

Your Distress Markers are doing you proud, Greta! Three very different and equally lovely cards!

Kim Heggins said...

Greta...these are amazing, a trio of beauty! So impressed with your new skill, you totally rocked it.

Lisa Elton said...

Your backgrounds look wonderful on all three Greta!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Very beautiful Greta!
Well-done!!
xx

walchowDesign said...

You've been busy playing with water, Greta! Love how you used the distress inks as watercolours. I tempted to buy zig clean brush too but they were rather pricey and will settle with TH inks at the moment.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like that you can get such different looks with the same technique. The top card is so industrial grunge and the second one so soft and pretty while that third one is so textured. They are all very nice!

Cat Craig said...

Wow, Greta you have been busy with those distress markers. I love mine I rarely color with them full strength...I love them for water coloring. Your washes of color are fabulous backdrops for your sentiments. I particularly like your embossed and swished background.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh these are just so much FUN!! I love the results of your designs!! :)

Becca Cruger said...

It looks like you had a ton of fun getting all inky and messy! What a great collection of artsy creations, Greta!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty collection of cards Greta! Hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Shauna said...

Three great cards! What a fun use of ink and color. I really like the blue splatter on your one-layer. As always, thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Monika Skinner said...

Great set of cards, especially like your CASE of Deepti's card. Thanks so much for joining us at the Inspiration CASE Playground over at STAMPlorations. ☺ x

Martha said...

Greta, what lovely cards you've created.

Marina said...

Well done for using your stash!! The olc you have made is beautiful - the blue splash effect is really delicate and lets the sentiment shine. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Kim M said...

All great cards! Your one layer blue Christmas card is awesome. Love the splatters and the silver looks great against it. Thanks for joining us again over at OLCCC! :-)

Ceal said...

gorgeous cards, thanks for joining us at ATCAS

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful cards Greta!! I must say it is so easy to be tempted to buy new things... there is just so much choice now!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A striking and dreamy take on our blue challenge and love your sentiment and watercolouring.
Thanks for sharing and playing along at ATCAS challenge.
Sarah x

Marie Bingaman said...

Three great cards! I've been wanting to try this technique with my ink pads...maybe soon I will! :)

Jaydee said...

The silver and blue color combo is perfect for Christmas and I love the distressed background treatment. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week
jaydee

Deepti said...

I am super excited to see that I could inspire you :) beautiful creations!

cm said...

A trio of lovely cards, each featuring backgrounds that I'm smitten with! So incredibly pretty - and adventurous! I'm still trying to get the hang of smooshing *grin*
Hugs~c