Monday, 22 July 2013

Playing with Distress Markers

Tim Holtz Distress Markers have been on my wish list for quite a while now and the other day I spotted over at Kate's blog that there's a new 'Seasonal' set of 12 lush colours, perfect for a first purchase and little play. They arrived in under 24 hours from Craft Obsessions, along with a 'Picket Fence' marker (white) which I added to the order 'cos I think it'll be very useful. The colours really are ideal for a starter set too. So, yesterday I had a really super fast little play:
It's a Sympathy card, as others have said, they are the one card that you often feel too saddened to make when the time comes so here's one to keep on standby.

I used:

- 7" x 5" white card stock

- deep purple/aubergine Core'dinations card stock for the main backing and to layer the image onto

- embossing folder is 'Bon Jour' by Couture Creations - one of these is coming up in the Playground shortly :) It's a lovely folder with a plain panel down the centre - would look good either way round too depending on the image or even just a nice sentiment. What doesn't show up well in the photo is that I layered the image onto a square of the deep purple/aubergine card before adding it onto the plain panel

- the stamp is Penny Black's 'Irises', coloured with 'Mowed Lawn' and 'Seedless Preserves' Distress Markers - then 'huffed' on and stamped

- sentiment is LOTV ''General Greetings - Small', coloured with 'Seedless Preserves' marker again

I adore these markers and can see lots of fun ways to play with them.

Edit: On my way to bed last night I spotted a comment from Kim (Kimbo), one of our Playmates. So I hopped over to look at her snippets make here and am still laughing - do go and take a peek!! Flipping hilarious :)



Sandra H said...

Hi Di, l agree these are not the best cards to make but like you say always there if needed the distress pens l have always thought about trying and your card here is lovely so elegant too and the colours used are well balanced another lovely make take care xx

Mrs A. said...

That's a nice bit of huffing you done there Miss.
Have arranged a sit in with the other playmates so you dun take the playhouse away to make room for the Trampoline.
Ere Miss I just seen a goat go sky high!!!
Hugs Mrs A.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

mm better watch that Mrs A. Miss and her sky high goats..
Ah, wonderful card..... and yes and eyes popped at folder straight away, sigh! do have folder addiction am quite quite sure of it..(and yes, then my eye gleamed when saw offering was coming), love Shaz in oz.x

Irene said...

Hello Di,

Your card is absolutely stunning and beautiful, and so perfect for the occasion.

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous card. Di...I so like to make them ahead as well...too hard emotionally to make them at the time!

Those markers look fabulous...I like the fluid look of them.

Sue - said...

Pretty card even if it is for a sad occasion. Off to look at the seasonal distress markers. Might have to spend some money (sigh)

tilly said...

a beautiful card, I think I must need some of these markers, will have to check them out

Anne said...

Hi Di it is a lovely card even tho for such a sad time.
Am off to look at the markers - only looking!!!! :-) Anne x

Sarn said...

I think this is just PERFECT for the occasion Di. Lovely embossing and just the right sort of sketchy flower.

Sarn xxx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Di, perfect for these sad occasions Cathy x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, elegant card.

Mrs A. said...

The milk (for my breakfast this morning) from the goat wos all curdled Miss.!!!
Hugs Mrs A.
P.S. Me petition is filling up with names Miss. Not sure who half of em are mind. Think they might be using pusdenimes..
Humpty Dumpty??

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Di, and not always an easy subject to make for either.


Kimbo said...

Simply beautiful Di and definitely one to have ready. Not sure I can stretch to the pens but I've got to have that embossing folder x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Di,

What a pretty card. It sounds like you are putting your new markers through the test! Good for you.

Just as soon as I'm done leaving this comment I'm going to visit the post that you tell us about.


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

You did a great job with this card, so elegant and gorgeous
hugs Tamara

MaryH said...

Beautiful card, and a very nice choice for the Sympathy kind that we too frequently must make. Love your coloring - now off to check if I have this one (You know I'll CASE IT!). Great EF with this one too, and your colors were so pretty together. Nice layout...TFS such a lovely look. I'm off to check out Kim's post. Hugs & stay cool if you can.

Linby said...

Beautiful card, very fitting.

Viv said...

Huffing marvellous!!! Great card Di.. x

Hettie said...

Beautiful card Miss. Love the purple and you have done a cracking job. Love that folder you have used.
Mrs Tiggywinkle!

roffeycreations said...

Just lovely - I am surprised Cathy didn't say more - she is soooo hoping to get distress markers one day - to go with her 36 bottles of distress ink refills and how so many ever distress ink pads - LOL...
Hugs Mxx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Di. The PB stamp is perfect for that technique and I love the colours ... doesn't TH give them such fabulous names. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

PS: Tell Mrs A that maybe the goat needs to take a wee dook in the duck pond before she milks it!

Bonnie said...

This is such a pretty image, Di! And you've framed it beautifully with the touch of black and embossed panels! Very elegant and classy!