Monday, 25 June 2012

An Experiment

Happy Monday Bloggers,

I'd like to start off by saying a humongous thank you to the ultra lovely Debbi Glennie (Promarker Queen) for the huge box of goodies I won in her recent giveaway.  As I said to Debbi, it'll keep me busy throughout the summer holidays when my teenage kids are lying in their beds for half the day!  Check out Debbi's blog for great tutorials on using your Letraset markers. She's also got another giveaway at the moment too.

Okay now on to the 'experiment'.  I really wanted to use the metallic markers which I received from Debbi.  I did a couple of things - first I silver embossed some Hero Arts butterflies onto black paper which I then coloured in with the markers.

I then swiped the markers onto a piece of acetate which I then dabbed with a baby wipe to soften the lines.  You need to set this aside to dry as the markers are water based, hence don't dry as quickly as alcohol markers.

And here is the finished card (sorry, the photo is a bit 'glarey' with all the embossing, bling, miri card and acetate!) ...

I'd like to enter it into three challenges:

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #1- "Make your Mark" ie use any kind of markers.  This is a new challenge and there's still a day left to enter if you fancy!
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #24 - "Nature", and
PanPastel Challenge 24 - "Anything Goes"

Okay, must go and put on a washing and tidy up the breakfast dishes.  (Well you have to get your priorities right, don't you ladies - crafting comes first!)

Thanks for stopping by.
See ya
Suze xx


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece, and I didn't even need my shades! Love the colours. Congrats on your win, what a lovely pile of goodies - have fun! Valerie

Kylie said...

Suze, what a fabulous creation. This is what I love about these challenges - I always seem to learn something new. Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Addicted to Stamps!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your butterflies are amazing. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Aileen said...

Well done on your win! What a scrumptious bundle of goodies. You've used your new markers brilliantly. Gorgeous card. x

Von said...

A lovely win Suzi and a super make :)
Von x♥x

Julia S-W said...

Lucky you Suze! No wonder you played first before doing the h*******k - I think it's a word that should certainly be obliterated!
Love the soft background - never knew you could do that!

Victoria said...

I've never seen this technique before and wow, isn't it stunning? You're absolutely right - crafting always comes before housework! I'm just ogling your candy in the top picture - looks like you're going to have a great summer holiday!!

Victoria said...

Oh yes, thank you for taking part in our first ATS challenge! (Can you tell I got carried away with your card?!)

Jacqueline said...

Oh this is so beautiful - love the way you have created your background - must try this out sometime. Thanks too for joining in our very first challenge at ATS - Jacqueline xx

Sue said...

A beautiful card and thank you for the idea on how to do the background. Congrats on your win, have fun! Sue x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Suze
A beautiful bounty of goodies!
As for the card - stunning!!! Love the acetate background for those beautiful butterflies.

baileyrosy said...

it seems like I will have to bite the bullet and give you a good comment but I knew whatever you made it would be stunning and it is ! Love this technique and the result is fabulous must give that a go the background is just amazing, all in all a wonderful card and perfect for our first challenge at addicted to Stamps, thanks Suze so much for joining. Not only that she says changing her hat to Crafty Cardmakers go and check out our blog I think you might like what you see !!!


G Peplow said...

Congrats on your win Suze, you've made good use already :0) What a fab card, I love the background effect you've achieved, stunning butterflies too, Gay xxx

Canonbury creations said...

Fabulous card Suze, love the background and the butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at ATS
Val x

Mrs.B said...

Congrats on your win! and its great that you have put them to such good use.
Love the background you have created and those butterflies look amazing.
Thanks for joining us at FSC
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card with those fabulous butterflies. The background is Fab as well.
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, the butterflies are gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

lililindsay said...

If it wasn't me, I'm so glad that it was someone that I knew that won this! How inventive you are with the babywipes technique for the background.

Eileen said...

Oh well done on your win... super stuff and a super very pretty card.Thank you for joining us in this weeks PanPastel UK Challenge.
Eileen xx

Shirl said...

Fabulous card love all the different techniques. Congrats on your win it looks as if you will put everything to good use can't wait to see what you make next.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Patrice said...

Wow Suze this is an awesome result. I do love your experiment.

Thanks for joining our very first challenge over at Addicted to Stamps this week.

Unknown said...

Stunning card Size - thanks so much for playing along on our first ever challenge at Addicted to Stamps.

Karen x

Anonymous said...

Loving the butterflies Suze. Congrats on your win.
Regards Florence x

Kathyk said...

It's so creative

Well done on your win too


Unknown said...

Many congratulations Suze on being in the top 3 over at Addicted to Stamps - so well deserved. Look forward to seeing you back again soon.

Karen x

Zippy said...

Fantastic card! Love the colours and the metallic markers look fantastic! xxx