Monday, July 06, 2015

New Zig Clear Color Real Brush Pens


Hi everyone.  Playing with my new Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens that I got from hubby for my birthday. :)  They are so easy to use and blend beautifully.  And I love the brightness of the colours.

I stamped this image in waterproof black ink onto Mixed Media Paper and then watercoloured using three shades of blue and two shades of green.  I had this image done in about 15 minutes, which is really fast for me. :)  Love this new stamp set from Stampin' Up! ... and know I'll get a lot of use from the four stamps, especially this sentiment stamp.

Simple, one layer card, which is pretty rare for me. :)

This was inspired by the Happy Little Stampers Sketch challenge that went live just a week ago ...



Also entering this card into Virginia's View #16 - 100% Stamping (my second entry), ATS&M #151 - Anything Goes, and Paper Players #252 - The Great Outdoors ... haven't played along there for ages, so happy to be joining in this week!






Have not been feeling well for the past week, so doing a little colouring was very therapeutic and took my mind off things.  :)

____________________


I don't know if this happens to you, but I have bought stamping supplies several times and when the order arrives, it turns out I already have it. :)  I'm getting so much (fun) STUFF that I'm having trouble keeping track. :)

I recently got an order from Joann's with two sets of two Penny Black Stamps.  I didn't order one, but two of both --- how the heck did that happen??!!  :)

I have decided to give them away to my loyal followers.  If you're interested, leave a message on this post saying which one you'd like (or both), and then I will do a random draw.  The draw will be one week from today.


Here are the stamp sets:

                   Nature's Gifts                                     Etched Branches

Penny Black Nature's Gift Clear Stamps, , hi-res



Thanks for taking the time to visit, and thanks to those that leave me comments ... most appreciated!








Stamps:  Best Thoughts (SU!)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Zig Clear Color Brush Pens
Accessories & Tools:  white gel pen

Challenges:
HLS July Sketch
Virginia's View #16 - 100% Stamping
ATS&M #151 - Anything Goes
Paper Players #252 - The Great Outdoors

55 comments:

  1. Stunning card, Loll, those blue shades look stunning and a one layer card too! Thanks for linking up at ATSM this week. I'd love a chance to win either of these sets so would love to go into your draw. Hugs, Anita x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Fabulous card beautiful colouring. I love the zig pens - I've bought myself a set and love them. I haven't done much colouring yet but just know that they are going to be my go to resource for water colouring,
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Elaine

    ReplyDelete
  3. Another beautiful card, I love the use of blue, so different for a flower. I'd be happy with either set of stamps, they're both stunning and useful, thanks for the chance to win a set and good to know it's not just me this happens too!!
    Crafty hugs,
    Jackie

    ReplyDelete
  4. Now I want to work with this stamp instead of what I should be doing! Gorgeous card, Loll and those Brush Markers are at the top of my list. I would be interested in either of these PB stamps. I've got things in orders that I didn't realize I'd put in the cart. I'm not sure how this stuff happens but it's nice of you to share your bounty!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love following your work Loll. You did a beautiful job blending with the Zig brush pens. Makes me want a set!! And I'd love either set of stamps, but think the Penny Black etched branches would be a very versatile stamp to have. Thank you for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Another beauty Loll! These colours are lovely and I guess you like the new watercolour brush markers ;). The sentiment pairing is perfect!
    I would love to play around with the Nature's Gifts set. So very generous of you to share!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow, beautiful coloring on this card, can't beat 15 minutes to gorgeous! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who orders things I already have, it helps knowing I'm not alone! Ha! Ooh, I would love Nature's Gifts, thanks for sharing and a chance to win. Feel better soon!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is gorgeous, Loll. I knew you would love the markers. You've done a fabulous job of watercoloring with them. Aren't they the best? I would love either stamp set. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Also, I'm happy to know I'm not the only person who buys something they already have. Haven't gotten 2 of 1 thing in the same order yet, but I'm sure it will happen. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I look forward to your posts! Your cards are gorgeous. I especially like the blues you used on this card. Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is simply beautiful Loll ..... and coloured perfectly (those markers look fab!!)
    What a generous giveaway too ..... I love both of those PB stamps. Glad I'm not the only one that ends up buying 2 of everything ...... hope you feel better soon hun xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi, what a generous giveaway, I love stamping, and with your new markers your card is so pretty and I love the colours you used, I would like Nature's Gifts, thanks for the opportunity to win this.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow! I just got a set of those markers myself and you've given me some inspiration to get using them. I've done the double ordering thing also. Then I thought I could give them to a friend as a gift but she already had them! I was toying with the idea of a giveaway and now you've inspired me with that too! BTW I would love either of those sets - you certainly have doubly good taste. Feel better!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Loll, I have been an admirer of your creations for a long time, but just recently signed up to get your posts. I would love to win the Nature's Gift stamp set. Thanks for your generous offer!. I have bought double as well.

    Shirley Baker

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love your Zig brushed watercolored hydrangea and sentiment Loll. I would Love either stamp set, would choose the Branches as my 1st choice .

    TFS my friend, Hugs, Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your zig coloring is amazing. I need a lot of practice. Glad that I'm not the only one who orders more than one thing in error...or order something I already have. Eeeek. Thank you for the giveaway... Very kind of you.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hope you feel better ASAP! I love the Nature's Gift stamp set! Thanks for the opportunity to win it! Aren't the ZIGs fun to color with??? Arlene D

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh Loll, I love this card and your watercoloring on this flower! Everyone has sung their praises on these watercolors! They must be fun and they are on my wish list at Amazon. lol One day....I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well. I hope you feel better soon!! I think we all have ordered the same thing without realizing it or got double cause we forgot what we have. lol Been there and done that! I love that first stamp set with all the different "leaves" and textures, it certainly is "nature's gifts". Looks like fun and would make some lovely card. Feel better my friend!!! Hugs, Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  18. Glad you are starting to feel better! You are the only stamper I have a special folder in my computer to put pictures of some of your cards. Love your designs!!! This card is another beauty. Both Penny Black stamp sets are great. Can't wait to see what you make with them.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful card Loll! I've just got that stamp set too, it's great for colouring of all kinds! You've made a fabulous job of colouring it with those Zig markers! I hope you had a lovely birthday! Hazel xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks for sharing your loot with a lucky winner. Either set would be fine with me but the Etched Branches would be my first choice. Your card is beautiful and I hope your not feeling well is very short-lived.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your card is beautiful Loll! Your blending with the Zig pens looks so effortless! I got the set of 24 a month ago and have only played with them once and thought I liked my Copics better. I think I need to sit down and give them a bit more time. Also wondering if I should have bought a larger set (like the 48) and if I would have had better luck with more range of color options with a larger set. But anyway, your card is CAS and just lovely! And yes, I too have ordered things I already have...grrrrr! Both of the PB sets are beautiful and I would love to play with either one of them...thank you for your generous offer!! :0)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I've been eying the Zig markers...maybe for my birthday. Your card is gorgeous. Hope that you are feeling better, not feeling good is such a bummer. I've done that with Joann's too, wonder how happens? I'd love the Natures Gift set, if I'm lucky enough to be picked. Thanks for sharing, both your talent and your extra stamps!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Beautiful job coloring! I just received my Zig real brush pens and love them. I hope you are feeling better soon. I enjoy looking at all your posts. Thank you for the chance to win. I love Penny Black stamps.The Etched Branches have been on my wish list for a while. I too have bought double of stamps before, I usually give the duplicate to my Mom.

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a wonderfully generous thing to do! If you draw my name, I'd be more than happy with one stamp (and it doesn't matter which one as I like them both). As for your Jig marker coloring - beautiful job. I received my a few days ago and still haven't gotten the hang of them... do you dip your marker into water prior to using or do you just wet the paper first? I guess I just need more time to play. Again, thank you for thinking of us with your sweet giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  25. beautiful Penny Black again what a forest collection

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh Loll - that's so funny! Beautiful bloom! I love all PB stamps. Natures Gift is my fave of these 2!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Such a gorgeous one layer card Loll and I am pleased to see you making great use of your birthday present. Colouring is very therapeutic isn't it and I hope you are feeling better by now. Double ordering happened to me recently too so I now carefully check the form before I press the order button! I have been looking for a good pine bough set recently, so that set would be great if you happen to pull out my name.
    Hugs
    Carol x

    ReplyDelete
  28. This gorgeous Loll, love the soft colouring. Must investigate these Zigs as my Marvys are running out.
    Sorry to hear you've not been well, I always fine that colouring in calms the soul!
    How did you manage to duplicate your order, must have been a senior moment,LOL. The pine branch looks v useful. x

    ReplyDelete
  29. Fab one layer card Loll and your colouring is magnificent! Sorry to hear you're under the weather I hope you perk up soon. What a wonderful giveaway and if I was to be lucky enough to be picked I would love the Nature's gifts stamp. Perfect for Xmas cards :0)
    Val x

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi Loll,

    WOW! Stunning creation, so love it. The vibrant colours are beautiful and a beautiful sentiment too. I love the stamp, you have made it look 3D, excellent work.
    Love the brush pens, are they water colour and do you know if they are available in the uk at all?

    I would love to be put into your draw, I really don't mind either but if you want a choice then Natures Gift Stamp please. Thank you for your inspiration Loll.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  31. What a beautiful effect you've achieved with your new pens Loll - gorgeous. I had to laugh at you ordering stuff you'd already got (something I NEVER do!!!) but to order two of each! I've got an excuse that I call chemo brain - what's your excuse???? hehe

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wow Loll, this is gorgeous!! Another product I think I will have to add to my wish list, love the vibrant colours!! Wow, a giveaway, this is so generous of you!! I love both of these stamps and would be happy as a pig in mud to win either one!! happy day my friend. hugs :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. [ I'm trying again - tried to comment yesterday but don't see it here, so I must have goofed!]
    I love your shading of the blues - so realistic! If I'm lucky enough to be chosen, I'd be happy with either set, but Nature's Gifts is actually my favorite.
    Laura Holt
    [Google will list me as "unknown"]

    ReplyDelete
  34. Beautiful card!
    I love both PB sets, but I would chose Nature's Gift, so someone else can have one too or either one available!

    ReplyDelete
  35. This is a stunner, Loll ... such a lovely image and gorgeous, striking blue hues! Do hope you feel better very soon! Anita :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Beautifully coloured image, Loll! I'm trying to ignore Zig Real Brush Pens - don't know how long I'll be able to keep it up. I don't think I've managed to double up on any orders yet, but I did have to check my catalogue to see if I already had the Etched Branches! I don't, so I'd be happy with either - and it's very good of you to offer them out. Hope you're feeling better.

    ReplyDelete
  37. The stamped image sure looks different once it's colored in. You did a beautiful job with the coloring. Ha, I thought I was the only one that bought things twice! Thanks for your generosity. Would love the Nature's Gift set. It's actually been on my wish list. Hope you are feeling better.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Your card is stunning, and I am going to have to check out that new SU flower set. I love how you colored it, and am so very happy I took the plunge to get those Zig pens. You have really gotten the blending down like a champ. Do not feel bad for forgetting what you have and ordering again. I think we have all done that! I would love to be entered into the drawing for the Nature's Gifts stamps. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  39. Loll, this card is very simple but so beautiful!
    I love the flower and color!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Loll, this image is just stunning in those colors! A Fabulous card!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your stamp sets. I'd love the Nature's Gift if you chose my name. Blessings~

    ReplyDelete
  41. Oh Loll! What a STUNNING Card! Love the clean and simple, yet POPPING beautiful of the flower - especially the beautiful coloring you did and colors you choose! ADORE it!

    Oh - and please do enter me into the drawing - I LOVE LOVE LOVE both of those beautiful Penny Black Stamps Sets!!! :)

    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players with your beautiful card and talent!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hi, Loll--love your coloring magic on one of my most fave stamps! Looks so authentic. I would like to be in the pool for the PB Nature's Gifts stamp. Good to know other people double order -- now I don't feel so bad about having done it -- thanks for putting it to good use.

    ReplyDelete
  43. This is gorgeous, Loll! I'm seeing so many beauties with these markers - another item to add to my wish list!! :) I would love to be in the pool for both stamps - love that type of stamp! Thanks! Also thanks for reminding me of linking up my card to the HLS challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Uh, yes I do this often! I have a set I'll be doing a giveaway with on my blog this week too! BUT I don't have either of these sets and so would LOVE to win them.. or trade them if you want!! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  45. That flower is gorgeous, Loll. Too bad you're not giving away that stamp set. ;) I've often ordered twice and now know to look at my cart more closely. I have both of these sets already so don't put me in the drawing,.

    ReplyDelete
  46. I'm so relieved that I'm not the only one with multiples - not that it helps me locate them when I'm looking :P Hoping you're feeling better now that it's a bit cooler and the sky not so smoggy.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I just love this Stampin Up set - as far as doubles, I'm often asking my demonstrator "do I already have this?" Put some shoes away for winter and ended up ordering another pair just like them in the spring - now that was an expensive double haha Hope you are feeling better now that it's cooler - we wait so long for summer, and then spend a lot of time in the air conditioning. Ah, global warming...Love the stamp Nature's Gifts, would be great for Christmas cards!! Thanks for the opportunity

    ReplyDelete
  48. Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

    ReplyDelete
  49. I am a big fan of your original style, your cards are always lovely, and I also am a big fan of Penny Black stamps and stencils. I have many of their florals but neither of these two sets, thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Loll, those pens look fabulous! What a gorgeous card you created with them! I'll look forward to trying them next time we get together!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Your coloring on this one is out of this world :) love this beauty!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Oh goodness, I thought I was the only one who would order stuff I already have!!! I have a BFF that gets all my dupies and I get hers. Love your card and the coloring!!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Glad I'm not the only one with duplicates :) Wish I knew how that happened...LOL Gorgeous card and that flower is amazing! Haven't tried those pens...yet...

    ReplyDelete
  54. This is so beautiful....what a fabulous flower you created!

    ReplyDelete
  55. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)