Thursday, September 20, 2018

Christmas with Markers

Hi everyone.  One more card for the CAS Mix Up Challenge - Ink with Markers.

The card above uses an old stamp that I've had for many years.  I coloured the stamp with markers, colouring all areas of one colour first and then stamping.  I repeated with the other two colours.  The dove was stamped a second time onto white card stock, fussy-cut, layered with Wink of Stella (shimmery finish that doesn't show in the photo), and paper pieced on top.

I also wanted to try stamping onto patterned paper.  It turned out really well.  I love the soft colour of this pale turquoise and white polka-dot paper.  I used it to make three cards that I'm posting today.  Still have paper left over and hope to make more of these. :)

Here's the close-up of the above card:

The other two cards, which have the image inked with black and/or coloured markers and stamped onto patterned paper.  Parts of the image for these cards were also stamped onto white card stock, coloured with markers and paper pieced on top.  There is a mix of marker direct to card stock and watercolouring with markers.

Here's the close-ups ...

and ...

Thanks for stopping by!






Christmas Wishes card:
Stamps:  Gifts at Christmas (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:   Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); Festive & Frosty DSP (Penny Black); White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Stampin' Write Markers:  Real Red, Old Olive, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear Wink of Stella


Season's Greeting card:
Stamps:  Holiday Mail (Deep Red); Banner Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); Festive & Frosty DSP (Penny Black); White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Stampin' Write Markers:  Old Olive, Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar, Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Water brush, Clear Wink of Stella


Let it Snow card:
Stamps:  Merry Delight (Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); Festive & Frosty DSP (Penny Black); White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Stampin' Write Markers:  Real Red, Smoky Slate (SU!); Evergreen Bough Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Water brush, Softly Falling embossing folder (Sizzix for SU!)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Ink with Markers

28 comments:

Joan said...

These are lovely, inspiring me to try stamping on patterned paper

Viv's Visuals said...

Three lovely cards Loll. I really want that cute snowman though - love him! x

Patti said...

Very sweet! I really like the look of the pp as well! I NEED to use some of my pp and this inspires me to pull some out ; )

Have a great day!

Patti

Liz said...

Your cards are just beautiful, Loll. I love the effect of stamping on patterned paper. xx

Mac Mable said...

Great use of the pretty dotty paper on all three cards. The first card is elegant and beautifully CAS. The second is stunning with great stamping and the third is co cute and adorable. Loving the paper piecing too on your cards x.

Susan said...

Love the soft colour of the polka dot paper - it really works well as a background for stamping. Beautiful peace dove card - the shimmer must make it lovely in real life. And great mailbox and snowman with parts of them fussy cut and paper pieced.

nancy littrell said...

Three sweet and beautifully marker colored Christmas cards, Loll. I love how you stamped your images on the soft polka dot DSP and added some paper piecing on your 2nd and 3rd cards. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Bonnie said...

I love how you've stamped on the patterned paper, Loll! It was a perfect choice of paper! The white dove shows beautifully on the blue polka dots! Love the snowy mailbox with the snowdrift at the bottom and the adorable snowman with his stocking read for Santa!

Marcia HIll said...

All three cards are wonderful Loll! The patterned paper looks so good and really brings them all up a notch! All 3 of your images are just perfect too...LOVE them all!! :0)

Nancy Stislow said...

Three beautiful cards! I love the idea of coloring on designer paper. Your choice of paper is so perfect for this. The dots mime the snow and looks wonderful. Your coloring is spot on as always and love the images you chose to use on these. I like that color as a background color for the images too!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That polka dot paper makes a really nice winter background! Lovely cards!

JoAnn said...

Love all 3 of your beautiful cards, especially the one with the dove. Your coloring and the techniques you used look wonderful on the light color pattern paper.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Polka dot paper was a great idea. Loverly!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll! I love how you stamped on patterned paper for the backgrounds and your coloring is just beautiful!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I've never stamped on patterned paper, automatically thinking the pattern would show up. Thank you so much for showing us that it works so well! The white dove looks so beautiful and elegant on the light blue polka-dots background. Love the color palette of the second card - especially the choice of Smokey Slate for the mail box. The snowman of the third card is just adorable with great shading! The falling snow embossing is a very nice touch! Hideko xx

Maxine D said...

You have been busy Loll, and your cards are delightful. Love that first opne in particular.
Blessings
Maxine

Christine Alexander said...

Great inspiration Loll. Your DP backgrounds look amazing against your wonderful Christmas images. They certainly make me want pull out my stash of DP's

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous work, Loll. Love the look of the image on the pretty polka dotted paper. Wow!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh that white dove is beautiful. The snowy background is so subtle but adds to the scene perfectly. All three are just lovely and sweet.

Pat said...

More patterned paper for these three cards Loll, and the green polka dot background is perfect as it is not too dominant and allows your beautiful images to stand out, beautifully coloured too. x

Jo Manna said...

You have been busy. Never thought of stamping on pattern paper, what a beautiful effect. Darn, I love them all. This paper gives such a nice softness to all three cards. Superb work, thanks for this new discovery ...for me ;)
xxx

scrappymo! said...

Wow! These all look great. That blue and white patterned paper looks so pretty on all your cards.
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Julia Aston said...

Gosh, I thought for sure I had commented on your lovely trio of cards but I don't see it here Loll!?! That paper IS lovely behind all your wonderfully colored images - I especially love that cute little snowman! xx

Trina P. said...

A trio of beautiful Christmas cards, Loll. And look at you — using pattern paper again and so brilliantly to keep it CAS! Fabulous and inspiring as always. xx

Debbie said...

These are all so pretty, Loll. I just cannot pick a fave from the group. Love them all.

Anita in France said...

That soft background pp really does set off your wonderful designs beautifully, Loll ... they're each fabulous ... delicate and elegant dove, rich and festive mail box ... and that little snowman is just adorable! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda said...

Wow! I am so loving each of these beautiful cards Loll. That pattern paper is perfect for stamping on and it looks so great on all your cards! I love the flourish and the dove, such a stunning card. Then I go down and see the mail box card, oh my I love that one as well, continue down and see that adorable snowman-golly loving each and everyone of these! I would definitely make more of these with that lovely paper Loll, nice ones for your stash! Hugs, Brenda

BożenA said...

A beautiful combination of several techniques. Stamping on a patterned background looks beautiful. I love the white pigeon and a great idea for making a layer of snow with a white card. I also love the sweet snowman, it looks so beautiful on a rich background. Your ideas are brilliant.
BożenA xx