I saw the topic for this weeks' Passion for Promarkers Challenge and thought yikes - like a lot of other people - but I thought I'd have a go. The topic this week is to create a background for your project using Promarkers. I deliberated on various different things but after I had coloured this gorgeous Ching-chou Kuik Sweet Pea stamp an idea came to me. I did some swirls of three different blues (pastel blue, aegean and midnight blue) onto a piece of matt photo paper. I then waited for it to dry and then put some dots on the mid blue lines courtesy of the blender. It's a delicate effect and I might use it again. The Sweet pea stamp has been coloured in with Promarkers and highlighted in places with the Sakura Stardust Clear pen just to add some glittery/sparkly accents. The two different die-cut flowers are from Dawn Bibby and were a light blue but I coloured them with the mid and dark blue and finished off the centres with some card candy. The raffia was light blue and I thought added some nice texture but didn't quite go so out came my Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Ink Pad and hey presto the colour matches better. I distressed the edges of the backing paper and stamped image to tie in and used the Tim Holtz applicator which I got with the QVC TSV a few months ago. Personally I found this easier than the cut-and-dry foam so I shall need to get some more foam pieces. I finished off around the card with some faux stitching.
This card fits in with the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Touchy feely
Passion for Promarkers - Create a background using Promarkers
ABC Challenge - S is for Sparkle
Your Next Stamp Challenge - Stitching
Penny's Challenge - Anything goes
Incy Wincy - Something Magical
Pink Elephant - 1 image, 2 dies and 3 different favourite embellishments (2 different flower die-cuts and my three favourite embellishments are flowers, card candy and the use of raffia/ribbon/fibres)
One Stitch at a Time - Torn, distressed or shabby
Totally Gorjuss - Texture
Totally Papercrafts - Distressing
Stamp Something - Stitching.