Saturday, 27 April 2013

Make your Mark

Hello Everyone. Hope the sun is shining where you are and that you are ready for a beautiful weekend.

At Addicted to Stamps and More this week they have the Make your Mark Challenge and after reading the post I thought I would try something other than just stamping an image and colouring it in.





I used my Promarkers to design a background on the whole card

Then I made a topper for it by using marker pens as inks on part of a Chocolate Baroque stamp. The leaves were a freebie stamp from a magazine ages ago. I then used the background markers on the Choc Baroque rose stamp and stamped that straight onto a Nestability round, scalloped shape. Same pens to go around the edge and to make the little flower for the sentiment.

I so enjoyed making this though I shouldn't have used the Promarkers as 'inks' cause they have left some colour on the stamp.

Message to self read posts more carefully--it say used water based pens to do this technique.

Thanks for dropping by

Chrissie x



13 comments:

  1. Very pretty card. Love how you did the background! Valerie

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  2. Beautiful card Chrissie. Great background. Staz-on always stains my stamps. With my other hat on...Thank you for playing along with the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge this week.
    Regards Florence.

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  3. ooh this is gorgeous! The background is awesome and the stamping looks so pretty! I am always having to say 'note to self' too and its always too late! Thank you for all your lovely comments xx

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  4. What a beautiful card Chrissie ! I love the background and the stamped flowers are all so so lovely ! Have a lovely week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  5. Great colour combo, love the background

    Sam xxx

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  6. Great colours Chrissie and the flower stamps are so pretty. I'm surprised the promarkers stayed wet long enough to stamp them. I guess you've now got pretty coloured stamps too! Xx

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  7. Its a great background. love your card.
    Yvonne x

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  8. Such a cool idea to make your own background like this Chrissie! The beautiful flowers go perfectly with it! Hugs, Ira xox
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  9. Great job creating the plaid background for your card using markers ... very original! Great layout and design for your card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Loll :)

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  10. I think the stamping looks beautiful (and I'm sure the stamps will survive having a bit of ProMarker on them!)... and the background is fab... so simple yet so effective.
    Alison x

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  11. Oh great way to use those markers Chrissie!! Terrific background especially. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M

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  12. Hi Chrissie. Lovely card with a great background. xxx

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  13. Oooo, I love that Promarker background, Chrissie. I will have to give that a go! Hugs, Tracy

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.