Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Class sample - Distress Markers

Hello!  Here's a card I made for an upcoming class at Heather's Stamping Haven.  The class will be called "Fun with Textures" and will feature this card an another one, and some different techniques (creating texture with UTEE and the new Donna Salazar Mixed Media Inx).  The class is Saturday, May 5 from 2-5. 

The poppy stamp image and background stamps are all from Heather's Stamping Haven and the image is coloured with my .... (insert deep, sonorous, game show host voice here) Brand, New Markers!!!  (cue applause and raucous cheering).   That's right, I got my new Distress Markers and I was prepared to love them, and I do.  A lot.  I love my Tombows, I love my Copics, I love my pencil crayons, and now I love these markers.  The Distress colour palette will be a great complement to my Tombows from a watercolouring with markers point of view.  I'm looking forward to doing some experimenting with them and seeing what kind of things I can do with them.  Have you tried them out yet?

Happy stamping!


  1. Beautiful card, Karen. I love the image and the colours are sublime. I'm glad you're thrilled with your markers. I'll be watching to see what you do with them.

  2. This is amazing with the added texture, Karen. What a great class - wish I lived closer! I am waiting for my Distress Markers to arrive. I saw your note about the Twinkling H2O's class and I would love to do that one day. I just finished Tim Holtz's Chemistry 101 online class and need to fully digest all of that before I do more "school work" but I have almost all the twinks in a drawer and know I could benefit from training to get more use out of them. So many ideas, so little time!

  3. Beautiful, Karen! I just love all the texture.

  4. Oh, wow! Love the look of this great image - real art, for sure. I'm not sold on more markers, however.....but if you keep teasing me with these beautiful cards......this is a special card and you are a special gal.

  5. OOOH! Gorgeous card Karen :)
    I have been wondering if I would use the markers. Expensive to buy here. I hardly use my normal markers.
    Keep tempting me...

  6. Thanks for the mention! We're happy to hear you enjoy our interactive story. :) We think it'll be a fun way to pass the time.