Thursday, 12 June 2014

Colourful Cups

More direct to stamp colouring with my Distress Markers for this card, this time using an old Papermania, Henbury Lane stamp that has quite large areas of shading on it, making it perfect for this technique.  I used to colour direct to stamps with my old Whispers pens (remember them?!) years ago, but Distress Markers are sooo much richer in pigment and give a much better result, it's been great fun revisiting this old favourite technique and falling in love with it all over again.  After stamping the image, I've gone in with a water brush, then back in with the pens, adding more shadow where needed, and adding coloured details to the patterns on the crockery that were left white.
The markers I've used for the stamping are, Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers, and Mustard Seed.
 Once the image was dry, I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink round the edges of the topper, then I used an Imagination Crafts stencil and more of the same ink to add a pattern to the edges, concentrating on the corners.  I also used Tumbled Glass ink to add a touch of colour to some crochet lace, which I layered with some variegated twine, and topped with a button.  To finish, I made a fish tail banner and added a sentiment stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Simon Says Stamp - Stencil It
Crafty Girls - #20 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - That Old Stamp
Creative Inspiration - #269 - Bold, Bright Colours
Totally Gorjuss - #239 - Embossing -  Embossed dots on the yellow card
My Time to Craft - #250 - No Designer Paper
Perfectly Rustics - #24 - Glorious Buttons
Crafting from the Heart - #22 - Anything Goes
Penny's - #181 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - #264 - Colour Combo - Banana, Pool, Coral


  1. Gorgeous card and wonderful colours Ginny x

  2. Wunderschöne Karte
    glg Gertrude

  3. So beautiful is your card and so perfect in everyway x

  4. wow i love this image so pretty...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  5. What a beautiful card, I love it!

  6. Wow, this is just pretty awesome! Love it! And I LOVE YOUR BLOG NAME! LOL!! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  7. Oh this is super, love the colours you used, Thanks for playing on My Time to Craft this fortnight, Love Hazel (Didos) x

  8. Your card is so pretty!!! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
    Sandy - DT Sweetie

  9. so stunning wendy.gorgeous zesty colours and I love the teacups :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Such a stunning card, the image looks fantastic and your button teams nicely with the card. Love the vibrant colours. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  11. Amazing, amazing, AMAZING!!! I totally LOVE this card lovely lady, it's just gorgeous!!! Great button there too!! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

  12. Hello lovely Wendy!!
    Mate you totally rocked our button challenge at Perfectly Rustics and great news YOU are our WINNER!!!!
    Congrat's to you dear lady, this get well card is sooo amazing, I'd sure love to recieve it if feeling under the weather!! Hope you get to play again with us in the future!!
    SMiles Sharnee :)

  13. Lovely!! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! -Alycia

  14. Wow I love this technique. I love the subtle use of these beautiful vibrant colours. Thanks for sharing at Penny's this week.
    Cheers Nicole DT

  15. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT


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