Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Water Coloring with Distress Markers, a Kristina Werner CASE and NBUS Challenge

Happy Hump Day!! It is the last day of exams and I am so happy. I am hoping for peace in my house at last. Okay, for one day until classes start but I will take it. Charlotte's first foray into mid-term exams was quite a learning experience for her. Hopefully it will be easier for her to prepare for finals now that she knows the drill. Here is hoping for a better quarter too. She did not do so hot this quarter.

Today I am sharing a card that I created using distress markers. I CASEd it from this card by Kristina Werner. Her card is a lot better then mine but I wanted to use my new stamp set I received from Simon Says Stamp, "Just Hatched" from Mama Elephant and decided Kristina's card would be the perfect card to copy. My version is below.

If you want to see how this card was created, I would suggest watching Kristina's video in the link above. Watching her paint is a lot better then having me try to describe it!!

I have done this technique but with limited success. That dinosaur was a challenge. He was hard!! I used about four different colors of distress ink just on him. Can you tell? It took a VERY SMALL paint brush to paint on him too.

I also did not have the cup cake stamps that Kristina used. I improvised with a Papertrey Ink image instead. I am pleased with how it came out.

As I look at this image, I notice the teeth did not come out perfect but that is something I will work on in the future. I also took this when the glue was wet so the glue has dried clear and with a matted look rather then shiny. The purple sprinkles are from a purple Souffle pen I had lying around.

This was so fun to do and relaxing!! I suggest if you get a chance, take out your Distress Markers and give it a try!!

I am also entering this into Darnell's NBUS challenge. Again, if you have not browsed her blog, you need to. It is fabulous!!

Thank you for stopping by!!
Paper-Paper Trey Ink (Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores checked), Doodlebug Design (Frosty Friends), scrap of Bazzill (blue strip)
Stamps: Paper Trey Ink (Cupcake Collection), My Favorite Things (Sweet Birthday Wishes), and Mama Elephant (Just Hatched)
Other: Big Shot, Ranger Distress Markers, Watercolor paper, Lil Inkers dies, Doodlebug Sequins (aqua), white sequins, Souffle Pen, White Gel marker


~amy~ said...

Super sweet card!

Taunya Butler said...

UM - I am not even sure I have the right words or enough complimentary words to say how FREAKING AWESOME AND AMAZING this card is!!!!! I am in love with the softness, the subtle tones, but the awesome job you did with those distress markers and then the totally cool papers you chose to layer with your image - you have an artists' eye and I love seeing your masterpieces!!! So pleased for you - YOU TOTALLY ACED THIS!!!!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn cute and as sweet as can be. I love your little ducky sitting on the cupcake, so darn fun.