Thursday, 2 April 2015

Playing with colourless blender

On day 20 of Kathy's 30 day colouring challenge, Kathy created this wonderful textured background using a piece of cloth and Copic blending solution. Since I did not have a bottle of blending solution on hand, I tried to moisten a piece of paper towel using the chisel end of my Promarker blender pen and then pressed the paper onto my background. I really love how this turned out, even though the texture is not as pronounced as on Kathy's cards.

I used Promarkers to colour the image and the background and added clear Wink of Stella and Glossy accents for a little sparkle and dimension. I used the darkest of my red colours to add a red border to my mat. Below is a close-up showing the effect of the Wink of Stella and Glossy accents.

Stamps - Boughs and berries by October Afternoon
Colouring medium - Promarkers
Memento tuxedo black ink
Clear Wink of Stella
Glossy accents
Neenah Solar white cardstock

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas challenge - G is for glitter
CCC - 17 Anything Christmas goes
ATSM - 138 Holidays

I thought I would also share the card I made with one of the 2 coloured pieces of this post.

I cut the panel to size using a die from the Stitched rectangles set by Simon Says Stamp and die cut the sentiment using a die by MFT (Happy Hellos). I added clear Wink of Stella behind the die cut letters and popped up the panel using foam tape.


  1. Love the sparkle on your pretty poinsettia. thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  2. Such a beauty, your poinsettia! Love the glossy aacents and how it sparkles! And the "hello" is another pretty product from your creative nook!

  3. Very pretty, and it is CAS too, I love it. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  4. Lovely poinsettia, Marianne! I love the background you created. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ SCCC

  5. gorgeous cards LOVE the poinsettia and the background too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  6. Gorgeous card!!! Really love the poinsettia!! Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

  7. Your card is so pretty and I love the sparkly flower:) Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM xx

  8. LOVELOVELOVE this beautiful Poinsettia! They are one of my favorite flowers. Great job coloring it and I love the shimmer and shine! TFS!

  9. So beautiful but, my fav is the one you created with the tape!! wow

  10. Such a gorgeous Christmas design! Love the sparkle! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

  11. You are very clever, Marianne, with your makeshift idea for the fantastic background! Your shimmering poinsettia is divine! I also love the stained glass look of your "hello" card!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Love your shimmering poinsettia and the second card is just fabulous! Always love graphic things!