Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Distress Markers, Artistic Outpost Oh My

Hi Dreamers!
This week the Design Team at Blockheads is showcasing Artistic Outpost Stamps.  And, if that weren't enough, we are also showing fun ways to use your watercolor markers.   My projects are stamped and/or colored with Distress Markers from Ranger.   I have three projects and lots of pictures, so I have decided to break it down into two posts.  So, let's get going!!  I used one of the images from the set called "A Lovely Day". 

I used the Distress Markers to stamp the image.  I applied the markers directly onto the stamp and stamped on Solar White CS (Neemah)  NOTE:  The Solar White CS is great with the Distress Markers.  If you want to color in an image with the markers, this smooth CS works really well and you will get a nice image without streaks.  See the photo below for the colors I used directly on the stamp and how the stamped image looks.  I love how this turned out!!

I wanted to add more color, so I colored onto the stamped image.  This is how I added more coloring: Apply marker to a Craft Sheet or an Acrylic Block.  Pick up the color with an Aqua Flow Brush.    You can see the Tattered Rose marker in the photo below.  See the ink on the craft sheet?

I did not stop there and added even more color using the same method.  

Don't waste that ink on the Craft Sheet!!  Grab some scraps of CS and press them into the ink and make some beautiful water colored pieces to use for layering and backgrounds!!!  And here is a close up of the finished card.  Notice that the pink rectangle of CS is one of the pieces I made with the leftover ink on the Craft Sheet.

I also am entering this project into the Artistic Outpost July Referral Program---Anything goes.
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Hey Girl
Fashionable stamping: let's get messy and inky
Paper Take Weekly: make your own.  I made my own background paper with CS and Inks.
Tuesday Alchemy: Very vintage

Stayed turned for a second post and more Artistic Outpost and Distress Marker fun!!   Have a super fun day.  Love ya.


  1. Pure beauty Karen your work is amazing and so elegant, xx

  2. Beautiful card, love your layout and your colouring is lovely. Such a pretty feminine card and I love the image. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge and The Artistic Outpost referral theme. Tracy x

  3. Gorgeous card, love the design and the image. thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  4. A fabulous card, great coloring. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  5. Karen, your card is lovely. I really like the way you've used the Distress Markers to colorize the stamped image. Very nicely done ... with the vintage and almost a water color-ish feeling. I also like your pearl bling running down the left side of your card. Nice dimensional embellishment! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  6. Wow Karen your card is beautiful. You have inspired me to use some of my distress markers. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy.

    Smiles and hugs


  7. Hi Karen...gee, I really love these earthy colours that you have used. I haven't had a go with the markers yet, but I really enjoy looking at the amazing colouring with them.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our inky and messy challenge this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  8. Beautiful
    Karen, love the soft coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at Artistic Outpost!

  9. this is just beautiful! I have recently started to use distress markers they are just fab!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Tuesday Alchemy this week.
    *hugs* Shell x

  10. This is such a fantastic card! Just love the colors and sweet image! Great details too! Thank you so much for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  11. Wow this is gorgeous! Your colouring is amazing!

    Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy
    Hugs Katya x

  12. Great card!! You did a great job! Look like a lot of hard work!! Thanks so much for joining us this week on Tuesday Alchemy!


  13. Fabulous work distressing the card! Thanks for sharing how you did it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


  14. Just stunning! And it's wonderful that you shared how you did it, too :) I'm excited that you joined us this week at Tuesday Alchemy :)

    Want to play more? Join me at {PIN}spirational Challenges http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com for another fantastic craft challenge!

    Lots of joy . .

  15. Your card is gorgeous,
    Thank you so much for entering my “distressing” challenge at ALLSORTS this week,
    good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    I have candy if you’re interested
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  16. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

  17. Great piece of distressing!
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  18. Beautifully created Karen! Thank you for joining us this week at FSC! Best, Yvonne

  19. A fabulous creation Karen. Thanks for getting messy and inky with FSC.
    Fliss x

  20. This is beautiful, Karen! Love that image and the distress markers!


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