Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Passion for Promarkers - 7th Anniversary Challenge...

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Grab a cuppa and a biscuit (or two) and make yourself comfortable!
Good morning dear crafters. I hope you had a wonderful week last week and managed to fit some crafting into your busy schedules.
We have a very special challenge for you this week at Passion for Promarkers as it's our 7th Anniversary. Can you believe it's been 7 years since Gina and Denise started their little blog to share their love of all things Letraset?  As it's a special challenge we have a really easy theme for you of "spots and/or stripes", you can create anything you like as long as it has either spots or stripes or both. 
Please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.  As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual .  Here we go....

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Letraset are offering one lucky winner an amazing prize of a 25 pce Mixed Media Set.
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Michele R Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of $10.00 worth of digi papers
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DigiStamp Boutique are offering one lucky winner a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
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Bugaboo stamps are offering one lucky winner a $30.00 voucher to spend in their online store.
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LC Designs are offering one lucky winner a mini paper pack called ‘Dinkies nice and stripey’.
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Sassy Studio Designs are offering one lucky winner a prize of a $20.00 gift certificate to spend in their online store.
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Di’s Digi Stamps is offering one lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher to spend in their online store .
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Clearly Besotted Stamps is offering one lucky winner a £15.00 gift voucher to spend in their online store.
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2 cute ink stamps is offering one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice.
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Uniko stamps is offering one lucky winner one in-stock stamp set of their choice.
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Little Things from Lucy’s Cards is offering one lucky winner 8 shaker selections of their choice.
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Wow we told you there were amazing prizes didn’t we?  Definitely lots of reasons to join in the fun this week!! To give you lots of inspiration we have both Team 1 and Team 2 to share their creations, so there's plenty of cards to get your crafty juices flowing!...
For my card this week, I wanted to show a different way of using your alcohol pens to colour embossing folders.  I speak to so many people who have pens of whichever sort and don't use them because they feel that their colouring isn't good enough, so here's a nice, easy way of using them and the finished result is so pretty!...
To create the embossed panel I cut the piece to size then placed in my embossing folder to be able to position my oval die in the right place to cut the aperture (these frame style folders work brilliantly for this type of card) I attached it in position with low tack tape then REMOVED IT FROM THE FOLDER before cutting the aperture!  Place it back in the folder and emboss then round the corners, ink edges if preferred and punch a hole for the ribbon to thread through...
...The Promarker colours I used were Meadow Green, Dusky Rose and Buttercup but any pastel tones would work well.  Just follow the lines of the embossing with your pen (don't try to colour the lines particularly as the ink bleeds slightly anyway)  I finished off with lots of pearls, sentiment, organza bow and a lovley pink polka dot from the Makeup set of Another Play on Words.
You could get a real production line of these cards going with different colour tones, backing papers and ribbons and it's also a great way to make backing papers too...
I embossed this chevron design then coloured with Dolphin, Powder Blue and Cornflower, using the chisel end of the pen.  You have to get used to the angle to hold your pen at to get clean lines but that's why lighter tones are much easier as you don't have to be as accurate! Don't forget that you can then use your pens to create your coloured mats by simply colouring the edges of your white paper!  That means 100s of different coloured papers, if only I could remember to do it!?!
Hope you get chance to join in with our Anniversary celebrations this week and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!
Hugs,
Lisa x
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
#14 Anything Goes until 1st June
#112 Anything Goes until 22nd
#80 Flowers until 30th
#176 Anything Goes until 22nd

12 comments:

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is brilliant and what a great idea. I hadn't thought of doing this before bit its ace. Could open up a whole new world of matching papers and stuff. Love Hazelxx

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful and delicate. Lovely use of Promarkers. Elaine

Jane said...

Hi Lisa, wow 7 years that's a great anniversary for you Promarkers girls. Many congratulations. Your card is brilliant, what a great idea! The colours all work so well together. Hugs xx

Chana Harris said...

Beautiful technique! Your card is just outstanding! thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Amanda said...

Hi there, i love your idea on how to use the alcohol pens with the embossing folders. Love your finished card.... absolutely Beautiful.
Thankyou for joining us at Petal Lu. Good Luck and hope to see you again next time.
Hugs Amanda

Donna said...

Such a pretty card Lisa, love the soft pastels and such a clever idea to colour over the embossing, it looks so pretty! :) Donna ♥ x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Lisa! It's so sweet and pretty xx

Miss Emerald said...

Very beautiful card and stunning work. Thanks for joning us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

Ola (Ikemo) said...

I love your card! Thank you for playing along with Card Mania Challenge

scrapfantazje said...

Lovely! Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge, good luck:)

NGCARDS said...

Such a pretty card hun :)
The Rhododendrons sound lovely, I'm just a teensy bit jealous that you got to see them! We've had some lovely weather recently but as you can guess I've been at work for most of it ... I had booked this Wed - Sun off work to catch up on bits around the garden but surprise surprise the forecast is dreadful for the whole 5 days, with sunshine returning next Monday when I go back to work ... just my luck!!! Hope you've managed to find a few spare hours to spend in your garden too xxx

Ileana A. said...

Wonderful elegant creation! I love design!

Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
Ileanaxx