Sunday, 15 April 2012

My challenge........

Using the new Teresa Collins DP's, Penny Black stamp inked with 
Tim Holtz distress markers, Spellbinder edgabilities 
and Fleur de Lis and Hobby House pearls

Good Morning Peeps, how's your weekend going ?

Mine has been pretty quiet so far, seems to be the story of my life nowadays and it's really cramping my style not being able to walk far, but I have started the ball rolling to get some sort of lightweight scooter and might even share a picture shortly.

Meanwhile I have been busy working away at some cards as I was set a challenge by Janice at Sir Stamplaot to get into action with the new Tim Holtz Distress Markers along with some of the other new goodies now in stock.

The Penny Black stamp is inked with Tim Holtz distress markers, Teresa Collins DP, 
Penny Black sentiment and Hobby House pearls which I think are 
fabulous value at £1.45 a sheet.

Since I started using the thumbnail system below it's really opened my eyes to just how many different things we use in making each card, no wonder we all run out of space.

I think I am most excited about the distress markers, they come in all the same colours as the inkpads so you can blend everything perfectly. One of my favourite stamping techniques inking the stamp and spritzing with water before stamping and for me this is when the new markers really come into their own as you can colour the smallest elements without bleeding, if you look at the card above you will see I even managed to get some blue into the middle of the leaves and it stayed put.

Penny Black image again coloured with Tim Holtz distress markers, 
some soft sponging using the same colour distress inks and some punched butterflies

Have a good Sunday everyone.


Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous cards Brenda love the new stamps and the cards you have made beautiful colour combinations
Have a good day


Jackie said...

A stunning selection of cards, I love them equally :o)
Jackie xx

Mummylade said...

the cards are absolutely fantastic!!!
I hope you get the scooter, it's a super vehicle. I absolutely love mine, we have it instead of having two cars.

Cheryl said...

oh wow Brenda,you really are the queen of stamping,just perfection every time Hun its always a joy to pop over too see what you have done,these Hun are just fantastic would love some of those pens,hugs Cherylxxxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Brenda,
beautiful card trio,
love all of them;-))m

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Every card exquisite,bet Janice will be pleased,they are floral beauties ,just been taking in the details.
Sorry about your walking difficulties I really hope your new scooter helps.
take care janex

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning cards, I'm gonna have to get me some Distress Markers! xx

Paula (PEP) said...

That middle one is my favourite & I can see how much you're enjoying those patterned papers. The way you used the contrasting pattern for a banner on that one is lovely & I think that PB will have to go on the list too. I thought I had every shade of ribbon I needed but did I have a black the right width? Oh no - that one escaped me : I definitely agree with you about supplies. I'm looking forward to seeing what the Distress Markers are like too - love the fact that they co-ordinate with the inkpads. Distress Stains are high on my priority list at present so my Bookshop Sundays resuming in May (when the Beacons Summer Bus Service starts) will be a great help. Hope the mobility help materialises soon for you.
Paula (PEP)

Hussena said...

All your three cards are just so beautiful i love the way you have used those markers.....gorgeous coloring... really love them!!

Linby said...

Such beautiful work Brenda, I think my fav is the first one but they are all stunning.
Lynn x

cebelica said...

Wow, these are very beautiful!

Kat said...

Three stunning cards Brenda, but I think the last is my favourite. I think the arched shape goes really well with that gorgeous image. A lovely selection to showcase these lovely new products. I can't wait to get my hands on some of these Distress Markers.

Take care,

Kat xx

Lau W said...

OMG ! love your style always and always ! the first card is a beauty, so nice color combo wow, i admire !

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are all really stunning Brenda, it certainly looks like you are getting to grips with those distress markers, they do look very good. My favorite is the grey and yellow card, I love the floral image and the die cut frame and that ribbon flower is beautiful
Lindsay xx

pinky said...

Both are stunning Brenda, glad to hear you report on the markers. Wonder will they make it onto my list of things I AM NOT ALLOWED TO BUY lol. It would be great crack for you on a scooter girl, looking forward to seeing that!!

nnalorac said...

Three stunning cards Brenda. Ooo, love the look these distressing pens give but dare I go down this road. The sensible side of me (there's not much there i can tell you when it comes to craft shopping) says sit on the fence girl for a while! I wonder how long I'll hold out!! Carolxx

Vicky said...

They are all so gorgeous Brenda...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Donna said...

Stunning cards Brenda, your attention to detail is amazing and you are so talented when it comes to stamping and working colours together! :) Donna x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda :-) they are all just fanbloomintastic !! I have ordered the set of distress markers and can't wait for them to arrive :-)

thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :-)

Lols x x x

May said...

Brenda, these card are just stunning, seeing what you have done with the Sir Timmie markers has changed my mind about using them, fantastic results they are at the top of my wish list... Hugs May x x x

Beryl said...

My you have been busy. It must be amazing getting to try out all the new stuff from Sir Stampalot. They knew what they were doing when they got you on board. All three cards are gorgeous - if I had to have a favourite it would be the third - because I love the way you build a picture/scene using different stamps and inks like that.
I had some problems losing people off my dashboard and the only way I could get them back was to sign up again as a follower. Gope you get your scooter soon - it will make such a difference to you (and it won't have to struggle up any
Beryl xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Beautiful, so awesome loving all these beauties!!

I love the yellow and grey, and gorgeous red, that window shape is gorgeous with the brayering!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh Brenda these are all gorgeous.

June Nelson said...

What beautiful cards they are all lovely, just found your blog and its been a plesure looking around huggies June xxxxxxxxxxx

Anesha said...

Super cards, they are all beautiful. Havea great week. :)

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful cards with all the new stamps and distress markers, Brenda! It takes forever for Holland to get the new PB stamps!!

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda. I love them all, but my favourite is the third as the colours and image are fab and your brayering is amazing.
Nikki x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fabulous works with the new Distress markers Brenda! You make the Penny Black flowers bloom with color!

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

You have showcased the new distress markers brilliantly.

They give a whole new look to the stamps don't they!!

Loving your first card very much. Great colour combo.

Take care and I hope you manage to sort a scooter out so that you can get about a bit more.

Love Jules xx

Tags said...

These are fab cards :) I especially love the yellow and grey one, those colours look great together! I love the music print in it too :)

Hope you get your scooter soon :)

Take care
Tags xx

kasia23112511 said...

Świetne kartki :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful creations!

Ali x