Sunday, 10 May 2015

Distress Markers meet Alcohol Pens

The sun is shining, Spring is here and it is still light after 8pm. I do love this time of year.
This weekend I have been having a go at the technique I learned from Kay Carley last weekend.
Have a look at Kay's beautiful work on her blog:

I cannot claim the colour schemes used on the flowers as my own as they are the same as Kay used on the example I saw in the demo but I shall play with this again using different colour schemes.
My first card uses the new Penny Black Demure stamp and for the second I used a Lin Brown flower for one of my PaperArtsy sets. The sentiments and sprigs are from Hobby Art sets.

The flowers are coloured using Copics and the background stamping and watercolour effect is achieved with distress markers. 

Enjoy what is left of the weekend,
Julia x

P.S. Note to self ..... I must do blog updates more than once a month!


  1. These are both so beautiful! The stunning colours against the delicate backgrounds are wonderful! Thank you for your lovely comments on my canvas, it's much appreciated! xxx

  2. have indeed been absent from your blog for too long! These, however, were worth the wait and the Lin Brown one is stunning.

    Thanks for all the recent blog comments.


  3. Your flowers are just lovely, Julia - beautiful delicate backgrounds too. I've been AWOL from Craftyblogland too... so it's nice to catch up a bit.
    Alison xx