Hi all, its the 15th of the month and I’m back to remind you of our challenge going on at Creative with Stamps where the theme is “Cute Animal”. I hope you’ve joined in the challenge with an animal themed project, and if not you have until the 30th to join in, and who knows, maybe win a prize that I’m sponsoring this month!
Today I’m really excited to share this card with you as its the first time I’m creating a background scene with alcohol markers, namely my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I made a video to show you exactly how I did it and for the first time, its a video with me talking in real time and not a voice over! You can find it at the end of this post. I also used stamps from Wplus9’s “Flock Yeah” set, Flora & Fauna and Clearly Besotted’s “Cool Dude” as Terry the turtle couldn’t resist going to the beach while I’m slaving away here in Germany…
I used Ultra Smooth Solar White Ninah card stock which I got online from Crafter’s Companion in the UK. You’ll learn all the techniques I used to create this scene here are the important ones.
- Use the proper paper for markers
- To cover streaks, go over it again with your marker
- To avoid streaks, go over your darker colour with your lighter colour while the first colour is still wet.
- If you don’t have exactly the right colour, put down the darkest colour on your acrylic block and pick it up with your lighter colour to create a smoother blend.
I have many more tips to share with you in the video, tips which you can apply with your Copics as well, so I hope you’ll join Terry at the beach by clicking on the link below. I will list the colours I used at the end of the post.
Well I hope you’ll pop over to the Creative With Stamps challenge blog and see what the other ladies have created for your viewing pleasure. Have a great weekend!
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers used: (from darkest to lightest)
Beach – RB2, RB1, MB2, MB1 Sea – TB9, TB7, TB5, TB3, TB2. TB1 & IB1 Sky – TB3 & TB1 Coconut Trees – Leaves: AG3, LG4 &CG1 Trunk: RB2, RB1 & blender pen Terry – DG4 DG2, CG1 Shell: GB9 & RB1
I’m also sharing this card over at:
Cute Card Thursday – Sea Sun or Sand
Seize the Birthday – Beachy (inside the card it says “On your Birthday”)
Through the Purple Haze – At the Beach
Time Out Challenge – Holiday