Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ATSM Challenge #162 - Make Your Mark



Hi there ~
It's time for another fun challenge at Addicted to Stamps, and this time our theme is 'Make Your Mark'! That means you can use pencils, markers, inks or whatever you like to color with...

Our sponsor for this challenge is QKR Stampede, and they are offering three free digital stamps as a prize for the winner!

 Here is my first card:




A few weeks ago, I won a gift card from the Altenew Blog Hop, and I ordered this really pretty 'Hello' stamp called Quilled Elegance! I haven't played with my colored pencils in a long time, so I dusted them off, stamped my image onto Kraft cardstock with white pigment ink, and colored it in rainbow order.  I embossed the border with the MFT Stitched Rectangle from Blueprints 13 and matted the a2 panel with Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.

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Two of my sweet blog friends gifted me with some goodies over the past few days, so I decided to create a second card:


So, for my 2nd card I attached the pink embossed panel which was sent to me by Michele (Thank you again!). I was having trouble working with the Zig Clean Color Brush Pens, and Betty suggested that I try Strathmore Bristol cardstock, and sent me a few sheets to try it out...well, let me tell you, what a difference! (Thank you Betty!). I'm loving the smooth finish on this paper, and for the first time, I enjoyed playing with my markers! I colored in the flowers, leaves and sentiment, and I'm very happy with how they turned out :) Lastly, I added a few PTI Rainstones and some Liquid Pearls to the centers of the flowers...and that was it!  

I had a lot of fun creating my cards...If you also love coloring, come on over and check out all the beautiful inspiration by my teamies, and join in the fun at Addicted to Stamps Blog

I would also like to add the 2nd card to the Happy Little Stampers September CAS Challenge - Coloring. Thanks, Loll ;)

Have a great week, and thanks so much for stopping by,

















33 comments:

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards Barb. Love the rainbow coloured Hello done with your pencils. And especially love the gorgeous zig colours flowers. I find mixed media paper works well with zigs too ... so maybe give that a try if you have some. Both these cards would be perfect for the HLS September CAS Challenge - Colouring. Hope you'll join us. xx

Joyce said...

Both of these are so beautiful. I really love how you used white and colored pencils on your kraft card stock. That stamp is so pretty and your coloring really made it shine. And, your second card is so amazing. Those flowers--the water coloring--the pink..everything is just so scrumptious together. I think I need to try some of that Strathmore paper. Going to raid my daughter's supplies to see what she has.

Cindy C. said...

Wow both are beautiful!!

Betty Keefe said...

two beautiful cards - your flowers are gorgeous - obviously the Bristol paper worked very well for you!!

Tanja said...

love the rainbow colors against the kraft cardstock and those flowers are so beautiful

lostinpaper said...

More wonderful inspiration Barb, that hello card looks amazing coloured onto Kraft and as for a flower card, you know these are my weakness, swoon....

Julie B said...

Two great cards Barb, love the rainbow hello but the embossed panel and w/c flowers on the second just inch it for me. :)

Marion said...

Both cards are gorgeous but I am in love with your floral card. Just beautiful!

Aileen (mum) said...

Barb love both your cars but the floral one is absolutely eye catching and beautiful and perfect.

*Vicki* said...

Barb, this card is SO AWESOME! Your coloring on the sentiment really rocks!! Love the blended colors over the kraft!! The second one is so soft and beautiful too! :)

I Card Everyone said...

There isn't a more beautiful way that embossed panel could be used, Barb... gorgeous little strip of it created a perfect home for my favorite flowers! I have used Strathmore water color paper ... not sure if it is Bristol, but I'm checking - seems like the results sing all the praise it needs! So gorgeous...
=] Michele

Karen L K said...

Really nice cards! The hello card is colorful fun. The flowers are so pretty.

KayM said...

Oh wow!! Both of your cards are amazing Barb! Love the colored pencil on the kraft card stock! I need to try that! The flowers you colored with your Zigs are stunning! You did a gorgeous job on those! I have some old Bristle board from my art days, I need to get out and try with the Zigs! Beautiful work on these! (Hugs)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Two beautiful cards, indeed! The pencil colouring on your new Altenew Hello is stunning! It must have taken some time to create!
Love the artful flowers and the colours you achieved on this beauty too! The embossed panel is perfectly paired!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Barb! The hello is awesome and your Zig colored card is GORGEOUS! What beautiful colors you've gotten and such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers!

Linda said...

Gorgeous Barb. Wow that Altenew Hello is so striking!

Nora N. said...

Oh Barb!! What stunning cards!! I LOVE the first one with the colored pencils. I need to dig mine out and do a few cards. The second is gorgeous!! I have the Bristol-did you actually use water on it or did you only color with the Zig markers? I am HORRIBLE with them and even though I have viewed tutorial after tutorial, I am kind of at a loss. Great take on all the challenges!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are sensational, Barb! I especially love the second one and I appreciate the tip about the paper. I've gotten the Ziggies but haven't had the time to start playing ... I think I may have some of that paper, but if not, I will get some now that I know!! You did a brilliant job of coloring in both cards!! Hugs, Darnell

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Barb what beautiful cards love the pencil crayon card but so smitten with your pink zig coloured card. My markers are on there way to me. Can't wait to try them!

Anita in France said...

Wow! Barb ... what brilliant cards ... that flourishy hello is fabulous in all those yummy rainbow colours ... and my goodness, what stunning blooms ... they're just beautiful ... awesome watercolouring! Hugs, Anita :)

Rahmat said...

@ beauties Barb, the first one is simple and very elegant, and the colors on the second one are just to gorgeous, love both....and big Congratulations on your win at CASEplorations xx

Loll said...

Thanks for joining in at Happy Little Stampers, Barb. So happy to see your gorgeous flower card in our gallery!! xx

Greta said...

Love your cards, Barb! The first is so unique--love the pencils on kraft! Pink & green is one of my very favorite combos & your card is stunning!

Hannelie said...

2 beautiful cards Barb... every time I see someone coloring on kraft, I think I HAVE to try it, because I LOVE the look! You did a great job!

Bobby said...

You have two beauties here, Barb. I love that fancy 'Hello" stamp and your coloring makes it shine. I know MIchele says those are her favorite flowers but they're mine, too. I wish I knew you were having trouble with your Zigs. I would have sent you some bristol board, too. I also use mixed-media paper but it is thinner and difficult to use as a die cut.

Toni said...

Gorgeous coloring on those flowers! I'm glad you found the right paper to use--amazing results!

Toni
HLS CAS DT

Deborah Frings said...

I think the scrolls surrounding the word hello are just gorgeous. And your colouring is fabulous. I love this card. And the flowers on the second card are so beautiful. Great work xx

Shona Chambers said...

These are both so fabulous Barb!! I love that stamp and it looks beautiful in the rainbow colours. Haven't tried my pencils on kraft yet. And how wonderful to find a good water colour paper. I don't particularly like the one I use either but its all I can get here. Your flowers are stunning and love the embossed hearts too.

Cat Craig said...

I love the white outline and the colored pencils inside on your sentiment. Coloring on kraft is such a striking look, and you've pulled it off beautifully. I am all agog over your second card; those flowers are gorgeous. I have heard/seen some were on the web several people commenting that bristol is the best paper for blending those watercolor brush markers. I have some at home...looking forward to playing with my toys when I return to MD.

Linda said...

Beautiful cards ..... those flowers are just so pretty! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx

Kamila R. said...

Wow Barb! Both cads are stunning! The hello card caught my eye right away at ATSM page so gorgeous the sentiment looks 3D stunning effct! Then your second card is so beautifully coloured and so elegant !

cm said...

Your swirly, rainbow Hello is so classy and your pretty flowers absolutely gorgeous! Talk about 'making your mark' - with mega impact! Love these...
Hugs~c

Deepti said...

Oh my ! these are mind blowing, such beauties. I love those colors on kraft and the way you colored those flowers is simply amazing :)