Tag Archives: Markers

Step By Step: Halloween Cat from Stamping Bella

Stamping Bella - Hallowen Cat - www.markergeek.com

I’ve got a fun little card to share with you today, featuring one of the new Christine Grove rubber stamps from Stamping Bella. I’ve got a major soft spot for Christine’s images, particularly the animals. They are quirky and definitely make me smile while I’m colouring.

Along with my card I created a very simple guide to colouring a basic lantern glow. This isn’t by any means the only way to do it, but I wanted to show you how easy it is to do, especially if like me you’re adding it as an afterthought to an already coloured image with background (I coloured the image in a hurry and it wasn’t until I started to put the card together that I really considered the little lantern).

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Step By Step: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Dragon Queen No Line Colouring

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Dragon Queen - www.markergeek.com

Today I’m returning to an old love – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! I have been completely smitten with their recent releases and particularly the stamp I used on today’s card. Annie Rodrigue is a firm favourite of mine, and I love her darker illustrations the best.

I decided to take some progress photos while colouring Dragon Queen, to illustrate my colouring process when working on an image using the “No Line Colouring” technique. I’ve put together a step by step guide which you will find below, along with the marker colour palette. I hope that you find these resources useful in your own colouring adventures. If you like them, let me know and I will do my best to bring you more in future.

NOTE: this blog post contains some large images.

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Christmas Card with Tiddly Inks Clear Stamps

Tiddly Inks Clear Stamps - Willow Christmas Fairy - www.markergeek.com

Happy World Card-making Day! I hope you’re managing to sneak in some crafty fun this weekend.

I’ve got a sweet little card to share with you today and I have to say I’m pretty pleased with myself. Why? It’s a Christmas card! I’m not known for being an early bird when it comes to Christmas preparations, but I could not resist colouring up the adorable new Christmas fairy from Tiddly Inks Clear Stamps. I actually have her all stamped up again with one of the accessory stamps from the set, so look out for some more inspiration soon!

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You’re Awesome – A Fun TGF Wild Sprout Card!

The Greeting Farm - Wild Sprouts Wild Child - www.markergeek.com

Today I’m sharing another card created with the adorable Wild Sprouts Wild Child set from The Greeting Farm.  You can see my previous card by scrolling down to the next post or clicking HERE.

This card uses the other character in the set. LOVE him! I think he might be my favourite of the pair, although that could easily change next time I colour them up. ;)

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Hi Cutie with The Greeting Farm Wild Child

The Greeting Farm - Wild Sprouts Wild Child - www.markergeek.comToday’s card was created using a stamp set I fell in love with instantly – The Greeting Farm Wild Sprouts Wild Child. SO cute, and so much fun to colour. I’ll be colouring her again soon, as I really want to colour her outfit to look like a panda. On this card I went for the reverse as I wanted to colour her hood in black. Other completely unrealistic colour combinations would be good too – why not have fun and go wild? ;)

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SCACD Digital Release Hop!

Today SCACD is formally premiering the SCACD Digital site by adding over 35 images designed by Carmen Medlin!  Carmen’s range is fun, fresh as well as elegant and will have a little something for everyone. Susana has added quite a few fantastic and never before seen images as well as some classic rubber stamp designs re-released in digital form.

Reminder to Our International Friends: As you know, SCACD has stopped the sale of physical items to international customers.  However, International customers can now purchase SCACD Digital images!


You should have hopped over here from ALEX’S BLOG.  If not, pop on back there to get started!

On my card I used the adorable WATER BABIES (also still available in rubber both at SCACD and in the UK at Quixotic Paperie). This has been a favourite of mine for some time, and I was delighted to colour her again (see my previous card coloured with Distress Inks HERE).


I printed the image on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).

The background paper is from the Prima Marketing Inc Sunrise Sunset 6×6 pad, which I recoloured using a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray (the photo doesn’t show the gorgeous shimmer). The diecut leaves/branches behind the image are the Dies by SCACD Breezy Branches die (see HERE for US), chopped up rather than used as a corner. I distressed all the paper edges with a shimmering gold paint.

Your next stop on the hop is KATHI’S BLOG.  Have fun! ;-)


Make it Crafty Tea Party Blog Hop!

It’s time for Make it Crafty to pour a round of drinks at the super special tea party celebrations!

Not only are we celebrating the magical release of Alice in Wonderland, but Make it Crafty has turned 3! All thanks to YOU, the incredible artists and the amazing Make it Crafty team!

Let’s dance around from chair to chair, sipping a drink, eating a cake, shrinking then growing with excitement as you watch the entertainment unfold before your eyes.

Be careful not to miss the hidden words as you’ll need to collect them along the way and string them all together to form a quote. Simply enter the quote at the end of the hop for a chance to win!

Hopefully you’ve found your way from BRONWEN’S BLOG, but if you’ve just skipped a chair or two you might want to start back at Zoe’s Blog.

My card features the one and only MAD HATTER! You may or may not know that the Mad Hatter is one of my very favourite characters. I love Mad Hatter images and this one definitely shot to the top of my list!


Isn’t he awesome?

I printed the image on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).  I coloured the background using my markers, first colouring the whole area with the lighter shade and then drawing random circles over the top with the darker shade.

The background paper is from the Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe 8×8 pad, which I recoloured using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals – Witch’s Potion Purple.  The gear shapes were cut using a Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations die, and coloured using a shimmering gold paint, which I also used to distress the edges of my papers.


3664_542953329086498_265722557_nThe fun doesn’t stop here and if you head over to ASA’s blog she’ll be sure to treat you with…

ShinHan Touch Twin Markers Available in the UK!

Phew!  We were away for a long weekend attending some family celebrations, and after spending today catching up with orders etc. I am worn out!  So, this is just a brief post to say that I’m still alive and kicking (just), but you will have to wait until later this week for some crafty inspiration.

I do have some good news to share: Jackson’s Art Supplies now have the ShinHan Touch Twin markers IN STOCK! They are offering both the bullet tip and brush tip markers at a great price.

Shin Han Twin Touch Marker Pen

(click the image to visit the ShinHan Marker section of the website)

At £2.30 per marker for the brush tip (white barrel) and £2.00 per marker for the bullet tip (black barrel), these are definitely worth a try, either as an alternative to other more expensive brands (they perform equally well), or to enhance an existing marker collection.

I can personally recommend the service offered by Jackson’s Art Supplies – I am a returning customer for various art stuff.

For those of you not familiar with the ShinHan Touch Twin markers, or those of you who are new to my blog, here is the link to my YouTube channel, where you will find some colouring videos featuring the markers.

In many of my blog posts I include a marker colour map where possible, so for information on colour combos please have a browse through my posts.

That’s all for now.  I will catch you later this week with some serious crafty fun!


Time Flies!

I hope you’re all having a great week so far! Mine has been relatively quiet, and I feel like I’m starting to regroup.  I cleaned my marker collection while watching TV series on Netflix, those Copics certainly do get sticky!  I’ve also been doing some colouring.  Nothing too exciting, but I’m plodding along. ;)

Today I’ve got a really fun card to share with you.  I had absolutely no plan for this, which to be completely honest is often the case!

I coloured the adorable “Tick Tock” from the SCACD Susana Loves Stamps Oddly Sweet Curiosities range, and then he sat on my desk until I happened upon a stencil in one of my drawers!  At first I wasn’t entirely sure how I wanted to use the stencil.  I thought I was going to use inks, but then it occurred to me that I wanted a fairly bold look, so I decided to use the stencil to trace and then colour with markers.  It turned out better than I expected!


I stamped Tick Tock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).  The background was traced with a light pencil on to a separate piece of the same cardstock and again coloured with my markers.  I then cut Tick Tock out with scissors and popped him up on foam pads.  The sentiment I used comes with Tick Tock!

Both the new Susana Loves Stamps collections are available in rubber, direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design or for International customers from Quixotic Paperie in the UK!


Sweets for my Sweet!

Another Tiddly Inks cutie today!

This one is from the Tiddly Inks – Sweets for my Sweet clear stamp set which is great value with TWO characters and a number of sentiments and accessory stamps.


So cute!

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).