Sunday, 26 February 2012


































Just a quick post today as I have had a really busy weekend and need to chill out on the sofa this evening, but first I had to do a post to show off my new purchases.  I went to a huge craft show yesterday about 10 miles from where I live, I visit the show every year but often come back disappointed as the new products from CHA haven't quite reach the UK!  This year I was so excited to find Distress Markers, according to the stall holder they only arrived in the UK on Friday and she had only packed them in her car at the last minute!!  Well I had to buy some, I was quite restrained and only got 6 to start with, I didn't want to purchase a lot until I had tried them out just in case I didn't like them.  I can honestly say the fabulous Tim Holtz has done it again and I will definitely be buying more.

This was my first stamp with them, I used my Hero Arts Silhouette Corner and used the direct to stamp technique, the image was so soft and pretty all I had to do then was highlight the flowers and leaves with the fine end of the pen.  After stamping I distressed the card with Old Paper ink and just rubbed it all over (even over the stamped image), then I over stamped with Old Letter Writing.

The stamp show was fun and luckily I had birthday money to spend so I have lots of new goodies to play with.

Hope you have had a great weekend.

21 comments:

Betty said...

really pretty card sally - good to know you like the distress markers - i rashly ordered the whole set - hopefully will get it this week so i can start playing with them.

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card, Sally! You make me want to buy the markers! Enjoy your time on the sofa! Vanessa X

Sanne said...

Wow Sally - love the water color look - great shape, too!

Brenda said...

Hi Sally! I am so thrilled to hear your pleasure with these markers as I have ordered them! It's just so nice to see it for "real" from someone you sort of "know". I absolutely love the softness you achieved! So glad you managed to get some crafty goods!

Lisa said...

So jealous you have some of those markers already! Still waiting for mine to show up but thrilled that you like them so well!!
You've created such a soft effect here- it's just beautiful :)

Lin said...

So glad to hear that you are happy with the new markers, Sally, as this is probably one of the main reasons I'd be buying them.......love the resulting card, and the die-cut leafy branch is a lovely touch!

Barb said...

sigh...this is beautiful in EVERY way. i love those markers...can't wait to get mine :)

DoodleSuze said...

Fabulous Sally! Great Card and technique and you've made me want that stamp!

joy said...

Good to hear the markers are as good as they say - I will have to get a few at a time. Love this pretty card you've made with them!

Nancy said...

So glad you got those coveted markers so soon, Sally! We are still waiting for our order at Stamp Fever. Your card is such a lovely advertisement for them; loving that pretty watercolor look! Hope you got a chance to rest up for the week ahead, blessings~

Barbara said...

Just a beautiful card! I think those markers are going to be terrific and I can't wait to get some of my favorite colors!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the watercolor effect!

Dawn said...

Wow. This looks awesome. Glad you got new goodies and to get some TH markers...that's fab. They look like they are worth it.

onecraftymama said...

Oooh, new goodies! I love that you used them right away - often I just sort of stare at them like they've appeared out of nowhere and are spring-loaded :S Love the shape of this card & the lovely watercolory effect of the markers!

onecraftymama said...

I have a blog award for you, Sally :) And I keep meaning to ask, did my thank you card ever make its way to you?? I hope so!
http://onecraftymama-onecraftymama.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-award-blushes.html

Jacqueline said...

Love the prettiness of your card Sally!

febe said...

Beautiful card with the simple details. :)

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The Sparkly Fairy said...

Your work is amazing. I saw the piece on you in Craft Stamper.

Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your beautiful Distress Marker flowers, Sally - so soft and pretty! Glad you enjoyed your craft fair!

Cathy A said...

Lovely card Sally, I am still waiting for my distress markers from the show, can't wait to play with them.

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful showcase of the new markers! Your card is gorgeous, and you know I love the shape! It matches so well. Thanks for enabling--I can't wait to get some markers to play with!