Thursday, 16 January 2014

Rainbow thanks!

Evening, all! By 'eck, it's a damp, cold night in S-E Hertfordshire! I hope you're all snug and warm and dry - especially my friends across the Pond, suffering from the Snowpocalypse! Stay indoors and get crafty, you know it makes sense!

I have been playing with some of my Christmas presents: I asked for Inktense Pencils or Tim Holtz Distress markers - and I got both! I used them to make rainbow stripes across two pieces of watercolour paper and then softened and blended with a water brush. Then I cut out strips, used a Marianne 'Thanks' die, and made cards like these:


Markers on the left, pencils on the right. I need a lot more practice with them, but I love the vibrant colours! The border was stamped with a Fiskars 'Bubbles' punch, one card is smaller than the other so I glued the border so that only the scallops show. Very quick and simple!

Aha, the timer in the kitchen is beeping, I must take the bread out of the oven! Thanks for looking!

love, Mags B x

13 comments:

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow these are fabulous hun and thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous and I love the cheerful bright rainbow colours. Great CAS designs.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Faith A said...

These cards are just what is needed down in Wales rain rain and more rain, but these bring sunshine, love them, so bright and cheerful.

Thanks for the lovely comment on my card.

PS had a looky through, GREAT work.

Diane said...

Great colors Mags, and nice punched border.

Hugs diane

mixamatoasties said...

These are fab! Nice, bright and cheery.

Susan xx

PS did you get your bread out in time?

Lynne in NI said...

Mmmmm nothing nicer than the smell of bread baking!
Beautiful happy cards Mags, loving your rainbow effects.

MaryH said...

Looks to me like you hit a homerun right out of the box with the markers & pencils. Love this rainbow effect & clever you to do the chevron bit. It's beautiful & bright & cheery. The decorative border underneath all the striping added such a pretty finish to these pretty cards. I still don't have the hang of those w/c markers. Loved the dies, and especially the multicolor on the white. Awesome. TFS & Hugs.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creations hun, I love what you have done with your new stash!
I have both & love colouring images with both, inktense give you a bright scrummy finish & distress markers give you a soft vintagey kinda finish...I love them both!
Hugs Shell xx

coops said...

both so gorgeous mags.i love the bright rainbow colours :D

xx coops xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a gorgeous colourful card... Love it x

mags said...

These are brilliant Mags. Love the vibrant colours and the design. Hope you are keeping well.
Mags
x

Annmaree of Oz said...

They are beautiful I so love the rainbow colours, great clean and simple cards!

Mrs A. said...

Lovely vibrant CAS cards. Keep meaning to buy some Inktense pencils. I got somehow way laid this month and bought Zig Art and Graphic twin pens that were on half price offer. Well it would have been rude not to would it not!!! Hugs Mrs A.