Saturday, November 28, 2009

Fantastic Blog Candy from Jacque

Jacque's Joie de Vivre

Look at this beautiful card Jacque created! It truly is a work of art. She's giving away 3 Tilda stamps just in time for Christmas card making. She is definitely one to watch for inspiration. Can't wait to see what else she'll be designing!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Prismacolor Illustration Markers

I was recently sent 3 sets of Prismacolor markers to review and I have to say I love these markers. The 3 kinds of markers I reviewed are: Fine Line, Chisel Tip and Brush Tip. They are acid free and archival quality, so they'd be great for scrapbooking. They are also much less expensive than some of the other markers out there. The colors are very vivid and appealing, as you can see from my samples.

The House Mouse is a rubber stamp that I colored in and the snowman and manga girl are freehand drawings using the 005 black detail marker for the outlines. They also have larger fine line sizes available, as well, for journaling, detailing, outlining, etc. The chisel tip markers can be used on the flat edge to color in large areas or on the very tip for fine detail work. I found it very easy to color in small areas of my rubber stamps using the tip. The brush tip markers are just as easy to use and will also fill in small detail areas by using just the tip. They would be good for a nice cursive script or creating "ribbons" of color. They can also be used on their sides to fill in larger areas. I use mostly bristol paper, and there was no bleed through.

These are being marketed as Illustration Markers, and I have to admit, I am not a professional artist, let alone an illustrator. I found that when using on bristol paper, I couldn't go over the image repeatedly without the paper getting "roughed up" from the wet ink. (Unlike my Prismacolor Art Markers) All-in-all, these markers do exactly what the advertising says: no bleed through, different tips to cover a wide range of applications, vivid colors that are lightfast, acid free and archival quality, and nontoxic. And if you go to, you can get a rebate on your purchase. So you can try them for yourself and let me know what you think of them.

I will also send 2 lucky winners a set of four markers. Simply leave a comment and a link to your artwork completed with any Prismacolor product. The winners will be picked at random in December. I look forward to seeing your masterpieces!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My Contest Entry

I used the Paper Dolls Cartridge for the trees, Stampin' Up punch for the flowers, and the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo. The Designer Paper is also from Stampin' Up. The snow is Aleene's Glitter Snow.

I have entered this in: Cupcake Crafts, Creative Belli, Charisma Cardz, Crafty Creations, Pals Paper Arts, and Sparkle Creations.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Need help

I've been working on this card and it needs something. It's an easel card. Suggestions??

Sunday, November 8, 2009