Good morning! I have a special video and post today. My friend and Ellen Hutson teammate Ardyth Percy-Robb is celebrating a special milestone: 1000 YouTube subscribers. You’ve probably seen Ardyth’s fabulous videos; they’re usually brief but chock full of wonderful tips for getting great card results! To celebrate, she’s having a special video hop with lots of fantastic guests.
For my project today, I chose to work with one of my new favorite mediums: Tombow Water Based Markers. I’ve been a little frustrated with how the Zig Markers fade, so I’ve been on the search for new mediums. I recently tried the Tombow markers at a retreat and liked them so much that I bought several different color packs.
Here’s my video:
Watch on YouTube here.
In case you can’t watch the video, here’s a brief description of how I created the project.
I started by die cutting and heat embossing the large bloom from Hero Arts’ Peonies stamp set onto some Arches Cold Press watercolor paper using gold embossing powder. I then added four different layers of color to the peony blooms using four different shades of Tombow Dual Brush pens: a pale peach, bright orange, watermelon pink, then bright fuchsia purple. The more layers of color you add to your project, the more depth and dimension you can add to your floral image.
After I had colored my peony, I used Distress Oxide inks in Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry to create a pretty ombre background. I then used white pigment ink and the Crossing Waves stencil from Hero Arts to add a very subtle patterned background to my blended panel. I arranged the flowers on the card front, adding dimensional foam adhesive to the back of the peony, and adhering the foliage with liquid adhesive to add extra dimension and texture to the card front. I added a die cut sentiment from Concord and 9th’s Fabulous Phrases die set. The final touch was a few jewels from Pretty Pink Posh.
Well that’s all for me today! There are some fantastic guests on this hop, so I definitely encourage you to start at the beginning on Ardyth’s video channel. Not to mention…. there are prizes to be had!!! Get comfy with a nice (iced?) beverage, and settle in for some seriously wonderful inspiration! Thanks so much for visiting, and have a marvelous day!