Friday, 27 June 2014

First attempt with Distress Ink markers...

Hello everyone :o)

I've always said I'm useless at water colouring, but it's something I'd love to master... so I've bought a few (ahem... 17...) distress markers to try out, and see how I get on with them.

Here's my very first attempt...


I'm actually quite happy with this, and I think if I stick to bears we could pretend I've almost got the hang of the markers.... However, if you pop back later today to see my second attempt, you'll see that I really haven't got a clue lol!  I'm having fun though, that's the main thing eh?

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Less is More - water colour
Simon Says - anything goes
LOTV Monthly - male or sporty

I'll be back later with my Sugar Nellie DT card... Hope you have a lovely day :o)


38 comments:

mixamatoasties said...

I think you've done a fab job with James. Love this card!

Susan x

Clevercrafter said...

Me too. You seem to have mastered it perfectly.
Lorraine

Crafty Auntie said...

Looks like you can master anything you set your mind to...this is fabulous! It's a cute stamp, too! Very impressive job! TFS!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That's so cute and your colouring looks fab

Chris x said...

This is beautiful Lisa you cracked it.
Chris x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous Lisa colouring is fabulous
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Lisa you needn't worry about your watercolouring ... this is perfect and I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of the distress markers.
Your colouring is always fantastic and looks like you've taken to the distress inks like a duck to water.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Sarah said...

Great job Lisa!! James looks fab!! I find the shading far easier to achieve than with alcohol markers, as you just wash out the colour. I should do more really!! xx

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and your first use of Distress Markers? Great job

Kathyk
GDTM Simply Less Is More

Creations by Shirl said...

It turned out really cute.... Great job Pops! I'm still hesitant in trying out this method, I'm afraid I might make a big mess out of it! LOL!

Ali said...

Wow - he's brill - cant believe he's your first attempt your shading and colouring is fab x

Ira Huberts said...

He's fabulous Lisa! Love how you coloured this adorable bear with your distress markers, so sweet! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Laura Sterckx said...

This is AMAZING! That bear is colored so beautifully. I have Distress Markers and wish I could color as pretty as you do. :) Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lisa
This looks great.... I have bought a few to try to use ... You 1st attemp defo looks better than mine....
Hugs Sylvie xx

riliska said...

This is such a fun card.

Squirrel x said...

AWESOME! This is stunning hun, and you know how much I love James. What cardstock did you use to colour him on? Hugs xx

Sharon said...

Love it! Great card and James is so cute. Looks like you've mastered the colouring!
Sharon x

Christine L said...

Blimey Lisa.... first attempt.... FABULOUS!

Hugs
Christine x

Faith A said...

Love this card, fabulous result with your markers, spot on in fact.

Sorry I've been AWOL, been decorating :)

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh wow Lisa. Your colouring is fab. First attempt. Wow
Great image
Hugs Kelly

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card, it looks like you've got them sussed perfectly!
Lorraine x

heidy said...

Your watercoloring is awesome Lisa ,such a fun card!!
XXX Heidy

Jo said...

Aw that's gorgeous....you've done a fab job!
hugs Jo x

Viv said...

Aww such a cute card, love it :) Viv xx

Sue said...

Stunning card Lisa. Adorable image and your soft colouring is so beautiful.
hugs Sue xx

rachel said...

oh this is soooo cute - looks liked you've mastered the distress markers already to me xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Lisa, this is so cute and your colouring looks great!
Hugs Lynsey x

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful and you have coloured it perfectly. Really love this card.

Anne said...

Gosh I wish my forty-first attempt looked like this, never mind my first! Super card
Thanks for joining us at Less is More
Anne
LIM Designer

Sammy said...

I LOVE this Lisa! This is one of my favourite James stamps, and you've done an incredible job colouring him. I can't believe that was your first try!
I love the banner too! x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Well Lisa, I can't believe this is your first attempt with distress markers. James looks fabulous, your shading is brilliant! I have one marker and haven't had the guts to try that out yet, so well done you at having a go at something different. Debra x

Mary J said...

really gorgeous, Lisa! I love your colouring with the markers!

Annette said...

I wish my current attempts were this good, never mind my first attempt! He's lovely Lisa. Perfect in fact.

gmanshk said...

you did a great job! thx for sharing.

Anne said...

What a cute card Lisa, fabulous first attempt with the inks and I love that banner stamp.

Thank you for entering our 'Male or Sporty' challenge, good luck!

Anne x
Lili of the Valley

Paula Laird said...

Sooo cute! Your coloring is amazing!

Pia S said...

Fantastic coloring and a totally cute CAS design! I really like this one!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Pretty darn fabulous for a first attempt! Love the sweet design and you've got the hang of those inks pretty darn fast! Love it. Hugs, Wends x