November 27, 2013

Coloring With Distress Markers


Today i have Christmas card that i just love!! I am entering it in Designed to Color Christmas/Winter Challenge. Its being sponsored by Penny Black, so i used a Penny Black image in my card today! I'm also posting this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!!

I started by die cutting an oval and stamping the Mimi & Bear image. I colored her with Distress Markers (which i love, by the way!! hehe) I also used some glitter glue for the holly and the white areas of her Santa hat.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

For my card base i pulled out a PTI impression plate and ran it thru my Big Shot. Then i found a stripe pattern paper that matched my colored image (how that happened, i don;t know! ) I also found a vintage green button and with twine added to the stripe panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I cut a banner from a die and stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment in black ink. I adhered the panel and banner to my card base!

To add a little shading to the polar bear i used the black shoot marker on a clear block and a bit of water (just an easy tip when coloring with Distress Markers!). This way the polar bear isn't totally white or flat looking!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Stamps: Penny Black - Snow Kiss, Christmas with Mimi
Markers: Distress Markers - Various Colors
Glitter Glue - Stickles - Christmas Red, Diamond
Pattern Paper: DCWV - Home for Christmas
Impression Plate - PTI - Aida


  1. Adorable card!! That image is just too sweet!!

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  2. Aw, I love it, too, Dana! That is the sweetest image EVER!! You have colored and framed it superbly!! Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Darnell

  3. This is such an adorable image! I love the coloring!

  4. Absolutely precious! Don't you love it when serendipity brings you a perfectly matched piece of paper?

  5. A-DOR-A-BLE! The little girl looks like my niece (tug at heart strings!). Darling image and your colouring is amazing! Delightful, plus! And speaking of delightful - thank you immensely for your comments on my site! Heading to work (frigid zone here!), with a big smile! Have a great Tuesday!