Friday, May 4, 2018

New Markers/ Park part 2

Can you believe I made a card and had no one in mind!  I just bought these markers and I had to try them out and instead of trying to figure out who I could make a card for using them I just decided to make a card and have it on hand, that is just so weird for me, I know there are a lot of cardmakers that have a stash of cards on hand but I usually don't have time to make extra's it's all I can do to keep up with birthdays and anything that happens to pop up in between that needs a card.

These are the new Spectrum Noir Metallic Markers.  Although they can be used on white paper I just think they pop the best on darker colors and especially black.  I brought out an embossing folder with a bit of a scene so I could use multiple markers and started coloring all the embossed areas. I really love how it turned out and they have like a brush end and a smaller nib on the other side to get into even tighter spaces.

Since I wanted to keep with the metallic theme I cut the sentiment tag base out of metallic papers and I colored my white brad with the marker I used on the flowers so they would match the card.
Next I would like to see how they color on a stamped image.

Cuttlebug - Stylized Flower embossing folder
Spectrum Noir - Metallic markers
Spellbinders - Back to Basics Tag die
Impression Obsession - Sentiments II stamp set
DCWV - Metallic papers (tag)
Brads - colored w/same markers

The following pictures are from the same park as my last post just another trail in the park. This one was a bit harder for me to navigate.  I just went back to my foot doctor last week and had X-Rays of my foot and he told me that my foot has gotten worse and that he would refer me to a surgeon that would  have to break, reset the bones in my feet and I wouldn't be able to put any weight on my foot at all for quite some time and he said he knows how much I like to be outside and walk and such so he suggested that I have the surgery during the winter months.  I told him I was going to wait and see if the new inserts he wants to try will help any, not ready to go through all of that right now. So all that being said I understand more why now it is so hard for me to navigate on uneven surfaces.

I loved the textures and colors in the rocks on this trail and they were right next to the trail so you could get some great pics of them, and lets just say I took plenty of pictures of them, I could have some real cool backgrounds with them, LOL!

There were two falls on this trail but this second one is harder to see it is in the middle of this picture.

Do you see the rocks in the middle of the stream there, that is what I had to cross over to continue on the trail, that was the best place to cross over that had enough rocks for me to walk on.

From here to the end we had a better trail to walk on, this is turning back and looking back where we came from.

 A touch of purple coming out on the trees :)

The following pictures were after coming out from the trails and just walking down the stream in the park.

You can tell I was happy to see any type of flower I took pictures of anything I saw :)  The stream was so pretty and clear.

Hope you all are enjoying spring where you are!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by again today, have a Fantastic weekend!



Leslie Miller said...

Wow, those markers lay down some very vibrant color on the black! After seeing this I looked them up. Apparently they're water based. I'll have to watch more videos later. So far I haven't seen anything about how they blend for watercolor. You're always showing me something new and intriguing!

I'm happy to see more of your outdoor pictures, too! That trail... I cannot resist following a path. Such a beautiful area. The rocks in the stream look slippery! I hope you won't need foot surgery, or at least make it through the summer without too much pain and difficulty.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi Connie,
I like your card very much! I have not heard of these markers before (that I remember:) but your work is beautiful with them! Thanks for sharing your new 'finds'~
And love your photo's also! Looks like a beautiful trail to walk <3
Hugs to you, karen o

Louca por porcelana said...

Great card and lovely pictures.I am enjoying Auttumn so well!Hugs,dear friend,have a lovely weekend!

Kim said...

I am amazed you were able to navigate those tricky areas with your foot, Connie. It must be very painful. Winter sounds like a great time to have the operation. Love what you did with this card and markers. The black background looks amazing....everything pops! Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of your little trip; it looks like a wonderful and scenic place. There is nothing more beautiful than nature in all it's simplicity and glory, is there.

handmade by amalia said...

What a lovely card, dear Connie. It will find a happy home in no time.

Donna Phelan said...

Oh WOW! Those markers look amazing from here! I love them on the black background, they do POP! Sooooo pretty! Great pics too!

Linda Walker said...

I laughed when I saw the photos of your rocks, I love the textures too and I often photograph rocks...I did last weekend in fact! LOL!

the card is lovely and the markers worked wonders! Very pretty! Have a nice weekend!

Beth Norman said...

Lovely card. I don't have any of those markers yet.

Neat photos of the rocks. You take good photos.

So sorry to hear about your foot. It sounds painful. Best of luck with the new inserts.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, what a beautiful card with the vibrant colors! What a dramatic effect on the black card stock...stunning! I absolutely love seeing your photos and so intrigued by the first one that is amazing both in pattern and colors. I am so sorry to read about your foot. I'm praying that the inserts will help. I know that my DH has been using some inserts, and they are helping. I can see why you would certainly want to try that before surgery and also not want to spoil this beautiful weather you are finally enjoying. So glad you and DH had a wonderful time. You are quite the adventurers! Hugs and love, sweet friend! xoxo

Debbie said...

beautiful card!!!!

the pictures of the park are so pretty, that fist image is really gorgeous!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

That really is a very nice card.

I enjoyed seeing all your photographs, especially down by the stream.
Sorry to read you are having continuing problems with your foot ... hoping the inserts will help.

All the best Jan

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Fun new markers that look great on dark cardstock! Beautifully done! xxoo

Janice said...

I have only ever embossed that folder onto plain card! Colouring the detail changes it completely, a really pretty card.

Esther Asbury said...

I love your markers against the black background - it really makes the embossing "pop!"
Beautiful card and beautiful park photos too!