Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sparkle markers

The last time I shared my new sparkle markers I got for Christmas I used them to color a full background, this time I used them to color these flowers, hopefully you can see the shimmer. I first colored the areas I wanted darker with the chosen color marker and then I took the clear sparkle pen to do the lighter shading and I think it worked pretty good.

The background of the flowers were done by sponging distress ink with my homemade cloud stencil and then stamped the stems, cut out each of the flowers by hand and popped them up with foam tape.

Autumn Leaves -- Flower stamps
Spellbinders -- Labels 20 die
Echo park -- Fine and Dandy paper
Spectrum Sparkle markers -- Tea cup, Macroon and Peony
Recollections - gems

We had a great time of crafting, well a lot of talking Monday evening and everyone is looking forward to getting together once a month.  It's good to have some time together like that and see what everyone is working on.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!!



Kim said...

Crafting with other like-minded souls is fun, isn't it. Lovely card, Connie. Love the flowers.

Alex said...

Glad your get-together was a success! Fun!
We all need a bit of sparkle in the winter! It is so grey here.
I love all your previous cards, too, the sunshiney one for your niece and the Woodsy combinations are so appealing ~ I would buy them too if I were a card-maker, I love woods! Birch trees, especially.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Those are fun flowers and I like them in front of your neat cloud background. That is great your get together went well. :) Many happy returns, right?

Stephanie said...

Your time together with other crafters sounds absolutely delightful! And my, what a pretty card. The flowers are oh-so-sweet and the background is the perfect pop of color.

Hugs to you, Connie!

Daniela said...

You always put me in such high spirits with your so cheerful cards, darling Connie, thank you !

Hoping you're having a great week so far,
I'm sending blessings on your coming days

XO Dany

Debbie said...

those sparkle markers do a beautiful job, the card is so pretty!! it's wonderful to have friends to craft with - i adore my knitting group and find us to be very much alike!!!

Unknown said...

Pretty flowers, love your coloring! How FUN! It's always a lot of laughs crafting with friends!

Darlene said...

WOW look at you go! This is so pretty! There's nothing better than crafting time spent with friends! It's been awhile for me ... thanks for inspiring me to get a group together again!! Beautiful card!

Janice said...

A really pretty card Connie. I love how you've coloured the label, it makes a lovely background for the gorgeous flowers.
How nice to craft with your friends.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, so nice to catch up with your tonight after being gone for some time. Love your beautiful card and the details you added. The background is so pretty. How fun to craft together with a group. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
Have a great week and Happy February. Blessings xo

Beth Norman said...

Connie, this is such a sweet card. I love your stamp. Your clouds are a perfect touch.

Beth aka Canadian, eh

Ashley said...

i love the contrast between the zig zag paper and the cloud paper.
so cute!
hope you are having a blessed week <3

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, the sparkles must be so pretty in real life. It's hard to see it on the photo... but the flowers are lovely no matter what. The sponged background looks really nice.

Leslie Miller said...

I honestly would never think to color like this with sparkle markers, but it looks amazing! The flowers are super cute, anyway, but with all the sparkle -- fabulous! It's been a long time since I crafted with friends. It was always so much fun.

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty this is, Connie! I especially like your wavy background - lovely card! Wishing you a wonderful day! hugs, de

Christine said...

Another lovely card! I love the shimmering effect!

Lowcarb team member said...

So pleased you had a great crafting night ...

This newest card is lovely, I like the colours you've used.

All the best Jan