Saturday 2 August 2014

Designer's Choice "Markers or Pencils" - INKspirational Challenges

This time at Inkspirational Challenges we have a Designer's Choice for a theme. And it is Nonni's turn to choose.
Nonni has chosen that we are to use:
"Markers or pencils"
on our projects/cards.
So bring out those pencils, water colour pencils, Distress Markers etc. and get creative.
If you want to join in the fun and give it a go at creating a card or project using markers or pencils, then come on over to The Inkspirational Challenges.
Here is my card to kick-start your mojo....

I have to admit something. This is actually my first card EVER to use water colour pencils. So Nonni has really pushed my creative boundries this time.. LOL.

I wanted to make a vase of flowers but did not have any vase stamps. Quick thinking I grab a talk bubble stamp from Simon Says and used that instead. As a bonus I didn't even have to worry about the sentiment as is written on the "vase"..LOL.

I used masking when stamping as I wanted the flowers to "fall" over the top of the vase. But my masking wasn't a 100% perfect, but who cares....(I do! but didn't have time for a re-do).

With this card I am also participating in

If you want bundles of inspiration go check out the other wonderful Design Team gals:

And then pop over to Inkspirational Challenges with your card or project.
I can't wait to see what YOU create!

Pia :o)

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  1. this is great i think fine masking and thinking about the vase. i do a lot of pen drawing and will maybe joyn the challenge later.

  2. What a great idea for the vase -from a quick look I thought it was a set! Your coloring looks great and the simple design of this is just perfect. xxx

  3. CLEVER you - and masking OK if you tell yourself the flowers would make a shadow on the vase. =0)

  4. Rigtig flot kort og helt fantastisk af en første gang, må jeg nok sige.

  5. Brilliant move in creating a vase out of the speech bubble stamp; it's awesome! And this is your 'first' watercolour with pencils? WOW - a 'pro' look indeed - and I think these are tools you should be showcasing more often, because this bouquet is amazing! Ever so pretty! Fabulous card for the challenge!

  6. I NEVER would have guessed this to be your first watercolor picture. It's wonderful. Love how bold you were with the shadow effect.

  7. I have this bubble stamp and have never thought of using it like this, what a creative idea...thanks for the tip!! And your masking looks good to me and if this is the first time you have used water colour pencils then you are a natural!

  8. Hvor skal jeg begynde og slutte med kommentarer til alle de flotte kort du har lavet, mens jeg har drevet den af på ferien ? Du er bare SÅ kreativ....og flittig.
    Dit kort i dag er altså også super flot og så fint malet. Jeg vælger, som Charlie, at tro at det er skygger fra bladene, og ikke dårlig masking. Kender godt med med egne kritiske ø who cares - andre end os penittengryn ?
    Du kan sagtens pirre mit mojo, men alt klistrer for mig i dag - de forkerte steder. Det er bare alt for varmt til papir og klister i dag.
    God aften herfra.

  9. What a creative use of the speech bubble! The masking looks perfect to me - and your colouring is beautiful - you must be a natural.

  10. Oh wow... that is so creative to use a bubble as a vase! It looks fantastic! Love the clean design.
    - Shauna

  11. This is fabulous! I think your masking is fine and your first time with water colour pencils was a success! Great idea for the vase! :-)

  12. hi Pia! amazing CAS card, I luv your shading! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  13. Over the top creative card, Pia! Can't believe you had never used watercolor pencils before--looks fabulous!

  14. Flot "blomster buket", og smart vase.


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