Sunday, 11 January 2009

Fantabulous Pro Markers xxx

These babies just get better and better - no wonder I lubs 'em so much xx.

I was at Creative Pastimes this morning demo-ing these fabulous pens so I thought today I would share a couple of the demo cards I did.

Firstly, I have to thank the uber talented Sharon for her inspiration for these - you can see her fabulous tutorial here.

The pink striped 'design paper' at the bottom is not really design paper at all, but lines drawn a piece of card with the thick end of the PMs in 2 shades of pink. Then of course, true to form, I had to bling it up a bit didn't I. So I sprinkled Glamour Dust along the gaps in between the pen lines - you can see it better on the little flower possibly. I think it looks so pretty and I will be using this technique again for sure.

That beautiful fairy stamp is from Willow Designs and it was coloured with the PMs in the usual way. The little flower I stuck on the ribbon is punched from a scrap of the pink stripey card at the bottom (Woodware green flower punch). And as it was such a girly card, I had to use the old border punch again - God bless Martha Stewart and all who sail in her lol xxxx

Hope you can see the fab striped gorgeousness better here ...


So nicking Sharon's idea again (thanks chick, mmmwaaaahhhh xxx) I made a flower. This one is made in the same way as the smaller one on the fairy card but using the large Woodware (blue) flower punch. I drew the leaves (you can probably tell cos I don't think I will be giving Picasso any sleepless nights loxxx) and stuck them onto a piece of grey striped card made again with 2 PMs. The dinky button and ribbon was from the old stasho.

A close up



And again :)) x

Incidentally, I ran out of black thread so I cut a sliver of black card and threaded it through the button instead - ingenious or what!! That's quite good for dippy old me :))).

The demo went well and there were quite a few lovelies there, so if you were one of them and you are reading this (and some told me that they do visit the pink pig sty!!), thank you so much for coming along, cos I'd feel ever so silly talking to meself lol xxxx

Right, I am off to see to the roasties. We decided we would have roast beef today and I wish I could let you all share the delicious whiff that is coming from the kitchen. It better get a shift on cos I am soooo hungry!!

Back tomorra for the fabulous Papertake Weekly and don't forget Dancing on Ice is on later - I'm sad I know, but it's one of my faves and I sooo like Philip Scofield.

Have a great evening wontcha xxxxx

27 comments:

Donalda said...

Oh this is just gorgeous dear, So glad the demo went well sounds like you had fun dear. I have never used those markers but just might have to soon. Hugs

Kim Piggott said...

Oh these are just fabulous!
I love your super designs and great idea so thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your roast!
hugs
kim x

Lorraine A said...

Oh these are lovely, I did pop over to see Sharon's tutorial too, love the cards Dawn,just gorgeous
Lorraine

sharon said...

lovin these hun...taking inspiration a little step further with these fantabulous cards!!!...be careful...I have me gel pens out!!!.xxxxxxxxxxxx

Cheryl said...

I love the cards Dawny....the first one is so feminine.
The flower is just gorgeous and is the card for me.....

I shall be watching Dancing on Ice....just love.....

I only went ice skating once .....what a nightmare....never again.....but I love watching those that can do it properly.......

Dawn said...

Well these are just amazing to look at! Great ideas!
I can smell that roast from here!! LOL - Yumm!!

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Love to Doodle! said...

Wow - so stunning Dawny! These cards are fabulous....I'll sure be nicking that idea too! xx

Terrie B x said...

Your cards are gorgeous Dawny...glad you had a fun Day....
Hmmm roast beef sounds delish perfect Evening I say!!!Beef and Yorkshire pudds!!!!
`Enjoy`:)~X~

Pauline C said...

Wow these are gorgeous Dawny ... would never have guessed those stripes were hand drawn. The overll effect is uncluttered and so very effective - lovin it. Glad your demo went well .... I can smell the roasties too (in our house, not yours lol!!) .. and will be watching Dancing on Ice AND Lark Rise to Candleford shortly .. cosy night in :-)
Take care
Pauline x

Macpurp said...

these are beautiful and I have learnt so many tips from you about pro markers! I must admit I was gonna give up when I first started using them!!

I love the stripy effect from the thick ends! will give that a go next.
enjoy your roast!
hugs and love Teen xx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Oh Dawny, these cards are just fabulous hunny. what a good idea with making your own background paper. Clever you. Love the idea of using your promarkers and glitter dust, its very effective. Lovely images too hunny. Hugs Linda x

Sue said...

These are gorgeous and what a clever idea with the pros to do the sripes.I'm still getting used to mine but I'm enjoying them and i love the finish you get with them.Thanks for the link darl,will go and take a looky now:)
Enjoy your roast,Mmmmmmmmm :)

sue
xx

scotspanda said...

2 gorgeous cards hunni, love the stamp on the first one, so cute :o) glad your demo went well, wish I lived near so I could come.

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Dawny, sorry it's taken me so long to visit. Two gorgeous creations and love your beautiful colouring and such a great design on your second card, Hugs, Nikki x

Zoe said...

Hello Dawny, I love both of them I love the cute image and love the Ribbon.
love
zoe
xxx

Kim said...

Beautiful cards Dawny, did you know that you can use your promarkers to change the colour of your thread, and prima flowers....

thanks for sharing the tutorial with us, I shall go and have a gander...

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin these, so soft and pretty.

Kath said...

wowee fabby dabby cards and love that tip on how to do the stripey paper.....love the flower too and hey I can smell that RB and roasties from here.....Sunday nights just got better....I love PS too and I am crazy for the male skater Daniel Westenra...he is delicious and what a bum...OMG what am I saying!!!!
Hugs
kath
xxxx

Marlou said...

hi Dawn, just want to wish you a very happy and peaceful 2009 :) i was catching up on all of your beautiful cards, love them!!!! so sorry to hear what happened to you at Christmas time, how awful Dawn that must have been, hard to trust people. Sending you hugzz xx

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!!! No how cool is all of this! And everything looks so wondeful!!! Awesome stuff Dawny!!! I've got an award for you on my blog! Play along if you wish. Don't bother if you'd rather not! :) Big hugs to you!

Janna said...

Wow, if you had not said it wasn't DP I would have never known!! That is incredible! Both of these are just wonderful!

Smiles,
janna

scotspanda said...

hey chick there's an award for you on my blog :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Rach said...

these are gorgoeus Dawny so pretty. hugs rachxx

Caryn said...

Oh how gorgeous. I don't have pro-markers - do I need them (rhetorical question!). These cards are just so beautiful. Love all the pink!

Oh, and where is Crafty Pastimes - is it in our vicinity or have been travelling? Might be somewhere I need to visit!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely card and great technique!

Macpurp said...

I have left a wee something on my blog for you
love tina xx

Sam said...

Great cards Dawn. Was wondering recently if I would ever use the fat end of my PMs, will give that a go, it looks so effective.
Sam x