Monday, November 14, 2011

TTC05 - In the Garden

There's a new challenge up at the Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge blog - this time we're using our markers to create projects with a garden theme. We hope you'll join the fun!

Gina K Designs is our sponsor for this month's challenge - these are the first Gina K stamps I have used, and I am so impressed with their quality! Each set is diecut on cling foam, and comes with a stiff laminated binder page for easy storage. We are using the Gnome One Like You set for our samples this week, designed by our own Tami Mayberry!

Here's my card - the marker colors I used are below. I masked the gnome image and stamped the mushroom so it would appear behind him - while I had the mask on I also stamped the bushes in Adirondack Willow ink. Here's what that looked like with the mask on...

I wanted to share a couple of pictures here to show how I made the clouds. I colored the sky area first using PB185. The clouds are made using with the Colorless Blender marker. You can see in the pictures below how the Colorless Blender pushes the color aside when it is held in one place.

To create the clouds, I just slowly moved my Blender marker to fill in cloud shapes - bumpy tops and flatter bottoms. The longer you hold the Blender in one place, or the more times you go over an area, the lighter it will get. Hope that explanation helps!

Here are the marker colors I used on my card:

You can visit the Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge blog for all the details if you'd like to play! Don't have a blog? That's OK. Just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC05 and touchtwin. Don't have Touch markers? That's OK too for now. Starting in January we will require using our markers, but for now you can use any coloring medium. Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous card and fabulous coloring. Thanks for the info on the colors you used. :)

  2. Oh my Dina your coloring is amazing! I also love the image you used...Thanks for sharing your colors with us!