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April 2014

Distress Marker Love

as you may know, i have alwasys loved coloring...and my favorite thing to do (besides color outside the lines) is to use markers.  again, you may know how in L.O.V.E. with Copic markers I was (still am for some things)...well, that love does not even compare to the love i have for Distress Markers.  

i A.D.O.R.E. them


they are what i use to get this look...they are my all time favorite to use to color the blueprint stamps in the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous line...


i have a few tips and tricks that i use to get my coloring to pop...these images show the detail really's all about imperfection and getting a great contrast with a dark shade on one side...


i could go on and on about well they blend, how vibrant the colors stay even when using my favorite detail water brush...


how you get such depth with JUST ONE COLOR MARKER...sorry to go all caps on you...but seriously, look at that ribbon!


this one was just in case you wanted to see it on a the larger ribbon...#love


all in the details...embrace imperfection...and color outside the lines!!

all of these were samples i made for CHA in Jan, apparently during my 'ignore my blog' that i am back, i wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU...and to give back a little...

comments are a BIG DEAL to a blogger...they let us know we aren't just sitting here typing and pouring our hearts into our posts all for lets us know if you like what we are motivates us, inspires us, and pushes us to continue to post...

so THANK YOU for stopping in and a HUGE THANK YOU to those that take a moment to cheer me on!

to show my appreciation...I have put together a surprise prize package for one lucky winner that commented on my last post during the Inspiration Emporium Easter Egg Hunt...

Love your bunny! Distress markers rock!

Posted by: Nancy Zunic | April 20, 2014 at 07:09 PM

CONGRATULATIONS NANCY!!! thank you for taking the time to comment...and, I agree...DISTRESS MARKERS ROCK!!

here is your prize package...your very own signed copy of Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities 3, one of each water brush i use to color, various distress markers, 3 distress ink mini sets, and a mini ink blending tool...


Nancy, please email me to claim your prize!

i hope you found a litlte inspiration here today, and get some time to play with markers soon!


Inspiration Emporium Easter Egg Hunt

hi folks! Inspiration Emporium is having an Easter Egg Hunt!!! how fun is that!?  if you haven't been to the Inspiration Journal first...head there for the first part of the hunt! and, as always, we all appreciate your comments and following!


i have been having fun making some sweet little Easter decorations...but of course, you KNOW how I love to watercolor using my distress markers...


i never tire of playing with markers!  i am however, looking forward to the upcoming Online Card Class: Watercolor for Card Makers...

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it sounds like it will be A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!! the Inspiration Emporium Easter Egg Hunt will have some great prizes, including a few spots in this class!!! 

so, here is my letter if you are playing along...


next, you will head over to Big Mama's twitter to see her tweet of her letter: @BigMamaP23 (we love our mama, be sure to show her some L.O.V.E.!!).

have fun playing along and have a wonderful and blessed Easter!