Wednesday, 9 May 2012


Two posts in one day, again!! You'll all be getting sick of me, lol.

I've got two lots of great news, one I can tell and one I can't-just yet. I'll get onto what I can tell, well I think it's great news. We go on holiday to a cottage every year, a different place, but cottages non the less, well the last few years I've taken my copics with me, but I am now an ink girl-I started colouring with only inks around November. I actually tried to use my copics the other week and failed miserably. Well, bearing this in mind, you can imagine my excitement when the Distress Ink Markers came out, I just had to have them. I waited patiently for them to arrive and when I got them I was so disappointed. They soaked into the paper before I had chance to blend. I thought it meant risking taking all of my reinkers in the car, can you imagine the mess if they broke-even one??? Well, believe it or not I am actually a scientist, I've got BSc hons degree the lot, so I put my researchy head on. I use Fabriano 5 Hot Press paper as it's nice and smooth and lovely, but it turns out it absorbs quicker than Cold Pressed (or NOT which is NOT HP), so I bought some cold press paper and I am so, so pleased. I've got portable inks after all. I found I coloured in quicker too, I think I need a little practise shading etc, but for my first attempt I must admit I am rather pleased.

What's the verdict? OK for a first go? I actually just stamped in the book and started to see how they blended, they were so good that I ended up finishing the image and making a card so I could show it off. I was really supposed to be colouring several images in, but never mind, lol. I've coloured Tilda in with Distress Ink Markers, with the following colours,

I've used Magnolia Paper and stitched the edges, the lace is from The Ribbon Girl. The flowers and the pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I'm entering the card into the TOMIC Bingo challenge, I've chosen the middle horizontal line of pearls, magnolia paper and flowers.

Here's the paper that I've used, I bought a couple of pads to play with, this was the first one I picked up and I'll def be getting more.

Better go as I really must get the vacuum cleaner out, housework is no fun though :(


  1. Wow Becky she looks divine and such wonderful shading and what a soft just wonderful!! May have to have a better look at these pens! Thanks for sharing the card is beautiful and such lovely news you will still be able to colour!! Love Chanelle xx

  2. What a magnificent work of art, Becky! Absolutely GORGEOUS!
    Your coloring is superb.

  3. Hi Becky
    WOW what a pretty card, love it. After seeing your previous card with this sweet Tilda on it, I thought I have to buy her (even though I'm NOT supposed to be buying any more stamps at the moment.) lol, you can imagine my disappointment when I found that (2) of my local craft shops are out of stock of her (do you think someone is trying to tell me something) rotfl.
    Thank you for the info on the HP & CP paper, IF/WHEN I am able to purchase the distress markers I'll remember your advice.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  4. Hi Becky, this is beautuful and this Tilda is gorgeous. It certainly looks fab with the distress markers. I have had some for a while but daren't use them, maybe I should get some of that paper and just have a go and see what happens. Thanks for the tip.
    Love your cards.
    Hugs Sue W.

  5. Gorgeous card, Becky and very interesting to hear your views on the card and Distress Markers. I love my markers and tend to use HP card as that's all I've been able to get locally. However, results are a bit hit and miss. I'll give the NOT paper a try! Tracey xx

  6. Wow! Becky, your rocked those TH pens my dear. Fantastic colouring and a beautiful card too. Oh no! I've just started using copics, don't have that many yet and I now feel the urge to buy these.
    Suzi x

  7. Becky sweetie dosent matter what you colour with your work is ALAWAYS amazing wish I had half your talented stunning Tilda creation..

    smiles mummy Tilderette x

  8. Hi Becky,
    Gorgeous card,beautifully coloured image and lovely details :) x

  9. OH NO!!! MORE wants!!!! Sigh! Absolutely stonking Bex!!! I picked these pens up a few weeks ago, had a squiggle in the shop, put them down again and walked away! Oh My! If I'd had any idea something as gorgoeus as this could be produced, I might have invested! LOVE this card and your amazing colouring! Hugs xx

  10. Oh WOW Becky Tilda looks amazing!! Fantastic colouring job and thanks for sharing the researchy bit as I have just received my markers and hadn't sorted out paper yet.
    Big Hugs

  11. Absolutely stunning card Becky, I really love your colouring, I bet you could beat us all hands down using crayolas lol.
    Hugs Teresa x

  12. This is so beautiful, gorgeous colours and fab colouring. I have to have this stamp, but it's out of stock at sir stamp :-(
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  13. Great Card lovely - but what super colouring with the markers! Must stay strong and hold off buying any more colouring mediums, have spent far too much on Copic's already - lol! You do make it hard with tips and news like it was faster to colour this fabby Tilda! , TBH even with markers could probably take me hours! :-) Jenny x

  14. Wow Becky, this card is beautiful. Your colouring is amazing. I bought 1 distress pen today because I was so curious. Love the effect distress inks give. There aren't many tutorials out there yet, so your comments are really helpful.
    Love this Tilda image...I'm so tempted :)
    Hugs, Janine xx

  15. It's gorgeous Hun - don't know what all the fuss was about. I'd love to try distress inks...but don't want to buy if I can't get on with them. Beautiful card - perfect in every way. Hugs x

  16. Your card is absolutely stunning and your colouring perfect..
    Wish I could colour like this!!
    I use the same paper Becky and I love it !!!
    Well done!!
    Hugs, Tina

  17. Becky what a stunning card , fabulous work and this image is so beautiful , I love how you finish off each card so wonderfully, well done Hugs Elaine

  18. Okay now I'm dizzy for all the blog running, hope this is the right place, just kidding doll! I love your gorgeous card, hope I'm following the right one now, hate to miss your gorg work!

  19. Ok so this is why I've been asking you so many questions. I just bought this set of markers but haven't EVER distressed colored before. I'm a huge Copic fanatic but love the softness of the way these images turn out so thought I'd give these a go. So far I'm nothing but PO'ed. LOL!! But I'm still trying. Thanks for the tip on the paper. Cold press it is!!

  20. wow stunning card i have bought these markers and i am scared to use them lol still i think i shall have to have a play sue xxx

  21. Becky your card is so magical, I just love the effect that your distress markers give... it looks like they might be a little easier to use than the stamp pads and a water brush... I valued your tip on the cold press paper... might have to see about getting some of that myself, if/when I fork out some cash for the markers:-)

  22. Gorgeous card Becky!
    Thanks so much for joining us at TOMIC.
    Hugs Kylie x

  23. A gorgeous card, I love the image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us this week at TOMIC.

    Liza x

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