Friday, 1 August 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge - Sketch by Kimmie

Friday Sketchers have a great new sketch by Kimmie for us this week, and Phebe from The Town Scrappers is offering 3 great High Hopes Stamps as a prize.


I have used two of the new release High Hope stamps for this card, don't you think this little magician is gorgeous and he was such fun to colour. I expect you will have noticed I am having a bright period at the moment, maybe something to do with the weather, Roberto has been coloured with Distress Inks and H2O's and layered onto Basic Grey DP. The spacers were sent to me by my kind friend Donalda, Flowers and Button from Poppiraft and Ribbon from July Kit by Raspberry Ribbons.


I have invested in a few!!!!!ProMarkers and I wonder if anyone can help me with a little problem, I have used Stazon to ink my stamps but find that it can bleed, I have a Memories Ink Pad but this seems to do the same, is there any special paper I should be using to stop this happening.

I am so glad the weather is not so humid It is so much better for stamping now, my craft room is in the loft so it has been stifling and impossible to craft, will have to spend a few days catching up on all the kind people who have left comments over the last week, and don't forget you have until tomorrow to enter for my blog candy.

24 comments:

Ria's ScrapCards said...

it is beautifull colored!!

hugs Ria

agnes said...

OOOHHH what a lovley images the high hopes are my favorite on this moment.I've the sea stamps but this one is so sweet .Beautiful papers and great coloring.

Hugs Agnesxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Jacqui, love the bright colours you have used and i can't wait to get that stamp. Hugs Nikki x

Lynsey said...

Hi Jacqui, love you your card and the bright colours. That image is is so cute!
Lynsey :)

Jill said...

oh another fantastic card, love your take on the sketch Jill x

Hannah said...

wow fab card i love the image it is beautiful i love the way you have coloured it in and the papers are great.
Big Hugs
Hannahxx

Glitter Monkey said...

This looks just great Jacqui - well done on the colouring with your new markets too! Gorgeous stamp btw. Lol Lynn x

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

the card is beautiful - it is a fantastic image.

Glad you are ok, have been dropping by daily to keep an eye oon you so to speak,but I knew that you have been busy with things other than crafting!

hugs
Vicky x

Rach said...

Hi Jacqui, love your card and the high hopes image...which you have coloured beautifully....
I am having the same problem with the markers...I have read somewhere to heat set the ink??? i don't know if i have this right or not?? as i have yet to try it..hehe...I also have the adirondack ink pad waiting to be tested...just finding the time at the moment...
have a great weekend...hope that someone can help with the ink solution....big hugs rach.xx

mueppi said...

Wow....... Jacqui
was für ein wunderschönes Motiv und so super toll coloriert!
I love it!!!
Hugs Gisela

traciejane said...

Hi Jacqui, oh wow what a cutie. Love the bright colours and fab image. Sorry I can;t help you with your little problem, dont have these markers yet, but they are on my never ending wish list,lol
Hope someone will beable to help you.
Have a great weekend
Hugs:)x

Oh I got your email hun and sent you a reply, I guess your still having problems with pc xx

Chris said...

Hi Jacqui, I've got my eye on this new High Hopes stamp too, he's wonderful and you've coloured him absolutely beautifully! As Rach mentioned I find that heat setting the image before colouring does help with bleeding. I haven't got the markers that you used so I'm not sure how they react. I use versafine ink to stamp which I find gives better detail and if I'm water colouring I heat it first and make sure it's completely dry before I start colouring. Sometimes just making sure I leave the stamped image for an hour or so to be completely dry is all that's needed.

Hope this helps and I absolutely love your bright and cheerful card. Hugs, Chris x

eba said...

Hi, so many lovely cards! I too have just invested in ProMarkers, and have found that the image-ink can bleed. Yesterday I read through a whole thing on a forum, and it said to use dyebased ink, not permanent ink... And I have also read to not use watercolour paper or other "rough" paper as that will wear out the tips of the markers. My experience is also that glossy paper is no good, but copypaper, white cardbord etc (Especialy the kind you used for photoalbums) are all good options. Good luck with your markers ;)

Zoe said...

Hi Jacqui, I love the cute image and I love the pretty paper. Have a great weekend
love
zoe
xxxxx

Kathy said...

Very cute card Jacqui!! That image is so cute and goes great with those BG papers!! This week I have been seeing alot of these High Hope stamps and am sad to say I think I am going to have to get some!! (Not sad for me but for hubby ~ LOL)
Have a great week-end and stay cool:) Kathy

ink'n'rubba said...

Fab card Jacqui! and I'll be interested to see your creations with the markers. When I stamp images for the girls using Copics I stamp with a black Brilliance ink pad. You can't use anything alcohol based or oil based as the alcohol in the markers will cause it to bleed. Also, I've heard that smooth card is best too. Let me know how you get on. annie x

Taniaj said...

Love this crad Jacqui, its so fun Tx

traciejane said...

fabulous card Jacqui, these stamps are so great and so much fun. Love the bright colours and great coluring hun.
hugs :)x

Annchen said...

Fab card!

Jilli said...

Hi Jacqui, love this card, your colouring is fab. Not seen this stamp before, he's gorgeous, must add him to my mile long wish list lol! Jillix

Gill said...

Gorgeous card, the papers are fab and the image is so sweet, great colours
lv Gill x

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

What a wonderful card and such cute images....heehee!! I'm partial to High Hopes I guess!! Great job with the sketch!

Bev said...

Love love love this card Jacqui - it's fantastic.

megastamper said...

wow what a funny card, it looks so pretty and lovely.

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