You’re in my Thoughts

Posted by on June 11, 2012 in Challenges, Hero Arts | 7 comments

Due to the long (wet and wintery) weekend that we’ve had here in Australia, I’ve managed to get crafty and ink up some stamps that I haven’t had a chance to ink up. I have created this one for the current Hero Arts challenge which has a ‘Thinking of You’ theme.

Using distress markers, I coloured right onto the stamp, spritzed with pearlised water and then stamped onto watercolour paper. Such a fun technique (which I have never tried before!) This is another reason why I LOVE my distress markers! I highly recommend them.


Stamps:Hero Arts Etched Flowers (CG430), Hero Arts Live and Laugh (CL520)

Ink: Versafine – Vintage Sepia, Distress markers – Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss

Card: Aquarello watercolour paper, Hero Arts Blush (mixed folding cards)

Other Supplies: Mini mister, Perfect pearls,  Martha Stewart Butterfly punch (3 in 1), vellum, AnnaBelle Stamps pearls – 3mm and 4mm, foam dimensionals, Gloss accents (to adhere butterflies).

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Absolutely beautiful Marion! Those flowers are superb and how cute are those butterflies! I want, I want… but don’t need those markers… but I want them… is that so wrong?

  2. Beautiful, Marion – love the way the base card stamping is glimpsed 🙂

  3. So gorgeous, Marion! The flowers are spectacular! I’m glad to see how you used the markers–I have a few and I’m still not sure what to do with them. You’ve inspired me! 🙂

  4. Ooh la la this is amazing! What a fabulous combination, the pearlised water with the distress markers! Totally agree they are a must have!!!

  5. Oooh I have a set of these markers ……must give this a try! Pretty card.

  6. This technique is just stunning … and I love it with this stamp set … wow!

  7. gorgeous! the distress markers create just a stunning effect. amazing design.

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