Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Make Your Mark with a new Twist!

It's time for a Make Your Mark Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and we are changing things up a bit. Now you are free to use markers, crayons, pencils...any type of writing medium is allowed. I am beyond thrilled with this decision because I hate coloring with markers!  I decided to use Water Color Crayons for my card. I also used the sketch from retro sketches.
I thought this sketch looked very retro (go figure since it is RETRO sketches lol) so I wanted my stamps and color to mirror that.  I chose arrows and speech bubbles and colors that reminded me of the Brady Bunch, which I got from last week's challenge at colourQ, which I was too late to enter. Oops! :(
I love the Designer Typeset images with the Seriously sentiments. They just seem to click together! I think the images look really great colored with the Water Color Crayons too..too bad for me that they are retiring in just a few days and I will be selling them off at my annual garage sale. :( Then back to markers for me, I suppose! lol

Stamp Sets: Designer Typeset, Seriously
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black StazOn, Cajun Craze, Night of Navy
Tools: Corner Rounder, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Night of Navy Water Color Crayons, Itty Bitty Buttons


  1. great retro card and those crayons do colour the images so well. Love the funky sentiment x

  2. LOL! I didn't know you hated colouring with markers. What a great DT member you are to have never complained!! Great card, Shana. xx

    1. Kylie, I just don't like coloring with markers because I can't use Copics since I am Stampin' Up! only! Our markers are good for coloring directly on stamps, but they just don't blend like Copics. I am amazed by some of the coloring I have seen with Copics and wish I could get that look with my markers! So mainly it is just a jealousy issue. lol

    2. Hi Shana. I have a small supply of Copics, and use them once in a while, but not very often. I'm much more comfortable with Stampin' Write markers, using the marker layering technique. Give it a try if you haven't - I'm sure you'll love it. You need to use the markers with a blender pen ... and it works best on watercolor paper, but you can use Whisper White IF you use a very light touch because it's not very strong. There's a tutorial (for marker layering) on SCS ... or a link to it from my blog. Loll xx

  3. I love this card Shana!! Wonderful!!

  4. What a fun card! Great for both male and female -unisex stamps! :)

  5. Hi Shana. Bright and cheerful ... love all the arrows and bubbles ... and your colors are so fun! Loll xx

  6. Fun card Shana!! Love the colors and you nailed the retro look. I'm not comfortable with the watercolor crayons because my work never turns out at nice as your did here - lol.

  7. Fabulous fun card, Shana. Love your layout and stamping. xx

  8. Brilliant! What a great take on the sketch. Love this Shana.
    Hugs, Florence x

  9. How cute is that! Great work!