Welcome Welcome … it’s the first Wednesday of the Month so that means another Stampin’ Techniques Blog Hop!


This month we are stamping in black and colouring with our Stampin’ Write Markers.

Now I will admit when I first read this technique I thought whatever I’d make was going to look horrid as I really dont like using markers direct onto the cardstock to colour. Well, let me just say, I ‘didnt’ and I totally love what I created! I’m loving this technique so much I’ve been reaching for the markers more and more!

Party Hats …


I love how funky and bright this one is.  I opted to use the lovely Better Together set as it has some sweet little images and lots of sentiments.

I love these party hats and they are so fun to colour with your markers and you can get some great colour combinations happening and these ones go so well with this paper from the Morrocan Designer Series Paper pack.  The combo’s I used on my hats are Peekaboo Peach & Tempting Turquoise,  Flirty Flamingo & Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight & Bermuda Bay.

Pretty Flowers …


Oh my … I love how this one turned out … and the flowers! I think I even worked out a better way to colour them too!  Now you can go with a single colour if you wish but I opted for two tones to show you that you can give your images more depth with the markers.

Originally I coloured the whole flower in a light colour (Pink Pirouette) then dotted darker colour where I wanted it and then used a blender pen to blend them.  Then I thought back to the good old ‘Blendabilities’ days and just thought I’d try doing the darker dots first and the using the lightest colour to blend it in.  Well you could have knocked me over with a feather when it worked!  The flower on the bottom right was done with Rose Red dots then I used my Pink Pirouette to fill and blend – it may just be my favourite combo and flower on that card!  The flower on the top right was coloured in Pink Pirouette then I used my Calypso Coral to dot and the blender pen to blend it in.  The flower on the left was done dotting with Flirty Flamingo then filling & blending with the Pink Pirouette.

Here’s a video I’ve done to show you how you can colour with your markers and get some great results …

The leaves …

Flower on the left is straight coloured with Pear Pizzazz.  Flower on the bottom right has just the outter edges done in Pear Pizzazz then blended with the blender pen.  Flower on the top right – I love how these leaves turned out!  I did one side in Pear Pizzazz and then the other side in So Saffron and then blended the two with my Blender Pen.

Be sure to follow the links and hop through to see what the other Stampin’ Techniques Girls have done ….

Leonie Schroder –Australia (that’s me!)

Thanks for stopping by and please, if you have any questions at all, be sure to comment or send me a message as I’m only too happy to help.

See ya latte



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  1. Gorgeous cards and fantastic tips 🙂 love the different colouring techniques you used on the flower card.

  2. Thank you for all the little tips on your video, love the cards you created and how well all went with the background papers. Especially love the pink one, so pretty.

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