Sunday, 3 January 2016

2014 Limited Edition Promarkers - Blending Suggestions

Oooooops, completely forgot to do this chart - and because I'm sorting out a load of stock at home I thought I'd just get it done and uploaded for you, so without further ado....

Remember for best results, print the chart onto the cardstock that you normally use for promarkers. I highly recommend Diamond White Super Smooth from Papeterie Crafts.

You can download your own chart by clicking on the link below
2014 Limited Edition Promarkers Blending Suggestion Chart

have fun
Debbi x

Sunday, 29 September 2013

2013 Limited Edition Blending Suggestion Chart

I've finally got around to finishing off the blending chart for the 2013 Limited Edition Promarker release. Remember, these are just my suggestions - and its always fun to find your own blending groups.

You can download the blank chart from this link:
2013 Limited Edition Blending Suggestion Chart

Hope this is helpful
Debbi x

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

2013 Promarker, Flexmarker and Aquamarker Charts

Happy New Year folks, to kick off the year I've uploaded my new combined pro- and flex- marker chart to Google so that it's easier for my readers to download. And while I was at it I uploaded my current Aquamarker Colour chart and my 2012 Limited Edition Blending Suggestions chart. Please note, the charts you download are blank for you to colour in yourself. 
Important: please feel free to let others know about these charts, but can you please pass on the link to this post so that they can download the chart themselves
So you can download them here.....

2013 Promarker & Flexmarker Colour Chart
features all the current promarker and flexmarker colours as at 1st January 2013 (including the new flexmarker colours added December 2012) Remember to print this chart onto the paper/card that you normally use for colouring with pro- and flex- markers, to ensure you have a true representation of what each colour will look like when you use them.

Aquamarker Colour Chart
features all the current aquamarker colours as at 1st January 2013 (including the new colours added in 2012) Remember to print this chart onto watercolour paper/card.

2012 Limited Edition Promarker Blending Suggestion Chart
features all the limited edition promarker colours released during 2012. Remember to print this chart onto the paper/card that you normally use for colouring with pro- and flex- markers, to ensure you have a true representation of what each colour will look like when you use them.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Flexmarker Christmas Tags

I have a bit of a fixation for tags at the moment in my crafting, and I think it's probably because my crafty time is very limited now that the Christmas shopping is well underway. I usually use the water based AquamarkersMetallic Markers or Neon Markers to colour backgrounds on tags and cards, but I thought I'd show you a super quick and effective way to use your flexmarkers and promarkers for backgrounds.
Firstly I cut strips of Diamond White card a little larger than I required
I then selected a few flexmarkers that were in the same area of the colour wheel - in this case I used Imperial Purple, Red Violet, Vermilion and Shocking Pink 
Using the broad chisel nib end, I coloured the strips horizontally, overlapping at each colour change. Now you can take your time to get a nice smooth blend between colours, or be as rough and ready as I was for a more textural effect. (I also used the brush nib to get some more defined flashes)
I then die cut the tags, but you could just as easily cut to size with a paper trimmer or scissors and a hole punch. I then chose some Christmas stamps and stamped over the tags using Archival Ink. And here are the finished tags - quick as  a flash!
Supplies List:
  • Letraset Flexmarkers
  • Diamond White cardstock from The Papeterie
  • Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplates die
  • Christmas stamps - I used ones from MME and Inkadinkado
  • Archival Ink
Debbi x

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Magical Metallics

One of Letraset's special promotions this month (November 2012) is 20% off Metallic Marker Sets,  so I thought I'd take the opportunity to go all Metallic &  Magical for my project this week. Metallic Markers are ideal for all your Christmas craft projects, and I decided to use them to make these little tags.
I created a multi-coloured background by scribbling two different metallic marker colours onto a non stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and pressing the tag onto it. I did quite a few layers until I got the effect I liked. For the pink tag I used Pink and Gold metallic markers, for the blue tag I used Blue and Silver metallic markers and for the green tag I used Green, Light Green and Gold metallic markers. I used the colour that was left on the craft sheet to also colour some white seam binding to match each of the tags.
I used the metallic markers in various colours to ink up some snowflake stamps, and stamped these onto the tags randomly.
I diecut a couple of snowmen and a small deer from chipboard and coloured these in with either Silver or Gold metallic markers, then added some glitter and attached the diecuts to the tags as shown.
And this is how my finished tags turned out. If you use a heat tool to dry the tags in between layers, then this is a nice quick project - perfect for those last minute creations.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial - we'd love to see what you do with your Metallic Markers too. Remember to pop over to my blog for a festive marker giveaway.
Debbi x 
Supplies list:
  • plain white card and chipboard from The Papeterie, Aberdeen
  • Metallic Markers from letraset
  • Hero Arts CL622 Designer Snowflakes stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Alterations dies: Tag and Tie, Winter Wonder, Mini Reindeer & 25
  • Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, Seam binding

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Rainbow Hair

Well, you all know how much I love funky coloured hair, so I thought I'd put together a rainbow colour combo chart with colour suggestions for each colour - and this is what I came up with...
Image used is a cropped version of Krafty Kate digital stamp from Saturated Canary.
Hope this is of some help to you - I certainly enjoyed putting it together.
Debbi x

Friday, 5 October 2012

2012 Limited Edition Blending Chart

The 2012 Limited Edition Winter set of promarkers has just been released so I've managed to complete my LE Blending Chart. I've tried to choose colours that will blend with the Limited Edition colours, just to make life a little easier when you colour.

Here's what the coloured in chart will look like...
You can download your own blank chart below

Hope this is of some use
Debbi x