Hello friends. I have had a set of 24 Zig Clean Color Brushes for quite awhile now, and everyone raves about how much they LOVE them...except for me. I have really struggled with these markers and just can't seem to make them work...I always end up throwing away whatever I've started! But I decided to persevere, and FINALLY came up with a card I actually like with them! Take a look:
I started with a piece of water color cardstock and cut out a scalloped circle (Gina Marie Designs), and then embossed with black a few of the flowers and leaves from MFT Buildable Bouquet. I wet the flowers and leaves a little bit with my Aqua Painter first, and then added the color with the Zig markers, and that helped me to blend them a little better, rather than adding water AFTER putting the color down. By no means perfect, but definitely a step in the right direction! The very center of the circle I water colored with Sky Blue Peerless Watercolors. My die cut and sentiment are from PTI's Big Hugs set. I attached to an Orange Zest card base and also added a strip of silver POW Glitter paper. Here's a closer up view of my coloring:
I'm entering this card into the Word Art Wednesday challenge, where anything goes as long as it is encouraging or uplifting in nature. One of my good friends from my bible study group has been suffering with ALS this past year, so I have been sending bright and cheery encouraging cards every week to her, and this will be this weeks card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)