Well guess what! Here is your chance to see if you can love them just like me! I will be giving away a set of 12 ProMarkers donated by Letraset! I would like to thank Capadia from Capadia Designs for giving the introduction for the giveaway and I hope everyone check out her project she made and entered her giveaway.
Colors in this set include:
Henna, Ruby, Bright Orange
Canary, Sky Blue, Indigo Blue
Lime Green, Forest Green,
Amethyst, Rose Pink,
Cool Grey 4, Black
and Fine Liner
Instructions to enter are at the end of this post.
Here is a card I made using similar colors that are included in the set. The stamp set is from Inkadinkado and I got it several years ago when I was on a cupcake kick *okie thinks she probably still is*. The patterned paper is BoBunny. I used Mica Stardream to matte the image.
I couldn't believe there were 7 layers of paper when I counted when I got done. I think they all went well together though and show off the cupcakes well. The Stardream Mica does look better in person. That stuff is really hard to photograph sometimes.
I added a few heat set gems where the sprinkles were stamped on the image. They may look a little too blingy for cupcakes but ya'll know how I love my bling! I used the Imaginisce I-Rock heat set tool to adhere the gems. I get my gems on eBay from ohmymini. They are cheaper than buying in a store but be warned they literally come on a slow boat from China. But well worth the wait!
Since the set only has 12 markers and not enough colors to do the fancy shading I thought I would do a tutorial on how you can still get a nice shadow or layer effect with just using one color. I used colors that are included in this set. Remember to click the pictures if you want to see close up details.
Cupcake wrappers - Lime Green and Forest Green
Pink Cupcake - Rose Pink
Yellow Cupcake - Canary
Purple Cupcake - Amethyst
Shadow - Cool Grey 3
Accents on top of cupcakes - Mandarin, Sky Blue and Poppy
I colored the wrappers with lime green, leaving white in the middle. I then went around the edges with the Forest Green on each wrapper.
Step 2. I colored on top of the forest green with the lime green using a circular motion to blend the colors together. I then colored the rest of the wrapper in with the lime green.
For blending I like to use 2 similar colors for a nice layered look but as you can see you are able to get the effect with using just one color.
I colored each cupcake with a different color, Rose Pink, Canary and Amethyst.
I went back along the lines of the stamped image with the fine tip of the markers with a layer of each color accordingly.
The Canary didn't layer as well but that is okay since the pink and purple did.
I went finished the rest of the lines and waited a few seconds before going back over them again to get a deeper color.
For the shadow I drew a little area below the cupcakes with the Cool Grey 3 and then filled it in.
So ya see you can still get a good look with using one color and just layering so if you win this set you can do some great projects. If you do win these markers and decide you have to order more I order from Carpe Diem Store. They have the best prices I have found. But one thing, don't blame me if it causes a new addiction! *okie falls out of chair laughin*
So to enter what you will need to do is leave a comment on this post stating why you would like to win the markers and leave contact information so I can reach you if you are the winner. Yep, that's all you have to do. You guys know by now I don't like all the mumbo jumbo and jumping through hoops to enter so I make it easy to enter. Deadline will be Saturday January 8, 2011 at midnight. GOOD LUCK!