This was a really lovely sketch to work with. I was going to combine this challenge with the Just Magnolia Week 2 'Pink & Grey' challenge, but I just was not happy with my image, so I didn't enter ! I used some different paper this week (a water colour pad) and my new Inkessentials highlighter pen !

But something was not quite right with either the paper, the medium for colouring or the highlighter pen and I am disappointed with the result. Never mind - learning curve!

Well I nearly didn't enter this either, but I decided that it was a shame to get so far with a card and then not show it. Show here it is..... warts and all!

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda, Magnolia Dog, Whiff of Joy Bench, Stampin Up Sentiment
Papers: Basic Grey Sultry Paper Pad
Cardstock: Watercolour Paper WH Smith, The Papermill
Medium: Watercolour Pencils and Distress Inks
Flowers, Ribbon, brads and charm from my stash

Spacers and Tilda Stamp are from my win on Just Magnolia ! love these, thanks guys!

Any constructive advice would be appreciate as to why my highlighting kept absorbing the colour under it, instead of staying white?

Oh and I used Kati's new Pro markers that I bought 'her' as a treat from the Bath & West Craft Show.... not sure I like these ..... hard to 'blend'' and with limited colours shading I found is also difficult. Hmmm jury's out on these. Kati prefers Amanda's Copics! she would !


  1. Julie this is just delicious.. i absolutely love it :o)
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  2. This is such a cute little scene! I love the coloring, too!

  3. Stunning card ,realy pretty and gorgeoues ,hugs Dawnxxx

  4. Wonderful card hun, so much beautiful detail and a fabulous choice of papers. x

  5. Wow another fantastic card Julie. Ive ordered some of the spacers and can't wait for them to arrive.

  6. What a stunning card Julie - so beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend, hugs Steph xxx
    p.s. I get my copics from artifolk - great service but I don't know how competitive they are price-wise

  7. this is so sweet, such pretty flowers and detail. not sure why your white is absorbing the colour??

  8. sorry Julie, i didn't answer you question earlier...
    my sewing machine is about 10yrs old and i just use it for my crafting now.. it is a janome memory craft 4000.

  9. Such a sweet fabulous card!
    Love your cute images and gorgeous papers!
    Such pretty detail!
    kim x


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