Monday, June 25, 2012

Fun with Distress Markers...

Morning folks..have you got the Monday morning blues...I can't say I blame you after the horrendous wet weekend we had but I was all cosy and snug over at The Papeterie on Saturday doing what I love best and thanks to all the lovely folks who came along and sat patiently watching while I played with Distress Markers and gorgeous stamp sets from Creative Expressions designed by the lovely and very talented Sam Poole...
I set myself a challenge to make the demo cards entirely with the Distress ink pads Distress or otherwise and no patterned papers allowed so all the stamping...colouring and background effects were created using these fabulous must-have very versatile pens and once I started I couldn't stop playing so prepare yourselves for a Distress Marker pic fest...
I couldn't resist sneaking in a little bit of Perfect Pearls misting...

I'll be back tomorrow to share what we made in the afternoon Tim Holtz Masterclass Workshop...lots of messy inky fun
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: if you live in my neck of the woods...Charlotte at The Papeterie has a fantastic deal on the set of Markers...honestly folks...a price that will match or better in lots of cases anything that you will find online.


  1. ...amazing! think that 99% of what you've shown the girls is with those pens alone makes them the best value for money ever spent!...& Kath, loVe your creative mind! these are super piccy's, beautiful makes adore the blue card sooo yummy...I have to hope I get those pens for my birthday, August isn't to far away now...thank you for such an inspiring post...Mel :)
    Can you clone yourself and do some classes down here :)

  2. Good morning Kath. I LOVE your cards, each one is so pretty. Clever use of the Distress markers, these are so much more than a set of pens, I've been trying to be good this month too but I may be tempted now to treat myself sooner.tfs

  3. Hi Kath - Thanks for a great demo and class on Saturday. Learnt a lot so now to put into practice at home :)

  4. Gosh Kath I wished I lived closer I would have loved to of come to this class, I can't really get the hang of these markers!! Your samples are stupendous!! Hugs Susan x

  5. Morning Kath,
    These are absolutely stunning. You need to put some tutorials on your blog re the Markers. I love mine but I'm not getting these results.
    I've been hmm-ing and ahh-ing over these stamps, you've just made my mind up for me - Thanks! Have a great week, love Linda x

  6. Absolutely amazing work Kath! I have just bought the Creative Expressions Bubble Wrap background stamp so you've given me some great inspiration!

    Sarah x

  7. What a challenge Kath, and youve made a super job of these cards I love them all, just shows you we dont need to buy papers etc. Hope you enjoyed your weekend and that the weather will improve this week. Aud x

  8. I think some of us south of the border are going to have to organise a coach trip to see you for a class!! All the cards are absolutely stunning, love the blues and love Tim's letters too. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...........Crafty hugs, Anne x

  9. Oh my goodness me. Who would have thought that the distress markers could produce such wonderful results. So much gorgeous inspiration and your cards really show the versatility of the markers to the max!

  10. Wow, Kath..such beautiful cards and stunning background effects...and all from a simple set of markers...your creativity is infinitessimal!! Any tips would be gratefully received! Hugs, Janet xx

  11. A terrific feast indeed - the first is definitely my favourite - just love the colours of that & the way you included buttons on them.
    Hope you manage to recharge the batteries - think my threat of wearing bikini & shorts scared the punters into buying books so they'd not have to see the sight!
    Paula (PEP)

  12. Fabulous collection of amazing creations Kath... love them all.. can't believe an ink pad was not in sight. Brillant.. Hugs May x x x

  13. Soo much inspiration. You should do tutorial for all those cards :) i love the technique shown there :)

  14. Wow Kath
    I am a new follower and your cards are amazing.

    Will keep poping back to see what you have made.

  15. Thanks for a super class on Saturday. I am inspired. I have cut my tags and am ready to roll.
    Saw Sam Poole am on tv this morning Wasn't sure about the stamps but you have kinda changed my mind with this selection.

  16. Gorgeous samples you've made with your Distress Markers Kath. Love them all, gorgeous colours. After 2 days with the grandkids and one day catching up with washing and ironing and of course blogging I'm itching to make something. Maybe tomorrow!!

    Kat xx

  17. They are all beautiful, Kath - lovely colours

  18. I know I can't pick a favorite,Kath. Each card is beautiful .It's amazing that you can achieve the look of distress stain with just these great markers
    This is a wonderful collection of colors. I do have the set,although i haven't used them much yet. You have given us some wonderful ideas ! Thanks so much.

  19. WOW! Kath all your cards are beautiful love all the colours, wish I could come to your class.

    Have a lovely day.
    Carol x

  20. Wow Kath these are all gorgeous! My favourite iS the purple clocks ;) Hugs Sam xx

  21. Hello!

    All so beautiful and creative! Perfection! I complete the survey - need to check out that site! Wishing you a happy day today!


    Barbara Diane

  22. awesome cards!! stunning details!!! =)
    hugs, SannaS


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