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Passion for Promarkers Challenge – Pastels

Published March 3, 2012 by isisimaginings

 Good Saturday afternoon blog visitors, it’s a bit chilly here.  I’ve spent the last few hours making a card for another challenge, but today I’m showing you the Easter card I made for the challenge over at the Passion for Promarkers blog.  You can find all the information HERE.  I need to use my Promarkers much more, so the challenges will get me motivated.  This week the challenge is to use pastel colours only, so I decided an Easter card would be perfect.  My inspiration was two films; ‘Easter Parade’ & ‘Printemps a Paris’ – Springtime in Paris.


  • 8×8 white, scalloped-edge card
  • Promarkers – Pastel Yellow, Pastel Green, Pastel Beige
  • Memento ink – London Fog
  • Kanban clear stamps – Jasper collection & bird & butterfly
  • Kaisercraft ‘Bonjour’ 6×6 paper
  • Elusive Images patterned backing papers
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pen – Clear Star
  • Fabric flowers, large pearl brad & ribbon from my stash.

Following my experiment on the D tag for Chocolate Baroque, I tried not to put too much on this card.  I wanted the dress form to be the main focus.  I didn’t want any black on the image & using ‘London Fog’ by Memento worked very well, the Promarkers coloured over it really well.  I spent an age colouring the image & even though my colouring technique is not yet perfect, I think it looks pretty good.

I think the ‘easter greetings’ stamp is from Personal Impression – I’ve lost the wrapper.  I added a few touches of glitter here & there on the Eiffel Tower & on the edging of the frame. 

That’s all for now, thank you for looking, let me know what you think of this.  I should be back tomorrow with something for the Artistic Stamper challenge.


Chocolate Baroque AlphaTags Swap 2012 ‘B’

Published January 28, 2012 by isisimaginings

Brrrr, it’s cold!!  Yesterday morning I gessoed a canvas & it’s only just dry.  I shall be using the heat tool on it shortly; I want to take part in some blog challenges that end tomorrow, so I need to get a move on.  But first, today’s tag.  It’s the second of Chocolate Baroque’s AlphaTag swap for January.

‘B’ is for:

  • Bird
  • Buttons
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Banner
  • Bakers’ Twine


  • Elusive Images patterned papers
  • Chocolate Baroque ‘Textured Fragments’ stamp collection
  • Distress inks, clear embossing powder, Versamark
  • Hampton Art mini alphabet stamps
  • Bird from Glenda Waterworth designed ‘Bird in  Heart’ stamp – freebie in Craft Stamper magazine, 2010

I stuck the brown, patterned paper to a manila tag, to make it a little sturdier.  The blue paper was plain apart from a few streaks, so I stamped one of the TF stamps on to it with Versamark, covered the image with clear EP & then heat set.  You can see the texture & shine in the above pic.  I coloured the banner flags with distress inks & added a little detail with a black, fine liner pen, stuck them to the bakers’ twine, which I then attached to the tag.

I came across the square button when I was looking for the round ones.  I can’t remember where it came from, but I think it looks good here.  I wanted something else on the tag, so I stamped the heart & bird stamp, cut out the bird, coloured it with a blue Promarker & a silver pen & attached it to the banner with a little silicone glue.  That, I decided, was that.

Have a great weekend, thanks for looking.  Until next time,

Love & light.

Inspired by Jo, Made by Me

Published January 19, 2012 by isisimaginings
Evening all, happy Sunday to you. How’s your weekend been? Mine has been interesting & maybe one day soon I can tell you why. Anyway, down to business.

Today I have the birthday card I made for a friend to show you. A few weeks ago, I was looking at this beautiful card on Jo Firth-Young’s blog & it occurred to me that I had never used grey as the focal point on a card. After giving it some thought, I decided on a grey & blue colour scheme & began…

The ingredients:

  • Blue ribbed card from Limetree Craft
  • Spellbinders classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities
  • Spellbinders labels Nestabilities
  • Kanban stamps – Jasper collection
  • PaperArtsy flower dies
  • Marianne Design leaf swirl die
  • TH distress inks – Antique Linen, Stormy Sky
  • Promarkers – Satin, Cool Grey, True Blue
  • Versamark, silver & clear embossing powders

I wanted as little black on this card as possible, so I stamped the dress with Versamark, then covered it silver EP & heat set it. I coloured the image with the Promarkers a few times, trying to build up a depth of colour. When I was happy, I scribbled over the skirt with a Versamark pen, leaving patches here & there, before covering it with clear EP & heat setting. The result was a lovely shine, which of course, the pic doesn’t show.

After stamping the stand on a separate piece of card & cutting it out I cut a tiny slit in the bottom of the skirt & pushed the top of the stand through, sticking it to the back & colouring over the slit. I then blended DI around the image; the white was too stark against the blue. When I matted it on to the silver card I decided the blue base needed something to break it up slightly, so I used the scalloped edgeability to cut the pattern along the side. To show the pattern I placed some of the silver card on the inside of the card, cutting the pattern on the other side. with the label diecut I think it gives a little interest to the inside of the card.

Once all that was done, it was a matter of putting it altogether; diecutting the leaf swirl, the flowers & the label for the birthday sentiment. The silver, metal flower was a Christmas gift from my mum a few years ago. I have a small bag of them that I use very sparingly indeed.

I do know that this final photo is, technically, not the best, but the sun was shining through the window behind me & I like the way it hit the dress. It looked terrific in RL, I promise. 🙂

That’s it for now, thanks for looking. Until next time,

Love & light.

Calendar Experiments, Part I

Published January 1, 2012 by isisimaginings
As I type the first day of 2012 is almost over & what a day it’s been. Interesting is all I will say.

Over the next few posts I will show you some of the calendars I made as Christmas gifts. It was the first time I attempted larger projects & I already know that if I could I would remake every one of them. But there are no mistakes, only experiences to be learnt from & I have lots of ideas for next Christmas.

All the stamps on this calendar are from U-Mount. I coloured them with Promarkers & Distress inks. The photo doesn’t show the background too well, I used DI & assorted Glimmer mists to give it a nice sheen. The netting is a fruit bag & the hanging embellishments either side of the star are cut from grungepaper.

Thanks for looking, see you next time.

Love & light.

Steampunk Angel

Published December 30, 2011 by isisimaginings

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! I wonder how many millions of resolutions are being thought about right now? 🙂 I’m mulling over a few…….

Today’s card is another Christmas one. I made this for my niece.


  • Easel card folded from 6×6 white, scalloped edge cardstock
  • Blue & silver mirri card
  • Dress & crown – Kanban ‘Vivienne’ stamp set
  • Wings – Tim Holtz
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities label & scalloped circle dies
  • Ranger embossing tinsel
  • Promarkers
  • Versamark & gold embossing powder

I stamped the dress on to white cardstock with Versamark, before sprinkling gold EP over it & heat setting, then colouring with Promarkers. The wings were gold embossed too & after cutting them out, I scribbled over them with a Versamark pen, sprinkled over the embossing tinsel & heat set.

Adding the blue ruffled ribbon gave a little texture to the front of the card & the sparkling snowflakes & gems from my stash give the card some Christmas bling.

I tweeted a pic of this card to one of my crafting sheroes, Dawn Bibby, earlier today & she gave it her seal of approval. Which meant a lot, as she is responsible for me getting into this cardmaking lark in the first place.

You may have noticed a new button on my sidebar. I signed up today for Effy’s Book of Days on her Wild Precious Life site. I have promised myself that I will start art journalling in 2012 & I think Effy’s project is going to be ideal.

I have one more Christmas card to share with you, so I shall return tomorrow. Until then, thanks for looking & keep crafting.

Love & light.

Tag #10 – Believe

Published December 11, 2011 by isisimaginings
Two posts in one day, I don’t think I’ve done that before, but I thought if I get the rest of the twelve tags posted in the next few days, it will leave me time for other things.

So, as per, here is Tim’s tag & the link to his blog post. He is definitely coming up with some great techniques this year. This tag gave me the chance to use his gorgeous facets.

My ingredients:

  • Seasonal distress inks
  • Forest Moss, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo distress inks
  • TH Idea-ology facets
  • Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist
  • Darkrom Door – Santa Claus image
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Sizzix Broadway Melody alphabet dies
  • Krylon gold pen
  • Glossy Accents
  • Baker’s twine
  • Promarker ‘Poppy’

I found a piece of holly patterned paper in my stash & stamped a flourish stamp twice, before embossing the flourishes with clear embossing powder. The paper was very bright, so I blended Seasonal distress inks over, before misting with PP Heirloom Gold mist.

In November, I won a selection of the new ‘Dear Santa’ images from Darkroom Door & this is the one I chose for this tag. The other image is from my stash, I’ve got lots of them & have them for years.

When I cut the letters I coloured them with a Krylon gold pen. I liked how the Krylon reacted to the Glossy Accents. I made the banner with a long strip of white card, scrumpled it & used distress inks over the creases.

I made up the little bundle of embellishments with things from my stash, colouring the ‘berries’ on the ‘holly’ with a Promarker.

Okay, I’m not blathering on any more. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Love & light.

Tag #2

Published December 2, 2011 by isisimaginings

Phew, I made it! It’s been a long day & it’s now after 11pm, but here is my take on Tim’s tag #2. Go to his blog to see the original & the best.

I am going to keep this very brief, because I need to go to bed.

Again, I had none of the main ingredients, but I think today’s substitutions work better than yesterday’s did. Speaking of tag #1, I am going to remake it. I had lots of ideas last night, (typical!) & I will put them into practice over the weekend – at least, that’s the plan.

‘Christmas’ was cut from the Broadway Melody alphabet dies from Sizzix. I used Kraft card, covered each letter with Versamark & heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I blended the winter collection of distress inks on the tag, misted with Perfect Pearls Biscotti.

I put the metal holly embellishment on the tag, because there’s holly on Tim’s Kraft Resist Christmas card. I used Promarkers, (Poppy & Pine), to colour the metal & I have a feeling I will be removing it. I don’t think it fits the rest of the tag.

I found the bird in my stash & unfortunately, I have no idea where it’s from. I’m guessing My Mind’s Eye, but don’t quote me.

Okay, that’s it, I’m off to bed. Tomorrow, not only will there be Tag #3, there will also be the brilliant Barbara Grey of Clarity Stamps on Create&Craft.

Good night all. Love & light.