Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hydrangeas using Bic Markers

 Today I just felt like coloring. I watched a recent video by Gina K on using the bic alcohol marker for those of us on a budget.  Copic markers are her preference, but at $6.98 each they're out of my range. So I was really excited to find 36 Bic permanent markers in a storage case at Target for just under $20. I've show cased this stamp before using chalks: you can see it here Blue Hydrangea  but the intensity using the bic markers is remarkable. The color just flows on and blends so nicely I had to try different colors. 

 I stamped the image on Gina K's pure luxury base weight card stock and achieved brilliant results. Then I cut them out so I could place them on the ovals. Note: the alcohol markers will bleed through regular card stock. The blue raspberry and vibrant violet are also from Gina K. I embossed the base with the cuttlebug Swiss dots folder. Spellbinders scalloped ovals and regular ovals high light the image, and the fancy tag has the sentiment. A simple 1/2" strip of white with 1/4" strip of base color adds visual interest. A very quick and easy card with stunning results. If you are considering the bic markers be sure to watch the video for helpful tips.

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part. ~Shirley MacLaine

What keeps you going to a blog? Is it for inspiration/ideas, or maybe for techniques and videos? What do you think? I like the wow factor on the projects and learning how to reuse and recycle, as well as thrifty ideas. Be well...thanks for visiting. Comments are appreciated.


  1. These hydrangeas are simply beautiful. Talk about a "wow factor," these have it. I enjoy hearing how you find inspiration and ways to be a nifty thrifty, too. Have a creative day doing what you love!

  2. Awwww one of my most fav flowers and these are perfect~o! Keep playing....I love what you do! TFS, as always.
    Peace and Much Love, Dar

  3. Beautiful, vibrant colors! Great job, Carole!


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