Saturday, 14 July 2012

GREEN NEVER SEEN!!............until now!!

Hey Boys&Girls,

Whilst stuck in bed i have been doing a fair bit of colouring with my beloved Promarkers!  I noticed a couple of weeks ago that i have been using a colour i hated, with a passion, for the majority of my life! GREEN and bright green at that! I've even started decorating my bedroom in Japanese Jade Green (which i could always stomach) but zesty lime green? no way jose!! However, this week i replaced some drying out Promarkers and bought some new ones, two zesty greens, i obviously had a couple of greens for leaves and foliage but this is called LIME GREEN and it is........

So, i have just taken a couple of pics to give you ideas of making your stash work for you! I used this lovely new bright green of mine on my favourite digital stamp designs, from Saturated Canary, this one is called...'Let it Rain', i used that particular Promarker, and made my stash work for me,  i coloured some light yellow flowers i had from literally 7years ago, with the bright green and, a 12mm 'normal green' pearl brad, making it the exact colour of my digi stamp because you are using the same coloured Promarker. 
Because they are solvent based markers, they permanently colour things, don't forget that, they aren't just for colouring in pictures!!! make your stash work for you, hope i've given you some ideas today, Have a great weekend!!!

****TOP TIPS****think about other ideas.....ribbon, seam binding, lace, fabric, plastic/acrylic buttons,  diamantees,  peel offs, stickers, gems, pearls, brads, flowers, paper, foam, sequins, chipboard shapes and flourishes, diecuts & many more .......have a think, i bet you can find more things of yours, to colour, if you thought about it!!

****TOP TIP**** When colouring in ribbon, seam binding, fabric & lace, make sure you put some scrap copier paper behind the fabric whilst colouring it in and allow each layer to dry before you colour again IF you are doing more than one coat., so that you don't move layer one off before it dries........So, look out for this baby on a card very soon, Hugs&Blessings Vick xxx


  1. That's lovely Vick....I have that Llme green, and a soft lime, which work so well together. The image is great and you've done a brilliant job of colouring in xx hope you're not stuck in bed too much longer xx

  2. Hiya sweetie,
    Its a great colour, i don't know why but its really appealing to me lately, oh and im on my way over to your challenge blog to see what the theme is for the Twinchies this time, i love them, so much fun, and have been advertising them on my blog since it launched, right im off to see what i can do, cheers babe for the lovely comment xxxxx Hugs Vick

  3. Love the green Vick... it's just making the image pop of the paper .. Great idea with the flower.. I have never tried this so thats for sharing... will have a go... Hugs May x x x Hope you feel better soon...

  4. What a great vibrant colour and I agree promarkers can be very useful - soemtimes forget to use for other things - have tried them on stiokers too at times

  5. Hiya Vick, sorry your haven't been well with one thing and another but hope you are starting to feel better.
    Love this colour of green and those flowers look so nice.
    I have started to use my copics a lot more and I bought some polychromos and find they work together well but as the copic sketch are so expensive it will take me a while to build up my stash. I have started to make a note of combinations for skin or hair that are posted and collect them first.
    Will keep popping over to see what you create with your green flowers.
    Take care hun.
    Hugs Sue W.

  6. Oh Vick, I think it is fantastic! I'm usually drawn to the color that balances me out. When I'm sad, I tend to gravitate towards reds - just to get my blood pumping. Maybe a trip out in the woods is necessary? :D

    Great, great tips too. I never thought about using an alcohol marker on pearls. So will have to do that!

  7. I'm right with you about zesty greens, Vick! I would NEVER have chosen to have that colour pen but having seen your wonderful flower, I have to say that I've changed my mind! Great digi image and thanks for the tips. Hope you feel better soon, hun! xx

  8. Aww thanks guys, i have made a card now its in the post above this, so happy you like the colour i was a little wary! hugs xxx