My first attempt with pro-markers!!!

Friday, 20 February 2009

My brand spanking new pro-markers arrived during the week and I couldn't wait to have a play!!
I've read about so many people using pro-markers and copics and the like that I really wanted to try them - and as craft shops are few and far between about here I couldn't go to try before I'd buy. So rather than spend the absolute fortune that you'd need to spend on copics to get a good variety of colours (and having the possibility that I didn't like/couldn't use them), I decided to spend slightly less of a fortune on some pro-markers to see if I did like them. If anyone has used both pro-markers and copic markers I'd like to know the main differences (apart from the price!).

So I wanted to make sure that I would do them justice on their first try, so I went on the search for a nice sketch to follow. And I fell in love with the sketch from Just Christmas and Birthdays.


And this is my card:


The inside:


As you can see, I've also used one of my first Whiff of Joy stamps - this is Willow with flower basket from the new spring set. A special stamp to colour with my new pro-markers! And the scrummy papers are Basic Grey Infuse. Ribbon, brads and charm from stash. The charm was silver but I coloured it with one of my markers to tone in better and I added a wee orangey red Swarovski crystal for a bit of bling - which fits in with the challenge set this week by The Pink Elephant!

And the last challenge was the colour - My Time to Craft's colour challenge was Pink and Brown - yummy! I love those colours together!

I'm busy, busy, busy for the next while - I'm making my cousins wedding invitations which are supposed to be sent out at the end of next week (=/) plus her hen party is then too - with preparations to be done for it too! So I'd better get stuck in.

But with all this lovely new stash it's a real struggle to leave it! (**whispers - and I'm soooo excited as I have some MSBP's on theire way to me too thanks to the link that Bev left on her blog!!)

So hopefully I'll get something else done in that time to show you - but if I don't you know why!!

I'm off to get started..



Rica said...

Stunning card Sheena. Love the colours and a brilliant job with your new Promarkers. Isn't this image adorable?
hugs Heather xx

iReneM said...

Welllll! Sheena, I must say you've done Willow proud with your first attempt with your pro-markers.
I have treated myself to some copics but haven't used pro-markers so can't make a comparison for you.
Lovely colours, beautiful card.

Steph said...

How can your colouring be so perfect on your first go?!! A delightful card - that image is so sweet (still waiting for mine to arrive - no fair!) Good luck getting all those invites done & have a fab weekend xxx

Tanja said...

Great Card! The image is so cute and the Colors are beautiful!

Thanks for joing us this week!

Hugs Tanja
(JCBC Team)

Lesley said...

Lovely card and great colouring! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Carol said...

Beautifully coloured and i love the papers of course!!
thanks for joining us at TPE this week and i see you like sketches....maybe you could play along again on Monday *wink*

Carol x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Beautiful card - great papers and superb colouring! Thanks for joining the MTTC challenge this week!

Karin said...

Beautifull card.
I love your colouring and you did a great job for a first try.
Thanks for joining hte JCBC this week.

xoxo karin

Ruby said...

Thanks for leaving me a fab comment on my blog. I'm jealous that you got so many awards, but also want to say well done you!! I love what you've done with those papers, they look great. I've just bought some of the cheaper Copics (Ciao) to try them out. I bought them at a show. Fingers crossed they will be good. I might invest in the dearer ones one day. I haven't used Promarkers I'm afraid so can't give you a comparison.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh that card is beautiful! I love your use of the dp and the gorgeous colors!