Howdy once again. Back with another of the floral image that I stamped up, used for some earlier posts. This one was done using the Tim Holtz Distress Ink markers, direct to rubber, then spritzing with a mist of water, stamping on water color paper. This is not a technique I do very well, but I was pleased with the result this time. (Doesn't show well here however!). The image was sponged with Memento ink - think it was Bamboo Leaves - while still in the S/Binder die. I matted on another S/Binder and then adhered to a green layer, which I embossed with an MBossibility folder. The card is layered onto cream cardstock, which doesn't show here. If you'd like more info on the specifics involved, I'll be glad to add the info.
Let me explain my problems with getting these cards to a pc file in order to post! Just installed a new modem, about 2 wks ago, still having internet access issues.  Our wireless router apparently is working intermittently, according to our internet provider's tech. He disconnected the router, so therefore my wireless printer that I used to scan, won't work. We have 2 other printers, but I can't access them with the pc I normally use. Bring up the other pc, so as to be able to get to one or the other printers which 'should' work. Well, one is a Lexmark All in One, so that I could scan and get the image to a flash drive. The other is a Canon, which I was using to try to print out my Hobby Lobby coupon. Haven't used either in a while, so the ink is all dried up! Since I haven't used the Lexmark for so long, I had to scurry around, try to get the settings to show this card and my earlier posted card, so that they didn't look 'wonky'. I was thinking some unpleasant thoughts about letting the tech disconnect my router;  I didn't think about the fact that the wireless printer is dead, with the router down. I attempted to reconnect it, but according to my pc guru, the IP address has been lost. Hopefully Monday, we'll have a new router in place. Having pc trouble is almost as bad - but not quite - as having car trouble!!! Anyway, hope you will enjoy the card. It does look much better IRL, and I will be trying these THoltz markers again. This is the first time I've felt that I really liked them. I've seen some nice things done using the markers, but my efforts have not been all that great. As with all things, I am sure it is practice, practice, practice. Hugs to you all. Thanks as always for visiting.


  1. Mary this is so pretty. The stamped image looks like it has come from one one of those old flower books that have watercolours of the flowers in them. Hope you get your router sorted out ASAP.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  2. This is gorgeous, Mary! I love the colours, and the scan looks fine to me. I must try using my markers in this way. I sympathise with your computer problems. I had similar issues a while ago with wireless, along with intermittent internet - so annoying!

  3. Hi Mary,
    That is such a pretty card. And I have to Thank you, the embossing folder arrived safely yesterday afternoon and i just plain forgot to tell you yesterday. Thanks again, can't wait til i have some free time to play with it!

  4. Mary, this is beautiful! I've never tried this technique but I love it and think you nailed it down pat! Lovely image and all the different colors. Like how you framed it too.

    Hope you get all the kinks out of the router, printer, etc...We finally just had to break down and get another router - and are still have problems! Grrrrr......I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!


  5. Fabulous Mary! Aren't IT issues a real pain in the rear end :( Hope you get sorted out soon. Hugs, Di xx

  6. Beautifully done Mary!!! I am going to have to try this - your card is gorgeous neighbor!!!!!

  7. Oh wow Mary, this card is gorgeous! I love that technique! I don't have any distress markers, but I have the inks. Sounds like you are enjoying them as you get used to using them and the differnent techniques. I'm sorry that you are still having issues with your internet and now printers. I hope all is well with them once again!!