Thursday, 21 February 2013

Clarity Alliums with Highlighter Pens

I had a fab day out today. I've been to a PanPastel workshop taught by Kate Crane at Art from the Heart. It was a lot of fun, although I was totally out of my comfort zone. Most of the ladies were art journallers and my style couldn't be more different! I'm really pleased with what I created though and I'll be blogging it when I've added a few finishing touches.

I got the idea for today's card from an article by Paula Whittaker in August 2012's Craft Stamper magazine.

The secret ingredient is highlighter pens!

You colour in pieces of card with the pens (for this card I used orange, yellow, and pink) and then go over it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I kept the colouring quite random as I liked the effect it gave, almost like woodgrain. This was a happy accident after some dodgy colouring!

I then stamped on my much loved Clarity Alliums in Archival Black and finished it off with a little bow and "Happy Birthday".

Stamps Used

Happy Birthday by Chocolate Baroque



  1. oh I saw that article and loved it these are fab of thee days I might get around to trying lol xx

  2. Fab card Lynne! What a great idea! X

  3. Love the card, what a great idea, will have to try it, but not got round to doing the shaving foam background yet, though I have bought some foam.

  4. Really lovely to have met you today Lynne, always nice to meet new friends at Art from The Heart. I'm looking forward to seeing your blog post all about it. I should have taken some pictures today but I forgot. I like what you did with the highlighter pens, what a great idea. Have fun with that black dabber, you won't regret buying it. Michelle xx

  5. Fab Idea, love all the colours and your right it does look like woodgrain very nice indeed xxx

  6. That's amazing Lynne. Who'd have thought you could achieve such a lovely effect? X


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