Thursday 9 April 2015

Favourite Alcohol markers or Distress inks (and why)

Good Morning!
Samantha here... Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge. I really enjoyed looking at every single entry!

Our winner is:
~ 36 Cebelica
She chose - Lines. Here's why:
lines for me, because I prefer the look

Isn't her card super cute!  I love the way you
have coloured him with Distress inks too!

Please email us at to claim your prize, and don't forget to grab your *winners* badge below:

and My Top 3 opps 4 are...

~ 3 Sanja Grdinić

She chose - Lines: Here's why :
lines, definitely - too scared to try an image without ones. :) 

I love this card.I love that the lines are so defined and also your shading the hair looks so real too! All the little details you have added makes this card so special.

21 ~ Stephanie Hester

She chose - No Lines. Here's why :
no lines because I love the dimension it creates
WOW I wish I could be somewhere near this good at NO lines.
Your shading, dimension and colouring is just perfect.

31 ~ Coops

She chose - Lines.  Here's why :
absolutely has to be lines, I have tried the no lines technique a few times but I can't get to grips
with it, I like the definition you get from the lines, it seems to make the image stand out more and seem more defined. high praise to those who rock the no lines colouring but give me lines any day 

Firstly I love the colour, love how you have got the shading and colouring or all their clothes and the balloons are brilliant. I also love the shading of the background and the image just pops with those lines.

So I have been very naughty and picked another card for my Top 3

but I just have to share this one too!

43 ~ Jan R
She chose - Lines. Here's why:
Lines - maybe one of these days I'll try no lines but I'm not sure it'll work with my style.

Awesome colouring method and so much texture,

Your card and colouring method is just fabulous and lines 
definitely ring out for this card 

Congratulations and please grab our *Top 3* badge to display on your blog:

So, onto our 51st challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Sweet Pea Stamps

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Colouring medium Alcohol Markers or DI inks (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.
Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:

Guest Designer:
Jane using Happy Himalayan
(there is a tutorial on how she makes her candles on her blog)

Although I love my markers, my favourite colouring medium is definitely watercolouring with DI reinkers - I love the soft tones you can get with the contrasting dark shadows, but most of all I find using the paintbrush really therapeutic!

Hmmm Alcohol or Distress inks now that is a hard choose for me
But! I have used markers a lot of recent I think I have to say that markers seem to be my favourite for colouring images, I love the way I can blend them and I love that they blend quite quickly too, when my Mojo is working that is...


Love Alcohol markers, great for my colouring but also use them to match up ribbons and card when I need to


I am in love with Copic Markers (alcohol)!!! they blend so beautifully and you can use them on all sorts of materials. 


Alcohol markers for contest. I just LOVE a bit of "grown up" colouring in!! That's not to say I haven't dabbled with painting, I just don't have the patience!!


I love copics (Alcohol markers) and recently was sent by C&C the chameleon pens that gives you a watercolour effect as well. I have combined both.


For me it is Alcohol Markers. I like colouring with alcohol markers, because they blend so well and mostly I am satisfied with the result.  

So now it's over to you.

We hope you will join in our challenge, show us your style and 
showcase your Favourite Alcohol markers or DI inks (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Good luck, and happy crafting.

Hugs from the AYLI girls.


  1. I'm thrilled that you squeezed me in so I could be a part of your Top 4! :-) Thanks so much! And congrats to the other winners as well.

    1. Oh your so welcome I LOVE love love your card and how you colour your image so a well deserved win tehhehhee :)

  2. Ooooh, thank you so much! I'm very excited to see I won. :D I just sent you an e-mail. :) Congrats to the top 3 (shhhh, 4) winners too! :)

    1. Well done!! awesome card too! hugs me xx

  3. thanks so much ladies for picking my card on your top 4 and huge congrats to all the other lucky winners too :D

    xx coops xx

    1. Your welcome Nic your cards always have me hooked! love your style x

  4. Wow - honored to be on the wall! :) Thanks & congrats to others!
    Have an awesome day you all! :)

    1. your welcome Sanja love your creation so life like LOVE your shading and colouring xx

  5. Oh my goodness! I would like to say a MASSIVE congrats to the winners - your creations are all so very lovely! Smiles.

    And the DT have created amazing projects too.
    Thanks for another fabulous challenge.

  6. Congrats to all the winners! Gorgeous work by the DT! Thanks for another wonderful challenge, see you again soon. hugs :)

  7. Great projects and cards. Thank you for the challenge.

  8. Such wonderful inspiration by all the DT, and thanks for the fun challenge.

    Jennifer. x

  9. Super variety of DT projects - thanks for sharing!!!!!
    Helen x