Monday, September 25, 2017

Marker Madness

When Heart2Heart decided on this Mad about Markers Challenge, I'll admit I was stumped for a bit. Then I decided that the easiest, most straightforward idea was probably the best. I altered pre-patterned paper using three markers. This is the Falling For You paper as it comes

And here's how I altered it using a green, yellow, and red marker.

Now you might be looking at that ribbon and thinking, "I didn't know CTMH sold red ribbon with that gold center stripe." We don't. I altered that using the same red marker just by coloring on both sides. (Please note: use gloves or don't plan on going outside until it no longer looks like your fingers are dipped in blood.)

The tag is the second smallest in the die-cut set stamped with a sentiment from Short & Sweet in black.

Although coloring pre-printed paper and ribbon to achieve a different look is a simple technique, I don't use it very often. It's good to be reminded that, just because something comes a certain way, it can be altered to fit what you want.

In writing new, I just got back from the American Christian Fiction Writers conference. Five years ago, I was there as a Genesis Finalist in the Historical Romance category. It's amazing to me how far I've come since 2012. What a delight to renew friendships, make new ones, and be refreshed both spiritually and creatively.

Until next time,


  1. FANTASTIC! So creative and the result is wonderful!!
    Glad you enjoyed the writer's conference! Hugs!

  2. Thank you for the great idea! I had never thought of using my markers to add color to the Falling for you paper. I actually was not fond of it, to me it needed more color,
    Now I think I will like it!

  3. The paper looks *so* different with the added color. Great creative idea!


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