Thursday 16 February 2017

Gettin' Ziggy With It

The first time I tried Zig Clean Colour pens was at my friend Nonni's.....I thought they were lovely but I told myself I didn't need another colouring system!

Then I saw them demonstrated at the Stamperama show last weekend, had a little try, and walked away with a pack of 6 plus 3 singles. It's the vibrancy of colour, the blendability and the smooth feel of the tip that sucked me in.

For this card I used a Concord and 9th flower stamp and Waffle Flower sentiment.  The flower was stamped onto textured card and coloured with the Zigs. I did add some tiny drops of Glossy Accents to the big flower middle, but you can barely see them in real life, let alone in the photo!

I also tried colouring the flower using Zigs and spraying it with water:
Zigs and water 
I quite like that effect.

For comparison I also coloured the same image in some different mediums:

Promarkers (alcohol marker) 

pencils and solvent

I like this stamp coloured by any of these methods ( these panels could well make it onto other cards) but I do think the Zigs give a slightly different look.

I'd like to enter:
Simon Says Stamp floral
Crafting When We Can flowers
Addicted to Stamps  cas


chrissie said...

The pens look like a good buy Marina and you certainly used them in a beautiful way with the terrific card

Love Chrissie xx

Ros Crawford said...

Oooh... The result is gorgeous! I can see why you were swayed to buy them ... I'm trying to resist but it's hard when I see something this lovely!

Sue - said...

I've been trying to convince myself that I don't need them either, but the more I see them on blogs the harder it is! They really do look great on your sample, I can feel my resolve weakening!

Mac Mable said...

Enjoyed the comparisons. Wow amazing first card, vibrant colours and fabulous flower stamp x

Suchi said...

I love Zigs too~~!! These cards are brilliant! :)

Sarah said...


Julie B said...

Such a pretty card Marina. I love my Ziggies too for the reason's you mentioned.
So pleased you joined us at ATSM. :)

PJ said...

Very pretty card, Great coloring.

Virginia L. said...

Love how you make this floral image SHINE! The composition and placement are spot on! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Fantastic Florals” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Izzy Scrap said...

Your bouquet is absolutely gorgeous Marina ! And I see you had fun with your new Ziggies and the result is just stunning ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CWWC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Mimi said...

That Zig+water is very cool-looking... those spots give a little dimension. I do like how you've shown the other mediums... I love the empirical process!

Pia S said...

Different coloring mediums do have a big impact, this post made me realize how much. They look fabulous all of them, but different. Love this flower stamp and your clean, classy layout!

Stella said...

Marina this is stunning! I can see why you bought them. I just bought aquarel paint but the ZIG pencils are still on my tempting.....:)

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty...I have that stamp on my wish list.
xx Karen