Well, I have officially had my first go at using ProMarkers!
They (and/or Copics) seem to be all the rage in the crafting world atm and I got some for free as a subscription gift from Craft Stamper magazine (after they failed to send me the subscription gift I should have got and then ran out of stock of it - but that's a whole 'nother story!!). I should point out at this juncture two important reasons why I have thus far not strayed into the realm of ProMarkers/Copics (aside from the issue of not having any):
a) I don't do cute designs. It's just not my style, crafting-wise, and most of the stamped images I see being used/coloured in with ProMarkers etc in the craft magazines are definitely on the cutesy side of things - Bentley Bear and cutesy animals and little cutesy kids and stuff. Although I am rather hooked on stamping these days, I tend to go more for the artsy or decorative sorts of images... the only vaguely cutesy ones I have are ones that came free with magazines etc; and
b) Although I have always been not bad at drawing/doodling etc, historically I have never been that good at working in colour! Line drawing/shading in black and white, I can do, but whenever I have tried drawing in colour/colouring in with e.g. pencils/pens etc, it's never really turned out all that well.
All that aside... this weekend I had to make a last-minute birthday card (thanks to my mum only remembering on Friday evening that it's my uncle's birthday on Monday!!) and when I came to look around my craft room for ideas, I pulled out a set of clear stamps that had come free with a crafting magazine... they are not my usual style but are also not too much on the "cutesy" side (more the "cartoony" side) and I thought they'd be fun for a birthday card. And as my freebie ProMarkers were sitting nearby, the thought occured to crack them open and have a go at colouring in the stamped images!
So here it is, my very first attempt at using ProMarkers/colouring in stamps! :)
I'm actually quite pleased with how this came out, especially my attempt at shading (and especially given that I only have 10 colours of ProMarkers to work with atm!). :)
It was quite quick and easy to throw together a fun but masculine birthday card using this stamped/coloured image and this was the final result:
Hope my uncle likes it! :)