Marie Browning

"Inspiring and honoring creativity"

Blog Hop with Ellen from Chilly Dog! July 25, 2014

Filed under: Cards,Dual Brush Pens,Tombow,Tombow Adhesives,Tombow Dual Brush Pen — mariebrowning @ 10:00 am

Another great blog Hop with a talented designer, Ellen from Chilly Dog! You can also win a fantastic Tombow prize for playing along! If you have come from Jennie’s Blog, you are on the right track! If not, you will want to start at the Tombow Blog! For this post I’m showing you how to draw a simple “Doodle Cat” that you can color using the Dual Brush Pen Bright Set! This is easy enough for the children to do, so give it a try!  


Using the MONO Twin Permanent Marker, use the broad tip to draw the first two steps. Then with the fine tip, add the details. Keep the doodles to decorate the cat simple and large. Vary your cat to be large or small, fat or skinny! This pen NEVER bleeds into the Dual Brush Pens making it the perfect tool for drawing! 


Color your cats with the Dual Brush Pens using the indirect coloring method. This method uses the Colorless Blending Pen and Blending Palette from the Blending KitThis coloring method gives the cats a nice graduated basecoat. Fill in the doodled details using the Brush markers at full strength for maximum color!


If you look closely, you can see the white whiskers, created by drawing them on with the Glue Pen before adding the colors. I also used the Glue Pen to add transparent fine glitter to the details. 


Here are two more card ideas done with the “Doodle Cat” design. This time, I glued on googly eyes using the Glue Pen. Have fun with this simple drawing project creating fun cards or bright framable drawings! 


This is the prize you can win from Tombow! Xtreme Adhesive, MONO Adhesive Permanent, MONO Adhesive Permanent Refill Value Pack, Stamp Runner Permanent and Stamp Runner Permanent Refill! 

Here’s How to win! Start at the Tombow Blog and comment on all the Design Team’s projects. Also, “like” TombowUSA and The Chilly Dog on Facebook! Your next stop is to see what Ellen at The Chilly Dog has created for you! 



Debbie’s “You Are My Sunshine”Challenge July 14, 2014

Debbie has put out a challenge of “You are my Sunshine” to create something for summer and yellow! I haven’t shown a new DoodleDab lately, so here is a Sunny Sunflower using Tombow products! 


DoodleDabs are created with the Dual Brush Pens. The tough nylon tips stand up beautifully  to  ‘dapping’ the brush tip down to create the teardrop stroke. This stroke is all you need to learn to make over 40 different DoodleDabs! Simply follow the steps to make the sunflowers using 925 Scarlet, 025 Light Orange  and 195 Light Green Dual Brush Pens. 


Here is a panel showing a sunflower sprouting up to a tall sunflower and a friendly ant waving hello!



Don’t forget to accent the front of your envelope with some sunflower DoodleDabs!  I used Foam Tabs to raise up the main panel, MONO Dots Adhesive to attach the panels and rick rack and a light brown Irojiten Pencil to edge all the panels.

Want to learn more DoodleDabs? Stay tuned, my book “Brush Marker Magic” Design Originals Publication will be out soon and includes oodles of step-outed DoodleDabs!


I would be TRILLED if you tried out the DoodleDab while creating your entry for Debbie’s “You are my Sunshine” challenge! Look what you can win from Tombow: Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs and Mono Adhesive Dots! 


Blog Hop with Tombow, DCWV, & May Arts June 23, 2014


Welcome to the Triple Threat Blog Hop with DCWV, May Arts and Tombow! All this week designers from these great companies will be sharing projects using DCWV’s Honey Chic stack, beautiful ribbon from May Arts and adhesives from Tombow.

If you have come here from Valerie’s Blog, then you are on the right track! If not, you can go back to any of the company websites and start the hop from there!


I have designed three pages for the hop including some hints on adding ribbon and trims. On this page, diagonal striped cardstock was used as a base with coordinating papers from the stack. The cardstock panels and photo were first arranged using the Removable Adhesive to plan the page design. For the permanent bond, Permanent Adhesive was used.


I attached teal satin ribbon using Xtreme Adhesive for a quick and secure bond. Multi Liquid Glue was used to glue small motifs from the paper under clear cabochons to create the floral embellishments. Multi dries quickly and crystal clear, perfect for this task.


To manage the Light Blue Raffia Bow trim, I adhered it, right side down, to a scrap piece of paper using the Removable Adhesive. Then with the Multi Liquid Glue, I added a tiny drop of glue to each bow and let dry clear. It was then super easy to attach it exactly where I wanted it without any excess adhesive showing – a perfect solution for hard to attach ribbon and trims!


It was fun to choose different papers from DCWV’s Honey Chic Stack, I was always able to match my  photos!


The blue flat marble embellishments were done using the Multi Liquid Glue and the paper panels again arranged using the Removable Adhesive. With the Yellow sheer ribbon with butterflies, a strip of Xtreme Adhesive was added to the page and then the ribbon was ‘messy pleated’ in place. I also added the Green with polka dot ribbon and the yellow tulle gathered under the journaling panel with the Xtreme Adhesive. The final placement of the panels were adhered down using both Dots Adhesive and Foam Tabs.


This final page used the same techniques. Xtreme for the flat ribbon, Multi to create the acrylic gem embellishments and the Multi glue technique for the diamond chain. I loved the cute canvas with bunnies ribbon and the sparkly diamond chain from May Arts Another notable hint is to use Aqua Liquid Glue on ribbon ends to prevent them from fraying! IMG_0677

Be sure to visit all the blogs today and leave comments for your chance to win some great prizes! Three lucky readers will win a Triple Threat prize pack of you own, including a stack from DCWV, a spool of ribbon from May Arts and Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow. Winners will be chosen from comments throughout the week, so make sure you check back daily to increase your chances of winning! Also, please make sure you have popped on over to Facebook and “liked” each of the company pages (DCWV / May Arts / Tombow), because really, what’s not to like?!

Now, head on over to Rita’s Blog to see what kind of craftiness she has in store!



Blog Hop with Guest Designer Anna Wight June 13, 2014



Welcome to the Blog Hop with our talented guest Designer Anna Wight! If you just came from Jennie’s Blog you are on the right path! If not, you may want to start at the Tombow blog!


For this blog I am going to show you a technique that uses both the Dual Brush Pens and Irojiten Colored Pencils. These two colorful products play well together and you get the benefit of quick color blocking with the markers and simple shading to create beautiful images with the colored pencils. This is a perfect project if you are a beginner to coloring your stamped images or Zentangle inspired drawings! Here I have started with a simple flower design filled with tangles drawn with the Mono Twin Permanent Pen.


Next, use light colored Dual Brush Pens and the brush tip to simply fill in the main areas with color. Don’t worry about blending colors! Let these colors dry a few minutes before the next step.  The markers used here are: 703, 991, 603, 553, 126 and 195

IMG_3611Now using the Irojiten Colored Pencils, here I am using the Vivid Tones, shade in the drawing to give it depth. Start with using the same colors, for example, the red colored pencil on the pink parts. I then add blue for the shadows on all the parts to create deep shadows.


Here are some more colorful examples using this technique! Quick color coverage provided with Light hues of the Dual Brush Pens, then controlled, easy shading using the Irojiten Colored Pencils!

Blog Hop_AW

The prize for this blog hop includes Xtreme Adhesive, Mono Adhesive Removable and Mono Aqua Liquid Glue!

In order to enter to win this prize from Tombow, please comment on all the Design Team’s projects this weekend! Now go to guest designer Anna Wight’s blog to see what she has created for you!


Blog Hop with Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons May 24, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — mariebrowning @ 1:00 am

FacebookBannerThe design teams from Tombow and Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons have joined together to bring you lots of inspiration! Make sure to follow the blogs to be able to win a prize! Did you come here from Leanne’s blog? Then you are on the right track! If not, you may want to start at the beginning at Lisa’s blog! Do you know a superhero? Check out these cards designed for end-of-year teacher greetings!


I loved making these cards! The Superhero Images from Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons were fantastic and tons of fun to manipulate and print out, and Tombow adhesives perfect for putting everything together. I’m a newbie to digital images and found out how easy it was! I did learn the importance of using good bright white paper to print out, it sure makes a difference. This first card shows Wonder Woman on Spring Fling Chevron paper. The Dots Adhesive was used to attach the panels to the card, and Foam Tabs to make the ‘Thanks for the Great Year’ panel dimensional. I also added Aqua Liquid Glue using the fine point dispenser around the ‘Kaboom!’ and sprinkled with glitter.

IMG_0193IMG_3665IMG_0192After printing the image out, I used an Irojiten Colored Pencil to add a blue shadow around the words and the hero figure to help them ‘pop’ off the background print.


The second card used images from the Superhero Collection and the Spring Fling Chevron paper. Layering the images before printing was easy, but I also printed elements, such as the ‘Zap!’ and ‘Bam!’ separately so I could cut them out and adhere with the Foam Tabs for great dimension. Because the card was for a teacher I found a great Batman quote to add to the inside panel. For this card I also used the Dots Adhesive, which was perfect for adding adhesive to the detailed cut out images. Did I mention Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons also has cutting files for all their graphics? Sweet!


For a chance to win this awesome prize, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances you can also ‘Like’ Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons and Tombow Facebook pages.

Next go to Melisa’s blog and see what inspiring project she has created for you!


Blog Hop with Michele Kovack May 5, 2014

Welcome to this week’s Blog Hop with the Tombow Design team! Our guest is Michele Kovack, paper crafter extraordinaire! If you have just come from Jennie’s Blog you are on the right track! If not, you may want to start here.  Make sure to go to the bottom of the post where you will find information on how to win this week’s prize!


I am featuring a Zentangle Inspired Artwork I created using the Dual Brush Pens and some wonderful new permanent markers from Tombow; a Fudenosuke Pen and a Mono Twin Marker. I started by sketching out my design with a 4H Mono Drawing Pencil, the hard lead left light pencil marks that were easy to erase away when finished. The bird was inked using a Fudenosuke Pen, that gave me beautiful varied lines. Imagine a tiny brush tip that, with pressure, changes from from very fine to broad strokes. I then colored the bird using muted colors of Dual Brush Pens, blending the colors with a brush and water.


The black and white design was then added using the MONO Twin Permanent Black Marker, using both the fine and broad tips. I then shaded using B, F and 2B grades of the MONO Drawing Pencils.

Blog Hop_MKThis week’s prize is Xtreme Adhesive, MONO Adhesive Removable and  Aqua Glue.

In order to be entered to win, please comment on all the designer’s projects this week! Your next blog to visit is our honored guest, Michele Kovack!


Blog Hop with Elizabeth Craft Design April 20, 2014

Thanks for joining us with the Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Design Blog Hop! If you just came from Kelly’s blog, you are on the right track! If not, you may want to start here to be able to win a great prize!


I created several pieces for the hop. This card is a cute little owl that used the silver Owl Circles peel-off colored with the Dual Brush Pens on Watercolor Paper. The background panel is blue pearl paper embossed with the Flower Mosaic Embossing folder. The panels are attached using the Dots Adhesive and Foam Tabs give a fun dimension to the finished piece. I also used Mono Multi Liquid Glue to attach the Happy Birthday die cut and googly eyes.


This card looks great in person! The subtle coloring with Dual Brush Pens on the silver Dragon ladies peel-off contrasts nicely with the dark background. After coloring, I cut the dragonfly lady out and attached it to the front panel using Foam Tabs and Mono Multi Liquid Glue for dimension. The peel-off sheets come with smaller details to make your finished creations ‘pop’ with these layered pieces. I used the Happy Birthday die and lots of rhinestones in the peel-off boarder and smaller embellishments. The Mono Multi liquid glue was used to attach this extra bling.

IMG_3513For my final project I used a gold Owl Circle peel-off colored with the Dual Brush Pens. Again, both  the Dragonfly Lady and Owl were done on Elizabeth Craft Design Watercolor Paper. I glued it on a dollar-store memo pad with the New Xtreme Adhesive. A little bit of washi tape around the edge and it’s done! It would make a great gift for the upcoming Administrative Professionals Day along with a Fine Pen from Tombow!

Blog Hop_ECD_2Look at this wonderful Prize you can win! From Elizabeth Craft Design, a selection of Peel-Off stickers, Watercolor Paper, Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets, Congratulations Die, Stand Up Helpers Die Set and Warm Diamond Silk Glitter. From Tombow the new Xtreme Adhesive and the 10 pack Retro Dual Brush Pen Set. 

In order to win the prize, please comment on all the Design team’s projects this week as well as “LIKE” tombowUSA and Elizabeth Craft Design on facebook.

Next, on the hop is Karen Aicken  


%d bloggers like this: