Gorjuss Zigs: Coloring a Gorjuss Image with Zig Clean Color Markers

Hi all!  I'm back with a card featuring You Brought Me Love for Santoro's Gorjuss line.  These stamps are so beautiful, I want every single one!  My Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers came in the mail a couple of days ago (almost an entire month early!!  Eeeee!!) and I have been dying to play with them.  So I finally got some free time this weekend and chose this lovely lady to color.

I started by using my Tim Holtz Alterations ATC & Corners Bigz Die to cut the panel that I stamped my Gorjuss lady on.  I used Ranger Archival Jet Black ink to stamp her so that it wouldn't run when I used the water based Zig markers.  I was really just wanting to see what would work and what wouldn't with the markers so I wanted to try doing some skin tones, some hair, and then blending colors.  The two colors on her dress are fairly far apart in tone but blended beautifully for a really pretty ombre effect.  I'm going to have to make a video using these bad boys soon!

 My card base is kraft cardstock and it is slightly smaller than an A2 card.  I used some flowers I had left over from another project (see that video here) and some strips of paper from the March 2015 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.  I also used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Border dies to add some detail to the paper strips.  I am entering this card in Simon Says Stamp Tie It Up Wednesday Challenge so I added some Lawn Trimmings with some cute little accent knots to tie the green back in.  The card base is also dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.

I hope you enjoyed this little peek at the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  I have listed all of the supplies I used below.  Stop back soon for more crafty happiness!  Bye!

  • Gorjuss You Brought Me Love stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Alterations ATC & Corners Bigz Die
  • Cuttlebug Decorative Tile Set embossing folder
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Garland die
  • Distress Inks in Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, and Peeled Paint
  • Patterned papers from the March 2015 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders dies
  • Lime Lawn Trimmings
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Craft Foam
  • Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers - set of 60 colors
  • White Signo Uni Ball Gel pen
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins in 6 mm and 4 mm
  • kraft cardstock


  1. Gorgeous card Tara! The image is adorable and so beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  2. I too love those Gorjuss girl stamps. So excited they have come out with a line of mini's of the stamps. Love how bright the card is. Would you mind letting me know which Zig pens you used to create the skin tones?