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Hi friends! It's all about Robots with one of the the stamp sets I am showcasing today. It is release day at Whimsy Stamps and I had so much fun creating with the new products. Please read below about the products I've combined on my card and what I used to color my images. I was trying out two new coloring mediums I recently acquired.

I combined three newly released products on my card today. First is this adorable sitting robot from the NEW Robots clear stamp set by Dustin Pike. The balloons and matching die cuts are from the NEW Celebrate Balloons clear stamp set and NEW Celebrate Balloons Outline die set. 
For the background I used the NEW Peekaboo Window 5 die and a sheet of the Comics 6x6 paper pack from an earlier release. The sentiment is included with the robots stamp set and I cut it out using the Simple Sentiment Strips die set. I also decided to turn one of the balloons into a shaker element and used the largest heart die from the Gothic die set.

For the shaker filling I used products from This Calls For Confetti

I recently splurged a bit and bought a few new markers. I bought the Art-n-Fly alcohol brush markers. They have a brush nib on one end and a chisel nib on the other. I bought several of their sets.

I also bought the Stabilo Pen 68 water based ink markers in their original version (full set, bullet nib) and brush version (full set).

Please note: I purchased these markers with my own money. My review about these markers is my honest opinion and was not in any way affect by a free sample!

The robot image was stamped onto Strathmore 400 series mixed media paper and colored with my Art-n-Fly alcohol markers. It's the first time I used these markers and I was pleasantly surprised. Their brush nib is not too soft and has a nice spring to it and it's beautiful to color with. The markers are very juicy and the inks blend wonderfully even on the mixed media paper. I did some research about these markers and what I was able to find out on the internet is (no guarantee though!) that the brush nibs and inks are from Japan - which usually stands for high quality. The markers are made in the US, another good thing, and they are refillable - yay! The company is still expanding the collection, which is good because there are still missing some colors in the color groups to give a nice blend. This is not a real problem for me as I can combine them easily with other alcohol markers I have. Price wise these are very affordable with about $1.70 if you buy a 48 marker set. The only thing for me to complain about at the moment is their numbering system. Doesn't make much sense. But once you make your own swatch chart this is not a problem anymore.

Stabilo Pen 68 Brush:

The ballons were also stamped onto mixed media paper and colored using my also new Stabilo Pen 68 Brush pens. These are waterbased markers.
I know Stabilo from Germany and the company is from the area where I grew up so we were using Stabilo markers and pens all the time. I never thought about using Stabilo pens and markers for my crafting. But I saw a youtube video recently where a fellow crafter used these pens (the regular Pen 68 not the brush version) to color an image. It was so beautiful and the colors were so bright and the pens appeared to be wonderfully juicy. It was tempting and knowing the brand and that they wont dry out easily even without cap on for a full hour.....what shall I say... I caved and bought the full sets of both versions. Whereas the brush version only comes in a 30 color set compared to the regular set (b)ullet nibs) with 65 colors. 
After coloring in the balloons I know now that I am not regretting to have bought these markers. They are fantastic. Super juicy with a very bright and radiant ink. I used a water brush to blend them out and they leave no marks and blend out completely. Even after blending out to white the colors are still vibrant.

Whimsy Stamps products used:

Here are the markers I used to color my images:


Stabilo Pen 68 Brush