Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Passion for Promarkers #48 - In the Garden

That's been a really quick week again, where is the time flying to? Well it's Tuesday morning so that means it's another new challenge at Passion for Promarkers, this week the lovely Maria chose the theme "In the Garden" and you can use any colours of promarkers. Maria has also done a fabulous tutorial for the Weekend Workshop featuring a very clever way to use your blender pen, so if you pop over there for a nosey - remember to leave a comment there for a chance to win some fab digital images from Digistamp Boutique.

So this week, for a wee change, I decided to dig out my AquaPromarkers and have a go at colouring with them. I haven't really done any watercolouring since I did my Higher exam at school, which was more than 20 years ago (argh, how did that happen) so I'm a wee bit rusty. And of course you have to forget everything you know about using Promarkers, as the AquaPromarkers require a completely different technique. I also decided to go for bright cheery colours - I don't know about you, but "watercolour" always makes me think "wishy-washy", and I wanted to prove otherwise.

Of course, the good thing about AquaPromarkers is that you don't need so many colours, as you can dilute each of them to a shade that suits you.

Image: Bloom & Grow from Sugar Nellie, coloured with AquaPromarkers: for her skin I mixed some Sepia and Rose Carmine on my glass cutting board with the Aqua Blender, for her hair I used Naples Yellow and Gold Ochre, for her clothing I used Rose Carmine and Gold Ochre, The grass and leaves were Sap Green and Permanent Green and the watering can was Lamp Black.

Papers: the butterfly paper was a freebie from SC&P magazine, and the pink polka dot and pink stripe papers are Doodlebug, the yellow, pink and mint cardstock is all core'dinations.
The greeting is Daisy & Dandelion and ribbon is from Angel Crafts

Here's her wee close-up...

Remember to pop over and see all the other fabulous designs from the DT (links on my sidebar) and I'm looking forward to seeing all your entries again this week. The prize this week is a £10 voucher for the Fabulous Joanna Sheen
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar - Birthday
Just Us Girls - Colour Collection and Birthday
Stamp Something - Layered
Fab n Funky - Use a neglected stamp (have had this stamp for months and never inked it up)
Creative Card Crew - Happy Birthday
Creative Belli - Die Cut Shapes
Pile It On - Is Spring Finally Here
Penny's challenges - Anything Goes


shellshearer said...

Wow!!! your colouring is just perfect...ove the colours and LO

hugs shell xx

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Debbi. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Ruth said...

Very pretty pastel shades,Ruth

Marie said...

I thing your little girl looks lovely. It's probably a must try for me with the aqua markers as well... I love the look of them.

Maria Matter said...

Debbi, this is beautiful hun, love your coloring!!!
thank you so much for coming to play with us @ Creative Belli & Creative Card Crew!!!
Blessings, Maria

Mar G said...

Gorgeous card Deb :-)
Love the colours you've used...Really fresh & cheery...Missy Bloom & Grow is very cute & you've made a brilliant job of colouring her with your AquaPromarkers...Well Done x

Julie said...

So pretty - love the colour scheme - it's like strawberry and vanilla ice cream!! The aqua promarkers give a lovely finish too!! Juliexx

Maria Levine said...

Adorable card, love that image! Nice job on the challenges! ANd thanks for playing along with JUGS this week.

Caryn said...

Gorgeous colouring Debs, such a cute image too.

Caryn xxx

Dana Gustafson said...

Super sweet card! YOur coloring is perfect! Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful coloring! Thanks for sharing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Andrea M said...

Lovely coloring job! Thanks for joining us at PIO!

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