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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Card for Polkadoodles Aquamarkers Contest

I have just made this card for the Polkadoodles colouring competition.  They are offering a full set of Aquamarkers as a prize, how wonderful is that!  This competition is in addition to their regular challenges and I think it's an open theme, at least I hope it is, and the closing date is the end of August. I had actually given up trying to watercolour since buying Promarkers, as I don't rate my skills but was tempted into having another go after reading that the contest is open to everyone regardless of ability.  I have had the geese stamp for ages and have to confess that, with the exception of the image on this card, all previous attempts at colouring images made with the stamp have ended up in the bin.  I just can't get it right, which is frustrating.  Having said that, I am reasonably happy with this attempt.  Although it's not great compared to what most people can do with watercolours, it's the best I have acheived to date.   Perhaps Nikky's tutorials helped, plus I took my time for a change!  It took me a while to find my watercolouring media, as they were all consigned to the back of a cupboard, but in the end I opted for my hardly used Lyra Aquacolor crayons.  There isn't much else to say about this card, the papers are all from scraps and the sentiment is by Waltzingmouse Stamps.  I have no idea where those daisy brads are from but I'm glad I found them, as I think they are rather nice!


cbuswell said...

Great coloring, lovely image!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a darling card! Love the bright colors & those geese are so darn cute!