Saturday, 22 January 2011

No Strawberries But Lots of Cream

It's one of those days where I've played with paints and paper, not I might add with anything definite to make, I wanted to try out some Aqua Markers from Letraset and I managed to paint this Hanglar girl on  lightweight watercolour paper, as I was in play mode I decided to use nothing but watercolour paper to construct this card, I was interested in creating texture using only one type of paper. I used the sketch by Donalda  from Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar Challenge with a slight variation to the band. The watercolour paper is white, but it has a creamy look to it which reminded me of Strawberries and Cream, no idea why lol.

I've not made my mind up yet about the Aqua Markers, the only advice I will offer is do not use the pens direct to paper or use the blender as I've found the pigment takes off a layer of paper which leaves nasty dark spots on the colouring.  I used a cheap watercolour brush and water. scribbling the pigment onto an acrylic block and picking the paint up with a damp brush applying washes of colour until I was happy (which is nearly always never).  Anyways I've enjoyed my day despite it being cold, dark and flippin miserable outside
Hope you like and thank you for taking the time to stop by
Kathleen x

 I think this card suits the following challenges

13 comments:

Shelley said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at the Hodge Podge Shop. Shelley :)

Sadilla said...

WOW!!!!!! I don't have words.... just congrats, 'cause your card is simply amazing!!!! =)))
Hugs
Sadia

Debbie said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love that sweet image and all the soft, pretty coloring!! Thanks for sharing your lovely talents with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

Karen's Fun Blog said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! : )

debby4000 said...

gorgeous card, love all the white details and sweet Tilda.
luv
Debby

Kaz said...

Beautiful Kathleen!! Aquamarkers!!!Heck have not mastered promarkers yet!! gorgeous as always xxx

kazx

fluwelenvoetjes said...

Gorgeous elegant card Kathleen!! Great colouring and I love all the white.
Hugs, Anita

Linda said...

What a beautiful elegant card, Thanks for joining us at The Hodge Podge Shop!

hugs Linda

Peggysuez said...

This is so very pretty! And I had to laugh at your comment under your about you paragraph on the side, no i will never be rich either, too many crafting supplies to yearn for!!! Which image is that in your card, she is too cute, I'd like to find her in a store somewhere.

Pattie said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

Charlene said...

What a sweet sweet card! Congrats for making the TERRIFIC TOP THREE WINNERS :-)

Carrie said...

Stunning!!

Janie Printz said...

Just beautiful !!! LOVE the white & it just makes that sweet little image POP !!!
Janie