Friday, August 23, 2013

One of my water color favorites

Hello Friends,

It's been such a long time since I have posted on my new site.  I've been ill and had a take a step back from things for a while.  Bear  with me as I begin to get my toe's wet again!

Today, the Flourishes Senior Design Team is focusing on water coloring. So I thought I would share a favorite of mine.  I made this card last summer, just after the Aqua Markers that Flourishes carries arrived. To say the least, I was smitten. Since watercolor is HOT, HOT, HOT, we thought it would be great to feature a product that we already know and love. And, as a benefit to you, these markers are on sale right now at Flourishes. A word of caution, if you purchase these great markers -- shake them vigorously, very vigorously. This will help your maker to activate the ink flow and prevents the markers from drying out.

Here is the card I made as soon as these babies arrived here at Flourishes.
I used Garden Picks, stamping my image in Memento Summer Sky to make sure the lines were barely visible on water color paper. I used the markers that jumped out at me, and since it was so long ago I can't remember which ones I ended up using.   

I find water coloring a very forgiving art form.  Give it a try! I think you will enjoy it as well.  Thanks for visiting with me today!  Leave some love, it's always so nice to hear your thoughts.



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  1. Hello Jan Marie!
    Welcome back to Blogland! So sorry to hear that you have not been well. I hope you are now feeling much better.
    Your water coloured image looks beautiful, and your card is so very pretty.
    Thank you for the tip on using the aqua markers. I have some of these and they have been laying idle for months.
    Take care.....wishing you happiness and health.....ALWAYS!
    Sending hugs xx

  2. I'm so sorry to hear you've been unwell, but happy to see you back posting! What a lovely soft card this is. Watercoloring is always so pretty! Take care of yourself!!

    Blessings, Tricia

  3. Definitely a favourite of mine! Gorgeous colouring Jan Marie!

    I hope you are feeling better and better each day. Stay strong and know that we're all rootin' for you with good wishes of a happy, healthy life! Big hugs!

  4. Jan Marie, I totally forgot this set! I love watercoloring this image and you did such a beautiful job! I love each color of the flowers and background!
    I am glad to hear you are getting better! I hope you can enjoy doing what you love for a full time very soon. Praying for you.

  5. I will have to try stamping in a light color then using my water colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Beautiful card!Love the image,Awesome coloring!!!

  7. Jan Marie, I'm so sorry to hear you've been ill and glad to know that you are better and venturing back into creating. This card is so pretty, I love the soft colors! Watercoloring is one of my favorite techniques! Sending hugs and prayers for continued good health!

  8. I am glad you are feeling a little better and are back to posting on your blog. Your jar of flowers look beautiful colored with the Pro Markers. This looks like a piece of art. :)


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