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.

Ciao,

janmariesig






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9 comments:

  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

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  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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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  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!

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  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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