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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

My first go with aquamarkers....

Last week I spent the day visiting my fab pal, Yvonne. We met when we were both teachers but are now into various different crafts and meet up once in a while to share ideas and borrow each others recent purchases :-) Yvonne has a set of the aquamarkers that I'd never had a go with before and this is the result....


Not bad for a first attempt??? The cheeky fella is from Daisy and Dandelion that I bought aaaages ago and rarely use - although I'm not sure why.... He's so cute!


I used:
Image - Daisy and Dandelion
Sentiment - Clare Curd, It's a Man's World
The papers are scraps but I think the stripey is Forever Friends and the spotty is Henbury Lane
Aquamarkers
Nesties
Rounded corner punch
Papermania mini polka dots embossing folder
Buttons (yeeeears old!) and ribbon from stash

Challenges:
Sketch 'n' Stash - Fab sketch (old neglected stash = stamp and buttons)
Cards for Men - Embossing

I'd better go and check out all your fabulous blogs! See you soon :-)

Love 'n' hugs,

18 comments:

Mags said...

Lookin' good! What a cute bear, and I do like your colouring, it doesn't look like a first effort! And I love those bright buttons!

luv, Mags x

cebelica said...

I think you did a great job with coloring. I wouldn't have guessed it was the first time you used aquamarkers.

Melly said...

Aww honey
Its amazing! A great and pertfect 1st attempt! You talented lady you!
Werent you a lovely spoiled mummy yesterday as well! Lucky you!
Hugs Melly xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mel, this is gorgeous hun. Fab colouring with the aquamarkers too, doesn't look at all like a first attempt. Love the embossing and buttons.

Donna x

xx Lizzy xx said...

Cute card! fab image & luv the colour

Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash ..good luck!

xx Lizzy xx :)

Sally said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday, weren't you spoiled! This a lovely card & the colouring is very good, weel done.
Sally x

Jill said...

aww this is adorable Mel and your colourig is beautiful love the cute little teddy thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

coops said...

gorgeous card mel.the image is so cute and i love your fab colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Kendra said...

Great first attempt! Love it!

Liz, said...

Another fabby creation. And great job with the markers. Haven't tried them.....yet!

Liz x

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Mel :o) Great colouring - I'm useless with anything watercolour so waste of time me trying them! Lisa x

Jennifer said...

Lovely work with the markers Mel! xx Jenny xx

Vicky said...

Such a cute card Mel! great image and super colours too hun..

thank you for joining us at sketch n stash and good luck!!

hugs Vicky xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful and unique, thanks for sharing!

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Alison said...

Such an adorable image and great colouring! I love the embossing folder you have used.
Thanks for playing along with our embossing challenge at CFM.
Hugs, Alison x

Lynne in NI said...

Fab card Mel, and great job with your colouring!

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Mel. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x

Lin said...

Well you seem to have gotten to grips very quickly with a new technique cos your colouring is ace. Love the colour choices too, blue and brown are so restful.

Lin xx