Sunday, 2 January 2011

Creative Inspirations 50 - Promarkers vs Aquamarkers

For our first new challenge of 2011 at Creative Inspirations we are being sponsored by our new monthly sponsor
who are giving a $10 voucher to our lucky winner!
We are also lucky enough this week to have a second sponsor - 

who will be sending our winner a stamp from their new Valentine's collection! So what do you have to do to win - easy just use something new on your project Papers, stamps, embellishments - anything as long as it's new. Here's your chance to use some of your Christmas goodies - what are you waiting for??

For my own card I used two new things, firstly a new Tilda image which I received as a Secret Santa gift and secondly my new Aquamarkers which Lynsey gave me for Christmas. I had wanted to try Aquamarkers for a while - I love my Promarkers and use them practically every day but I also love a watercolour effect and was keen to see what I could do with the new pens. I stamped my image twice and coloured one with Promarkers and one with Aquamarkers  - what do you think? I wasn't sure which I liked the best but maybe I don't have to choose,  they are both great pens and am just happy to have more to play with!


So here is my finished card, the papers are from Papermania, the flowers are a mix of Prima & Petaloo and the sentiment is Stampin Up.

Also entering the challenges at:
Crafty Sentiments  (who also have blog hop on the 6th to celebrate their new release) - Anything goes
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Southern Girls - Anything goes
Mark's Finest Paper - Use something new
My Time to Craft - Brand, spanking new
One Stop Craft - New beginnings
Just Magnolia - Anything goes


Gillian said...

Hi Jenni
Love both effects I think the Promarkers have a bolder almost cartoon look and the aquamarkers are more subtle, a lovely watercolour finish.
The card is fab.
Love Gillian x

patriziawithaz said...

Your work is super and it's great to see both ways of colouring your image. Thanks for sharing your work with us at MTTCC this week and a Happy New Year x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent coloring! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Anonymous said...

I really love this card.... I am a new follower from Feline Playful

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

your card is stunning.
omg.. your coloring is amazing.

thank you for joining us this week on Just Magnolia/Just Hanglar challenge blog
hope to see you again

redwasher1 said...

Great card and fabulous coloring!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Amy said...

absolutely beautiful!! Great coloring. Thanks for joining us over at Catch the Bug/Bugaboo :)

Bev said...

wonderful card, fab colouring. ty for joining us at crafty sentiemnts xx

Doreen said...

Love both the colouring techniques.I am over from Feline Playful and am now a

Becky said...

Both both the tec. but love the promarkers best, they are more bolder in color. Thank you for joining Speedy's Friends this week.

Viv said...

Beautiful colouring on both but I think I like the aquamarkers best!
Beautiful card.
Thanks for playing at Southern Girls!
Viv :)

Lesley said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with such a beautiful card ! Gorgeous bow ! Good luck ! SMiles from Catherine

Rae Anne said...

I can't watercolor for to save my life, but the effect really is gorgeous - WOW!!! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Katarina said...

This looks stunning. I have aquamarkers, but aren't keeping them because I don't like the result. Maybe I'm using the wrong paper?

Joanne (jojot) said...

awesome coloring....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card ~ such a cute image and the rich colors are gorgeous!

Tracey Brossart said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! And thank you for sharing different way to color your image which your coloring is amazing! I really need to get me some promarkers...I use prisma pencils and gamsol right now.


dj1952 said...

I really like how you did both kinds of markers. I think the Aquamarkers are fantastic. I'm a new follower from Feline Playful. Hugs, dj

Georgia Ehrmann said...

super cute card! I love your coloring too! I am a new follower thru Feline

Margo said...

Oh I love this card, I love both colourings :)
I'm a huge Maggie-fan and I adore this image :)
I'm a Feline follower :)

Eiglas said...

Beautiful card Jenni - love your composition and colouring and that Tilda is just fab!