Say it with flowers


This month the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge is "Say it with flowers". I was very fortunate to have received a set of Aquamarkers from Letraset who are one of the sponsors for this challenge. I had not used these pens before and this is the first image I coloured using just 6 colours from my set. I used Spring green  and Straw yellow for the flowers, Sepia for the hair, Lamp black for the cat, Royal purple for the dress and |Gold ochre for the pot.
I had used a very fine wash of  mixed watercolours over the base of my image before I used my Aqumarkers. You can see some of the Pink wash on the flesh. I must say I am very impressed with the pens. There are several ways to use them and I am loving experimenting with them. On this image I mixed some with water and used it as paint. I added some strokes direct to the image and pulled it across with a wet brush. There are  two sponsors for this challenge and lots of gorgeous prizes up for grabs. Letraset are giving away a set of Aqumarkers and PB stamps are giving away a lifetime discount of 15%




I have entered my card into a few challenges which are listed below.

 http://thepixiecottage.blogspot.com/       Flowers                                                              http://totallygorjuss.blogspot.com/  As you like it
http://resqchallenge.blogspot.com/ Something in straight lines (ric rac)
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/  Anything girly
http://iris-zh.blogspot.com/ Use something new (Promarkers)
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/ Ribbon and love
http://citycrafter.blogspot.com/ All you need is love
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/ Love
http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ "Whateva"
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/  Anything goes

50 comments:

Violets Corner said...

The card is gorgeous Shirley, love the wonderful lace and the delicate colouring of the image.

Hugs
Maarit

CraftyC said...

Your card is beautiful Shirley and such a pretty image. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!
Clairex

Ros said...

Very pretty ...lovely colours thanks for playing along at CCCB

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, adorable card and love the pretty colours.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Diane said...

So pretty...love the image and the flowers and the colors!!

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - love the ric rac and lace and the pretty colours
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa :)

georgina said...

This is so lovely,thanks for joining try it on tuesday, luv Georginax

Katie said...

Super card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

LouDotMac said...

Gorgeous card - I love all the lace and the lilac colours. Your flowers are lovely!!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs - good luck in the challenges.

Lou Mac. xo

Ellie said...

What a darling card Shirley. I love your coloring and all the lace you used. Super cute!

Adrina said...

Beautiful with the lace and the ribbon!!
Lovely image.
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Nanda said...

Very sweet card! I like the colors you used and the lace frame. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

Hugs,
Nanda

Vicky said...

Your card is so pretty, I really love the image and the lace detail
Gorgeous flowers too
Thanks for the inspiration
x
Vicky

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Shirley
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Shirley, what a beautiful card, I so like the lace behind the main image very inspiring. Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli this time. Please pop back tomorrow for our brand new challenge.
Hugs
Tamara

louise said...

Your card is just so pretty, I love the colours and all the detail is amazing.
Louise xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

Gorgeous card love how you've coloured the image and love the bp and ribbon too.

See you soon.

Tina

Susie said...

Gorgeous card, love the image which you've coloured beautifully and love the lacy trim. Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Robin Parker said...

What a great way to use your P!! Love the kitty playing with the flowers. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

Tracy said...

This is so pretty and beautiful Shirley, I love your image and colouring.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

maryr917 said...

this is pretty-love the coloring as well-thanks for sharing it with us at the creative belli challenge

Eiglas said...

Very pretty card Shirley! Love your pallette - so delicate.
Thank you so much for coming over to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week!
Hugs
Eiglas
x

Marjo said...

Wonderful Card, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT.

Hugs, Marjo

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya.

Mervi said...

Hi Shirley!
Love these colours and the way you use the lace,
beautiful card;-))m

Denise said...

fabulous! Love the beautiful lace trim! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning card Shirley, love that image and the colours.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card, so sweet and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Alicia said...

Great card! Love all those layers. Thanks for joining in our "Layer it Up" Challenge at Paper Play this week. Alicia xx

Iris said...

Your cards are always gorgeous! The color is amazing and you did a great job with those new ProMarkers! Thanks for joining and playing along with us at Iris's Spot!

Iris

Flutterby Trina said...

Love it!! thanks for joining us at PTD this week

good luck

hugs

xx

A.J. said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for playing along with our Love challenge this time over at Craft Your Days Away!

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Denise @ kc242 said...

hi Shirley! Such a beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along with Iris this week!
Denise
Iris DT

thecardcorner said...

Such beautiful card, like the lace around it. Lovely!
Thank you so much for the Penny Black images which arrived at my doorstep yesterday! I was so glad when I opened the envelope. I just colored the flower girl and working on a Spring card (maybe an early Easter card) right now.

Samantha said...

Fabulous card, Really pretty, Thanks for joining us over at Tip Top Tuesday this week!
Hugs Samantha :0)

Leonie said...

Such a pretty and sweet card. Love that image. thanks for joining in with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday
Hugs Leonie

Padster said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for joining our good luck challenge at OSAAT this week
Hugs,
Deb xx

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

Hugs,
Priscilla

Linda R. said...

This is such an adorable card. I love that imagae.. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Kay Carley said...

This is lovely Shirley. I see you've entered it into just a few challenges then! LOL!! xx

Cheryl Nelson said...

So sweet and lovely! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

TannyP said...

Wow! Those are such beautiful flowers and the coloring is stunning. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge. Hope to see you again!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hey Shirley I have found you!!! Gorgeous card and lovely colours and layout. Hope to be able to make it tonight.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Sandra said...

Flipping heck . . . that's A LOT of challenges you've entered! I thought I'd done well at entering one card for TWO challenges!!!! LOL! Nice card! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving me a comment.

jules said...

oh gorgeous card!!

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

A beautifully coloured image and I love how you used your lace .. .. lovely detail.

I hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

Doreen said...

Wow this is gorgeous .xxx

Cheryl said...

So beautiful,just love the colours and details!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
Hugs xx

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