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.