Sunday, 25 July 2010

Aquamarker Card, Blog Candy and Tutorial

Coloured with Aquamarkers, ribbon ruffled down the card pretty paper cut at corn to slot the coloured image in. Gardeners string with an anchor charm threaded through and a bit of love to bring it all together.


Below I have added a video tutorial showing how i created the sky, sea and sand with the Aquamarkers, Letraset has given me some sets to give away.

Blog candy now Closed

So leave me a comment telling me why you would like to try these and post about the candy on your blog or shout out on your facebook profile with a link to here by Monday 26th July and I will choose 3 lucky winners to receive a set each. I will draw the winners on Monday at 10pm GMT










90 comments:

Merry said...

This card is beautiful Jak...love the curled up twine in the background. These markers sound very interesting and I would love to have a try of them. I currently use watercolour pencils and aqua pen. I just read how the are great for blending with water even when dry. Sounds like my type of pen. Thanks for the chance to win.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Wow! I'd love to win these and try and improve my coloring. I love the tutorials you do, thanks!

Debs said...

Oh Jak this is stunning!! I love your attention to detail and how you have placed the image in the slot.
I would love to win these pens in the hope that with lots of practice and following your tutorial guidelines I might just be able to improve my colouring technique.
Thanks for the chance.
Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

Manasa said...

The card is superb and love the effect that the markers being out !
I would love to try these so that i can colour like you !
Thanks for a chance of wining the set !

Regards,
Manasa

fusiafscrapping said...

Wow! Great job. Your card is amazing. It seems to be so easy you're doing it.
I would like to have Aquamarkers because I don't have any. I'm colouring with watercolor pencils but I would like to try something different. Anyway thanks for the chance to win.

XOXO

http://fusiafscrapping.blogspot.com

theCook said...

Your card is beautiful. It's been less than a month that I received my first promarkers and I already love them. I am very curious about these aquamarkers and I would love to test the difference with the promarkers. I would say promarkers for cute and fun characters, aquamarkers for soft and nice landscapes, but let's wait and see! I have put a link to this giveaway on my left sidebar.

Karen said...

Such stunning cards Jak.

Love Karen x

gocanucksgo said...

Your card is gorgeous. It really looks like a water colour painting! I love how you embellished the card as well. I've never tried Aquamarkers so this would be a fantastic opportunity! Keep up the great work and thanks for doing such a great giveaway =)

helen297 said...

Hi Jak
I love the effect the watercolour pens give with the shading. Yes, I too would love to win a set to try my hand at watercolouring.
Helen

Elsina said...

Beautiful card! I also use watercolor markers (different brand) but can't get the real watercolor effect with them and would love to try these.

Julye said...

Hiya Jak, fab card love the effects you can get.I am part way through getting the whole colection of promarkers and love them to bits. I love trying new colour mediums and techniques and at the moment use whispers felt tips to watercolour with though they don't blend fantastically well,( it's a bad workman that blames her tools) or maybe it's just me. The aqua markers will go on my wish list as if they blend(probably the wrong term) as well as you show them to, and anywhere as well as promarkers do then these will be fantastic and I may well look like a better artist than I really am. Thanks for the chance to cross some of them off my wishlist. Hope your feeling a bit better too.

My'scardcorner said...

Lovely card Jak love that image so peaceful and love the colouring..Id love to win these as I dont have any and would love to try instead of my water colour pencils.
Myrax

Glennis said...

Your image colouring is so lovely, I would love to win a set of these markers - I have not seen them here at all

Sheila - Ginger said...

Jak your creations never cease to amaze me and you keep on bringing us mor. ...with this little beauty...love the coiled rope idea and the colours are so lovely and thanks for the tut.

Love Sheila xx

starcyl said...

Such a lovely card and your tut is great, you make things look so easy!

Thanks for the chance to win and I'm just off to pop a link on my blog.

Jenny

Daisycat said...

Great tutorial Jak, would love to try the pens.

Josephine said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jak. I've put a link in my sidebar. I'd love to have a go with the Aquamarkers - I love the Promarkers so much, but the effect is different!

Isabelle P. said...

A very interesting technique that I do not know. I'd love to try!

janet said...

Love these markers - they do what promarkers don't do for me - blend beautifully. Watercolouring has always been my colourng method of choice.
I would love to win a set, but have no blog or facebook to tell about you on.
Janet

Loraine said...

Thanks for the tutorial Jak, I have been wanting to get some of these Aquamarkers for sooo long, watercolouring is my favourite way to go. As usual your card is beautiful, thanks for the inspiration.

Loraine x

Anonymous said...

WOW Jak, gorgeous card, I love everything about it....great tutorial. I would love to win so I could follow your tut........never be as good as you though!!

JackieP xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Jak, my favourite subject and would love that stamp, I know its promarkers blog candy, try my luck at that. Can you tell me the manufacturer of the stamp please

Audrey....beachie x
JS forum

Cindy N. said...

Your card is so beautiful. Actually, all of your cards are extremely beautiful. You are always a source of inspiration. I have been doing cards for a short while now and I use coloring pencils and OMS. These Aquamarkers would be an alternative. They would bring me something new to try out. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Hugs.

ursula said...

Jak your ideas and colours are just so stunning. I would love to try and create something like this, should I win. Thanks for sharing
Luv Ursula XX

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Wow stunning card Jak. Thanks for sharing and doing the tutorial it's great to watch.

I would love the chance to win the set of pro markers I love them I've only got a couple of sets as I can't afford to spend a lot on crafting each month. Thanks again for the chance to win the pro markers it's very kind of you.

I've also left a message on the JS Forum.

Hugs
Jenny x

Mags said...

thank you so much for that little video Jak, hve picked up some good tips - particularly wetting the paper first never thought to do that! I also have problems with the edges of water colours, but see you have trimmed down the image afterwards - duh - why didn't I think of that!

I have used Lyra aqua crayons, and of course I love my promarkers, but the aquamarkers look fab, and really easy to use, and am really liking the idea of those. It is my birthday next week, so think they will have to be on my wish list for pressies from the family! lol!

Can I ask a question - I often mix my lyra colours by scribbling on an acrylic block and then with a koi brush mixing the colours - I am presuming you can do the same with the aquamarkers?

Thank you once again for the inspiration.

Mags

Tracy said...

An excellent tutorial and a perfect creation, it's so fresh and nautical. I love it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

mumgranny said...

Jak - just discovered your site a few days ago (through Mo's site) and WOW!
This particular card - just stunning - so much going on you don't know where to look first. Love the image tucked in the corner of the paper. That's getting CASED today.
Not familiar with the Aquamarkers but would love a chance to try them out. Will post a link to my craft friends on my Facebook Profile.
Am looking forward to your post each day. Thanks again.

Cyprus Anne said...

Wow Jak that is a gorgeous card and I love what you have done with the Aquamarkers. They look wonderful. I would love a chance to win some, thsnk you.

Anne

Bizee Fingers said...

Love the card, the boat image is beautiful, I would love a go at these aquamarkers, I adore the look of watercoloring, it is so ethereal and in my humble opinion makes the card a real piece of art!

Thank you too for all of the great tutorials, I always learn something new with every post!!

Karen

Carolyn Bartram said...

What a brilliant card. My attempts at watercolouring are really pathetic. I would love to win a set of Aquacolours as they would certainly improve my technique, and I wouldn't have to 'bin' so many projects.

Carolym
craftyjak

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win these Aquamarkers... I have some of them, but winning makes it sound even better and room for improvement, love your card, thanks for sharing! Hugs always! G

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win the Aquamarkers. I love how you have done the sand. I only have a few promarkers and have only done faces and clothing so would love the chance to try something different. I don't have a blog so can't link back so I hope I still have a chance of winning.
Patsy
newtonsbear41@btinternet.com

shona said...

wow... once again you are a true inspiration... i have just purchased some promarkers after seeing your demos and ideas ... but no aquas yet... (heres hoping!)... your cards and ideas are a real credit to your talent. Keep up the good work Jak and love to you and yours xxxx Shona from sunny aberdeenshire

Sheila said...

Great Tutorial Jak, I've been wondering how the Aqua markers worked.. need to try some out now :-).
Thanks for the chance to win some.
Hugs
Sheila xx

VICKIE AUST said...

I really like your card and tutorial. I love the tips that you gave and would love a chance at winning a set of these pens. Thanks for a wonderful blog in my email every day. Vickie

Anonymous said...

Another fab creation Jak, great detail and beautiful colouring but that pearl was a really bril idea -the icing on the cake!

I've no blog so can't hope to win the Aquamarkers but as long as I can visit your blog I'm flying.

Mary MacB. x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this tutorial.The way you go through it make it all so simple,so keep up the good work.Your card is just so lovely.I have a few copics that I dont get on with,so I have gone back to my water colour pencils and aqua brush.So fingers crossed because I would love a go with these beauties.
Hugs Sue

john boy said...

Thanks Jak again you have come up trumps. These are lovely Mavis (the boss) has just watched the video and would love a set of these.
Keep up the good work.
John Boy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Jak. I ordered some of these from a link on your blog thinking they were ProMarkers. Now I know how to use them!!! Cheers xxx

Anonymous said...

I use promarker, but these look great. your work is lovely

Anonymous said...

I have not been a fan of the "aqua painting" products but am anxious to use these. The tutorial was great - explains just how to use them correctly. Thank u so much for opening the door to a new product and technique for me.

Dianne said...

I love your cards, I try to visit every day to see what you have made. I've only been blogging for a short while, so still learning. It would be lovely to win the aquamarkers, I already use prmarkers with my stamping, so it would be nice to have a go with the new ones. Thank you for a chance to win.
Dianne. x

Anne said...

Hi Jak I'd love to have a go at watercolouring with these pens, you make it look so easy LOL! Seriously this is a beautiful card and I love the soft effect that these give. Beautiful stamp, would love to know what it is:)

Hugs
Anne

PS Candy linked on my blog sidebar with piccie

Anne said...

Fabulous Jak, I'd love to try these as I don't have any and if I could do half as well as you I'd be a very happy bunny! Hugs x

Lorraine said...

WOW awesome card Jak and thankyou so much for the tutorial you have inspired me greatly with your tips and techniques.I would love to try these pens as I would love to be able to get the effects of a water colour picture or painting I do love my promarkers but these Aqua ones give a much more realistic look of a painting thankyou so much for the chance of winning some xx

Crafty_Kitten said...

Wow! I loved the tutorial and the image is fantastic. I didn't even know this kind of pen existed until now. What a great idea, watercolour pens. I have used the pencils and an aqua brush before for colouring images. I so hope I am the lucky one to win some of these great pens.
Have posted a link on my FB back to this page. Hope my crafting friends see it and come and have a looksee!
xx Lynn xx

KyJeJe said...

A very beautiful and calming card. Love the effects of the Aquamarker. Your tutorial video is very helpful and thank you for sharing.

sparklybitsblog said...

wow what a fantastic card and tut thankyou so much for the chance to win some of these pens there brilliant

Kitty said...

Wow what a fab card!

Thanks for the chance to win these new pens, they look so fab!!

I would love to try them out as i love trying out new tools n crafting products and they look like a fab alternative to watercolour pencils. If they are as good as promarkers they are going to be awesome... & would love to follow your tutorial :)

Kitty xx

Pamela said...

Lovely card Jak. I like how you can get the softer look with the Aqua Promarkers. Thank you for the chance.
Pam x

JLJ Designs said...

Your card is beautiful! I've really like my watercolor pencils and would LOVE a chance to try out the Aquamarkers. I've posted on my blog:
http://jljdesignscraftingblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/jaks-candy.html

Thanks for a chance at this sweet candy!
Jennifer

Rainmac said...

What a gorgeous card Jak, the shading is amazing. I would love the opportunity to have a play with these markers, I use Promarkers usually but would enjoy trying to get more depth and shading on my colouring with the Aquamarkers. Thank you so much for the chance to win x

Crafty Chris said...

I do this technique with pencils, but would just love these I think you could get stronger colours, thanks for the tutorial. And Thanks for the chance to win these pens.
Christine x

lexiemarkone said...

I like the idea of using these markers - they give a beautiful finish. Do they blend like promarkers? The card is beautiful and the string makes it look very nautical! x

Doreen said...

Hi Jak
Your card is gorgeous.I would love a set of these markers. I use promarkers at the moment but would love to be able to water colour,and feel these would help.Thanks for the chance to win some.xxx

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

HI Jak, Really helpful and interesting tutorial, thanks for sharing x I would love to own a pack of these, as I have been dying to do more colouring and this would be ideal x Have popped it on my sidebar: http://www.charitycrafter.blogspot.com

Take care x Leigh x

Daisychain said...

I would love some of these pens in the hope that with a LOT of practice I could produce beautiful cards like the one you have done here. Thanks for the chance of winning them. Hugs Christine x

Suzanne said...

What a gorgeous card. Would love to be so lucky as to win these. They seem to produce such gorgeous results - don't know if they'd work that well for me though, lol
Hugs
Suzanne x

Mrs.Debbie said...

will I have just got back into coloring again thanks to Jak and I love it I color with color pencials but would like to try markers yours always looks so beatiful Thanks for a chance

Debbie

Lynn Stretton said...

Beautiful card Jak, your tut is brill and thanks for the chance to win these markers. Lynn xx

Net said...

Oooh another colouring product I need! These look fabulous Jak - an easy way to take watercolours away with me!

Another beautiful card.

Net said...

Oooh another colouring product I need! These look fabulous Jak - an easy way to take watercolours away with me!

Another beautiful card.

fionalawlor said...

Wow these looks great! I would really love these markers to try them out.I saw them a while ago on the letraset website but never got them because i wasnt sure if they were suitable for cardmaking or not.But now i know they are!! yay! I have pusted your fab candy in my sidebar.
Thanks,
Fiona L x

caroline said...

Another great card Jak, you make the colouring in look so easy, i would love the chance to win these as i don't have any, but most of all would like to learn to use them to make a half decent attempt at colouring something in to look as it should look.
caroline x

Val said...

Such a stunning card and the boat image is so evcative of lazy days of a beach on a summers day idling the hours away.

Thanks for the chance of win these aquacolours. I love trying new colouring mediums and have found your tutorials so useful and have learnt a lot. I use watercolour pencils, but the colouring with these looks to have to much more depth and realism (if that is the right word!!).

I have posted on my blog as well.

Hugs
Valxx

Deb said...

Jak, your card is stunning. I have never heard of AquaMarkers but I love all colouring medium - Copics, Distress Inks and my trusty old water colour pencils. I would love to give these a try. And you're right - watercolour doesn't have to be perfect - I love the very soft look achieved with watercolours. I am posting your candy on my blog and keeping my fingers crossed that I am one of the lucky winners.
Hugs,
Deb xoxo

SueJ said...

Your work is always inspiring, thank you.
I don't have any Promarkers yet but without exception everyone I know that has them like them a lot.
I would like to win a set of the Aquamarkers as I would love to find out for myself just how good they are.

Aussie Loz said...

Hi Jak, I love the different textures on your card! That little charm is perfect!!
I would love to win some markers as I don't have any!! I'm so used to colouring with my quick and simple chalks, I'd really like to find out what all the hype is surrounding these markers!! Thanks for the chance to win ♥

Trish said...

Lovely card Jak. I would love to win these new aquamarkers. I have put them on my blog.
Hugs,
Trish

Kerry said...

Thanks for a fabulous tutorial

Bev said...

wow this card is gorjuss. love the twine, and the way you have slotted the image into the dp. I would love to win these , as it would pull me away from my copics and get me using something else. pull me out the rut.love the tut you have done to.going to shout out on my fb page with this one.

Greta said...

Gorgeous card Jak. I love the image & your colouring is so good.
I'd love to win these in the hope that I could improve my colouring with the help of your tutorials xx

Jackie said...

oooh watercolours... I would LOVE to try these as its been soo long since I have watercoloured, and these look fabby, Love your card. Off to add a link quickly before its too late. thank you for chance to win these, x

sequin said...

I never used markers to color, but watercolor pencils. I would like to try something new. Result magnificent!
http://fantasy-of-sequins.blogspot.com/

Thistleblue said...

Gorgeous card Jak and fab tutorial! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to take part in the draw! I love promarkers and reckon i'd love a channce to try these fab water based markers out!
hugs
Michelle
xx

schnuti said...

Hi Jak,

your card is wunderful...I love the effects of the Aquamarker....your tutorial is great....thank you for the chance to win...;)

ILONA

http://schnutiskreativeseite.blogspot.com/

Jan M said...

Love the card Jak, so different to many out there. I would like the chance to try aqua promarkers as Ilover water coouring and promarkers and these combine the two :o)
Thank you xx

sallysbitz said...

Jak what a lovely card.
I saw these being advertised on Create and Craft on Saturday, they looked fab, BUT, I had already ordered some goodies so gotta wait til next month!!!
So, i would love to enter and have the chance to win some xx
Thanks xx

Dora said...

Wow, these new acqua-promarkers look fantastic... I've tried my hands at watercolouring before but never managed to create something that I liked but these look so easy to use, I'd really love to try them out and do the watercolouring painting I've always wanted to do!!! Thanks so much for the chance xx

craft_princess said...

WOW!! Such a gorgeous card! I like using my prismas and OMS that give a watercolor effect but I think I would like the marker style better because I wouldn't have to sharpen...that is a pain! And I wouldn't ahve to worry about the tips breaking! Plus they look sooooooooo professional!! Just stunning! Thanks so much for a chance to win!
-Stacie

craft_princess said...

http://craft-princess.blogspot.com/2010/07/aquamarker-giveaway.html

Here is where I posted on my blog!

Ruth said...

What a beautiful card. I love the effect these pens give Jak. I enjoy water-colouring, but haven't tried these pens yet!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Jak, I must say what a fab card and wonderful tutorial. I know these can take a long time to do but it is worth it for people like me to watch. I have some Promarkers and like the flexibility of the ink being in a pen but to try watercolouring. I'd love to be in with a chance of winning. Best wishes, kym xxx

ScrapinShana said...

I would love to win Promarkers, I have always wanted to try them! I haven't been very crafty lately so I'm sure winning this would definately help me get my mojo back!

craftypat said...

I would love to try these out as I feel they make a stronger colouring then most mediums that I have tried before.
Thank you for the chance and your great tutorial
Pat

CraftyLin said...

I have just heard about these today at craft club and decided I would like to try them - just getting the hang of Promarkers and love those too.

Divinity said...

hi there! i've never actually owned or tried working with promarkers of any kind -- but i've always loved looking at the wonderful creations the blogworld has to offer using these products! it sure would be great to win some!!!! :)
i've added a link on my blog sidebar -- advertising ur candy giveaway!!! thanks for the chance! :)

jules said...

Hi Jak Wow i just watched your tutorial i enjoyed it and glad i did,i have had a pack of these markers for ages now.I never used them as i didn't know how anyway i just had a go and was so pleased with the result!!.I would love to win as i would like more now!.I just love Pro markers!!!!!!thank You!

Spyder said...

Lovely card and thank you for the video!
(too late for the candy but I would love to link your video on my side bar)
(lyn)