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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Lily Pad Scene




The card above was partly drawn, partly stamped.  It's one of the things I love about stamping - a few hand drawn lines can give you a whole new look and that makes your stamps even more versatile.


In the video below I show you a simpler version of connecting up stamped elements to create a scene.  I coloured it, and the one above, with Aquamarkers.   I also added coloured pencil over the top with a deliberate stylised look of the dark edges against the pale colours.


Aquamarkers contain watercolour paint which means they behave differently to ink based markers which tend to soak into the paper much quicker.  Watercolour blends in a different way and can even be 'lifted' with kitchen towel if you make a mistake.  For scenes like this, I like the Aquamarkers for the way the pigments react to water and create a natural, painterly look, as opposed to the even flat colouring you get with Copics or Promarkers.

Of course, if you are in a hurry or not confident with creating your own scenes, there's a beautiful one all done for you on Moonlit Waterfall - isn't this a gorgeous stamp.



Lesley will be blogging at 4pm with a super little owl project and remember you can chat with us today on the Chocolate Baroque community site.







ONLINE PARTY GIVEAWAY


In celebration of our new product launch, we are giving away an Aquamarker Landscape Painting Set!

Leave us a comment below and it could be your lucky day!

80 comments:

  1. Another two beauties Glenda! Gosh, I can hardly keep up today so Heaven knows how you & Lesley are managing ... Sarah x

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  2. Ooo lovely and my Emily will love that frog (she has a thing fdor frogs!!)
    Great work
    Happy Craftin
    Rebecca

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  3. Another awesome tutorial video Glenda & beautiful creations. Love the design of the new clear stamps :) Shirleyx

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  4. What a fab picture. Very Chinese paintingish (lol)

    You are working so hard

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  5. Love the oriental scenes - beautiful. Not tried these pens so maybe the 'luck of the draw' will be with me.

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  6. Two more beautiful cards Glenda, I'm loving the designs of the new stamps, and having a vidio tutorial to go with them is fantastic.

    Sue x

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  7. Oh Wow two beautiful cards showing these new stamps to perfection they are now all on my ever growing "need" list!!
    Thanks Glenda

    MaggieH

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  8. wow! your scenes are so beautiful - what a great idea to add in some hand drawn elements to finish off the design :)

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  9. Love the oriental scene. I also like the look of those aqua markers. I'd love to give them a go. Kate x

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  10. Both cards absolutely gorgeous, Glenda! Love the combination of stamping and drawing. Have already ordered the crane set! Great videos too.

    Lynne x

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  11. I've just discovered your stamps Glenda and I think I'll be having to buy quite a few! Lovely designs & thanks for the video too!

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  12. really nice to see ideas for combining drawn elements with the stamp sets

    lots of inspiration :)

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  13. The aqua markers enhance the mood of the Oriental stamps. Well done.

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  14. So helpful seeing you work withthe AquaMarkers & I love Trillian's contribution!!
    Have really fallen for that frog!
    Paula (PEP)

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  15. Great stamps and I love the two cards.
    Jenny x

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  16. beautiful cards, must get my aqua out more often. thanks for the wonderful inspiration as always x

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  17. Love all the new stamps and I'm getting lots of imformative inspiration from videos.

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  18. I haven't paid much attention to Aquamarkers but your demos and explanations are so helpful. Love all the oriental scenes.
    Carol

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  19. Lovely oriental scene, I like the cute little frog. I would love to try the Aqua pens, I have never used them before.Jean x

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  20. lovely scene and I would like to try those aquamarkers x Lavinia

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  21. would love to try the aquamarkers, they look much more controllable than ordinary watercolours

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  22. Really like theses cards, the oriental images are great x

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  23. Wow! I love making Oriental cards and these stamps are stunning. I can't wait to get my hands on a set.

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  24. Love the stamps and the cards are fabulous.
    Christine x

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  25. yes, please. I'd love to try the aquamarkers, then I would have to get some of the lovely new stamps to use them with!!

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  26. Both of these are lovely cards Glenda. I've not tried the aqua markers so love the chance of winning these. I was wondering could you tell me, are the clear stamps photopolymer or acrylic?

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    1. They are photopolymer Alexandra.

      Glenda

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  27. Love your cards Glenda and the new clear stamps are brilliant. I'm playing catch up as I've just got in. The aquamarkers look great and they are something I've not really tried, just had a quick play with a friends

    Jackie x

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  28. Beautiful work Glenda, loved the video with those gorgeous scenes. I've been resisting aquamarkers as I've got so many different pens and pencils but I'm very tempted. The new stamps are all gorgeous and the oriental sets work perfectly together
    Claire xx

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  29. Those aquamarkers look really good, I'd need a lot of practice to get a picture looking like that though!

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  30. Love the idea of stamping and drawing the background. Can't wait to have a go. I wonder what would happen if I kissed the frog!

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  31. Thanks again for a fantastic demo - aquamarkers look fab.

    Love
    Janet V

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  32. I just watched your video, and my question I'd asked earlier was answered. great videos too btw.

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  33. Two beautiful projects! Love that waterfall stamp.

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  34. What a beautiful work of art such clever use of stamps, drawing and watercolouring courtesy of the fab aquamarkers - I love the lilypads x x

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  35. These new markers look amazing, your video is really outstanding and has helped to be able to understand how to use them to get the best out of them. The projects you have shown are fabulous.
    Love and hugs
    Susan xxx

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  36. These scenes are so very beautiful Brenda. Love it so much. Great stamps too.
    Thansk for sharing the video.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  37. I love the lilypad stamps and it would be great to have the acqua markers to create the background! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  38. I've enjoyed looking at your video's Glenda especially adding the drawing with the stamps, great! Will sure going to do that, thanks for all the inspiration! warm greet Miranda

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  39. These cards are just fabulous - love them so much!

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  40. That was a great tutorial Glenda, I am not very confident with my painting but would love to get better. You sure make it look easy!

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  41. Beautifully done love the watercolouring these cards are mini pieces of art :)

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  42. Just catching up on all the events.These stamps look very versatile.xx Joyce

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  43. More stunning cards Glenda. Love the new stamps, you make everything look so easy. xx

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  44. Thanks so much for the tutorial Glenda - I've never done any watercolour painting but I do admire the lovely gentle look which suits the new oriental stamps to a tee. I've often thought about having a go but didn't know whether to try Aquamarkers or watercolour pencils, but it's obvious from your tutorial they can work together. I'd love to give this a go - thanks for the inspiration!
    PS. I'm so impressed with how clear the images are from the new clear stamp range - amazing!

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  45. Excellent tutorial! My watercolouring is hopeless, but you may have persuaded me to have another go. These new stamps are gorgeous, I love the little frog & you've created beautiful scenes with them.
    PS Hello Trillian!

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  46. Thank you for the tutorial Glenda (love the cat in the background) it's really shown me how to join the picture and I love the finished result with the aquamarkers, they can be very subtle or very bright whichever
    you wish,

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  47. Thank you for the tutorial - The oriental stamps look fab and it was good see how to make them into a scene rather than just a focal point. I haven't tried the Aquamarkers yet, you made them look very easy to use, would like to try them myself now. Thanks again

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  48. Another fantastic tutorial, and the stamps are beautiful.

    hugs Ali x

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  49. Two stunning projects and so atmospheric,I love the colours on the waterfall scene,they're especially vibrant which must be the effect of the Aquamarkers.

    Thank goodness I have a son-in-law who loves all things Oriental:a perfect excuse to buy at least one set for use on his next Birthday card!

    Sheila xx

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  50. Wow, I love the colouring on the water elements especially, well done, fabulous projects. Maddy x

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  51. I love to color whit a little bit of water and learned a few new things from your tutorial, so thanks! Greetings, Gerrina

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  52. Wow, so much on the blog to look at today. Aquamarkers look fab, and I LOVE what you are achieving with them xx

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  53. Thank you sooo much for the video tutorial. I love this little frog and the water looks fab the way it has been coloured. Thank you for the chance to win the aquamarkers. Pat x

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  54. Beautiful thought the owl stamp was my favourit but this cards has changed my mind. I think.
    Ann

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  55. What a great few scenes you put together in your video! Very nice, easy to follow, and... "hi, Trillian"!

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  56. Beautiful, gorgeous scenes that you've made! Learnt a lot! Thanks!

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  57. These scenes are breath taking! so beautiful I want to give this a try for sure :)

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  58. OMG! Is it possible to get inspiration overload? Great tutorial, like the halloween tutorial I will be referring to this one again and again. It has given me so many ideas. Creating scenes always seems a bit daunting, but this tutorial has given me confidence. Thank you x

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  59. Thanks Glenda, for the inspiration!

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  60. Beautiful, beautiful cards and thanks for the tutorial video. Great to have the making process to watch.
    Lorraine

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  61. Two beautiful cards and love the video tutorials, so a big thankyou

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  62. What a beautifull and tutorial video, I really injoyed it, and of course I would like to receive those give away aquamarkers!!!

    Thanks for showing us the vidia, have a wonderfull weekend!!!
    Greetings
    Maria

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  63. It´s great. Thanks so mutch.
    Greetings from Germany.
    Martina

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  64. Two more beautiful cards, as always, the stamp set is beautiful. Annx

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  65. These cards are stunning & your "water" is beautiful. I'm looking forward to watching the demo & hopefully finding out just how you got these effects. Lovely cards & lovely stamps.....must have & soon!

    Another triumph, Glenda!!

    all the best, Liz M xxx

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  66. Absolutely stunning landscapes, and yet another wonderful medium to use. Thank you for introducing me to the Aquamarkers. But the best thing is your wonderfully detailed and clear videos. Thanks so much from the States.

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  67. I love the colouring tutorials. My green on landscapes never look right and now I know why - I need more colours. Thanks for the chance to win, Kim x

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  68. It's so nice to see watercolour effects with such a simple method. It gives the cards a very handpainted look. Well done for yet another great idea.
    Jeannie E.

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  69. Gorgeous card, great tutorial. love Helen

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  70. Hi Brenda, love the tutorial and your layout (hope i write it the right way i'm dutch ;-)) the markers look great! Thanks!

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  71. I'm so sorry, autocorrection has changed your name. Brenda must be Glenda off course...

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  72. Beautiful cards, I love that little forg!

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  73. It's always great to get new hints and tips about how to get the most out of your stamps and make them even more versatile. I told myself I wasn't going to buy any more oriental stamps - well, not this week anyway!

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  74. oh wow these are so beautiful you n your team have such great talent xx

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