Monday 27 January 2014

Be my Valentine

Here is my January post for Letraset, just in time for those needing a romantic card. 

I started with a printout of this cute bunny image, drawn by Jay. 

I printed it out onto watercolour paper and then used Aquamarkers and a fineliner to colour it in. I find the best way to use Aquamarkers is to scribble onto a non porous sheet, spritz that with water and then pick up the ink with a brush. 

I built up washes of colour this way, dabbing the ink on rather than using smooth strokes. I wanted the bunnies to look like worn toys from a child's playroom. Who says the toys can't come to life and fall in love?

Once the bunnies were done, I used the wide nib to dab on colour for the background flowers. Using the nib direct to paper makes for a vibrant colour, so i gently spritzed the flowers with water to soften them. I then used a fineliner to write the sentiment onto deli paper. 

Would you like to win some Aquamarkers? i have this set of 6 colours to give away. 

To win you must do TWO things,

 first add your name to the linky below,
 then go to the Letraset blog and leave a comment on my post over there. (THIS LINK)

Only names that appear in both places will be entered. 

I will announce the winner on Mon 3rd Feb


  1. Very cute bunnies, love the colours very much. Fab Valentines Day card:-) xxx

  2. Cute bunnies. Love the effect of the spritzed flowers

  3. Darcy does cute - brilliantly, of course!
    Alison x