Sunday, May 18, 2014

Loved the watercolor class!

I have loved trying some of the techniques from the On-line Card cCass, Watercolor for Card Makers!  Since we were traveling last week, I have been scrambling to get some cards done before the galleries close.  I am learning you have to both loosen up and have patience (a good heat tool helps with the patience).  Anyway, here a several of the cards I made over that past few days...

I believe this one was one of the "warm up' exercises.  Which was just using watercolors to paint a plaid design.  I used the Mama Elephant stamp and some sequins to make a birthday card.  The colors in real life are much softer.

This technique was from day 2, using distress ink on an acrylic block.  I used only Peacock Feathers for this sample.  I did one using multiple colors which was a good lesson for me on how to muddy colors.  I did finally get a good sample, just haven't made a card with it yet.  On this card the Hello die is by Simon Says Stamps and the card stock is Bazzill.  Enamel dots are more of my converted pony beads.

I guess this would be an example of watercoloring stamped images from Day 6.  I used Simons Says "Best Mom Ever" set to stamp the flowers and sentiment (love this set!!).  I used Distress Ink to achieve the watercolor painting.  I used Stampin' Up white embossing powder to heat emboss the flowers and leaves.  The little circles are stamped with Delicata gold ink.

These two card were from the Bonus Day.  I loved all the techniques on this day and found them very do-able.  I am seeing improvement, less mudding of the colors.  These were made using Distress Inks.  The scoring was done with my small Martha Steward scoreboard.  The sequins and thread were from my stash.  The butterfly is Hero Arts, heat embossed with Stampin' Up white embossing powder and fussy cut.  Happy Birthday is Winnie and Walter from "Big Bold You".  The sequins and thread were from my stash and the butterfly antenna were created with wire and seed beads.  All the watercolor paper is Kid Made Modern from Target.  

I love this class!  I am finding it challenging and very creatively inspiring.  And, I agree with Laura, placing sequins/enamel dots is not as simple as it would seem:)

Have a great week!



  1. Hi Brenda, your cards are lovely, Jasmine

  2. These cards are lovely. The colors are gorgeous. :) I'm so happy I inspired you over at Online Card Class: Watercolor for Card Makers. Xo

  3. Beautiful cards! I love your butterfly cards with the color palette you chose.

  4. Wow, these are all gorgeous! Your colours are amazing!

  5. Loved the work you did on your cards. Loved the colors.


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