watercolor for cardmakers

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Day 4 of Watercolor for Cardmaker

I haven't watched all the video's for today but decided to try Julie Ebersole's technique she did with a pencil and distress inks.  I thought it was lovely...  I also found a butterfly die not just like hers so I had to put a piece of cardstock under my watercolor layer to give me a place to attach the butterfly.  I also took a lightly watered brush over the paper after I put all those dots on it.  Made for a lovely background I think!!  I never make get well cards and it seems lately I have needed a few so I chose a stamp sentiment I got from the dollar bin (studio g).

I am so enjoying taking this class and have learned so many different techniques to get a new look to my cards with the things I already have in my room!!!  So glad that watercolor is all the rave these days!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Playing with Watercolors and embossing folders....

 I would never thought of using my embossing folders for a background if I hadn't been waiting You Tube one of my favorite things to do for inspiration and ideas!!!  I have so many embossing folders and am very excited to find another use for them other than dry embossing.  Check out this video and see how I did this.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfr5FlCO8iI

I did use Tim Holtz Distress paints deluded down and then sprayed lots of water.  Water color paper worked very well with this!!!  I thought the thanks die from Simon Says Stamp kept this simple and went well with the Thanks embossing folder from cuddle bug.  Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think.  I know I have been away for quite some time but haven't been blogging to much. But excited to be back!!!

Using a background done with watercolor technique from Watercolor Class

This card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire.  Such a talented inspirational artist!! You can check her card I used as inspiration at jennifer mcguire ink

I have been collecting so many differ supplies over the years that I never use but pulled out because of the class Watercolor for Cardmakers I am taking.  I decided to use ate die cut from Simon Says Stamp FALLING STARS and used watercolor paper.  I wanted bold colors so i used Tim Holtz's Distress Paints and stains and lots of  water deluded layers of color.  I did add the pearlescent liquid acrylic that added a lot of sparkle to the different layers.

  I used DCWV Glitter pater to cut the moon, stars and the background under the die cut!!!  Love how sparkly this is and no mess too!!!  The sentiment I did on the computer because I didn't have the stamp and so loved the sentiment!!! 

Here is the finished card!!!

I am so loving this class and have learned so much about color and blending to get a look yo like!!!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Time for a New Class

So excited to take a new class and learn and brush up on new techniques  I don't know if others are nervous when working with something new but I sure am!!
The class starts on Monday May 5th and looks to be a way to reinforce some old and new techniques.
Watercolor for Card Makers

I have done some of the pre course exercise and been playing with some of the supplies I have on hand.  Here is an example of one card I made using gelato's and my distress markers on a stamp by inkadoo's  I heat embossed the sentiment with navy embossing powders.

I am so ready to have some fun !!!
I think this will be a blast and open a wide range of ideas for my card making
(I think I need to take a class on photo taking though)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Shaped card using Cricut and Simon Says Stamps Card Kit and die

I haven't been creating very much lately with the busy life I have had taking care of my mother and aunt.  And needless to say another new grand baby came into our lives.  I miss it  and really want to get back at it.  So I decided to use some of the new supplies that I have been acquiring and inspiration from the videos I watch even though I haven't created!!  Here are three slightly different version of the rainbow shaped card I made using my cricut (so many cartridges and so many shapes I have)  and the March Stamp Kit, and you die from Simon Says Stamps!!

Such great products!!  So much you can do with them.  I did distress the clouds using Tim Holts Distress Inks.    What fun!!!  Now hopefully it will inspire me to create more because I have really missed this side of what I simply love to do!!!
  The above is a picture of what the insides of the cards look like.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Applying day 5 of Holiday 5 workshop

Well I have been busy at my little desk and it is sure a mess trying out some of the cards from Day 5 of the workshop.  Here are a few of the things I learned while making my mess.....

Liquitex  Modeling Paste does work like embossing paste.  It drys white and you can emboss with it while it is still wet.  Good thing because I have a whole jar and a little goes a long way!!!!  I also used some bling I have had for a few years.  Scrap what you have!!!

I need to do a better job in cleaning up embossing powder before I heat it though....
Made a stencil of a branch with my cameo....  so I learned to cut out stencils and it work quite well  
This should save me a little but it is nice to have the stencils out there because they don't take as much work!!!

I used my cameo to cut out the green paper with my tree shape!  and I also did not have a die for my banner which I found on my silhouette site but had a hard time with the star.  The stripe is a piece of scrap I found laying on my desk so I guess the mess was somewhat useful!!!  No stamping except
for the sentiment!!!  The tree is some washi tape I have from last xmas.  I think I might be making more of these!!!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Catching snowflakes*****

Last season i bought this Sizzix snowman die on clearance and didn't have a chance to use it!!  I love snowman for the holiday season.  Snowman last well beyond Christmas!!!!!  I have been taking the Holiday Card Workshop and learning so much from each of the lessons and trying to incorporate an idea of technique from the classes in the cards I have been making.  I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and put some Wink of Stella (which I Love) on the snowflake and finished off with a Pearl in the center. Curved my sentiment stamp (new to ME) .  Used paper from last years Reflections  "Blue Christmas" keeping blues the predominate colors and it seemed to work with the touch of few colors for details.  All in all I think this has worked!!!  Off to make another and thanks for stopping by and taking a look!!!!!