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)