Friday, July 20, 2018

Life is Better in Flip Flops

Die cuts by Impression Obsession
Sentiment by Rubber Cottage

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Inspire. Create - Challenge #022
Words 2 Craft By - Flip Flopping Away
Crafty Sentiment - Add a Sentiment

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Day 4 - Simply Watercolor Class with Kristina Werner

Today is Day 4 of our online watercolor class with Kristina Werner. It's all about landscapes and nature. Again, no stamps. Just watercolor and paints.

I will be honest and say I was scared to do these but once I got them done, I think they came out ok. (The jury is still out on the sky scene with the stars. LOL)

Colorful Pineapple

I learned this watercolor grid technique from my online watercolor class with Kristina Werner this week and I wanted to try it out with this pineapple stamp for this week's challenge at City Crafter.

City Crafter Challenge - Pineapples
Bastel Traum - Anything Goes

Stamp by Unity Stamp Company

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Day Three - Simply Watercolor Class with Kristina Werner

So today was day 3 of the Simply Watercolor class and I would say this was more of a challenge for me as I haven't always loved my own handwriting.  Here are the cards I did.

She had us print off a big letter in different fonts and then color them using water and watercolor paints. I did learn how the paint color moves on your paper once you put your paint onto wet paper. I decided to print off the word MOM and I used my Microsoft word and made the font size to be 150 and it was the "Aharoni" typeset. Then I just wrote Happy Birthday over top. It's perfect for mom's birthday in September.

How to Have a Beach Body

Your Next Stamp - Challenge #93
Crafty Sentiment - Add a Sentiment

Stamps by Taylored Expressions
I love this grumpy bear by Taylored Expressions. When my local stamp store went out of business last year, I had to grab this set up because it has the cutest images with sayings in it. I don't think I've even used the stamp set yet until now but I had to have it!! You know how it is, right????

Anyway, I used my Tim Holtz Oxides ink onto watercolor paper. I just set each ink pad onto the paper and squirted some water to get this cool watercolor background. I used: Worn Lipstick, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Day Two - Simply Watercolor Class with Kristina Werner Cards 1-3

For today's online watercolor lesson, we learned how to draw simple animals and critters. Well, let's just say this cat was not easy but I think I mastered him "ok". No stamps, just used watercolors, a Sharpie marker, a fine line Zig marker and white acrylic paint in spots.

This card is 5x7 and was a "bonus card".
I need to work on my shading :).


This post is for the online watercolor group to use the word FAVE if you need to. Hopefully you can just copy and paste it to your computer and then print it off ....