Friday, September 25, 2015

Online Card Class - Watercolor Exploring Mediums

I've thoroughly enjoyed the Online Card Class - Watercolor Exploring Mediums.  I've made a couple of cards from techniques shown in this class...and without further we go!

I have to say I LOVE how this card came out.  Jennifer Rzasa showed us how simple it was to "draw" our own image and watercolor it....and I'm amazed!

This card came out SO much better than I thought it would!  I will admit that I painted it twice.  The original is on the back of this finished panel.  I didn't like the feet and legs of the first bird.  Don't know if I could ever duplicate this card again...but I sure was happy with the end results.  The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter.  The flamingo was painted with Inktense watercolor pencils as was the "ground" at his feet.  I also used the pencils to flick splatters on the background.  I cut the painted panel down a bit and added a matching pink mat behind it then adhered it to a white card base.

I struggled with this one a little bit.  I stamped my flowers in Versamark and heat embossed them in white.  The flowers are the poppies from SU.  I ended up with half flowers on the left hand side and it didn't really look right, so I trimmed that side off a bit, cutting around some of the blooms and letting them hang off the edge.  The sentiment could have been stamped a little better...but I decided to leave it as it since I went to so much trouble to paint the flowers!  I needed something to make the front panel wide enough since I trimmed so much of it off, so I stamped some white card stock with a linen background stamp, trimmed it to fit the length of the panel and then added a small strip of black between the water colored piece and the linen background.  I think it's kind of growing on me now and I like it much better.

This was a great class, as are all of the Online Card Classes.  If you haven't taken any of these classes, you really should give them a try. I learn something new in every class!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...

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Faith A said...

WOW VERY impressive cards, especially that you have drawn the images, they are beautiful

Pia Larsen said...

Fabulous cards! Great to see what you have created for OCC :o)

Bonnie said...

These are beautiful, Susan! I can't wait to watch the videos. We ended up being out of town during the actual class so I'm way behind! Your flamingo is amazing!

jimlynn said...

Susan, these are WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Love that flamingo that you drew! Fabulous! The flowers on the second card are just beautiful! Love both of these.

Karen said...

The flamingo is fantastic! You inspire me to give it a try. The flowers are gorgeous, too!

Gabriela Seminario said...

Nice cards! Well done. I had the same experience painting the flamingo, I´m so happy I gave it a try :)

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards, Susan! The flamingo is gorgeous, and so are your watercolored flowers. Love them both!


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