Thursday, January 28, 2016

Water Color Class and much more!

I decided to take the Watercolor for Cardmakers class and the more I play with water colors the more I like them.  Can't say that I'm really good at water coloring yet, but it's fun to play with them.  Here's a couple of cards that I made for the class....


For this first card, I decided to paint a bouquet using the wet on wet technique (for painting the blooms).  I kind of like how this turned out...not too sure about the yellow background, but overall not too bad.  I used Koi water colors on this card.  Tied a ribbon around the water color panel and added a sentiment from Flourishes.


I wasn't sure where this was headed when I started painting it.  I think the most difficult part of water coloring for me is the lack of "control" I seem to have over it!  I do like having "control" over things I do!  I also find it very difficult to wait for things to dry, as I'm anxious to see the finished project! I used Koi watercolors and Canson watercolor paper.  I painted the sentiment tag with the same colors used on the "flowers", added a sentiment from SSS.

Now...I've mentioned before about making cards for the widows group at my church...well, this week I've really been playing catchup, because last week we mailed 15 cards!  I know we only mail out cards once a month, but I didn't realize that I'd need quite so many cards.  However, it these cards are an encouragement to some of the ladies, then we definitely need to keep sending them out...Fair warning...very photo heavy from here on...










I've left all the photos small, but if you want to see them larger, you should be able to click on them and see them larger.

The "hello, hugs, happy, and smile" cards were made with the Cameo.  I designed the panels in the Silhouette program and cut them out to layer on top of the card base.

The bird cards are all Tim Holtz crazy bird stamps colored with Copics.  The sending caring thoughts card was made by die cutting the flowers and adhering them to the back of the white panel.

If you have any questions about any of the cards and how them were made, just shoot me an email and I'll try to get back to you as soon as possible. If you hung in there for all of this....bless you!  

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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4 comments:

Karen L K said...

Lot's of nice cards! I am in the watercolor class too. Your cards from class look very nice. Also so nice of you to make cards for a group. I love seeing all your birds. I have them but I need to get them out and make something with them.

Daffodil Cards said...

Your water colouring is beautiful, looks like you have been at it for years! The rest of the cards are beautiful and great designs, love them ALL.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your cheering-up and thinking-of-you cards are all magnificent, Susan! I love that such a small gift of oneself brings so much happiness to others! And your watercoloring homework? Please! You are a natural and these are superb!! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

Love your watercolors. I think you nailed my problem with watercoloring with our comment about lack of control. I just feel I'm rubbish with it, and I took those online w/color classes too. Your blue flowers are lovely, and the yellow background creates a pretty glow to the floral display. The pink flowers just look so fluffy I wanted to lean in to catch the fragrance. I think both of these cards are good examples of your w/color skills. Wish mine were as good! TFS & hope all is well. Want to get back to peruse the cameo tab more thoroughly.

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