Sunday, August 26, 2018

Early Halloween Card

Last week I saw a video made by Nicole Spohr that inspired this card.  It was a tri-fold card and I just love how gorgeous it was.  She created a mermaid card and I decided to work on a Halloween card for my granddaughter.

There was a LOT of masking, stamping etc to make this card.  This is an Art Impressions stamp.  I realized that the whole stamp would stamp right where the fold of the card would be, so I just masked off the image on the left  and stamped it separately from the rest of the stamp.  The rest of the images are from a lot of different stamp sets.  I created masks for everything and then used Distress Oxides to blend the sky.  I stamped a fence behind the the images.  All images are colored with Zig Brush Markers on Bristol cardstock.   I colored some white tissue paper with Distress Inks (Candied Apple, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed and Twisted Citron)  to make leaves.  I went over the colors lightly with Walnut Stain so they wouldn't be so bright and look more like fall leaves. I ripped the tissue paper into little pieces and glued with  Multi Matte Medium.  I finished it with stamping some bats and embossing a few stars. I also applied some glossy accents to the jack-o-lantern faces.

I enjoyed making this, I hope you like......

Friday, July 20, 2018

OCC Simply Watercoloring=Day 5

So I think this was my favorite lesson, only for the fact that it packed a lot of instruction and how-to's in one lesson.  I think I will enjoy practicing and creating florals and leaves for a long time to come.

My rose needs work, but I will keep at it till I get it more natural looking.

Thoroughly enjoyed this class.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

OCC Simply Watercoloring Day 4

The first thing that struck me in today's lesson was the beautiful landscapes that you could create.  This seemed to come easier to me than the other lessons. 

This scene looked so serene to me.

 See you later......

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

OCC Simply Watercoloring-Day 3

Who knew it would be so hard to commit your handwriting to a card front? lol  I really did spend way too much time on figuring this out. :)  What I came up with is ok, but I know that, with more confidence, I will do better.  Practice, practice, practice!

Thanks for looking.....

OCC Simply Watercoloring-Day 2

This is my second attempt for this bear.  I had it done yesterday but just as I was finishing up, I dropped a paintbrush filled with black paint.  You guessed it....all over my work.  Soooo I just decided that I should begin again  the next day and I just finished    This was a cute and useful lesson.  If you need a certain look and don't have the stamp for it, you can just create it.  I like this idea!  lol

I need desperate help with shading but all in all I liked making this.

See you later....

Monday, July 16, 2018

OCC Simple Watercoloring-Day 1

Today is the first day of the OCC Simple Watercoloring.  This is very different from other Online Card Classes.  So far no stamps or dies are being  used. It is mostly freehand.  Now I don't mind the challenge, I just hope I can meet it. lol.  Today was about graphite transfer.  The lesson example was numbers in plaid, and yeah, I didn't want to do that, although it was interesting, I wanted to do something along the same line, but different.  This is my attempt:
I did like the way it came out, and I do think I can do better.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge Day 29

Today I water colored a stamp from Impression Obsession.  This stamp is hilarious!  It has a lot of humorous sentiments and it is darn cute.   I bought it last year but still don't feel like I have used it enough, I like is so much. Also this is a great stamp for masculine cards.

This is a blue footed booby, lol!  I stamped and water colored the image, and I drew in the road and the sign.  The sentiment is from the stamp set.  I used Sakura Koi watercolors, the travel kit.  I take this kit with me on car trips, it also includes a water brush and a palette.  It is super easy to use. 

The challenge is over soon and I have had a great time coloring everyday.  This is the first year that I have colored something pretty much every day.

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon....