Friday, May 9, 2014

watercolor for card makers: day 1




I'm playing along in the watercolor class (more deets on that in a sec).  Managed to get through Jen's technique on Day 1.  I know, I'm slow but juggling work and I don't want to feel rushed and I'm enjoying the process.


Okay, perhaps if you squinted and turned your head a bit you might be able to see the Huey Mask that I used?

Seriously, in real life, you can see the triangle mask, well, a bit, it just isn't being picked up in my photog.


How thrilled am I that I WON a 'seat' in the Online Card Classes:  watercolor for card makers.  A big shout out to the awesome Yana!


Here are my supplies:




I've got 2 words:

Patience Grasshopper

I have no patience...seriously.

I was super impatient waiting for the ink to dry.  I know that every time I 'peeked' I was ruining the technique.  I will definitely give this another try!








The water colored portion has such luxurious sheen from both the Fireworks and Tattered Angels ink!

I was thoroughly inspired by the current




Next up is technique #2 taught by Laura Bassen...she's a funny gal!


I've tried this technique before and I think if I practice more I'll get the hang of it.  My plan is to post my original cards using the techniques with a follow up post using it after some 'practice', kwim?

My card seems kind of muddled

muddy puddles

...but I still like the end product.

Here are my supplies:



Distress Inks:













I actually made it through all 3 techniques!

Here's my card that uses Kristina Werner's technique.

































I realized that I don't really have many background stamps but picked this one up from Novell at our garage sale last year.


I used a tray of watercolor that I picked up from Michaels.

Here are my supplies



Technique Tuesday

I love that hello die, it is fabulous that it has the outline with it!

The peach paper is from the Target $ spot and I used black Stampin' Up cardstock.

Whew!  Thanks for making it all the way to the finish line!  I had so much fun...are you signed up for the class?

BTW, did you hear that Ellen Hutson is having a Mother's Day Celebration Sale?


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This special offer is valid beginning
Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11, 2014
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26 comments:

  1. Amy, these cards are great! You're ahead of me, I think! I love the pale green on the first card, beautiful! Patience is definitely one of the lessons in this class... I'm having difficulty with it, lol!

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  2. A trio of stunning cards. I love the mix of soft versus vibrant colors.

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  3. I am loving all your watercolor creations. You are so right "patience grasshopper". I too have a problem waiting.

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  4. I know what you mean about the impatience, waiting for the ink to dry! I had the same problem! Your cards are gorgeous 0 i especially love the colours in the 3rd card!

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  5. Lovely creations from soft to bold colors it all looks awesome !

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  6. How seriously fun! I would love to learn all these water coloring techniques. LOVE your cards, Amy!
    And wishing you a very happy Mother's Day weekend, my friend!

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  7. I am IN LOVE with all your creations from the class!! WOW!!! I am LOVING the colors!! And I can tell you ... that is the ONLY positive thing I can say about AZ -- the mists/paint/stains dry in like .2 seconds -- cause it's a DRY heat! LOL!!!!!

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  8. Gorgeous watercolor cards Amy!

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  9. Fabulous cards! Must have been a great class!

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  10. these are great, did you use any of our luxury reject paper?

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  11. Amy all three are fantastic. Laughing at the impatience, I know all about that. I think they are all awesome!

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  12. awesome homework, Amy!! Lovin' how they turned out!!!

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  13. A PLUS class work, Amy! I love each and every one of them!! Happy Mother's Day weekend!

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  14. Looks totally fun! I can't wait to see what "more practice" looks like because these look good already! Happy Aloha Friday!

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  15. BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL and BEAUTIFUL!!! Love all of these Amy~so artistic~ ;)

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  16. Well done on your homework! I know what you mean about being impatient. Which is why I did my stencil card right before I went to bed and left it overnight! ;)

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  17. wow you are on a roll with these watercolor projects..They all look fabulous.. you get an A for your homework.. :)

    Happy Friday and Happy Mother's Day

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  18. All wonderful! I'm really enjoying this class too! I think my favorite of these is the last. I really love the colors you used for it!

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  19. WOOOOOOOOW! All three cards are AMMMMMMMMMMMAZING! I'm still on day one too! LOL!

    Great job-- wowowza! Blown away, Amy! YOU ROCK <3

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  20. How fun you won a seat at the class Amy! love all or your projects - even if they aren't 'perfect' examples of the lesson - they are lovely creations!! I think it does take several attempts to get a technique down! Have a great Mother's Day with your boy and girl!

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  21. Wow!!!!!!!!!! These are fantastic! I LOVE all of them.....so pretty!

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  22. These all look like so much fun!

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  23. I've been taking the class and watching the videos but haven't tried anything yet! I love your soft washes. Just the hint of color in the first card works so well with the simple, yet bold sentiment!

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  24. Beautiful cards, Amy, absolutely beautiful! Looks like you and water-colouring are a perfect pair! Gorgeous - A+++ for you! Hugs~c

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  25. These are fabulous! You should think about linking to the Join in to Win page on the blog. Thanks for sharing in our flickr group too. I am in love with how soft the green looks!!! :)

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Cheers,
~amy~