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?

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Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11, 2014
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  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!

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

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

  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!

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

  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!

  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!!!!!

  8. Gorgeous watercolor cards Amy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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! ;)

  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

  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!

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

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

  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!

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

  22. These all look like so much fun!

  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!

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

  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!!! :)