Sunday, September 27, 2015

A little more watercoloring...

Here is another card inspired by the online card class (Watercolor for Card Makers: Exploring Mediums) that I participated in last week. We were encouraged to do some hand sketching and use watercolor pencils. I drew a quick little flower and added some whimsical lettering. Watercolor pencils were used for all of the coloring, except the sky, that was a painted on with a wash made from Gelatos.

Thanks for stopping by!  Patty

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

It's been a long time..., it's been three years since I posted on this blog. I went into a period where I had no motivation for art or crafting. (2013 was a hard year, I lost my sister to cancer and my cat of 20 years to old age.) A few months ago, I was sorting through my crafting stuff and looking at all of it got me a little motivated. I made a quite a few card sets in the last few months, I just haven't been posting them anywhere. So, why today? I signed up for a three-day online card class, today was the first day, and we are encouraged to post our work. I've been thinking about posting my recent cards for a month or so, this class was just the little push I needed. Today we were supposed to create a card using watercolor markers. So, I used watercolor markers to paint these little images and the "hello" greeting. I think they turned out cute.

I also made a couple card sets. I colored the flower and leaves stamps with markers and then sprayed the colored stamp with water before I stamped the image. This made the ink thinner so it could spread out and splatter a little bit. I was going for a messy look. I added some paint spatters by flicking the paint brush. I finished the cards off with a nice greeting and little gem in the center of the flower.

Well, there it is, hopefully the first of many posts this year.
Thanks for stopping by, Patty