Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Altenew - November 2016 Inspiration Challenge

Altenew's November Inspiration Challenge is the following photo:

I was immediately drawn to the blue background in the photo and Sveta's card.  With that background, bold flowers were a perfect choice for me as a focal point. I decided to use Altenew's Botanical Garden and Wild Hibiscus Stamp Sets and came up with the following card:

The photo doesn't show all the Wink of Stella shimmer that you'd see in real life.

Hope you enjoyed the card.


Products Used:
Altenew:  Floral and Butterflies
SSS:  Wishing and sentiment
Copics:  Floral and Butterflies
Distress Inks:  Background
Wink of Stella: Florals, Butterflies and Background
Gelly Roll Pen:  White detail

MFT Thankful for You-Spread Your Thankful

My Favorite Things, has a  Thankful for You - Spread Your Thankful inspiration/challenge to create a Thank You card.  I created the following card using MFT Birthday Bears as a focal point for a Christmas Thank You (need to get a head start on those!).

I hope you enjoyed the card!


Products Used:
MFT - Birthday Bears
Copics for the Bears, Presents and Shadow
PTI - Sentiment and Snowflakes
Avery Elle - Finished Frames
Distress Inks - Background
Other:  Wink of Stella and Water to distress background

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge - Summer Garden

Quick post for the SSS Monday Challenge. Used Altenew flowers to create a Summer

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

OCC Watercolor- Day 3 Negative Painting

I was in awe of this technicque that Dawn showed us. Her sample was beautiful.  I was soooo excited when she commented on how easy it was to do.  Boy, did I struggle with the amount of water and paint to use.  In the end, this was my best attempt.  I definetly improved with each attempt.  Will continue to practice, practice, practice...

Prior attempts (others went straight to the recycling bin).

OCC Watercolor - Day 2 Simple Round Brush Flowers

Here is my practice of this technicque:

Very simple, but I really needed to work on how much water I used.

OCC Watercolor - Day 1 Part 2

In the second video, was practice on expanding what we learned about the brush technicque.  I didn't have a good stamped image to practice, but realized how easy is was to lay down water in a pear shape.  Here is what I did:

On the first pear, I made the mistake of putting my thumb on it to check if it was dry - oops.

OCC Watercolor - Day One

The first class was all about brush technicque, here is my practice:

Doesn't look like much, but learned alot!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

OCC Watercolor: Intermediate - Pre-Class Exercise

I'm excited to take the OCC Watercolor: Intermediate Technicque Class over at OCC.  One of the pre-class exercises is to create paint swatches.  Here is mine for my KOI Watercolors (sorry that it's side-ways):

Happy that they did this as I didn't think that having a reference sheet would help.  But also, the info on the transparancy or opaquesness helped too.

Off to finish more of the pre-class.  Looking forward to the rest of class.