More Watercolor

Day 3 in the Simply Watercolor Christmas class was Simple Trees. Well, my masking fluid and I are having a fight. So, decided to do my small trees using clear embossing powder, then doing the background around them. I really liked the background idea from the class. I even painted my big tree with watercolor. I used a sparkling dark green for the tree. If the light hits it right, it shows up with gold hints.

Day 4 was Large Tree Card. I liked her tree, but wanted to do my own thing, so went with ice and a penguin.

You can’t see it in the picture, but I put some Wink of Stella on the white areas that were masked off. It highlights the areas a bit, too. The penguin was colored with colored pencils and a bit of Sakura Stardust pens to add some shine here and there, too.

Now, Day 5 was Plaid Patterns. YIKES! I wound up doing 2 watercolor plaids and one I did with spray acrylic paint. The first was done freehand and wound up with wiggly stripes. So, used some tape for the next 2 tries.

Used very similar colors in all 3, light blue, darker blue, turquoise, and purple. Here’s what I made with one of these pieces.

I had planned this out while at work, yesterday, but my idea didn’t quite work. So, went with a whale “holding” the balloons (I had wanted a flying bird). Used the MFT Sketch Challenge for this week as the layout. After I had gotten it all figured out, I checked the MFT blog again and found that the birthday challenge was using balloons. How fun! As there were balloons on it (out of the plaid), I used the MFT Friends with Fins set and their heart balloons dienamic and this will go in both challenges.

Hopefully I’ll have time to try out the rest of the classes. Maybe after I have the chance to go through them, and get those posted, as well.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!

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12 thoughts on “More Watercolor”

  1. Looks like you are having a great time with your on line classes. Love seeing your samples. The trees and background as well as the penguin are lovely as are your plaids. You did give me a chuckle reading your blog.

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    1. I’m glad you got a chuckle out of it, Gayle. It’s been interesting. I have a card planned that your Halloween cards inspired. Now to find time to actually make it.


  2. I’m really enjoying your take on the lessons. LOVE your tree card; using embossing powder (instead of the masking fluid) was a great idea and and your large, painted tree looks awesome. Your penguin card is so cute, and I love the creative way you used your plaid panel.

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    1. Awww, thank you Lisa. My masking fluid is in a squeeze bottle and really likes to go anywhere it wants rather than where I direct it. Had quite the mess the other day, so finding new ways to do the same thing is much better, for me, my table, the floor, other projects, etc.


    1. Thanks Gerry! I’m just glad you can actually see the balloons. I outlined them and popped them up, but they still look like what they are: the same.


  3. Enjoyed reading your process here. All cards are great and I love the wiggly lined plaid. It looks hand done and is in pretty colours. I like how you used it too.

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    1. Thanks Johanna! It’s been fun having some time to create. I won’t say that I haven’t started this year’s Christmas cards, yet. Oops! Just let the cat out of the bag.


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