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!

Sunday Cards

Took a bit of time, yesterday, to make a couple of cards.  Definitely had fun with them and I like how they turned out.

This first one is just sentiments, with no images.  You can’t tell from the picture, but there is shimmer and shine all over this card.  Used some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in a couple different colors to add that shine.  It’s subtle, but there.  Used the Gina K. Designs stamp set Wealth of Wishes for this one.

1-6-19 stv sentiment

Now, this next one I did for 2 different MFT Stamp challenges, their sketch challenge for the week, as well as their birthday challenge.

1-6-19 mft sketch and bday

Used the MFT Safari Party stamp set.  The hats and bow at the top are from the Happy Hippos set, as I liked those party hats better than the one in the Safari Party set.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.  Have a wonderful week.

Time

This was a rough week.  However, took today to rest and actually made a card.  Yes, creating is restful.

Here’s what I made:

12-23-18 WCC MFT

Used lots of different shiny papers.  The silver almost looks like a mirror and came out of a box.  The sequins are out of a fun pack.  Used gold embossing powder to add even more shine.  The pink is a shimmer sheet, as well.

Shimmer and shine all over.  Hopefully some friend is going to enjoy this birthday card.

For this one I used the MFT Stamp sets Beary Special Birthday and Queen for the Day.  Using this for 3 different challenges, the We Craft Cards weekly challenge, the MFT sketch challenge and their new birthday challenge.  So much fun to play along.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!