Even More Watercolor

I’m going to show you what I did for Days 6, 7, and 8 of the Simply Watercolor Christmas class on Online Card Classes, here.

Desert Night Sky

I liked what Laura Bassen did for her take on it, but decided rather than doing wiggly pine trees along the bottom and sides, I wanted to do some Saguaro cacti, as I live in the desert. The night sky wasn’t easy, as I started off with Crayola watercolors. Did 3 layers and it was still incredibly light. So, added some Zig Clean Color brush colors on top, then blended with water. That worked much better. Did I draw those cacti? Absolutely not! They are a stamp from the Out West 2 set designed by Theresa Momber (Gina K. Designs). I really like the way this one turned out.

This was my take on the Words and Typography of Day 7. I can print, and I can actually make fun letters, but they take a lot of practice and time, so . . . I took the easy route and used the computer. I printed in a very light gray, then used the watercolor over the top. It certainly wasn’t perfect, but it’ll do.

Day 8 was a Santa card, but I didn’t want to do a Santa, so I followed what Debby Hughes did. Definitely not exactly, but close enough for me.

Joy

I did freehand that Joy with gold watercolor and a brush. It turned out better than I figured it would. This is pretty messy, but I still like it.

And, that was the end of the class. I did do a black piece of paper with gold and a few light colors splattered on, but the gold is all that really showed up. I’ll have to get some other colors on that and do something with it, but at this point, I’m done with watercolors for a while.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today. Go enjoy the rest of this day that God has blessed you with.

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!