Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Traditional watercolor practice



    This is a painting that I did during the watercolor for card makers class: exploring mediums. I used Purple Onion Design stamps which were designed by Stacey Yacula. I just love these stamps. I used Gansai Tambi watercolor cakes. I still want to add some darker color into the painting, but it turned out okay. I am learning watercolor so this is just the beginning.

Enjoy the snowy scene.  :)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Practice is essential and is the key to Perfection.



    Today I am reviewing the online card class that I am taking. Watercolor for card makers: exploring mediums. It's nice to take a class just to review what you might already know. I think it gives the artist some things to practice on. This is actually the first online class that I have taken. To be honest I was a little disappointed at first, I had thought that the class was too easy and that there was nothing for me to learn from it. As I started following the videos and joining in on the lessons it became a fun way to practice my watercolor skills.

Today I worked with my watercolor Derwent Inktense pencils. This is just a quick practice painting that I did.


Quick and easy, not any masterpiece :)
Practice makes perfect.


    My thought is that if anyone is struggling out there with there Art skills, like I am, is to just practice and have fun. Thanks for reading.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Happy Harvest


Its been a few days since I submitted my card and I just found out that I won an honorable gnome, yay!!!!!



    It is a tradition to celebrate the Harvest of crops this time of year. I want to share a card that I was very happy to make, this stamp set is just so much fun!!!


The stamp set I used is made by Lawn Fawn and the name of it is Happy Harvest. I started out by stamping the scarecrow and birds and than I did a lot of masking. I colored the image in using copic markers and I added some Wink of Stella for a touch of glitter. For the sky I used distress ink. To add texture I used candy corn twine from Lawn Fawn. I also added a leaf using Lawn Fawn's small stitched leafs and I dye cut it using paper from Doodlebug Designs. I did add Wink of Stella to the leaf and glossy accents for texture.




I choose to add the sentiment on the inside of the card with a wheelbarrow of pumpkins. How cute.  I will be entering my card into the Lawnscaping Challenge, for more information follow the link at the bottom of my page. Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Harvest month!!!!!:)




                                         Lawnscaping Challenge No.113

                                             

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Color of LOVE

Lawnscaping Challenge No. 110: Color 

Lawn Fawn challenge no. 110



I have colororful card that I have designed and I have entered it into the Lawnscaping Challenge. I have colored the Lawn Fawn critters in a rainbow of colors using Copic markers. I than added detail with a Wink of Stella clear and Glaze gel pens.. I stamped and embossed the Lawn Fawn wood backdrop with holographic embossing powder, I than colored over it with distress inks. The Love die was from My Dear Lizzy. The cloud border was from Mama Elephant. I also used sequins from pretty pink posh.
    Enjoy:)









Monday, July 13, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge No.109

Lawnscaping Challenge No.109 Sparkle and Shine


   I have made this card for the Lawnscaping sparkle and shine challenge. I used Lawn Fawn stamps, critters in the sea. For the background I used gelatos, the critters were colored with Inktense pencils. For the sparkle and shine I used a clear wink of Stella on the critters, on the bubbles I used diamond stickles and glossy accents on top, I used peacock stickles for the waves and neon flamingo stickles were used around the sentiment. The confetti I used was from pretty pink posh and the crystals were from my stash. Enjoy.





Friday, June 19, 2015

Stars and stripes


Lawnscaping challenge no. 108 stars and stripes


    Today I have a 4th of July card to share. I will be entering it into the lawn fawn landscaping challenge. The stamps I used are lawn fawns party animals. I colored the critters with inktense colored pencils and the die cuts I used are from mama elephant.



Thanks for stopping by, enjoy.

Kris.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Water color hop



Pretty Pink Posh watercolor BLOG HOP

    There is a blog hop going on, hosted by Pretty Pink Posh! It is all about water color. I have grown to love water color painting. I normally use Gansai Tambi water color paints or Spectrum Aqua markers and Tim Holtz distress inks.

    In to days card I used Spectrum Aqua markers for the backround. My little dinosaur was colored on vellum using prismacolors.