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