Thursday, May 22, 2014

OCC Watercolor Class distress ink paints

I really enjoyed the watercolor class by Online Card Classes!
I played around here with watercolor paper and distress paints.  I used some water with them but they still remained pretty opaque which was fine with me… so here I decided to get out a bunch of die cut words and elements to cover the card front.

 After these are all cut out it looks like this.  It cut out wonderfully, I was worried it would not come out cleanly...
 So stay tuned for cards from these… They will be coming...

~May God bless your day and thanks for stopping by!

OCC Watercolor Class stamping on ink spritzed with water

This example from the OCC Watercolor Class is one of inking my stamp and then spritzing it with water.  It was not a very clear image of the bouquet of flowers (I guess I need to work on this technique).  SInce it didn't show up very well I decided to stamp the image with versa fine ink after it dried. I think it turned out nicely.  I added a back ground I stamped previously with this image to make the card.

I then decided that I wanted more color so I used my distress markers.  I used an acrylic block to put some of the marker on it and then used an ink blender to pick up the color and add it to the flower.  This is the end result.

Give these techniques a try and sign up for the OCC Watercolor Class it really has a ton of tips and well worth the money!

~May God bless your day and thanks for stopping by!

OCC Watercolor Class Inktense Pencils

  Here I used Inktense pencils, then added a bit of water to it.  It bled out some so it probably would have been better to emboss the image first.  I still think it turned out pretty.  I will be adding it to a card eventually but I really like to try the technique. Sometimes I put it in a little bin where I can whip up a  specific card when I don't have a lot of time but want something that takes a bit more time. So this will go there and you may see it again here attached to a card later on.
  I really do love Inktense pencil on a side note as they really do stay vibrant so it definitely gives it a different look for watercoloring!

Give these techniques a try and sign up for the OCC Watercolor Class it really has a ton of tips and well worth the money!

~May God bless your day and thanks for stopping by!

OCC Watercolor Class Butterfly Card with inky background

I wanted to show you a card I made for OCC Watercolor Class.  I first used an acrylic block swiping versa mark ink around the outside (Jennifer McGuire says this helps hold the watery ink onto the block). I then added distress ink to that on this card I used peacock feathers (my all time favorite) and chipped sapphire.  This gave me a nice background to add the butterflies to.  I then added distress ink markers directly to the wood mount rubber stamp.  Spritzed lightly and stamped on the butterfly giving it a few minutes to sink into the watercolor paper before lifting off. I did mask off the top butterfly a little on the bottom to make the second butterfly appear to be behind the first.  Then I lightly penciled in the word Congrats erased a little where it might be too bold (didn't really need to do that since I was writing in black marker).  I wanted to try this technique so I did then I copied over the Congrats with black marker.  I am not in love with the way I wrote Congrats it was a little wonky but it will remain none-the-less.

Give these techniques a try and sign up for the OCC Watercolor Class it really has a ton of tips and well worth the money!

~May God bless your day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 16, 2014

OCC Watercolor Card Technique from Day 6 Finished card

This is my finished card here… I did have a little bit of the color bleed (or gee I might have missed a spot when covering ~it is a bit hard to see).  But overall I think this made a very special birthday card for my niece!

OCC Watercolor Card Technique from Day 6

For this technique I had some old but still usable rubber cement on hand.  I stamped the image and then used the rubber cement to mask off the flower that I stamped.  I then used the only two Peerless Watercolor paint on paper that I got from a Studio Calico Class (I never did see how to use it so I was glad to see how…).  I really like the Peerless it was a fabulous easy and I could definitely see it as being very portable! YAY! I just war my watercolor paper and then painted on the color and then let it dry.
After that just peel off the rubber cement and easy peasy!

Try it won't you???

OCC Watercolor Class Day 3 Card finish 1

I cut down the background I made and stamped with Versafine black ink the sentiment UR my hero Mom for a Mother's Day card. I then used Watercolor pencils, Inktense to lightly draw on the flower and then add some water to it for a bright flower on the card. I secured it to my blue card so that there was a slight border around it...

I like how it turned out? What do you think?

OCC (Online Card Classes) Watercolor class Day 3 Such Fun!

I started out with this class (Online Card Class Watercolor Class) making a bunch of backgrounds out of watercolor paper.

This is what I came up with… I mostly used an acrylic block like Jennifer McGuire shows in Day 3 for the more solid pieces and distress inks with perfect pearls mixed with water to spray on top.  The shine is great in person!

this is using a stamp

 these are using an acrylic block

Check out the Watercolor class it truly is a ton of bang for the buck.  
I am so grateful that the price is affordable for everyone. 
 Thanks OCC!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mama Elephant Challenge from a photo

This was my take using the only stamp set I owned at the time of Mama Elephant. (I admit I was waiting for a few to come in the mail that finally came back into stock, YAY!)

So here was the photo for inspiration…

I used Sunny Skies and created some watercolor effect when stamping.  I used the confetti die to have all the different colored sprinkles around some under the vellum (to mimic the glass jar in the middle).  Mine is not quite as subtle, coloring wise but I just like more color...

I hope you like it~ it was a fun challenge! May God bless you with a great day! Be Creative in whatever way God calls you to be!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

OCC: Stenciled Class Day 1 Inking on the stencil

This is the card I made with the color gradation from yellow to orange and then I also misted with perfect pearls while the stencil was in place! Just beautiful and a great tip.

Pretty simple with the stencil look and rub ons.