Monday, September 27, 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Styling Sewing Greeting Card


I created this card after being inspired by a recent video by the Frugal Crafter, Lindsay Weirich. She designed a lovely fashionable card for her daughter, while discussing how helpful it would be, for a crafter to find her style. Maybe my style is also fashion, I do enjoy sewing. I'm kind of into painting currently though!

In the meantime, I've been looking through supplies, papers and left over bits to craft another card. I found a beautifully dressed Camille, a Julie Nutting Doll stamp, who has had a facelift now with sunglass. I also have a package of scrapbooking paper designs by Authentique, titled "Stitches." These along with a few bits and pieces worked nicely into my own lovely fashionable card. I made a large card from one piece of white card stock folded in half and adhered all the various pieces and the doll on top.


Friday, September 24, 2021

Hobbit House #2


I had so much fun working on my first Hobbit Home, that I decided to work on the easier tutorial by The Art Sherpa, Cinnomon Cooney. The circular area of the Hobbit House is from the tutorial and the rest were ideas from my last Hobbit House and from Pintrest.

There is an outline, which I transferred to my watercolor paper (Canson 140 lb. cold press). I painted this piece with Winsor Newton Cotman tube watercolors and details, enhanced it using a white Posca Pen and a 01 Micron Pen.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

All That Jazz, greeting card

 So this morning I wanted to take another break from my watercolor painting. I decided it would be good to use some supplies I have and even make use of a favorite memorydex card, which I made last year.

Here's what I used:

For the memorydex card I cut a couple of card to adhere the design too from card stock. I cut another from Graphic 45, Curtain Call (retired). The paper is All That Jazz. The girl dancer and sentiment are stamps from C. C. Designs (20s Gals). She is colored using Copic Markers.

I adhered the card to 2 pieces of striped paper from a DCWV paper stack called Lady Couture Stack, which might not be available at this time.

I stacked the assorted papers and adhered them to a square white blank value pack card.

It was fun to work on using what I had made in the past and making it new again!


Monday, September 20, 2021

A Lovely Hobbit Home Watercolor

 Looking for something fun and new, I found this tutorial by The Art Sherpa, Cinnomon Cooney. A Lovely Hobbit Home has fun techniques to learn and a cute image to work on. As always there is an outline, which I transferred to my watercolor paper (Canson 140 lb. cold press). I painted this piece with Winsor Newton Cotman tube watercolors and details, enhanced it using a white Posca Pen and a 01 Micron Pen.

This was fun to work on and I learned some good techniques to use in the future.


Friday, September 17, 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021

Pearlescent Watercolor Peacock

 As soon as I finished a Pearlescent Feather, I knew right away, I had to do the Peacock on the same Stonehenge cold press black watercolor paper, with the same Fine-Tec Pearlescent Watercolors. I used the Peacock tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Make art. It came out spectacular!


 I was looking for something new and different to paint using my Fine-Tec Pearlescent watercolors. I came across the Frugal Crafter, Lindsay Weirich's Metallic watercolor tutorial using black watercolor paper. It's a fun and easy Peacock Feather tutorial. Many different mediums can be used to complete this project. Instead of the metallic watercolor that Lindsay used, I substituted my Pearlescent set. It was fun and in this way I saw how these beautiful paints look on the Stonehenge cold press black watercolor papers. They look fabulous and helped me to decide on the very next project for my Pearlescent paints.

I love playing with these lovely paint sets and can't wait to try another painting.


Friday, September 10, 2021

Metallic Floral Watercolor

 This "Metallic Floral," is from a tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Make Art.

I had been wanting to try this tutorial for awhile. My set of metallic watercolors from Michael's had gone from bad to worse yet! I really wanted to buy the set Sarah used in the tutorial, but I couldn't find it locally and didn't get around to ordering it online. 

I finally got a chance to get to Hobby Lobby. Well, although that set was online at Hobby Lobby, it wasn't in the store. I was disappointed, but decided to try something else, a Metallic Semi-Moist Color Cake set by Master's Touch. It doesn't say it's watercolors on the package, but that's how you use it! There are 24 luscious colors!

That evening I got out my supplies and began to follow Sarah's tutorial. I drew the flowers on black Stonehenge cold press watercolor paper using a white Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer pencil. I dropped water into the paint wells that I planned to use and began to paint using the brush included in the set. 

I couldn't believe how smooth and creamy the paint was. I had to make myself stop painting, so as not to over work that which to my eyes at nearly midnight was a great piece! I still felt that way the following morning and so did my husband Sandy! Maybe you should try it!

I couldn't resist, here's another!



Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Marci's Summer Dress Card

 Today I'm taking a slight break from my watercolor painting. Summer is leaving most of the USA, but this is a digital image, that I really love. She is Summer Dress Marci, a digi stamp from La La Land Crafts.

I printed this little beauty on X-press It Blending Card and colored her using Copic Markers. Her headband and summer dress are pieced. I cut out the image several times and printed the stamp on Autherntigue "Stitches" scrapbook paper. The pieces were cut individually and adhered to the image.

I printed the sentiment on card stock and cut it with an embossing die.

I layered two pieces of different colored card stock on to a blank white Value Pack card from Recollections. I adhered the cut out image to the top of the card,


Monday, September 6, 2021

Covered Bridge Watercolor

This Covered Bridge tutorial by Paul Clark was such a challenge. I worked on it most of the day and I'm pretty happy with the finished piece.

I used Winsor Newton Cotman tube watercolors on Canson cold press 140 lb. watercolor paper. I enhanced the painting with a couple of General's Pastel Chalk Pencils.