Cards, Classes, Watercolor

Watercolor Stacked

Hi Angels!

I completed day one of Simply Watercolor Christmas. I wasn’t sure since I’ve been dealing with a migraine all day.

Card 1 was supposed to be a trio of stacked presents but I kept seeing the middle present as a lid to the bottom box so I made two stacked gifts. The base colors are regular watercolor with metallic watercolor accents. Sentiment strips from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Christmas.

Card 2 is the bonus video by Jennifer McGuire featuring a divided Christmas tree. I used metallic watercolor for the whole tree & had fun with the star & sequins.

Here is the picture of all of day one cards together.

I will try and get at least one card done tomorrow. I have a bigger paint project to start working on and a class to design for.

Toodles!

Cards, Classes, Watercolor

Watercolor Presents

Hi Angels!

I’m back sharing my cards from Kristina Werner’s Simply Watercolor Christmas class that started on Monday at Online Card Classes. I had actually started her Simply Watercolor class during vacation just as something a little different to do. These two classes offer easy watercolored cards with minimal supplies. Of course if you know me, I am always switching things up, so I am doing the basic designs but have been adding in stamping & layers to my cards.

I have completed the first day’s regular lessons but tonight I am sharing the first 2 that were made into cards. I hope to do the bonus tomorrow & will get the third design made into a card.

Red stripes with a metallic bow.
Blue dots with metallic dots & bow.

The red stripes are regular watercolor on watercolor with a gold metallic ribbon & stamped sentiment.

The blue dots are metallic dots on regular watercolor with a silver metallic ribbon. For the stamped sentiment I added a watercolor swish to tie it in better. Also I decided my blue present would be a square instead of a rectangle.

It’s actually pretty fun creating with minimal guidelines. It’s also freeing to not worry if the lines aren’t perfectly straight or even.

Taking classes stretches your creativity & can help tempt your muse if you’re not feeling particularly creative. Online classes are pretty easy to navigate and are available for a variety of budgets including free. Find a class or a tutorial and try something new this week.

Cards, Classes, My Favorite Things

Unexpected Joys

Hi Angels!

It’s been a busy week. I have done a little creating & organizing but the change in weather also brought a couple of migraine days.

Tonight I took Sandy Allnock’s coloring class in partnership with My Favorite Things Stamps. MFT provided a digital image from their new Joyous Holidays stamp & die set. The tutorial featured coloring with Copic markers. I have a very limited selection but I made what I have work.

Nothing like a groovy rainbow santa to bring holiday cheer. Until I got my blending a bit better he looked more like a tie-dye santa. I don’t work in alcohol markers very often. The tree is done freehand with the markers and was really easy. I was able to color along in the hour class online & finished up my card right after class. Sandy is a great teacher.

I hope you have a wonderfully creative weekend!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cards, Classes, Sassy and Crafty Stamps

Love Mew

Hi Angels!

It’s turning out to be a busy week after the holiday weekend. That’s okay because next week is retreat.

Tonight I am sharing the final design from the Young at Heart class. I used Sassy and Crafty’s Thank Mew stamp set for this one.

This kitty is the cutest and was so much fun to color. She’d look great with a teeny tiny butterfly on the end of her nose too, maybe the next card. The whole class was a blast to design for. I hope the creations brought a smile.

Thanks for popping by.

Cards, Cards for the Troops, Classes, Sweet n' Sassy Stamps

Star Shine

Hi Angels!

We had a great class today & even got a couple hundred more troop cards processed!

I had fun designing this astronaut card from Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps Over the Moon set. The planets & stars made a great background on a Distress spray panel. The sentiment is from an old FSJ set.

After checking out a new show with hubby after dinner, I cleaned up the studio & organized the troop cards into their categories. Going to be spending a good part of this week figuring out what I am taking on retreat next week. I always pack too much but at least we have a kitchen sink at the retreat house so that can stay home.

One more card to share from this fun class. Stay tuned.

Night!

Cards, Classes, My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, Sweet n' Sassy Stamps

Happy Trails

Hi Angels!

Everyone is going to have fun creating in tomorrow’s Young at Heart class because I had so much fun designing for it. I just picked out a handful of stamps & started playing with no real plan in mind.

Tonight’s card did take a bit of work with die cutting but it came out so cute. It features the new My Favorite Things Car Pool & On The Road Die-namics & Better Together Stamp set.

The card kit comes with an idea sheet & I really like the polka dot car so I picked out a couple of happy colors & started designing. It looked a bit blah against a plain cardstock background so I pulled out Sweet n’ Sassy Texture Tiles 5 set as it had the perfect size polka dots for the background to tie it all together. The word “trails” came from CZ Design Happy Days from Simon Says Stamp.

The really fun thing about the Better Together stamp set is there are so many cute critters to choose from to drive the car.

I hope you are enjoying a great holiday weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cards, Classes, My Favorite Things

Dream Magic

Hi Angels!

I am having a great time designing for Monday’s class Young at Heart. Well, except for the crazy wasp that got into the studio today. He was doing that fall drunken bee thing, ugh!

Today’s card features some monochromatic fun. I used My Favorite Things Magical Friends to create this card and a wood sentiment stamp by Great Impressions.

I raided my background stash for this marbled background. Since I rarely make one background, I have enough to share for class. A little accent stamping with a touch of colored pencil & a Gelly Roll Stardust Clear pen makes an easy card.

Stay tuned for more Young at Heart fun.

Brutus Monroe, Classes

Stencil Watercolor

Hi Angels!

Are you ready for a crafty weekend? I think I got off to a great start when I took the watercolor stencil class from MansiMakes today. I stumbled across the class when it showed up in the friends who responded to events on Facebook notifications. The title caught my eye & I said “why not?” and it was lots of fun.

What do you think? I think for a first try they came out pretty good. I may go back in and detail out the butterflies a bit more but for now I’m content with where they’re at and can turn them into cards if I want. I used Brutus Monroe Flower Burst & Simple Stories Simple Vintage Garden District Beautiful Butterflies stencils. I think Simple Stories needs to shorten the name a bit, that’s a mouth full. 😊

I have more creating in store for the weekend as I am having a class on Monday afternoon. It fit well into everyone’s schedule.

Have a Fabulous Weekend & find some time to be crafty.

Classes, home & holiday projects, Kindness matters, Unity Stamp Co

September Calendar Page

Hi Angels!

Can you believe it’s September already? I’m not ready for fall & usually in Oklahoma it won’t start to show up for about another month. However given as strange a year as it’s been well……

I got my September calendar page colored & displayed. I used Unity Stamp Company’s Go Get It Girl set for this month. As a redhead in long sleeves she looks like she’s ready for fall.

Speaking of calendars, I’d better get prepped to design the 2021 calendar class. The Angels have been making them for I think 6 years now.

Looking forward to a little fun this month. Our spring retreat got cancelled so we are set for our fall retreat in just 2 weeks and will be gone for about 6 days. Yay! But first some troop card processing tomorrow & a class I’d better get designed for next Monday.

Thanks for popping by!

Cards, Classes, Whimsy Stamps

Enjoy the Journey

Hi Angels!

I put a bow on the cards for my masculine card class with tonight’s creation and got a bit of tidying done in the studio. Win-win.

You can ask anyone that knows me well that I do not usually work in vintage/sepia/rustic/distress very often. However when I saw the new Manly collection by Authentique, I knew it would be perfect for guy cards. This brick pattern was perfect for this card.

I used Whimsy Stamps Enjoy the Journey stamp set with a dark gray instead of a black to stamp the train & Fired Brick Distress Oxide to stamp the sentiment. I popped the brick paper over the stamped image to create more of a window effect.

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend with some creative time too!

Don’t forget to spread some kindness!