Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Watercolor

A Special Angel Project

Hi Angels!

Miss me? I have been working hard to complete all our charity card obligations for Christmas. 160 cards went to Feed His Sheep and another 442 to the Salvation Army. Both included cards for the staff & volunteers of each organization.

I also picked out some Angels for the holidays to make their Christmas a little more special. I had one senior who wanted a Inductive Study Bible & some pens to journal in her Bible. It was also suggested to me that she might like a piece of my Bible art. So I created this piece for her…….

This piece is watercolor on watercolor paper with Micron pen for the lettering and some paint and is sized to tuck into the Bible I picked up for my Angel.

I saw a sample of hearts on Pinterest done in this style that moved through a gradient of the colors used and I came up with this variation on that theme and then added gold dots. Since it was hearts, 1 John 4:19 was the perfect scripture verse to use & is one of my favorites.

I hope this simple gift along with a cozy blanket to snuggle under while studying brings joy to the senior I picked out.

Blessed to be a blessing.

Cards, Classes, Watercolor

Watercolor Stripes

Hi Angels!

It’s been a hide in the house type of day with the ice/sleet here in Oklahoma which also means a migraine day for me.

The AngelS were scheduled to come over for a Cards for The Troops processing day, but for safety reasons, we are rescheduling. Which means I spent a good portion of the day in the studio working on Troop & our other charities cards.

I finished up the night by turning my final 2 projects from day two of Simply Watercolor Christmas into cards.

Day 2’s lesson was masking off circles with masking fluid. The joy & tree were both masked too. Then we painted stripes. My circles were a bit rough so I opted to die cut them out. I also added stickles to the white masked areas for sparkle. I picked out hand colored backgrounds and embossing folders to compliment my circles to add a bit of interest.

Here are all four of day 2’s cards completed.

Since we will be iced in for at least another day, maybe I’ll get day 3 done.

Have a Great Creative Week!

Cards, Classes, Watercolor

Watercolor Half Trees

Hi Angels!

I finally managed to work on day 2 of my Simply Watercolor Christmas class. This is going to be a squeeze it in when I can process I think, but that’s okay because I am taking it just for fun & something a little different.

Today’s cards are actually the bonus cards from day 2. I got the pieces watercolored for the regular part of class but haven’t quite decided how I am turning them into finished cards yet. These were fairly easy peasy.

Day 2 features masking fluid. I haven’t worked with masking fluid in a long time & I forgot how fun it can be when creating. I used the Fineline Masking Fluid Pen on the tree on the left and posty type tape on the card on the right for the circles. After I watercolored, I detailed the circles & filled them in with Stickles to camouflage where a bit of the color seeped through, plus the tree needed a little sparkle. The Blue tree got some sequin ornaments. I found the sentiments at Tuesday Morning this week, Sizzix Christmas Phrases. One can never have enough word dies.

I have a special project to work on tomorrow but will see if I can finish up the other 2 cards from class.

I hope you find some time to be creative or enjoy some fall color this weekend.

Thanks for popping in.

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.