Mother’s Day card #1



Okay guys here is the card that I created with the watercolor panel I created in the last post.

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do at first, but I finally decided to use my Concord & 9th Being Classy stamp set with my Brutus Monroe Gradient ink pads (Royal and Candy Apple) and my Umbrella Craft dye ink pad in Mint.

Once again my trusty Misti has come in to save the day because stamping on this Strathmore watercolor paper was no fun. Not. One. Bit. I think I stamped each sentiment 3 times.

My card base was made from some white Recollections 110lb cardstock and I used my Winnie & Walter Big, Bold and Happy set to stamp Happy Mother’s Day.

I attached the watercolor paper to the base with some Tombow Mono Multi.

And I am done!





Watercolor flowers Part 1 #heroarts

So this past Friday I was in the office alone and on my lunch break I decided to take another stab at watercoloring, but this timeย  with some Tombow Dual Brush markers and my newly purchased Pentel waterbrush.



I used the method of scribbling ink on an acrylic block and picking it up with my water brush & then applying it to paper. (Speaking of paper this is a ready cut 5×7 pack of Strathmore paper). I don’t know too much about shadows and such so I just colored until I liked what I saw. My technique also included applying the marker directly to the flower and then dragging the color out with my water brush.

What I can say with this particular brush is that the water flow is steady and strong so for this project I didn’t fill the brush. To apply water I would dip the brush in water, wipe it on a paper towel and then apply it to the paper.

Once I finished coloring, I decided I wanted some shimmer. I don’t have any shimmer sprays so I scribbled some of my Recollections watercolor crayons (the white one) on a block and applied it over the top of each flower. SHIMMER! For this panel I decided to use it as a Mother’s Day card. Stay tuned!!!