Friday, February 16, 2018

Watercolor Weekend February 17, 2018




Hello Watercolor Friends,

Spring has arrived here in Las Vegas.  I made this card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend roundup using some pretty spring colors. I used a house from the 4958 - WC Cottages Set and two of the branches from the 4964 - WC Branches Set to make the trees. The grass and leaves are from the 4051 - WC Foliage Set 1. The tiny leaves from the 4867 - WC Foliage Set 2 were used to make the bushes by the house.   The flowers were from 4052 - WC Flower Set 1. The fence was made using the 4967 - WC Fence Dies as a mask.

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 15 olive green
NO. 32 laurel green
NO. 45 sepia
NO. 86 African violet
NO. 55 iris purple

4773 - Acrylic Blocks
#4 Paint Brush

I made this on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock.

Be sure to check out my Art Impressions Watercolor Guest Designer teammates' beautiful work! Tricia Kennedy @Triciadollkennedy and Tricia Obin @Tobin0971


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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Art Impressions Watercolor Wednesday on YouTube January 7, 2018


I just love Bonnie Krebs, owner/designer of Art Impressions (Ai) and her  Watercolor Wednesday tutorials on YouTube and on the Ai blog. I changed some colors and elements on mine.  Now I want to make another one and change it up even more.  There are so many ways and stamps to change it up. Both of Bonnie's examples are so gorgeous. Art Impressions has the best watercolor stamps.  Go check out Bonnie's video and make one of these spring pictures, yourself. Day 24 of #thedailymarker30day


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Friday, February 2, 2018

Watercolor Weekend February 3, 2018



Hello Watercolor Friends,

I made this Valentine's day card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend roundup. I used the basket from the 4871 - WC Rustic Container Set.  I used two of the containers from the 4870 - WC Ornate Container Set.  I penciled in the heart and then covered it with the tiny leaves from the 4867 - WC Foliage Set 2.  I used the ivy and another foliage from that set as well.  Two of the flowers were from 4052 - WC Flower Set 1. The grass and leaves are from the 4051 - WC Foliage Set 1. Lastly, I used the flower from the 4701 - Clay Pot set.  Day 19 of #thedailymarker30day

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 15 olive green
NO. 6 brown
NO. 32 laurel green
NO. 72 pine green
NO. 45 sepia
NO. 50 ultramarine
NO. 105 lt. teal
NO. 20 magenta
NO. 93 aubergine

4773 - Acrylic Blocks
#4 Paint Brush

I made this on Strathmore 140lb watercolor paper.

Be sure to check out my Art Impressions Watercolor Guest Designer teammates' beautiful work! Tricia Kennedy @Triciadollkennedy and Tricia Obin @Tobin0971


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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Art Impressions Watercolor Wednesday on YouTube January 31, 2018



I am so happy Bonnie Krebs is back after a winter break with a new Watercolor Wednesday tutorial on YouTube and on their blog.  I just loved her Spring picture and had to make one of my own.  Art Impressions has the best watercolor stamps. I'm in love with this new color ultramarine which is the blue I used.  Go check out Bonnie's video and make one yourself! Day 18 of #thedailymarker30day


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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

#SSSWChallenge Anything Goes



Hi Friends!

I made this card using Art Impressions (Ai) watercolor stamps and Marvy LePlume II markers.  I'm entering it into the Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge.  (Shout out to my friend Connie Myers on Instagram as Beltway Butterfly for telling me about this!)  The SSS designers made some beautiful cards with Art Impression stamps. I'm one of Ai's biggest fans and lucky enough to be one of their watercolor designers.  Check out the Simon Says Stamp blog for more info.  The prize is $50 to spend at SSS where you can purchase this stamp set I used.  I'd love to get some items off of my wish list.

I'm also going to tag this card with #thedailymarker30day for Kathy Racoosin's ninth coloring challenge.  If you haven't participated and need more info, click here.


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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Watercolor Weekend January 20, 2018





Hello Watercolor Friends,

I'm happy to share this card I made for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend roundup.  I have puppies on the brain since my granddaughters both got puppies for Christmas. I plan to make similar cards for them for Valentine's day. I used the 4959 - WC Dogs Set, the 4873 - WC Cats set and 4965 - WC Bench set.  I used the basket from the Exclusive for 2017 Garden Set.  You can only get the exclusive sets by attending the classes at the shows.  I wonder what the exclusive set for 2018 will be?  Two of the flowers were from 4052 - WC Flower Set 1 and two more flowers were from 4868 - WC Flower Set 2. The grass and leaves are from the 4051 - WC Foliage Set 1 and the set 4763 - Southwest. I used a Wink of Stella pen to add glitter to the flowers.  The sentiment is from the In The Air Set - 4753.

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:

NO. 15 olive green
NO. 45 sepia
NO. 8 violet
NO. 29 Prussian blue
NO. 105 lt. teal
NO. 20 magenta
NO. 1 black

4773 - Acrylic Blocks
4774 - Stamp Positioner
#4 Paint Brush

I made this on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock.

Be sure to check out my Art Impressions Watercolor Guest Designer teammates' beautiful work! Tricia Kennedy @Triciadollkennedy and Tricia Obin @Tobin0971


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Friday, January 5, 2018

Watercolor Weekend January 6, 2018




Hello Watercolor Friends,

I'm excited for 2018 and so glad that I've had some time to watercolor now that the holidays are over.  I made this card using the 4959 - WC Dogs Set, and the 4871 - WC Rustic Container Set.  I used flowers from 4868 - WC Flower Set 2 and 4761 - Watering Can, and the grass and leaves from the 4051 - WC Foliage Set 1.  The pink paper looked too plain so I was going to sew a stitched border but when I was looking at the decorative stitches on my sewing machine, I found this dog stitch and thought, how cute would that be?  Happy New Year and happy crafting!

Marvy LePlume II Pens used:
NO. 86 African violet
NO. 72 pine green
NO. 45 sepia
NO. 8 violet
NO. 29 Prussian blue
NO. 55 iris purple

4773 - Acrylic Blocks
4774 - Stamp Positioner
#4 Paint Brush

I made this on Canson 140 lb watercolor paper.

Be sure to check out my Art Impressions Watercolor Guest Designer teammates' beautiful work! Tricia Kennedy @Triciadollkennedy and Tricia Obin @Tobin0971


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