Fresh & Fun Watercoloring!

Hello everyone!  Yes, yes, more water-coloring for me.  I love it.

I’m here today with CASology and their Cue Card is Wood!

Week 101 - Wood

Yes, wood.  I was wondering how can I use my favorite technique (WATERCOLOR) and wood.  Then a light bulb when off and I knew what I wanted to do.

Take a look at what I came up with:

Woodgrain hello

Yayyy, I was able to combine my water-coloring with woodgrain!!  I love it.

1. I used Simon Says Stamp woodgrain cardstock.

2. I stamped Papertrey Ink Splat hello stamp with Distress Inks.

3. I used my paint brush to smear the circles, so that they have a spilling look from one side of the circle.

4. I added some sequins and WALA, I was done.

So tell me what you think.  I would love to know.

Supplies used:

Splat Stamp Set Distress mini ink padsSSS Woodgrain CSBasic Black CSHello Sunshine Mixed Sequins

 

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Can You Have To Much Watercolor?

Hello everyone, I’m here today with a watercolor card {my favorite} for Freshly Made Sketches #139.

FMS Final 139-001Today’s sketch was created by Rita.

When I say this sketch I knew I wanted to create a watercolor background.  I couldn’t help myself.  Watercolor makes everything look pretty. I wanted a pretty card with a pretty tag that you could take off of the card and use on a gift.

Take a look at my take on Rita’s sketch:

Thanks tag card

To create the watercolor background:

For this card I applied 3 different distress ink’s to my craft sheet in a random order very close to one another.

I spritz water on the colors to activate the color to mix them a bit.

I took my watercolor paper and gently placed it on top of the ink to create my watercolor background.

I let the paper dry completely before I added it to my card base.

If you take a closer look at my watercolor paper you will see I scored it for added texture.

Thanks tag texture

For the flagged banners, I used vellum and window sheet to create them.  I didn’t want to complete cover the background because it was so pretty so, I used them to create a see through look.

Thanks flagged banner

For my tag, again I wanted the viewer to  somewhat see through it, as to not take away from the background.

I created an inlay die cut with the word thanks.  Added a few black enamel dots for contrast and the rhinestone for some bling.

I adhere the watercolor piece to black cardstock and then to the white card base.

I had fun creating this card.  I created another card using the same technique.

Hello tag card

Like I said many times over, Water-coloring is my favorite.

Let me know what you think!!

Supplies used:

Distress Ink Dried marigoldDistress ink Antique linenDistress Ink Worn LipstickLF690_ScriptyThanks_granderanger craft sheetRanger misterTim Holtz Watercolor CardstockMy Mind's Eye Enamel DotsWindow SheetsWhite VellumBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesivePink Lemonade CordStampin' TrimmerSimply ScoredTag Topper Scallop PunchBasic Black CSWhisper White

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Hello World, How are you?

Hello everyone!  I’m in such a great mood today, I can’t stop smiling.  I’ve been working really hard at my craft and slowly by surely its paying off.  So, I’m really proud of myself.

I’m here today with a card for the Muse Challenge #69. This is my first time playing along with them so I hope I don’t disappoint them.

Cornelia was chosen to create the Guest Muse this week and her card is full of bright colors, a cool technique and FUN!

Here is her card:

Cornelia

My job is to use the Muse card as inspiration and create one of my own.

When I looked at Cornelia’s card, it reminded me of my all time favorite technique, WATER-COLORING!!!  I love how she made the colors mix with one another and the splatters across the card.

So I knew right away that I had to pull out my Koi watercolors.  I decided that I wanted to use colors I hardly use that are bright and will stand out on the black cardstock I wanted to use.

Before I painted, I scored the watercolor paper to give it added texture.

I used colors #3, 12, and 16 to create my sentiment and hearts. You can see the colors on my swatch here.

Like Cornelia’s card I wanted to create a one layer card so I decided to create an inlay card with my sentiment and hearts.  So, I die cut my sentiment and hearts from the watercolor piece.

helloswatch

After I cut out all of my pieces that I need to create my card, I realized that I wanted my card to have a stitch edge so to create that I had to use my large journal stitch die, which in turn cut off a portion of my card.  I was ok with that because I love the stitch edge. That idea came from Nichol Magouirk.

After that cut, my card was no longer a one layer card.  I put all of the piece together and here is what I came up with.

Here is my card:

Hello

I added sequin, enamel dots and rhinestones to resemble Cornelia’s paint splatters.  I choose colors that were close to my watercolor sentiment and hearts.

Sooooo, what do you think? No stamping required. I love how it came out.

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsBasic Black CSLargeStitchedJournalingCardScripty HelloHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsBrights Candy DotsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsclassiccrestsolarwhtieWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Watercolor Butterflies

How beautiful are butterflies??  Have you ever seen one up close and personal? Did you know no two butterflies are alike.  How amazing is that!!

Today’s card is of beautiful butterflies that were created with water-coloring!!  Amazing, simply amazing I must say.  If you’ve been following me for the past 4 weeks, you know that water-coloring is my favorite and I vowed to create a card once a week.

Well here it is.  My watercolor butterflies!! I made this card to play along with Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday #166:Debossing Stamped Images.

Before I show you the card, I have to say this was the hardest card I’ve ever made.  The stamping was easy, it was the debossing that had me stuck for a while.  I just couldn’t do it like Dawn Movey showed us in her video.

She used her die to deboss instead of cutting the paper.  I kept cutting the paper instead of debossing.  So to fix my problem I turned the die upside down and debossed my butterflies like that.  I was able to create detail but not as much as Dawn did.  The inside of the wings didn’t deboss.  When I finally finish the card, I didn’t mind the look.  The watercolor really made the card for me.

What do you think?

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

I used my Koi Watercolors #2,12, and 20 for the beautiful colors on my card. I created a swatch that you can view here.

To accomplish that look I:

1. Added the three different colors to my clear block one color at a time, mixing the colors where they meet.

2. I misted the colors with water then pressed my stamp onto the block.

3. I stamped my cardstock 3 different times, picking up more ink after every stamp.

4.  After the watercolor dried, I stamped my sentiment in Versafine ink.

5.  I turned my butterfly die upside down and debossed 3 different times.

6. I added iridescent rhinestones.

The instructions are simple but I had the hardest time doing the debossing.  I tried to make this card 5 times before I came up with the card above.  The water-coloring was fun!

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsLife is Beautiful DieLife is Beautiful Stamp SetStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveBig Shot Die-Cut MachineMagnetic PlatformDiamond GemsOnyx Versafine

Please let me know what you think.

~Kymona

 

Who Doesn’t Want A Hug?

I’m back again today with another card for Less is More Week 173.  Today’s card is very simple and clean!  I’ve combined my love of water-coloring and die-cutting to create my card.

For those of you who don’t know a couple of weeks ago I start a watercolor class and absolutely loved it.  Before, the class started we were instructed to practice using our “stuff” and I created a couple of single pieces.  I had hoped to use my pieces during the class but never did because I create other cards.  So, when Less is More decided that their recipe this week would be Die Cut, I knew I had to use this piece on my card. No need to throw anything away, especially a big Hug as pretty as this.

Hugs

I know I wanted to keep my card very simple because the watercolor image is so powerful by itself.

Hugs top view

I die cut out 4 hugs and attached them to my watercolor piece to create some dimension on the front of my card.

Side note: I’ve been working on improving my photograph.  The background of these pictures are a little dark but I like the effect.  It gives the card a warm feeling which is what I love in the words of Olaf, “I Love Warm Hugs“!!

So, what do you think? Do you like “Warm Hugs” too?

Let me know.

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtiePelikan WatercolorbighugsOnyx Versafine Ink

I also used Stampin’ Up! Bring on the Cake stamp set that retired.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Watercolor Background: How Playful!!

I can’t believe my Watercolor for Card Makers class is coming to an end.  This Friday is the last day to submit all of our homework.  I have so much left to do.

It was truly an amazing class!  I learned a lot about water-coloring.  I was granted the opportunity to try different types of watercolors mediums (watercolor pencils and crayons, transparent water colors, opaque watercolors, kids watercolor, shimmer watercolors).

I’m hoping to make at least one water-coloring card a week.  This will allow me to spend more time with my daughter who also loves water-coloring.

Today’s watercolor technique was taught by Tim Holtz himself.  Truly fun and amazing.  He taught us how to make amazing backgrounds using “watercolor stamping or monoprint” using a stencil.

I had so much fun creating my card, that I made two cards..  I’m also submitting this card into the Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #165: Artsy Watercolor Backgrounds Challenge.  Betsy showed us how to create watercolor backgrounds using our current stamps.  I’m excited!!

Happy Watercolor

So, what do you think of this card?  It looks so delicious to me.  The colors are so vibrant.  My flower was punched from a watercolor background that I created.  I thought that bought more balance to the card.

Hello Friend

For my second card, I wet the outer edge of the flower to create the watercolor effect surrendering each individual flower.  That gives each flower a beautiful soft and subtle effect.

I love how both of my cards turned out.  I am going to try to create a couple more cards with this fun effect!!

Please let me know what you think.

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperWet PaintOopsie Daisy DieOopsie Daisy Stamp SetHarlequin StencilDistress Inks Kit 1Hawaiian ShoresPTI Summer Sunrise InkTim Holtz Watercolor CardstockStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveOnyx VersafineBig Shot Die-Cut MachineStampin' DimensionalsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsLarge Rhinestone Basic JewelsDaffodil Delight CSBasic Black CSWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

 

~Kymona

Are You A Watercolorists?

Watercolor painting is an art form that creates artistic representations, usually on watercolor paper, using pigments that are water-soluble.

OK, I love the wording “artistic representation” because I can’t draw for the life of me and I also have trouble actually painting objects much less making my sentiment look like I painted it.  I’m so glad that my cards are beautiful regardless if I can’t draw or paint.  Thank you “artistic representation”!!

With that said, I created two cards today for my online Watercolor for Card Makers Class Homework.  The assignment was to watercolor paint over a stamped image.  This was fun!  My daughter, niece and I sat down to create our cards.  It’s amazing how all of us came up with different versions of the same image.

I made two cards because I felt like my first flower was dulled out and wanted to see if I could use a different flower.  Also, my sentiment was giving me so trouble.  Here are my “artistic representation” of flowers in a vase!

Made with Love

On my first card, the blue water started to seep out of my jar on the side.  I went to close to the black line with my wet paint brush.  I over did it a little with the shadow at the bottom of the jar.  You have to learn from your mistakes.

Made with Love2

This second card, the water stayed in the jar and my shadow looks so much better.  The sentiment is where I think I over did it.  That’s the beauty of water-coloring.

So what do you think?  Did I do a good job at depicting a watercolor painting?  Would you call me a Watercolorists?

Well in my book, I’m the best Watercolorists on this side of the computer screen, lol!!!!

The real test is how do I compare to my daughter and niece!!  Below you will find the cards they painted.

Little Lady Sanaa Flower Little Lady Zoe Flower

My Daughter                                                       My Niece

What fun!!!

Well that’s it for today.  I hope you enjoyed our cards today and will not hesitate to try water-coloring and become a Watercolorists!!

 

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsLove JarMemento Tuxedo BlackStampin' TrimmerSnail Adhesive

~Kymona