Thursday, May 15, 2014

Freehand Watercoloring - EEK!

Hello!

I'm here once again, very late at night, but I wanted to share my cards from days 8 and 9 for the Watercolor For Card Makers class.

On day 8, Tasnim shared a video using a technique where you stamp an image with a soft ink color, then add your watercoloring. Here's my take:


It's a tiny card measuring only 2 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches. I am loving these smaller sized cards, especially when using watercoloring - it's a lot less intimidating! I used a pretty stamp from a set called Night and Day Flowers by Hero Arts.

The lesson on day 9 was scary at first! It was Freehand Watercoloring! No stamping involved. Just the paints, a brush and my own hand. I didn't think I could do it but Jennifer Rzasa showed a technique with water and splattering to create a colorful tree, and after watching her video I thought maybe I could do it after all.


This was my second try. I went a bit too far on my first one, not knowing (or wanting) to stop the splatters. :) I really like the way this turned out and it was so fun! I thought the sentiment from the Color and Sunshine set by Simon Says Stamp was perfect for my tree.

That's it for me. As always, thanks for coming by - I really appreciate it! Night. . . . ♥

32 comments:

Bridget said...

Both cards are gorgeous, I love your vibrant use of colour!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Barb. You are brave to try the free-hand. Turned out awesome.

Malika said...

Lovely cards

Malika

Lynn said...

These are both beautiful Barb! Love how soft the first one is. Stunning.

PS thought of you last night...went through the floral department at work and there were lots of 50% flowers. Had to grab fresh ones for a luncheon I'm hosting tomorrow :)

Jeanette M. said...

Beautiful cards!

Betty said...

both cards are wonderful Barb! love your tree!!

Polly Lemire said...

Your tree is gorgeous! Such pretty colors!

Susanne Vargas said...

Those cards are beautiful! You are a natural!

Virginia Lu said...

Your class work is TOP NOTCH!! I love seeing how you embrace all the new skills and techniques! Very inspiring, Barb!

Sue McRae said...

Both cards are just fabulous Barb! Sounds like you're having lots of fun in this class.

Barb Ghig said...

Both cards are really gorgeous, Barb! The colors you chose for your tree are so pretty, and I LOVE your blue and yellow flower card so much! You've done an amazing job on your water coloring, once again!!!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, both your cards are so wonderful. You really created some beauties here.

Loll Thompson said...

Two gorgeous cards Barb! LOVE the freehand painting ... you really are an artist. The tree is also beautiful ... love the bright colors.

CinnamonSally said...

Two fabulous cards Barb!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

SO pretty- I love both cards!!

Trinh said...

These are great, Barb! I love the bright colors on the 2nd one.

Sue said...

Hello Barb,
Goodness me, your creations in this media; which is not the easiest are just wonderful, I know you feel insecure, it is hard not to as watercolour has a mind of it's own, especially when it wants to be controlled, but you have successfully conquered your fears and produced lovely images and free hand to boot, you have to be so proud of yourself. Well done Barb, the cards are beautiful.
Smiles:)
Sue

alexandra s.m. said...

Dare I say it again?
I'm totally smitten with your watercolor cards Barb ;)

pcm said...

gorgeous!

Laura B. said...

Wow!!! These are really great, Barb!! I love how you are trying these fun techniques. I want to try these, too! Really love that first one that Tasnim taught.

Sarah Gray said...

You are definitely top of the water colouring class, Barb! Both cards are so lovely - your flowers look so soft and elegant and I love the colour and movement of your splatter tree! I haven't even had time to watch the videos for class yet this week but am looking forward to it when I see what you have made :)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the free hand tree!

Carole said...

Wow, two beautiful cards. You are definitely an A* pupil! C x

Kathy (krolski) said...

It looks like you've mastered both techniques! Your cards are beautiful, Barb!

ThePurplePlace said...

Seems to me, you're a natural with these wonderful new techniques.

All of your class cards look fabulous....I'm so behind, but boy I am loving so much about this class, it's turned out to be a favorite and I love so many of the OCC classes, so that's speaks volumes!!

Happy Watercoloring...

Greta said...

I am in awe, Barb! You get an A+--LOVE both of these!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Love both of these so much, Barb!!! xo

Martha said...

I love these beauties, Barb!

Nat said...

wow!! makes me want to pull out my watercolors and create :)very inspiring

Carol said...

Love both of your cards, Barb. Just stunning! Perfect sentiment for your gorgeous tree - fabulous colour combination.

Shirley said...

Both cards are stunning! I like the really cool colors and the bright centers on the first one and the splatters on the second. I can't wait to learn how to do that too!

Jacqueline said...

Such fabulous cards, Barb!!