Saturday, September 26, 2015

Online Card Class

Hi there! 

The newest online card class is called, Watercolor For Card Makers: Exploring Mediums and am I ever glad I signed up! It gave me the courage to try some techniques that I've never had the guts to try before. . . . and I even love my results!

This first card uses no-line water coloring - eek! If that isn't a scary technique, I don't know what is! But Kristina Werner shared an easier way to do it, so that gave me the push I needed to try. 

I used Simon Says Stamp's Bundle Up stamp and die set. 

Watercolor pencils are a medium I have never had much luck with either - actually, it would be more honest to say I suck at using them - lol! But once again, after watching Kristina use them in class, I gave it a try and had so much fun! 

That's one of my favorite snowmen. He's from Art Impressions. Isn't he the cutest?! And I used the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp for the background. 

Okay, one more. I also loved Dawn's video! Oh my goodness! Can that girl watercolor or what?! She has some amazing talent! So, out came my Gansai Tambi watercolors to use on these pretty Altenew flowers.

 I love the loose watercolor technique, letting some lighter shades spill out past the images.

I'm looking forward to Wrap-Up day in class. They always share more fun, and usually another video or two, or three, or . . . .

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! ♥

23 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb your watercolouring is beautiful! I am so glad you were brave and took the class!

Lynn said...

A trio of absolute beauties. Your water coloring looks gorgeous Barb.

LauraJane:) said...

Super job on your homework Barb! LOVE the Wild Hibiscus floral best:)Nice composition!

Barb said...

Beautiful!

I Card Everyone said...

I LOve each and every one, Barb... but that snowman? just adorable! and YES Dawn is fabulous - could watch her all day [and maybe I have]...
=] Michele

Shannon McComb said...

Oh wow Barb these are all so gorgeous!! Your water coloring is lovely!!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, your cards are just beautiful, Barb! You did an amazing job on these techniques, and I love that you chose your Gansai Tambi water colors as your medium on the last card!! You get an A+++ on all three cards!!!

Nora N. said...

What a beautiful trio of cards!! I love how your no line watercolor came out. I suck at doing that and I have tried. I think you get an A for your homework. Each card is beautiful!! (and you make me wish I had taken the class!!)

Arlene said...

WOW. You have mastered this.

Greta said...

2 darling cards & a beautiful floral one, Barb! I say you get an A+!

Nancy said...

WOW Barb, you are rocking those watercolors. That class was so helpful. I too am trying things I would never try. Your no-line coloring is beautiful. It is not easy, and I need a lot of practice.

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous cards Barb. I've watched the videos but had no time to play. Love that I can go back and watch them again. Love the flower card.

Nicole Parmentier said...

Cool cards! Love your no-line watercoloring!!!

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Barb...I would say you passed this class with flying colors...amazing work you accomplished. Beautiful cards.

TK Watson said...

I LOVE your coloring! Your "attempts" are wonderful... I signed up for the class but unfortunately had company during the whole thing, so I'm hoping to get to it soon before the doors close on the galleries :o)

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous coloring and cards dear Barb!!
I just love how you leave a little white on your leaves and petals!
Super artistic and not easy to accomplish!!

Martha said...

Barb, I love your darling cards. Fabulous coloring.
OH MY, that last card is simply GORGEOUS!
The colors are striking & beautiful. ♥

Laura Bassen said...

Such beautiful projects, Barb! So glad you are loving the class....that Dawn is such an inspiration, isn't she? Love your painted flowers!

TK Watson said...

Wonderful cards! Each one is just awesome.

Nat said...

love em all!! :) :)

Citra Pandiangan said...

Thank you that is nice card

Citra Pandiangan said...

Thank you that is nice card

Deepti said...

Beautiful! The water coloring is amazing :) love the flower card !