Thursday, March 10, 2016

Still Love Water Coloring!

Hi guys!

Once again, time got away from me and it's been awhile since I shared a blog post - oops! But I've been really enjoying having more time to create, now that I'm retired. It gives me a more relaxed attitude. I think that's what I love the most. Never finding myself rushed to get something done. It's a wonderful feeling!

Anyway, I've been having fun making lots and lots of cards. (I'll just share a few here today.) After Dawn's online card class, I'm continuing to enjoy water coloring, using it in different ways to create my cards.

First up are some watercolor panels, created by Suzy Plantamura. 








Aren't they just the cutest?!!! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers on each panel. They come in a pack of 12, uncolored, printed on watercolor paper. I've used Copics on some other panels from Suzy, so that works too, if you're not into water coloring.

Next up is a card using a gorgeous stamp from WPlus9. It's from Dawn's new line called, Beautiful Bouquets and this one is, Ranunculus.



I white embossed the stamp before using my Koi Watercolors. I love how this turned out!

And here's one more. These, Spring Flowers are from Simon Says Stamp and they are beautiful!



After white embossing the flowers, I used Distress Inks and water to add the color.

Okay, that's it. I'm off to get some purging done in my craft room. I have way too much stuff and not enough room! I know many of you can totally relate! Wish me luck!

Thanks for poppin' in today - it is so appreciated! ♥

18 comments:

TK said...

So, so beautiful!! - each and every one...!

Gabi MeWi said...

All cards are beautiful, but I adore the flowercards.

Cindy C. said...

These are beautiful, the bunnies are really cute!! Glad to know that you're enjoying your retirement. I am looking forward to mine too!!

judkajudi said...

Your coloring, no matter how you do it, is amazing!! Love seeing all your beautiful work and love knowing you are happily retired!! Big hugs, Judy

Virginia Lu said...

LOOOOK at what you create! Each one of them is STUNNING! I am so glad that you are feeling so relaxed and enjoy crafting at your own pace. It's amazing, isn't it? Hugs to you, Barb!

Yolanda Garrido said...

What a bunch of amazing and cute Easter cards!!! Those bunnies are gorgeous and so much fun!

Lin said...

Wonderful cards, Barb, so glad you're enjoying your retirement! These are all lovely, but I'm loving the very last one the best - because of the blues!

Alanna said...

You've been busy with all your coloring. Love all of these. So glad to hear retired life is treating you well.

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb your watercolouring and cards are all just so lovely! I am all with you about crafting at your own pace!

Karen B. said...

Love the different styles of watercoliring. Each card is fabulous!

Betty Keefe said...

good to see what you've been creating Barb - love the last two - beautiful soft colors and then that vibrant blue - so pretty

I Card Everyone said...

Barb you've inspired me to give those panels that arrived in my SSS kit a go ... how darling you've made them! OH look at those beautiful floral cards!! Two gorgeous sets that I passed on ... this is me kicking myself!!! Repeatedly!!! xx
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Cat Craig said...

Barb, your coloring is so pretty. The cards are standouts. Enjoy your retirement, and all its opportunities to do the things your love at your own pace...as well as the things you must do.

Dawn Turley said...

WOW Barb... it this is what you can do in retirement... maybe I should consider retiring early. so glad you are enjoying your retirement and your card making with out pressure! A lovely set of cards.

walchowDesign said...

All your bunny cards are so adorable and your watercolouring is so skillful, Barb!

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Barb! After being in bed with the flu for several days, your post totally made me smile! Really beautiful watercoloring on all of your cards! I love how you played with your Ziggies, and how you switched to your Koi watercolors for the gorgeous Ranunculus and Spring flowers! So many fabulous details, too!

So happy to hear that you're enjoying your retirement :) Hugs, Barb

Greta said...

I need to purge, but can't bring myself to do it yet. Glad you're enjoying retirement--me, too! Wonderful coloring--I adore the last card!

Martha said...

WOW, Barb, you've created some darling & beautiful cards.
You've colored them all so beautifully.
The last one is breathtaking and simply gorgeous.
I love the pretty colors & design.