Sunday, February 16, 2014

Happy Watercolor Blues

Hi everyone! I finally had time to finish my very first watercolor card using the Aqua Painters and Ann Schach's Tutorial and Video. I am so pleased with the results. If you are interested in learning how to make cards, Ann has a very easy system going. Her videos and written tutorials are excellent and will take you through each step in recreating the cards that she sends you all made up. Once per month she offers her classes, and she just came out with a new set this week! Check it out here.

Here you can see the detail. The flower stem was stamped onto water color paper using Black Stazon ink. When you watercolor on the image, the Stazon does not run. I used Soft Sky and Marina Mist ink in layers with my Aqua Painter to achieve the shading. I snipped out the flower stem and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals and added pearls. 

Underneath the stem, there is an Oval Framelit, which has an ombre affect also achieved with the Aqua Painter and Marina Mist ink. I stamped off the dots image from Happy Watercolor onto the upper left and lower right portions of the oval. The sentiment also comes with the Happy Watercolor stamp set. 

I hope you enjoyed looking today! Let me know what you think of my watercoloring. Honestly, Ann made it so easy with her detailed and encouraging video!

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Ann Schach said...

Wow, Patti! You did a fabulous job with your watercoloring. The shading on the flowers is perfect, as is the ombre effect on the oval. And thank you so much for the sweet shout-out!

Lynn G. said...

Perfection! What a great job Patti. I love the water coloring on the flowers. So very pretty! Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!

Linda Callahan said...

A plus on your homework! Beautiful!

sodell said...

What a beautiful card! It is very classy and elegant. I have been attempting to watercolor for years and my flowers don't compare! Thanks also for sharing the link to Ann's classes. I am always eager to learn and re-learn. You are a very talented and creative papercrafter.