watercolor for card makers: day 1

I’m playing along in the watercolor class (more deets on that in a sec).  Managed to get through Jen’s technique on Day 1.  I know, I’m slow but juggling work and I don’t want to feel rushed and I’m enjoying the process.
Okay, perhaps if you squinted and turned your head a bit you might be able to see the Huey Mask that I used?

Seriously, in real life, you can see the triangle mask, well, a bit, it just isn’t being picked up in my photog.


How thrilled am I that I WON a ‘seat’ in the Online Card Classes:  watercolor for card makers.  A big shout out to the awesome Yana!

Here are my supplies:

I’ve got 2 words:

Patience Grasshopper

I have no patience…seriously.

I was super impatient waiting for the ink to dry.  I know that every time I ‘peeked’ I was ruining the technique.  I will definitely give this another try!

The water colored portion has such luxurious sheen from both the Fireworks and Tattered Angels ink!

I was thoroughly inspired by the current

Next up is technique #2 taught by Laura Bassen…she’s a funny gal!
I’ve tried this technique before and I think if I practice more I’ll get the hang of it.  My plan is to post my original cards using the techniques with a follow up post using it after some ‘practice’, kwim?

My card seems kind of muddled

muddy puddles

…but I still like the end product.

Here are my supplies:

Distress Inks:




I actually made it through all 3 techniques!

Here’s my card that uses Kristina Werner’s technique.






























































I realized that I don’t really have many background stamps but picked this one up from Novell at our garage sale last year.

I used a tray of watercolor that I picked up from Michaels.

Here are my supplies


Technique Tuesday

I love that hello die, it is fabulous that it has the outline with it!
The peach paper is from the Target $ spot and I used black Stampin’ Up cardstock.

Whew!  Thanks for making it all the way to the finish line!  I had so much fun…are you signed up for the class?

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26 thoughts on “watercolor for card makers: day 1”

  1. Amy, these cards are great! You're ahead of me, I think! I love the pale green on the first card, beautiful! Patience is definitely one of the lessons in this class… I'm having difficulty with it, lol!

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  2. I am loving all your watercolor creations. You are so right "patience grasshopper". I too have a problem waiting.

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  3. I know what you mean about the impatience, waiting for the ink to dry! I had the same problem! Your cards are gorgeous 0 i especially love the colours in the 3rd card!

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  4. How seriously fun! I would love to learn all these water coloring techniques. LOVE your cards, Amy!
    And wishing you a very happy Mother's Day weekend, my friend!

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  5. I am IN LOVE with all your creations from the class!! WOW!!! I am LOVING the colors!! And I can tell you … that is the ONLY positive thing I can say about AZ — the mists/paint/stains dry in like .2 seconds — cause it's a DRY heat! LOL!!!!!

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  6. Amy all three are fantastic. Laughing at the impatience, I know all about that. I think they are all awesome!

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  7. Looks totally fun! I can't wait to see what "more practice" looks like because these look good already! Happy Aloha Friday!

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  8. Well done on your homework! I know what you mean about being impatient. Which is why I did my stencil card right before I went to bed and left it overnight! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. wow you are on a roll with these watercolor projects..They all look fabulous.. you get an A for your homework.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Friday and Happy Mother's Day

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  10. All wonderful! I'm really enjoying this class too! I think my favorite of these is the last. I really love the colors you used for it!

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  11. WOOOOOOOOW! All three cards are AMMMMMMMMMMMAZING! I'm still on day one too! LOL!

    Great job– wowowza! Blown away, Amy! YOU ROCK <3

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  12. How fun you won a seat at the class Amy! love all or your projects – even if they aren't 'perfect' examples of the lesson – they are lovely creations!! I think it does take several attempts to get a technique down! Have a great Mother's Day with your boy and girl!

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  13. I've been taking the class and watching the videos but haven't tried anything yet! I love your soft washes. Just the hint of color in the first card works so well with the simple, yet bold sentiment!

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  14. Beautiful cards, Amy, absolutely beautiful! Looks like you and water-colouring are a perfect pair! Gorgeous – A+++ for you! Hugs~c

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  15. These are fabulous! You should think about linking to the Join in to Win page on the blog. Thanks for sharing in our flickr group too. I am in love with how soft the green looks!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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