Painted Crocus Garden (Pretty Pink Posh hop)

Painted Crocus Garden (Pretty Pink Posh hop)

Welcome to my stop on the Pretty Pink Posh hop! Paulina is celebrating 5 years – she’s just 6 months behind me, I just realized we started our businesses half a year apart!

My project uses the Crocus Flowers and Courage sentiment – in loose loose watercolor! If you’ve struggled with loose painting, I’ve got some encouragement in the video that might shake you from being so tight!

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

Paint a loose background – then if you paint out of the lines it really won’t matter at all. It’ll just be some extra pretty splatter!

If you need something different to shake you up creatively, try a different format for a card – long skinny, 5×7, something other than your usual!

Be careful using gouache-tupe pigments that are opaque or semi-opaque; if they cover the black stamped lines, use the paint in a thinner fashion. “Tea” as we’d say in Watercolor Jumpstart Class!

Visit the class HERE

Public Service Announcement: A follower recently mentioned something odd going on with purchasing Daniel Smith paints at some Michael’s stores – forcing customers to buy multiple tubes of a color in order to get a particular price, saying the manufacturer requires it. That sounded too weird, so. I checked in with my friends at DS; they hadn’t heard of this, but are tracking down the source to be sure that stops. If you’ve had this experience at a store, can you email and let me know?

(thank you!)

Bloghop

Of course you’ll want to leave comments on the blogs for prizes right? Paulina is giving away $25 gift certificates to NINE people who comment during the blog hop.

NOTE: another post (no video) will be live at 9…be sure to pop back in!

Loosely Painted Buttercups: Easy watercolor!

Loosely Painted Buttercups: Easy watercolor!

Hey Buttercup – Chin up! Easy floral watercolor

A while back I shared how to loosely paint poppies HERE – today it’s buttercups! You knew I had to have this stamp set with yellow flowers, right!?? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #3: Painted Poppies

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #3: Painted Poppies

 

Fall Flowers Series 2018

I love creating a little series of videos for you sometimes….kind of like a mini public “class”! I had a bunch of flower stamps in my growing stash that I haven’t shown yet, so they’ll be collected together this week into a series. Enjoy!

#2: Painted Poppies

These elegant poppies just cried OUT for watercolor! And in this video I’ll show you how to do kind of a cheater “loose” style….it’s fun and isn’t as out of control as you’d worry it might be! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The card front is layered onto black, then the pink card base, setting it off nicely. One flower was masked for the stamping of the sentiment “HAPPY”….I didn’t have the right color pink ink, so used some red with some Picked Raspberry on top of it to get close to it!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Watercolor Bokeh Cherry Blossoms

Watercolor Bokeh Cherry Blossoms

 

Cherry Blossoms with Watercolor Bokeh Background

Recently I created a bokeh background for Mondo Sakura (also cherry blossoms) in Copic Marker. So I thought – look, here’s another pretty cherry blossom stamp set, why not see if I can pull it off in watercolor? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Distress Ink Flowers (Dies by Alexandra Renke)

Distress Ink Flowers (Dies by Alexandra Renke)

Distress Ink Flowers (Dies by Alexandra Renke)

The new line of lovely dies from Alexandra Renke have even ME excited. And I’m not usually one to be thrilled by flower stamps and dies! There are just so many, but I know you guys like them and want to know how to color them. And thus I do. But boy when I find flowers that get even me excited, you know it’s pretty special! See the thumbnails of (I think) all the flower dies in the supply list at the end of the post; I got five of them just to see if this distress ink technique would work. And I used them for my Easter cards – I didn’t have them in time to share before Easter, but Mother’s day is on the way! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.,

Crocuses die – beautiful elegant flowers, and I paired it with a Lawn Fawn stitched hillside die – some of you might see it as snow since we’ve had such crazy weather in the beginning of spring this year!

For size comparison, I’m sharing these photos too:

Tulips…I love the ones with the ripply edges!

Poppies – and in the video I show you a simple way I figured out to make a vase with a little Tumbled Glass ink.

Tendril….For the gardeners…

Snowdrops….I’m  hoping they’re yellow, because aren’t they sweet in sunshiny yellow??

 

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Alexandra Renke Dies – with pics:

The rest of the supplies:

Avery Elle Watercolor Bloghop: Handdrawn Floral

Avery Elle Watercolor Bloghop: Handdrawn Floral

 

Welcome to my stop on the Avery Elle Watercolor Bloghop! So much exciting inspiration to be had….so let’s get to it! Bloghop details and supply lists are at the end of the post. Let’s go paint!

Watercolor Flowers Series #26: Handdrawn Floral

I’ve been doing floral watercolors for quite some time now – there’s a giant playlist you may want to go sit through sometime if you haven’t yet. Tons of techniques! This one creates a very soft look with washy layers, over images stamped in Avery Elle Daisy Pigment Ink. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The finishing touches on the card were to trim the panel to 4″, then pop it onto a card base using dimensional adhesive. I also stamped the sentiment in Avery Elle Mermaid ink and clear-embossed over it.

Here’s the chart I made recently of the colors….go pick some favorites and get busy painting!

Avery Elle Watercolor Bloghop

I’m the last stop on the hop – so you’ll want to go join in from the very top.

  1. Avery Elle
  2. Julie Ebersole
  3. Caryn Davies
  4. Lisa Spangler
  5. Heather Campbell
  6. Emily Midgett
  7. Yainea
  8. Melania Deasy
  9. Carissa Wiley
  10. Katie Gehring
  11. Amy Kolling
  12. Carly Tee Minner
  13. Ashley Marcu
  14. Elena Roussakis
  15. Laurel Beard
  16. Sandy Allnock

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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