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World Watercolor Month #5: Gillfriend Thank You Card

 

Gillfriend Thank You Card

These just might be my favorite little fishie stamps of the season – well, til I see another one, haha! I love their clean simple shapes, and it’s easy to make them look rounded with all their open space. Just love em! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I painted water as just drops, which gives a color to the otherwise clear drops of Glossy Accents.

Supplies

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World Watercolor Month #2: Hobbit Neighborhood Card

 

Hobbit Neighborhood Card

It’s time for a card I had an idea for the very first time I saw this stamp set! First off, I’m a bigtime LOTR fan girl. Hobbit houses made me gleeful! But after making my earlier video showing the whole release and making bookmarks, But it was about TIME that I get to that idea! I wanted both of the little houses next to each other in the Shire, so I can think of them as little neighbors….and thus,  you have today’s card! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

If you’re an AI fan and wanted to take an AI class….hint hint….what kind of stamps would you want to see used? Just asking for a friend, ya know. 

Here are the Tombow colors I used:

 

Supplies

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World Watercolor Month #1: Complementary Color Wheel Card

 

World Watercolor Month

It’s that time again….JULY! The world is celebrating watercolor, so you know I am too! On my posts on this blog and YT, they’ll be watercolor OR watercolor-adjacent; meaning some will be in watercolor, others might be coloring water in other mediums. So my copic and pencil peeps need not sign off for a month!

On social, keep an eye out for the monthly challenge – which WILL be watercolor. I’m excited!

Complementary Color Wheel Card

When I saw this stamp set, it was made for someone like me, right? I had to buy it! And rather than stamping color names into the tubes, I instead made a spinner card out of it with a unique mechanism to get the right parts spinning. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Even the inside has a splash of watercolor – a panel to cover the back of the brad!

And if you’d like to color a wheel to use as a template, here’s a blank to use – resize it in Word or something based on the size you need, or just diecut after coloring it in.

Supplies

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Spring Bouquet Card (Studio Katia)

 

Spring Bouquet Card (Studio Katia)

These pretty little flowers were perfect for a technique using distress inks – and the MISTI. I created it on watercolor paper, and between the ink being open to movement with water, and adding watercolor….it came out so very pretty! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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Enabler alert!!! 30 videos (and a screaming sale!)

 

Hi folks! I was scrolling through Ellen Hutson’s “oops” Category at that’s all on sale – and aside from all the goodies landing in MY cart, I thought I’d collect the items I have videos for. And guess what? Everything in that”oops” Category  is an ADDITIONAL 30% off with coupon code YAY- and there are lots of things that are already heavily discounted. That’s crazy on the discounts!!! But first….World Watercolor Month is in July!! I’ll be putting watercolor classes on sale, and doing some other fun things, so in case you need some supplies…here you go (and check OUT the prices on some of these, holy guacamole!)

 

Setting up a watercolor palette shows how to set up a palette if you haven’t as yet….  (Blog Post)

 

29 more videos

I’ve put the sale items above each video as links; if you need the full list of products, there’s blog post links to get you the rest of that information.

Holiday Words Dies,, Leaping Deer Die (Blog Post)

Essentials by Ellen, Tree Farm (Blog Post)

Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Thistle (Blog Post)

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Set 1, Set 2, Set 3 (Blog Post)

 

 

Lawn Cuts Dies Shut The Front Door (Blog Post)

Avery Elle Dies, Petal Plate (Blog Post)

My Favorite Things Clear Stamps, Four-Legged Friends (Blog Post)

Crazy Cats (Blog Post)

Lawn Fawn Clear Stamps, Wild For You (Blog Post)

Lawn Fawn Stamps, Costume Party (Blog Post)

Art Impressions, Window Dies (Blog Post)

Art Impressions, Nuts About You (Blog Post)

Avery Elle Clear Stamps, Brring On The Joy (Blog Post)

My Favorite Things Clear Stamps, Ninja Warrior stamps (Blog Post)

My Favorite Things Clear Stamps, Sweet Sloths (Blog Post)

Hero Arts Angel Stamp set (Blog Post)

My Favorite Things stamps: Mermazing, Ocean Pals (Blog Post)

My Favorite Things Clear Stamps: Polar Pals, Dashing Deer (Blog Post)

Paper Smooches, Courteous Cuties (Blog Post)

Penny Black, Red Blush Stamp (Blog Post)

Concord & 9th Stamps, Stuck On You (Blog Post)

Flora and Fauna, Adventure (Blog Post)

Flora and Fauna Life is Lovely (Blog Post)

Reverse Confetti Clear Stamps, Berry Sweet (Blog Post)

Reverse Confetti Clear Stamps, No Tomorrow (Blog Post)

Impression Obsession Clear Stamps, Beary Sweet (Blog Post)

Reverse Confetti, Puppy Love (Blog Post)

Art Impressions, Sheep Flutter (Blog Post)

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Simple watercolor leaves for your ladybug

 

Watercolor leaves for your ladybug

Did you ever catch bugs as a child, and keep them in little jars? I remember doing that – fireflies, ladybugs….we’d poke holes in the lids, tuck leaves in and add a few drops of water in hopes of keeping the little creatures alive. Alas, I eventually learned that these critters were never meant to live in jars! But – with stamps, I can return to the joy of watching a ladybug crawl along a leaf – but by painting it! Watch the video to see some simple tips to create graphic leaves to feed your Honey Bee Little Ladies! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

You could make endless cards with these little buggies….so many diffferent leaves and angles. Add a light blue wash for a sky background before painting the leaves and change it up even more!

Supplies

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Fruitastic CAS cards: NEW Pinkfresh liquid watercolors

 

Fruitastic CAS cards: NEW Pinkfresh liquid watercolors

Are you hooked on all the new liquid watercolors coming out lately? There’s more! And I have to say – the colors in this set just make my heart happy! I’m not even a pink girl but that Bubble Gum? YUM! These 1/2 ounce bottles contain lovely colors that I’ve used for today’s CAS cards you’ll see below…..and scroll further to see something else I painted with these since the making of this video! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I tried out the fruit against several card base colors, and liked white and black a lot but OHHH were these fun on Desert Storm!

I didn’t have pictures of the actual bottle labels – but here’s one from the company: 

Here’s a closer look at 2 of my cards…

 

Bloghop and giveaway!

The Pinkfresh Studio blog will be giving away (1) set of Liquid Watercolors, and (2) $50 giftcards. And I’m giving away a $25 giftcard on this blog post…winners will be picked from the comments! Winners will be posted on Sunday, June 10th on Pinkfresh’s GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.


The hop list is on their blog, go see it to hop along and enter to win on ALL the blogs!

Supplies

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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

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Art Impressions Watercolor Tree Swings – Video Hop!

 

Art Impressions Watercolor Tree Swings

Nothing says lazy summer day like a big, shady oak tree with a swing, right? Use the AI watercolor tree trunks, then create beautiful leaves to sit beneath! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The first tree is lacy and mixes a lot of distinct colors.Another tree is looser with only a few areas of hard edges. And finally, a soft tree that focuses attention on the shade and the swing by letting the top edge fade out!

Video Hop!

Today we’re hopping to celebrate Ardyth reaching 1000 YouTube subscribers this month. After you’ve finished watching my video, please leave a comment ON YOU TUBE for your chance to win, and then click on the link in the video description below the video for the next person in the hop.
There are more than 20 participants on this video hop and there are prizes to be won!
  • One comment from each video on the hop will be chosen to win 2 Catherine Pooler inks of your choice.
  • One comment from the whole hop will be chosen to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Ellen Hutson LLC.
  • One comment from the whole hop will be chosen to win a prize pack valued at over $100 from A Jillian Vance Design.

And because today is also Ardyth’s birthday, she’s contributing three $25 Gift Certificates (one to Ellen Hutson LLC, one to Catherine Pooler Designs and one to A Jillian Vance Design) to three randomly-chosen comment on her video on YouTube.

 Next video in the hop is Justine!

If you get lost along the way, go to Ardyth’s blog for the full list of particpants. All prizes will be announced on Monday, June,11 so you have until then to comment.

Supplies

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Nighttime Roller Coaster Card in just three colors!

Nighttime Roller Coaster Card in just three colors!

When I saw this little roller coaster stamp set, I just had to buy it and make a card – and it brought back so many memories of going to amusement parks! We usually went during the day but I always loved it when I was old enough to go in the evening – everything sparkled in the moonlight, and the rides were so much fun in the dark when you could go up high and see the twinkling lights! And I also thought the paint combo in my wristband palette would be perfect for this!

So there’s my card inspiration…hope you enjoy it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here’s the wristband palette out in the wild….

I want to go wait in line with them! Save me a ticket!

Supplies

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