Penguin Week #1: Watercolor an Arctic Scene

Penguin Week #1: Watercolor an Arctic Scene

 

Wheee! I’ve apparently fallen in love with penguins…because I discovered I’ve picked up a ton of penguin stamps this year! I decided to combine them in one big ol’ week full of penguin cards – I hope my penguin-loving friends will enjoy the stamps, and my technique-loving friends will enjoy learning too!

Penguin Week #1: Watercolor an Arctic Scene

These little peeking critters had to be in penguin week! The little penguin is coming up from a swim to say hello to you – and to peek at the arctic aurora borealis while he’s up for air! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

What a little cutie patootie penguin….he’s ready for a warm hug!

Here’s that pearlescent shimmer paint – it looks fantastic in person! All colors used are listed in the supplies.

Supplies

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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

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Beam Me Up – Alien birthday card

Beam Me Up – Alien birthday card

There are lots of ways to create a “beam” from an alien ship using Lawn Fawn’s Beam Me Up stamp set…I nearly made an interactive beam-up action, but realized there are lots of folks on YT who will do that. I always look for something out of the box to try – so creating a physical beam, popping up off the card, seemed like fun to try in my alien birthday card! In the movies the figures under the beam end up all blown-out with light, so the vellum look lends toward that too. I did some watercoloring but you could color this with any medium! 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.

Art Impressions new release: 20 cards! (bloghop)

Art Impressions new release: 20 cards! (bloghop)

I was so excited looking through the new release stamps from Art Impressions that I made (gasp) 20 cards!

There are so many fun stamps for fall and winter, and some year-round themes too!! I can never do videos with them all, so I shared them with a few friends….so we’re doing our own little hop! Be sure to check out the list at the end of this post, but in the meantime – lemme show you some cards I made already! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

See a thumbnail list of all the stamps at the end of this post!

Flutter stamp sets:Windows:

Halloween Magic:

Christmas Bees, Snow Friends, Grateful Hearts

Fairy Tree….and Snowman:

Watercolor kids – tractors and boats too!

Churches:

Bloghop!

Some friends are joining in the fun with the new stamps – go see what they’ve all got in store!

 

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.

 

One Stamp Two Seasons – easy to paint Folk Tree

One Stamp Two Seasons – easy to paint Folk Tree

 

First…an embarrassing story

This is one of those days the crafty world gets a big guffaw at my expense. And you find out just how crazy my life is!

A while back, I received a request to participate in a Pinkfresh Bloghop….I wrote it down for today, and responded to the request as such, but never heard back. I looked for the original request so I could reach out again, and haven’t found it. Yep. Haven’t located it. Didn’t hear back from their contact page either so…maybe I dreamed it! But between all the social media platforms that have added DM capacity, messages are getting lost! I’m finding this with LOTS of people, so if you’ve tried to reach out to me and haven’t heard back, you might be stuck in one of 20 DM locations somewhere that I don’t check often enough. Email or use my contact page – then you end up in my searchable inbox at least!

(Raise your hand if you’re overwhelmed with all the DMs too! Yikes! No time for all this…)

So I never did find out if I’m part of a Pinkfresh bloghop today or if I’m just a one-woman hop celebrating their watercolors alone. LOL. In any case….I’ve got a stamp set and a video! If you’re coming here from a hop then welcome to my crazy world – and if not and you want to see more blog posts, go see if they have something going on today!

REMINDER : CHARITY ART AUCTION ENDS SEPT 30! GO BID!

One Stamp. Two Seasons – easy to paint Folk Tree

Today’s watercolor is SO easy – you’re gonna love it! Make a bunch of really pretty fall or winter cards in a snap. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The fall trees are just so beautifully RICH!

And that SKY! I think I’ve been working too hard…this was a bit of a ‘throwaway’ method and it’s so pretty that I surprised myself!

Note that my bottle labels are prototypes so the ones you buy will be different 😉

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 a harvest moon (aka handling your hot mess moments)

Watercolor a harvest moon (aka handling your hot mess moments)

 

Watercolor a harvest moon (aka handling your hot mess moments)

When shooting this video a few weeks back, we were in the midst of really strange skies – orangey yellow, with a blood red sun, all from local fires happening. That got me thinking – harvest moon would be great for a halloween card! I had this Witching You the Cutest set from Darcies in my stash, and decided to use it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Handling your hot mess moments

From responses to other “oopses” in my videos, I know many of you appreciate seeing the messes as they happen…and fixes. I don’t know how much I can teach you about those moments, since your oopses are different than mine. (And frankly, I don’t make the same oops multiple times, I keep compounding them instead! ha!) But the one commonality: KEEP GOING. The paper is already used, it’s already got no value to you – and sometimes those are the “freedom” moments as an artist. You lose the sense of panic over a ruined piece, since you don’t expect it to come out. So you can try things. Try a brush stroke. Try a new color. Try something you have never tried before. Squeeze every bit of learning out of that piece of paper that you can – make it count!

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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