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!

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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 ūüėČ

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.

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.

Paint by Lifting: Underwater Seahorses

Paint by Lifting: Underwater Seahorses

 

Paint by Lifting: Underwater Seahorses

I’m *still* obsessed with underwater scenes! Not just the Copic ones from Underwater Scenes class. But watercolor too! I keep buying any underwater stamp I see….and these sweet little seahorses just needed to end up in my studio. I love the range of sentiments on them too. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The twine here is very old, I don’t even know who made it – but I decided to keep the card really flat and make just a mini panel of twine that could be taped on the back. No lumps for mailing!

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 Ostriches

Watercolor Ostriches

 

Watercolor Ostriches

I love coloring animals – and I especially love coloring animals that are unique! There are a couple ostriches by now, but this set is the one I picked up to try out. The sentiment on my card is one that’ll be really useful…”Things will get better.” Seems in the days we’re living in, I have lots of friends to encourage with that stamp!

While I had a blast painting these cute ostriches and their little scene…I want to be sure you know there’s a swear word in one of the sentiments in this set. I was a bit shocked anyone would do that, but, it is what it is, right? I’ve removed the stamp from my set, and when it makes it eventually into the giveaways I do, someone will get it without that one. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I have sooooo many friends I could send this card to…..lately we’ve all wanted to bury our heads in the sand!

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.

World Watercolor Month #15: 31 Speed Paintings! (Some prints available!)

World Watercolor Month #15: 31 Speed Paintings! (Some prints available!)

 

For those who’ve been following along on Instagram and Facebook….you’ve seen these. But for those who missed some, (or all!)….here’s a speed paint roundup! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Prints available

Some of you have been asking for prints for a while now – I’m so humbled!

I added some of the #WorldWatercolorMonth pieces – and others – to my Society6 store! And just for kicks, I’ve added the listings here on my blog, with links to the collection at S6; sometimes it can be hard to navigate to the right place on their site. The links go to the framed art page of that piece of art; if you want to buy something else like a print or canvas, metal print, poster, mug, tote, etc, just scroll down on that page and you can see all that’s available. Hope this listing helps!

View Fine Art Prints

World Watercolor Month tutorial videos!

In case you missed any….here you go!

 

Winners of #wwcm2018 prizes will be announced this weekend!

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