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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

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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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

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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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

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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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.

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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

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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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

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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Postcards from Puerto Rico

Postcards from Puerto Rico

Hello everybody! I’m having a heck of a great time here in Puerto Rico, and thought I would share a few photos of my paintings for those who haven’t been following on Instagram.

 

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an ode to tiny palettes (for travel/plein aire watercolor)

Puerto Rico, here I come! I fly out today and leave my pups in the able care of the housesitter…..and I’m off to paint paint paint! I was talking with my dear friend Lisa Spangler about palettes since she’s the Queen of Tiny Palettes – and she agreed to also do an overview of her palettes. When I shopped I bought different ones than she had so we’d have a good broad range to share with you. So be sure to go to Lisa’s blog to see more when you’re done here!

The Puerto Rico trip is the start of a fundraiser: after I get paintings finished, I’ll put them up for auction to raise monies to help our fellow citizens. I’ll be creating some there, but also some when I return home and have time to paint more. So stay tuned! And feel free to give money to charities there now in advance of the fundraiser…no need to wait if you’re feeling ready to be a giving human—giving is good for your heart!

An Ode to Tiny Palettes (for travel/plein aire watercolor)

All the palettes I purchased are from Etsy…got to love supporting small creative businesses! In the video I show you the palettes, what I liked about them, and fill them – then in a month or two I’ll go back and let you know how they actually worked. (I may have more specific immediate details on Instagram so keep your eyes open there for the next week, too!) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here are stills of each palette…..Wristband palette, Acrylic Palette, Big Brush Tin Palette, and Wood/Leather Travel Watercolor Kit.

Color swatches for each of the palettes: you may not be able to read my scribbled notations, but if you check the list in the supplies section, they’re in order of what’s shown here.

Don’t forget to go see Lisa’s blog post – she has different tiny palettes!

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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Alexandra Renke Bloghop: Inlaid Watercolor

 

Alexandra Renke Bloghop: Inlaid Watercolor Dies

Inlaid dies are intricate – but lovely! In this video you’ll see little tricks for cutting out a sentiment without “wasting” a piece of watercolor paper too! The palette, by the way, can be seen in the free Preclass lesson in Blue Skies – you don’t have to take the class to see me swatch out each color and decide if you want to try one out. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

UPDATE: She loved the card! And the presentation went really well. Yay!

If you haven’t seen the book website yet – go visit HERE.

ICYMI

This is a video from a few weeks ago with a popular technique I shared using Alexandra Renke dies:

Bloghop

And now you’ll want to go visit the other stops on the hop to see more amazing creations!

  1. Julie Ebersole
  2. Karin Högger 
  3. Ardyth Percy-Robb
  4. Frau Pony
  5. Laurel Beard
  6. Alexandra Seußler
  7. Sandy Allnock –you are here!
  8. Julia Klein
  9. Carissa Wiley

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 floral dies – with pics: