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Watercolor Flowers Series #24: Roses (Crimson Blush)

 

Roses (Crimson Blush)

I haven’t added to my Watercolor Flowers Series in ages but with spring around the corner…maybe it’s time! I bought these pretty roses from Penny Black and stamped them in a faded ink pad – and turned them into washy flowers. Enjoy!
Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

It takes some practice to get loose and washy, but it’s so worth the effort!

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Bears in Vellum Envelopes (Art Impressions Valentine Bears)

Bears in Vellum Envelopes

Every Valentines season, AI comes out with some cute critter stamp set I have to get and stamp up – this year is no exception! It’s bears this time…and I also decided this time to get out a type of watercolor that I haven’t used in ages – Dr PhMartin’s Hydrus Watercolor! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The Hydrus watercolors come in sets of 12 – Set 1, Set 2, and Set 3, each with a pretty good range of colors. There’s a chart of colors HERE.

 

I think this is my favorite lil bear in the set – he’s looking at his little string of hearts with such bewilderment! Stamping it in the lower left side of the card, it leaves the space open for addressing the envelope, putting a return address, and a stamp.

Same with the little teacup….lots of space so the writing on the envelope can be seen.

These lil bears – oh my. Teamwork, eh?

I used a piece of vellum to test my inks to see that the Lawn Fawn ink wouldn’t run. I didn’t run it through water, but the ink didn’t move while painting or smoodge with my finger. If you do find your ink moves, you might put a little scotch tape over it.

Supplies

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Watercolor a Fuzzy Koala

 

Watercolor a Fuzzy Koala

I had to pick up this lil koala when I saw him….sooooooo sweet! The banner can be swapped out for several sentiments – including valentines – and I chose a free hugs sentiment. Coz I want a hug from this lil guy! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Sneak peeks!

Coming soon…   Penguins,     Heart You,   Crimson Blush, and Valentine Bears (so new they aren’t in stock yet, but will be shortly!)

Supplies

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Scene Card: Watercolor Viking

 

Scene Card: Watercolor Viking

I’ve enjoyed coloring vikings before…this guy? Oh yeah baby! He’s fun. Though I’m not certain of the setup of his outfit…anyone know if that’s a big cuff on his hand holding the ax? lol! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

For being a tough looking Viking dude – he’s awfully cute. And fun to color!

Supplies

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Watercoloring Coffee Cups – Right at Home ‘Cup of Joy’

Watercoloring Coffee Cups – Right at Home ‘Cup of Joy’

The cute cups in this stamp set by Right at Home are large – easy for coloring – but have thin lines; that gave me the idea to use them for some no-line watercoloring. I used a distress oxide (an ink that dissolves a little with water) to stamp it. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The colors used for painting this picture: Quinacridone Gold, Quin Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Transparent Pyrrol Orange, Permanent Yellow Deep, Sepia

And did you know what today is? Artist as Outlaw Day! How should we celebrate!??

Supplies

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Mole Family Portraits Card

Mole Family Portraits Card

I waited a long while for this stamp set- I had the idea for picture frames some time ago but needed a stamp set with just the right faces for the picture frames. Then had to work out where the pics would be displayed —- in a mole tunnel! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Lots of other ideas could work here too – bird family photos in a tree, people family photos in a scrapbook, you name it! Be sure to let me know if you use this idea, I think it has legs!

And some other colorations of this stamp set….

 

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Layered Distress Watercolor: United We Flourish Bloghop, Ellen Hutson + Concord & 9th

 

Layered Distress Watercolor

The United We Flourish stamp-and-die series has been so much fun this year – and this time the Ellen Hutson combo with Concord & 9th is sure to be a hit! I always struggle with how to make solid stamps a “coloring” thing since that’s my schtick – but I think I got it this time! Distress inks and the miniMISTI made me pretty happy with my CAS cards.  Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Bloghop + Giveaway

To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Concord & 9th shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog and the Concord blog by 12pm PST on December 26th!

Bloghop starts in The CLASSroom

The stop before me was Kymona Tracey

The stop after me is Emily Midgett!

 

Want another idea for this set?

Check out this copic post on Ellen’s blog!

Supplies

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R2C Day 12: Watercoloring snow spray – Ski-sons Greetings

Thanks everyone for joining me for the “Rush to Christmas” for these 12 days! I still have a few videos in the coming weeks (things I committed to like hops) but will be lightening up significantly for a few weeks, and gearing up for the new year. In the meantime I’m working on TWO new classes, hoping to get them launched for pre-registration this weekend at a discount, so be sure you’re subscribed over on that site so you get the email when it’s all ready to roll!

Watercoloring snow spray – Ski-sons Greetings

Today – another video by request! With all the skiing imagery in stamping nowadays, how do we make them look like that snow is spraying and shushing and whooshing? It’s not so hard at all in watercolor! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I tried one in Copic as well – same idea but with a different medium!

 

Today’s Charity

With the disappearance of liveable habitat for polar bears, I’m giving to Greenpeace. I saw this heartwrenching video from National Geographic of a polar bear who starved to death just after this filming – because there’s just no food for him. People, we need to do something. Give what you can. Carpool. Recycle, and better yet – don’t buy what you don’t need.

 

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R2C Day8: Paint a colorful night sky (Penny Black Sending Wishes)

Paint a colorful night sky

The sky is the feature in today’s watercolor project – and really, if you paint an incredible sky, nobody will be looking at anything else! It’s fun to watch the colors mix and blend – and to try to train them to start and stop when YOU want them to. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Today’s charity

The sky in the card makes me think (in a funny way) of global warming…caused by a girl and her pup? lol. So the charity I’ve donated to is the Union of Concerned Scientists. I’ve long admired their work in a science-based, fact-based approach, which is the only way we’ll get to solving the problems ahead of the earth. When you give you become a “member” – does that make me a scientist? I feel smarter already! Join me if you’d like to feel smarter too.

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R2C Day4: 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist – AI Watercolor

R2C Day4: 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist – AI Watercolor

Every year, Ellen Hutson gathers together some crafters to create tags – with a feminine twist! It’s my turn today, along with the talented Laurel Beard…go see her tag over on the Ellen Hutson blog, because she’s got some Art Impressions going, too! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The vellum tag can be torn from this tag so the watercolored tag can be saved and used for an ornament – or regifted on another package by writing on the back!

Today’s charity

The coziness of the cottage on this tag has me thinking about how *not* cozy our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico are this Christmas. They still have sporadic power and potable water. So many homes are still a shell with a tarp tied on top. They’d love to be at a cottage like this one….and though I can’t build them a house, I can do my part and donate.

One of my wonderful readers named María is from Puerto Rico – she is currently in Florida – gave me an update on my previous fundraiser. She let me know that some of the charities have been more effective than others, and she has family on the ground giving her the true scoop. Probably kinda like the government agencies that have been on the sporadic side too. But I was gratified when she told me that The Hispanic Federation/Unidos is doing excellent work, because I’ve been making monthly donations there, at the recommendation of Lin Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame) whose recommendation I trusted. It was great to hear the same from a reader who agreed! So….go give. Be generous. Let’s help Puerto Rico have a little bit merrier of a Christmas.

Supplies

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