Saturday, September 26, 2015

Online Card Classes Watercolor Mediums Day 3

For Day 3 of OCC Watercolor Mediums class, I used a combination of techniques taught by Kristina and Shari.  I don't have watercolor crayons nor oil pastels, but I did have Faber Castell Gelatos and used those to color the stamp.

Ink: Faber Castell Gelatos, Vivo Pearl Pen Black 
Paper: Simon Says Stamp, PTI Vellum, Ranger Watercolor Paper
Die: Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday to You

The Owl

Online Card Classes Watercolor Mediums Day 2

For day 2 of Online Card Classes Watercolor Mediums, I used Kristina Werner's no line watercolor technique and my distress ink pads to create my card.

Ink: Distress Inks - Pumice stone, Iced Spruce, Mowed Lawn, Gathered Twigs
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Let's Roll
Paper: Ranger Watercolor, PTI Kraft

The Owl

Friday, September 25, 2015

OCC Watercolor Mediums Day 1

Online Card Class: Watercolor for Cardmakers - Exploring Mediums
Day 1

Using the technique explained by Kristina Werner, I created a "Hello" card using Akashiya Sai Brush Pens.

Paper: Canson cold pressed watercolor paper mounted onto Simon Says Stamp cardstock
Stamps: Winnie & Walter The Big the Bold the Happy
Masking: Winsor & Newton Colourless Art Masking Fluid

The Owl

Thursday, January 1, 2015

OWH Top 14 of 2014


2014 has been a whirlwind of a year.  I had to take Summer off from school because my clinical site wasn't approved until classes began and Fall off because I wasn't sure about the internet access I would have while volunteering in South Africa at VulPro. Volunteering for a month with VulPro was just an amazing life altering experience.  I can't tell you how much I want to go back and clean up the Vulture Restaurant (says the vegetarian!).  I had good intentions of sending my small box of cards to Sandy at OWH before my trip, but I just wasn't able too.  But when I returned, that's one of the first things I did and to my amazement, she featured me in an unboxing video! Anyway, to this post.  Sandy wants us to chose our Top 14 cards from 2014, So here's my list:

I think this one is my favorite of all.  Its an OWH fundraiser set.  It's CAS.  And OWLS!

I made this one after taking the Stenciled Online Card Class.  It was a challenge for me to do something abstract with the offset layered pieces.  

Another CAS, but the elephants from Lawn Fawn are just too adorable.


 Another OWH fundraiser set with this paper is just adorable.

A Patriotic card.  Love this Paper Smooches Eagle. 

I didn't send this one to OWH, but it definitely is in the cards for this year. (ha...see what I did the cards....yeah....)

 This one is a card I created from the Watercolors Online Card Classes.  And Patriotic!

To be honest, I don't really remember making this one.  I was probably enjoying a delicious adult beverage, or 2...At any rate, I love the bright sunshiny colors.

I got this Mama Elephant stamp when it was released so some of the sales proceeds could go to OWH.  And its one of the first cards I jumped on the sequin bandwagon.  

I really like the contrasting stars on this one.  

I totally CASE'd this one, but I used an OWH fundraiser stamp and distressed it a bit and love the rustic look it took. 

I got this Downy Woodpecker stamp and had to immediately watercolor it.  CAS, and an adventure for me to do a realistic watercolor image.

And another Paper Smooches Eagle, but my favorite part are those cork stars.  LOVE!

Thanks for stopping by and running down memory lane with me.  Be sure to stop by the other blogs participating in the HOP and get inspired!

The Owl

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December ODBD Challenge

Gosh, it's been a while.  What a crazy busy fall it's been.  Between a family vacation to the beach, birthdays and that little month-long trip I took to Africa, I haven't had time.  I'll post on all that at some other time. Since I last posted an ODBD Challenge for Operation Write Home, I'll begin again with December's OWH.  December's Challenge is to use primary colors (red, yellow, and blue).  So here's my card

I used:
Paper: Paper Tray Ink 
Ink: Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red, Island Blue, Lemon Chiffon
Stamp: AltNew Superscript 2, Hero Arts Tiny Flags
Die cut star with glossy accents.

Thanks for stopping by!

The Owl