Friday, May 16, 2014

Watercolouring... who knew?

I have been a bit quiet of late.  I have been taking a university course on top of working and it is eating any of the few extra minutes that I had previously to craft. Sometimes when I go for chunks not creating, I just get an overwhelming urge to just pause on everything else and just do it.  Last night was one of those nights where I was sinking in other work items and just had to stop and do something different.  I do have some crafty things to share and will catch up on that in future posts but today I am sharing an unexpected card that I made as a result of my break time last night.  

When I saw the Watercolour for Card Makers Online Class advertised a while back, I was interested but knew it would not fit with my other course.  Then I saw something in regards to it again yesterday and decided what the heck, the classes are available for me to look at in the future so why not.  I signed up on Day 9 of 10. LOL! Watched that day's first video on Simple Freehand Painting using a splatter painting technique and just went for it.





Supplies: Watercolour paper (Carsons), watercolour paint pucks (Artist Loft), sentiment stamp (Winnie and Walter), ink (Archival-Ranger), cardstock (Bazzill)


My card is a slightly different take on the tree technique as shown in the video for I went for a spring cherry/apple blossom look.  I think it is not bad for a first try especially because I have not had the benefit of having taken the other days' classes.  LOL! Nothing like jumpin' in feet first!

I paired my tree with a Winnie & Walter sentiment stamp.  I shortened the tail end of the font script to make it fit my card space by using a post-it. 

Looking forward to going through the other lessons with a school break coming up and sharing my learning creations in the future.

TTFN,


16 comments:

Mariëtte said...

Oh wow you definetly have a talent for watercoloring! This looks great!

Doris W. said...

Beautiful! Love your cherry blossom look!

Kathryn A said...

This turned out beautifully! Well done!

JanLee said...

You did a wonderful job for just starting in the middle! It is lovely and I like the spring tree!!

Carole said...

Oh I love your pink tree, so bright and cheerful! C x

Tori Bissell said...

Love the pink! So pretty!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Cassandra! Love the beautiful tree!

Kathy S said...

Great color combination - I'm enjoying the heck out of this class and I see you are too! Keep up the great work.

craftytreen said...

this tree is so lovely. we live near Washington dc, I missed the cherry blossoms this year and this card made me feel like I had been there. when the wind blows at all the petals fly around in the air like you did in your card. and they lie on the ground also. you really captured the look. thanks so much for sharing this card with us.

Luckysmom said...

Beautiful tree! Love it.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very pretty - wonderful!

Heather B. said...

Lovely cherry blossom tree :) I really like how the smaller branches show through. Great font choice too.

Erika Kjellsson said...

I really love your tree!
It's wonderful!

/Erika

Scrapthat said...

I LOVE your pink version of the watercolor tree! makes me wonder...why didn't I think of that?!! :D TFS! Great work!

Winnie Walter said...

This tree is just so beautiful! Love how the thanks turned out with the masking of the tail! Thanks for linking up on our blog.

CONNIE BROOKS said...

I accidentally stumbled across your blog and what a HAPPY accident. Looking through it I've discovered a new artist to follow. I must say this card...the cherry blossom tree is lovely and beautiful. For your first time...its on trend. Thank you, I'm now adding your blog to my list of artists to follow.