Go figure that I enter the very last time Mojo Monday occurs!
That said, the sketch was a good one:
So, seeing some of the designs that came in did help, but I wanted something a bit different. I love Verve Stamps and I wanted to convey a "happy trails" kind of theme without being too sappy (I am a bit of a sap, but don't ruin my rep!).
I came up with this:
The paper came from Illustrated Fairh, the ribbon came from Hobby Lobby, and the sentiment is from Verve's New Mercies set. I also figured out the two-finger bow method that Gina K. uses on her cards. Yay!
As a newer card maker, this was a push in the right direction; I like being challenged and I liked this result. :)
Hi, everyone! This lesson (the final one!!!) shows us an easy way to free-paint flowers and leaves.
Admittedly, I was a bit nervous since I don't normally free-paint and I was concerned my leaves would just end up looking like blobs on paper.
Thankfully, it didn't turn out that way!
Card one features a wreath design; it was supposed to be a more abstract wreath and my coloring proves just how abstract it is! (You can laugh; I sure did.) I can see where I need to improve upon but it did turn out well for the first try!
Card two is supposed to be layers of leaves; I was not happy with how it turned out because I was having trouble forming the leaves in the first place (IOW, it's totally the student's fault!). Thankfully, I was improving as time went on.
Card three is technically not a card; I didn't put it on a base. First time trying a rose and I wasn't happy with it. Instead, I'll focus on that happy blue flower that looks pretty. :D
Hi, everyone! Marie here with something really neat.
I figured I needed to seriously up my watercoloring game, so I signed up for the Simply Watercolor class at Online Card Classes that is hosted by Kristina Werner; I'm glad I did because she is really good at watercolor!
Anywho, today is Day 1 of the class and I have three examples of what I'm doing!
Card 1: A really nifty technique that had me try plaid (and my shaky attempt doesn't look too bad); I will definitely keep trying in the near future, because I love the look of plaid!
Card 3: Another geometric design, but using circles as an example. I can definitely see this used for bubbles on other cards or possibly glass orbs, if the wash and shading is right.
After finishing this first class, I can honestly say it was $20 well-spent. I've already learned a lot (and I really need to learn control on the brush) and I am pleased with my results.