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4.30.2014

Watercoloring and a Super Early Sneak Peek

Hey folks, I have a fun little water colored card today. So, a little back story... I was fortunate enough to attend a prestigious school in NYC that opened the doors to many different fields of art. We had the opportunity to take all these different classes... really great experience. I'll be honest and tell you that the water coloring class was one of my least favorites! I was so bad at it, lol! But now, fast forward some years, and heavily influenced by the crafting community I'm starting to embrace it. I think with anything, it's wise to invest in high quality materials. Though watercoloring have never been my thing, it didn't stop me from purchasing tons and tons of watercoloring supplies over the years. You name it, tubes, pencils, crayons, palettes, I've tried them all. I have used it in many projects the last few years when I was designing for other companies. My latest purchase has changed my mind about watercoloring... and it almost makes me semi good at it! LOL!

Here's a little step by step of my project today, I used this Butterfly Punch die set from Lifestyle Crafts.. it makes cutting out multiple butterflies so quick and easy. You can purchase the die set along with anything from the www.shopwer.com store for 20% off using my personal discount code SUGAR

First step is prepping these perfect butterflies. One pass through my Evolution die cut machine and I'm done.


I did a light wash of water over my water color paper which was trimmed to a standard A2 size. Then I just applied just a bit of color one color at a time.


I over did the yellow a bit, wanted it to be bright, happy, and vibrant!


I stamped my sentiment using a brand-new-to-be-released-May-15th stamp set. If you loved Make a Wish, you will love this set as well!


Let's attach the butterflies. Fold the wings outward for a 3d effect.


Add some sparkle with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter brush pen.


Trim the panel in a diagonal... no die cut needed for this, as it's just cutting one side at a slant and then cutting the other side at 90 degrees.


Done and done!

We are considering stocking the Gansai watercolors I used in our store. If you are interested, please leave a comment.

Just a reminder, our current challenge ends May 5th. Hurry and get your entries in. The prize is a spot on our Challenge Design Team!

25 comments:

  1. Great watercolor card!! LOVE the sentiment!

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  2. I LOVE THIS AND MAY GIVE IT A TRY WITH MY WATERCOLORED CRAYONS OR PENCILS:)

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  3. This is gorgeous, Kryssi! And you already know I'm interested in the Gansai ;)

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  4. This is gorgeous! Love the intensity of color!

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  5. love these watercolours, would love to see them available.x

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  6. Great colors...I love the card.. I asked my husband to teach me watercolor because he does art so we will see. Its the most intriguing of media's. Thanks.

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  7. WOW!...is that the paints or the colorer. This is gorgeous. "I need to see this new stamp set right now", she whined.

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  8. Great card - what vibrant colors - you should carry the gansai watercolors
    as few water colors maintain the vibrancy of your beautiful card!

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  9. I love the look of your watercolor design and the Splendid stamp!

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  10. Beautiful watercolor design. Lovely card.

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  11. Gorgeous card, Kryssi! I love your watercolored background with this elegant sentiment! The butterflies are so pretty, too!

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  12. The black butterflies are just perfect on that bright background!

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  13. I'll be interested in the watercolor pallete. How much will it be?

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  14. I'll be interested in the watercolor pallete. How much will it be?

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  15. What an elegant card the black looks so chic on the water color back ground!

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  16. Your watercolors are stunning.I'd be very interested in getting them from you!

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  17. Gorgeous card, Kryssi! I love your water colored panel and the butterflies are fabulous! I can't wait to see more from this sentiment stamp set...this one is just beautiful!!!

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