Sunday, January 24, 2016

Altenew Watercoloring Classes...

Oh my goodness.  I can't believe my last post was back in late October.  I am so sorry.  The holidays,when working in a church, become even more hectic than usual, and then comes January, which means year-end statements for parishioners and year-end tax forms.  But they all went out the in mail this past Friday, so I have some breathing room again. 

I have been making cards all along, but did forget to take pictures of most of them.  I couldn't believe I forgot to take pictures of them before mailing them out.  I do have some, but today I thought I would post my cards I made from the first two classes at Altnew on water coloring.  I'm finding that I can't be my "has to be perfect" self when water coloring.  It's more free-flow and where the water lands is how it is.  You can't control it.  That frustrates me more than!!!

The first card is the ombre look.  My ombre never went to white as it did on her video, even though I followed her steps by the book.  I used Distress Ink in "Dusty Concord".  The snowflake is from SU's "Festive Flurries" and coordinating dies and the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's "Celebrating You" stamp set.  I finished off the card with some snowflakes and sequins.

The second card is the smooshing technique.  I think I used too light of ink colors.  I'll probably try that again and use more vibrant colors.  I used PTI's "Aqua Mist," "Spring Rain," and "Winter Wisteria" inks.  I used stamps from Altenew's "Vintage Roses" and "Vintages Flowers and "Sending Hugs" is from PTI's "Big Hugs" stamp set.  I finished the card off with silver washie tape and a silver wink of stella pen. 

 I'm hoping to watch the next two videos and try them out today, too.

I really hope you all didn't give up on me.  I will try my best to post at least once a week, even if it's just a card with a quick note. 

Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment if you wish.  I love it when you do.

1 comment :

  1. These are both absolutely beautiful Sue and I am so glad you're taking the time to do this class! Totally understand what you mean about the lack of control with watercoloring....grrrrr! You are so not alone when it comes to that! But maybe the lack of control is really what it's all about and we just have to learn to let go! But anyway, your lack of control still produced 2 very beautiful cards and I hope you have just as much fun with the rest of the class! I'll be looking forward to seeing what you create!! :0)


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