Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TMS #262 - Watercolor

Happy Tuesday!
I'm excited about this weeks challenge!  Not only do we have a fun Tuesday Morning Sketch, but we are using one of my favorite techniques - watercolor!
We also have a wonderful sponsor this week - Craft Classes Online!

Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative Arts Instructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in online craft workshops. Classes are advertised on the CCO website, but are paid for and held on individual instructor's blog/website. This enable instructors to have more freedom and flexibility in their independent businesses. 

Our instructors offer online workshops that are engaging, affordable, and time-saving. Students from across the globe can learn any number of techniques and creative projects from the comfort of their own home and on their schedule. 

In September we will relaunch our blog, My Creative Life 2014, where we issue challenges to help us use all of our craft supplies during the year.

We are excited to be sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog. You can view our class list on our website atwww.CraftClassesOnline.com. We are bringing in more instructors throughout the fall, so check back often. Sign up for our newsletter. Visit us on our Facebook page, too! One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a Workshop class valued at $25 or less.  Good Luck!

Remember to win this week you need to do the twist, watercolor.  
Are you ready to play?  Here's the sketch....


I brushed a piece of patterned paper with some Gesso.  The Gesso toned down the background and added a layer so I could use watercolors on the paper without it ripping from the moisture.  After the Gesso dried, I stamped the Technique Tuesday Greenhouse daisy image with Vesafine black ink.  First laid down some blue then painted the image.  One of the things I love about watercoloring is you don't need to worry about staying in the lines, just let the paint and water flow.  As much as I love watercoloring, I am new at it and need lots more playtime practice.  If you're just getting started, go to YouTube, there are lots of videos to help you.  After the paint was dry, I die cut the bottom of the image panel, added a seam binding bow that I had dyed with Distress inks.  Love the color variegation you get when you dye your own ribbon.  Some twine, a button and a few pearls finish off the card.  
The rest of the DT has more inspiration for you, so hop on over and check out their creations.

Now it's your turn.  Remember to use the twist - watercolor!
Have fun! Can't wait to see what you create!


  1. Stunning card Kris, the flowers are so pretty and your ribbon with the twine is fantastic.

  2. What a beauty Kris, so lush, I love it, a truly gorgeous piece of work.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  3. This is stunning, Kris! I love the watercoloured panel, but the ribbon/twine/button combo stole my heart!

  4. What a lovely card with such a pretty water-colored image panel! Those flowers look stunning! The way you layered the bow with the twine & button adds such a great finishing touch!

  5. I love love love this card! I'm still learning about Gesso - my 15 year old son told me he's a watercolor master and if I wanted lessons I should have come to him! LOL Funny, I've never seen his watercolor masterpieces. Anyway, we were both very impressed by your card and the binding/twine embellishment was the perfect finishing touch.


Thank you for your comments, they warm my heart!