Category Archives: Techniques

Watercolor Techniques: Direct To Stamp Watercolors

I have not been able to put down these watercolors that I got from Altenew.  Their watercolor set is AMAZING! They also have several watercolor classes that you can take for less than $10 each in Altenew Academy.  I love the classes.  Sometimes the lessons are techniques that I already know how to do and… Read More »

Create A One Layer Fall Card With Faux Dimension

I had so much fun with my Sunny Studio stamps yesterday, that I didn’t bother cleaning up my craft table.  I just moved on to the next card I had in my head to create with this fabulous new fall release. I love the Sunny Studio Autumn Splendor and the Autumn Greetings stamp sets.  I… Read More »

The Flower Challenge: Only One Layer *UPDATE*

I discovered a new challenge that I just had to participate in. The Flower Challenge.  Florals must be the main image on the card. This week’s challenge is to make a one layer card.  Here are the instructions from the website challenge blog: This month we are looking for ‘One Layer’ cards. So a card… Read More »

Paper Craft Crew Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge With A Catherine Pooler Bundle

This week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.  You pick 3 features in a row, column or diagonal and create a card with those 3 elements. I selected the Bundle, Metallic and Favorite Color elements from the first column on the left. For my bundle, I used two stamp sets from the new… Read More »

Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit With Watercolor Markers Technique

I love it when I go to the door and there is a craft kit sitting on my porch just waiting for me.  Today was that day!  The new Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit arrived today and it is another fabulous kit. These kits never disappoint.  This kit has a beautiful background stamp called… Read More »

E Is For Effort

I’m giving myself and E for Effort with my watercoloring today.  I need a P for more Practice as well! I played around with some more florals after watching a lesson taught by Debbie Hughes who is a master watercolorist.  Wow! All of the class instructors make it look so easy and each one will… Read More »

Watercolor Classes Day 1

I’m taking a watercoloring class this week.  I’ve taken several classes that teach various watercoloring techniques to use with my stamps and stash. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that we would not be using stamps…NOPE!  We are sketching stuff out.  YEP! I am bravely sharing my homework. Be kind.  Remember that this is my… Read More »