Thursday, May 15, 2014

Day 10 of Watercolor for Card Makers

My second post today.  More free hand paining...yikes.  Well there is one thing that I feel almost comfortable painting free hand and one thing only. A sunflower.  I have one on my craft room wall that I painted with acrylic paints years ago. Again this took a while just to paint, much less dry, mat and add a sentiment; but, it was a peaceful afternoon well spent listening to some soft rock and the light rain outside.

I had the sentiment in mind when I sat down to paint, it is from Simon Says Stamp Color and Sunshine stamp set.  So while normally I would have the "white space" above the a play on the sentiment, I inverted the image panel.  Simon Says Stamp Sunshine card stock is the perfect card base for this piece as well. so loved this class, I know part of it is the medium of the water colors. However, I have to say the class materials - Video (every single class day) were spectacular. So much talent in the group of instructors and guest designers. This class is so worth taking. The galleries and forums remain open to additions until May 22th. 

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Love the colors and your sunflower looks great!

  2. Great card! It looks so bright and cheerful!

  3. This is so bright and cheerful! Love it! And I love your black cat in the photo above ;) I'm a "cat person", too. (Kat!)

  4. This is gorgeous - really like the background as well. Very cheery!

  5. I am soooooo impressed with your 'free hand' skills, Cat! Your sunflower is GORGEOUS! Where did you learn to paint like this? I also love how you created the background with all those dreamy colors...this is such a beautiful work of art...seriously!

  6. Lovely Sunflower Card, Cat!! I took the Watercolor for Card Makers class, too! I have yet to try anything 'freehand', but your Sunflower gives me inspiration to try :) Sunflowers are my favorite flower and I love how they look in water colors! Glad that I found you in the student gallery!


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