Thursday, May 15, 2014

Day 9 of Watercolor for card makers's 9 and 10 the freehand watercoloring is the biggest and toughest hurdle for me.  It plays right into my horrid little I Can't draw mind set.  I also have an I Can't sing mindset (verified by anyone who has ever ridden in a car with me while I sang along to the music). I am not hard on myself, just realistic about my ability to freehand images. That being said and while I admit I really did not want to try the homework...I sucked it up and did it.

Kristina Werner's freehand packages did not seem terribly difficult...but oh my gosh it took me literally hours to finish this one. I don't like to draw...I know practice will make it better...remember my lack of patience? It is at war with that theory. I added a banner to enhance the party feel.

Next up, a splatter tree.  I do not know how Jennifer Rzasa got such a nicely round tree in her example...I feel like I splattered everything in sight.

These two are so out of my comfort zone...and there is one more day of this topic.  Yikes!  Actually I have to say this has been my most favorite of the Online Card Classes.  I have taken 9 or 10 over the past couple of years. I love that you have lifetime access to the class content, and I even put together binders of the lessons and my card samples. I do refer to them after the class is long over.

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  1. Oh, wow, Cat, my hat is off to you for tackling and accomplishing the freehand watercoloring so well! I am still way behind and don't even want to THINK about getting to this class homework! I am bookmarking your post, however, so that when I freeze up, I can come back to you for inspiration! Hugs, Darnell

  2. You knocked these out of the park! Whether out of your comfort zone or not, looks like you got comfortable! Woot woot!

  3. These are so pretty! I adore your tree!♥

  4. I totally agree with you that this section of class is the most challenging! But you've done a great job! I lie how you've added a banner of flags above your gifts! I had an empty space above mine and wish I'd thought to do this! I just stuck a sentiment in there, instead.

  5. Your favorite class?! Now I'm kicking myself for not signing up! I admire you trying everything & I really like how these came out!

  6. I'm really glad you 'sucked it up' on this assignment, because your free hand water coloring is beautiful, Cat! I wouldn't even attempt the packages, and yours are amazing...Love your tree, too!

    Thanks for sharing how you organize your class materials and card samples...something I need to do! I'm so glad you enjoyed the class as much as I did...wish it was still going on, and that I had more time to 'play'! Thank heaven for lifetime access :-)

  7. These are all awesome! And don't worry about not getting a "perfect" tree...good thing about trees is that they are all different!! Yours looks great!!


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