Sunday, May 11, 2014

Two more Day 5 and 6

Here are my two latest homework pieces for the amazing class over at Online Card Classes.

 Both for the topic of water coloring stamped images. One is a background piece selectively embossed then colored in a fading fashion and the other is an image which used Luminart Shimmer Mist as my "water".

I was kinda stuck for a background stamp for the Shari Carroll inspired card, then tried this stamp from Hero Arts, it is called Magical Background.  I think those swirls when colored almost look like simplistic roses.  I am quite happy with how it turned out.

Then next image was based on Jennifer McGuire's white embossed floral image and circle die cut. I am not sure I like the free hand cut of the circle, next time I think I would lay down the circle die, mark where it intersects with the flower and leaves, then cut in on those and pull them over the top of the circle and die cut the rest of it, so that is is better proportioned.  Or maybe even a different shape, a square maybe...with that hydrangea's big blooming head, some straight lines might be good.

Still one week to go in this class which is by far one of my most favorites...this one and the stenciling class, hard to decide which one gets top billing...for now it is a tie.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Both cards are really beautiful, Cat! I love that you chose soft pastels and your background stamp on the first one is really cool! I also love your wavy banner! Your hydrangea is so pretty, and I think the circle was a great choice, too!
    I'm so happy I took this's my favorite of all the OCC' much content, and I can't believe we have another week to go!

  2. These are gorgeous! I would never have recognized that Hero Arts bg stamp! How creative! And the second card image is lovely!

  3. Oh Cat, there are just beautiful! Happy Mother's Day!♥

  4. Oh, my gosh, Cat, have I ever loved spending time catching up with you and your homework from this class!I am only up to Day Five, so I'm terribly behind, and you make me want to stop right in mid-sentence and go watch the videos for these! Your watercolored cards are SO inspiring, both here, and on your previous posts. I am delighted that you decided to jump in and take the class!! Keep up the good art and enjoy!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. You're making me think I should have taken the class, but oh well--love seeing how you're inspired, Cat! I would never have imagined the magical background could look like that--wowzer!

  6. Gorgeous colors and designs.

    Hugs diane


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