Sunday, May 18, 2014

OCC Bonus Day

Hi everyone,

Today is a bonus day and what a great one too.

I was inspired by Laura and she is just amazing!

This is a smaller card and I used a heart die from SSS with white thread and clear sequins.  I used Stampin' up ink to water colour with.  I got a ton of the stampin's spots from a friend at work and I was surprised to realize that they are water based and I've been having fun with them doing watercolouring.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn :)

OCC Day 9 & 10

Hello everyone!

We are at day 9 & 10 and this post is a bit late.

Here is my card for day 9.  I was inspired by Jennifer R's card and I was pleased with how it turned out.

Day 10:

Here is my card for day 10.  I had fun with this one as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

See you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

OCC Day 7 & 8 Faux Hand-Painting

Hello everyone,

Today's technique is faking it so that it seams you hand painted the images on your card.

I used Mama Elephant's Fair Feather's stamp set and I followed Debbie's technique.

I used distress markers and ink pads for the watercolouring and Hero Arts black dye ink for the sentiment from the same stamp set.  The bow is made out of May Arts twine that came with one of the SSS CKOM.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn :)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

OCC Day 5 & 6 Watercolour for Card Makers

Hello,  I'm back with Day 5 & 6 of class.

I have to say I am REALLY enjoying this class.  I'm learning so much and having a great time being creative with watercolouring.

Here is my card for Day 5,  or should I say attempt!  I thought I would try to do Swarup's card and I now know this may be a bit more advanced than I though but will definatly come back to try it again.  I know, it's not pretty in any way, shape or form but it was fun to try.  So for day 5 I had left it as is and moved on to day 6.

Here is my card for Day 6 card.  I was inspired I guess from all three designers and their techniques in some way.

This card I used the metal watercolour paint again for the sky that I got from Amazon and used the 140lb watercolour paper I mentioned before and the brown was from my watercolour tubes from Reeves.  For the bunnies (Mama Elephant) I used the Artist Loft watercolour set from Michaels and Recollections kraft card stock.   I heat embossed the sentiment with Judikins detail clear embossing powder and that is from the same stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by and see you on Monday with more cards!

Coralynn  :)

OCC Day 3 & 4 Watercolour for Card Makers

Hello everyone!

Here is my card for day 3 of the Watercolour for Card Makers.  I was inspired by Kristina's card.

I used the Canson 140lb watercolour paper.  for the background I used metallic watercolours that I got from Amazon and I love them.  They give a nice amount of shimmer. I used one of the stamp sets from a SSS CKOM for the flowers and sentiment.  I stamped the flowers with Dusty Concord distress marker and the stems I did free hand with my green distress marker (I think it was mowed lawn) and I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink.  The card size is 3x3.

Here is my card for Day 4.  I was inspired by Yana's card.  

I loved how her card turned out.  I did try a couple of different things but this seamed to work the best for me at the time.  

I used a stamp set from CTMH that is retired but it's a build your sentiment set and there were a few detailed flowers and a few other images included that worked great with this technique.

I used the same Canson watercolour paper as the first card, actually I bought a 50 sheet pack before class started and that's the only water colour paper I am using.  I have 90lb watercolour paper too but I like the heavier one better.  

I used inexpensive Artist Loft watercolours and black Recollections cards stock from Michaels and the sentiment is from Avery Elle Handwriten Notes.  The rest of the sentiment is inside the card.  It's "Happy Birthday To You" and I didn't like the way the "To You" would have looked on the front so I put it inside.

Thanks for stopping by!  

See you for Day 4 & 5!

Coralynn  :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

OCC Day 1 & 2 Watercolour for Card makers

Hello everyone!

I'm back on Day 1 & 2 of class and here are my cards so far.

Day 1:

I took inspiration from Kristina's card.  I did try all three techniques but only one turned out.

I only have one background stamp so I took a border stamp from one of the CKOM  and clear embossed it into a pattern.  I heat embossed the sentiment in Hero Arts white embossing powder on vellum and then used some enamel dots that I had made out of those peeler beads (yes I stole them from my kids)  We actually had fun doing it.  I use the Reeves watercolours and it's a set of 18 colours.  I got them at Michaels but I can't find them on their site so I couldn't link to them. (Sorry!) s

Day 2:

Here is my card for day 2.  I took inspiration from Agnieszka Malyszek and her technique was to scrible the paper with watercolour pencils and then wet them with a brush.  I popped it up on black Recollections card stock and die cut a tag from Lawn Fawn's "Tag You're It" die set out of vellum.  I used white thread and clear sequins for the embellishments.  The sentiment is from the May 2013 SSS CKOM Mother's day (I think) and cut it out with my scissors.  I then popped that up onto the vellum and the used Liquid Glass (CTMH) to adhere it to the card.

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow for another day of fun card making and new techniques.

Coralynn  :)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Online Card Class - Watercolour for Cardmakers

Hello everyone,

I am participating in the lasted and greatest SSS online card class.  I am super excited as this is a medium that I have not explored much and love the look.

Here is my homework,

Now here is what I did with some of these and other watercolouring that I made.


Reeves water colour paint (Michaels)
Canson 140# 11x15 50 sheets water colour paper (Michaels)
Brushes (Local Dollar Store)
Small Hello die (SSS)
Mama Elephant Femme Frames dies
MME ennamle dots (SSS CKOM - April)
MME ennemie dots (Michaels)

Card stock: 
Recollections (Michaels)

Technique Tuesdays 
Mama Elephant "Up and Away"

Class starts tomorrow and goes on for the next two weeks.  

There will be lots more cards coming your way!
Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn  :)