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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thrifty Thursday & Online Watercolor Class Day three

GOOD MORNING & welcome to another  "Thrifty Thursday!" If you are new to my blog, every other Thursday we do Thrifty Thursday by using our scraps that we have leftover on our craft tables &  make a project of our choice!  For those who follow me, you know that I have been taking the Online Watercoloring Class! So I am incorporating my homework this week on my blog w/whatever we are making! Hope that made sense!! hehehe! ;) Since all I've been doing this week is watercoloring, I have plenty of leftover watercolor paper hanging out on my craft table so that is what I used for my card today!
I was a little scared w/today's class because they were using stamps & watercoloring w/them! I do have to say that I ALMOST threw this card away :(  I just was NOT happy w/it at all! I think my main mistake was not letting the background dry completely before I started stamping my image! 
Sorry I don't have a video, I've been working on deadline stuff ALLLL DAY & by the time I was done, it was already too late :(  So I tried my best to do a picture tutorial instead for you today! ;) 
Okay, I saw this technique on Miss Jennifer McQuires instructional video this morning! She make it look SOOOOO SUPER easy, but it wasn't for me! lol……… Now, to get that blueish background, Jennifer had used Versamark ink & inked up her blog. Then I added a blue color from my Koi watercolors, after I used my mini mister to spray it at least 5 times, but I should've sprayed it a few more times to make it a little lighter in color.  Next I took the block & pressed it directly onto my scrap of paper & held it down for a minute or two. Sorry, I forgot to take a pic of that part :(

Next I grabbed my stamp set "Build a Pretty Flower", then used my Tim Holtz distress markers to ink up my stamp!

After I stamped the image onto my card, I took a fine water brush & added water to the image to give it a watercolor affect! 

I proceeded & did the same thing w/the rest of the stamping. These are the color markers that I used!

As you can see, CLEARLY I need practice using watercolors w/stamps :(  I decided to add some clear Wink of Stella to my flower so it can have a little shimmer! I also added it to the leaves & stem as well. The sentiment I used came from "Teeny Tag Holiday's!"

I hope my little tutorial made sense! ;) 

Okay, now onto my AWESOME design team! Take a look at what THEY did w/their scraps!!!! Don't forget to click on each name to visit each blog!

Weren't these project from my team FABULOUS? Thank you ALL so very much for stopping by & I will see you all back here sooooon! ;) Have a GREAT day my sweet friends! xoxo

P.S. We would LOVE for you to join in our latest challenge that we have going on now HERE!


  1. Your card turned out so beautiful you really are doing great learning all these cool watercolor techniques. Your step by step made sense I have fun seeing what you did and your videos and I love seeing how it's done it's not something I do but it's been fun and interesting to see how it's done and your results is so awesome glad you've been having so much fun!! Now off to see what your talented DT has for today!!

  2. I think it turned out great...I still have to try that technique.

  3. Your card is gorgeous Emma!!! I am so LOVING all of your watercolor projects! Totally ROCKING your class!!!!!!
    Awesome DT projects like always!
    Have a GREAT day my friend!

  4. It turned out gorgeous, Emma! Love the background - you had the perfect wavy acrylic block! Too bad I have to work today - I'd much rather play!

  5. Oh Emma ~ that is simply GORGEOUS! I LOVE the effect it give too! I have to try this technique too! As always you and the design team did an AMAZING job! I LOVE when we use our scraps ~ we all have a ton of them!

  6. Love your card Emma!! You are becoming the watercolor queen!!

  7. Emma, your card is gorgeous. Why are we always our own worst critics?! You did a beautiful job and if that is just your first attempt, I can't wait to see others.


  8. Miss Emma, you are rocking these watercolor card!! Every one that you have done has been gorgeous!!

  9. Thanks for sharing your water coloring projects. Don't be so hard on on yourself. I, too, have been trying water coloring and wasn't happy with the results, but someone else saw them and love them. I think you have to develop a taste for water colored projects--it's a different art form.

  10. emma, thanks for showing this technique! I would have done a much harder way! :) it turned out sooo pretty!

  11. Your card is so pretty Mrs. Emma, your totally rocking the class. Thank you for showing us the technique you learned:) DT thank for all the inspiration, your projects are awesome!

    Peace, Love, & Creative Hugs!
    Monica L.

  12. Your watercolor card has a nice fade of blue and the flower turned out great. The Design Team also did a super job on their projects. So many wonderful and different ideas and techniques. Wonderful job everyone.
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