Thursday, April 25, 2013

Loving the Watercoloring!

Back in my junior high days,  I did very poorly in Arts!! I dislike drawing, stitching, sewing and doodling. I did enjoy learning how to cook though. There was no way that I could predict that I would enjoy anything arts and crafts. And the latest? Water-coloring--wow! What a transformation!

What started me off was a submission I made for Paper Crafts call early this year. It was for a category with the water element. That call really got me interested in water-coloring.
thinking of you
The Watercolor Challenge over Moxie Fab World gives me the chance to play some more.
 With the Water Brush pen (love that tool!),  I applied the assorted distress inks on the acrylic ink blocks and just dabbed it away. Here is an awesome video (by Kelly R. over Hero Arts) that will help you to get started. I love how rich the water color background gives.
Ding---> how do you achieve the various shades of color? One word--blending! You can add depth with the various shades of colors by using more ink or more water. Just experiment and have fun!
 This is what I love about stamping. It makes me feel like an "artist"! With a good stamp, anything is possible. What do you think? There is an inner artist in you...waiting to be unleashed...go ahead!
Just. add. water

Thanks for stopping by!

39 comments:

Karine KJ said...

What a great job.... the colors... all all is perfect !! Thanks for the inspiration

Greta said...

I'm loving watercolor, too. Gorgeous choice of colors & that vine stamp is one of my all-time favorites which you've made shine here!

Laura B. said...

Drop dead gorgeous watercoloring!

Barb said...

Beautiful swipes of colors, Virginia! LOVE the effect!

Dawn Turley said...

Great card Virginia. I love using this stamp to do this technique. I've made a couple of cards over the last few weeks like this.

yyam said...

This is gorgeous Virginia. I love the colours and the stamping. Super eye-catching!

Lynn said...

I am glad you are back to it because this card is absolutely amazing! I love the spectrum of colors Virginia.

Sheila H said...

Beautiful colors and blending! You are an artist, Virginia - I knew it when I first visited your blog. Really.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Virginia, water color is always fun in any style! Love the use of the embossing to create the scene. Have a beautiful Thursday!

richardbreaks said...

This is just JUICY with beautiful colors! Love it!

JanR said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Beautiful card Virginia!! Love the fantastic colours against the embossing!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia this is absolutely gorgeous! Wow, the colours you used are spectacular and I love the big image you embossed!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful! I have been playing with watercolor too. Love your creations! You are an artist!

Miriam Prantner said...

Stunning! Love the colors your chose and the transitions from color to color, it's like waves.

shirley-bee said...

Love your watercolouring, Virginia! The vibrant orange foreground, the green fields meeting the sky at the horizon - fabulous!

sandie said...

Virginia this do so beautifully done. I am off to watch thus video!

Angi Barrs said...

This is a gorgeous work of art Virginia! Love the colors!!!

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous card Virginia. I too was playing with this stamp yesterday and today....lol.

Annette said...

Oh my word this is gorgeous.. I love that you used watercolors.. it has such a great flow of color.. perfectly designed.. I LOVE IT

Rachel W K said...

beeeee-yout-tee-full!!!!!!
playing with the watercolors has been so much fun lately :)
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

BabyBokChoy said...

Such fresh spring colors, love it!

Barb Murphy said...

I dare say that you are an artist Virginia! This is gorgeous!!! I love the watercolor texture but how the colors don't look watered down...they're still vibrant and bright!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Love the colours!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, this is some really intense water coloring, Virginia! And that little touch of purple is just divine!! Such a beautiful card : )

Kathy (krolski) said...

Virginia, I love this card! It's stunning and artsy! Great job my friend!

Joyce said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Your water coloring is so pretty--and I would have thought that you were born an artist.

Bonnie said...

You've made a beautiful background for these pretty leaves! I have this stamp and I'll be CASEing this for sure!

Cindy C. said...

Watercolours are fun to play with it, aren't they? It's what got me painting with colours instead of charcoal and pencil! Your card is really beautiful!

Julie Hoffman said...

Stunning Card Virginia!!!

donna mikasa said...

Now I'm itching to do some water coloring! What a beauty, Virginia! You make everything seem so effortless!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful watercoloring!

Christina said...

Totally gorgeous!

Alice Wertz said...

i love it when two colors met and turned into another color! such a beautiful background, Virginia! gorgeous card!

Linda Beeson said...

Yum! What a wonderful combination!

Nina Yang said...

This card makes me WOW!

Jocelyn said...

Gorgeous Virginia!

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)