Friday, January 29, 2016

Take time to reflect on your journey.....

Happy Friday! Just a few more cards today then I'm off and running again.  I'm far from where I want to be with my watercoloring skills....I would love to be at that point where I can master it, but watercoloring is hard, it's probably one of the hardest mediums to work with ~ in my opinion.  It takes lots and lots of practice and I will definitely be practicing more.....but this sentiment that I used on this card - I think states it perfectly how I's truly the 'journey' and progress:

I've also been playing with different types of ink to see which ones work much fun to explore and experiment.  Some inks I've found run and are too wet.  Often times I feel I don't have the right tip for the brush.  Right? We all lack some type of crafty tool that we want! ;)

So much more experimenting to do.  Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! xoxo

Distress Inks and Memento Inks.
Tim Holtz Watercolor/Distress Papers.
Sentiment: Impression Obsession and Hero Arts.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hello, Paintbrush.....

I dived into a lot of watercoloring today.....I put everything aside and pretty much just sat with my paintbrush, some distress inks, and swiveled it back and forth until I made some type of artwork. So much fun. Art therapy, such a soothing thing.  Now if you know me, you know that I rarely dabble in red, but I decided to do a bolder look first:

Then for the next batch below,  I used the softer, more delicate ink colors for a pastel combo:

I've been crazy over ranunculus flowers as of late, so yummy!! Would like to do a set of these in a frosty, sugar pink.  Just can't wait for spring when all the flowers really start blooming!


Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Watercolor paper.
'With Love' sentiment on top card: Hero Arts
Light green pearls.