Watercolor Lessons

By | May 21, 2017

I started a Watercolor class today.  Online.  There’ll be six lessons in all and today was number one.  We used re-inkers instead of watercolor paint or pencils and it was fun.  I’m a little tentative about the subject and so I’m hoping to find a comfort zone somewhere this week.

Here is my homework:

The lesson involved putting water in an area and then adding some ink to see how the water pulls the color.

          Lesson Number 1

This is a retired stamp, but it was the closest in style to the stamp used in the class.  I do love this stamp; I think it’s a permanent piece in my collection 😉

I used Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green re-inkers.  It’s so important to order the re-inkers at the same time you order your ink pads.  I always make it a point.  If I were making a special card for someone and my ink pad went dry I would hate myself.  My planning never includes mail turnaround time from SU.  I suppose I should re-think my planning, but then there would be no pressure!  What fun is that?

The watercolor paper base is mounted on Melon Mambo cardstock and adhered to a whisper white note card.

Come back tomorrow to see how I fare with Lesson 2.  We’ll while away our time until the NEW CATALOG goes LIVE on June 1!

Don’t forget to leave a comment – I can use all the encouragement I can get.


Thanks for checking in…

April Paper Pumpkin Surprise!

By | March 16, 2017

There’s a big surprise coming in April to Paper Pumpkin!

The kit was inspired and designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass.

“Bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” is how Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass described the kit she designed for the April Paper Pumpkin.

Even though I haven’t seen what’s inside the April Paper Pumpkin box, I know Sara’s style, so I know I’m going to love it!

Did you know that every Paper Pumpkin kit comes with an exclusive photopolymer stamp set?



Everyone gets a FREE gift from Sara inside their April Paper Pumpkin kit

Time is running out! Don’t miss the April Paper Pumpkin kit. Contact me by April 10 to sign up.