Monday, July 20, 2015

SSS Flickr Challenge and Water Coloring

Hi everyone,
Just a quick post to share a few cards I created for the current SSS Flickr Challenge ~
It's no secret that my water coloring skills leave a lot to be desired, but I signed up for Deepti's Watercolor Cards Made Simple class over at Craftsy  and I have to tell you, it was FABULOUS!!! It's comprehensive, educational, and a lot of fun!

For my first card, I used my Koi water colors for the 'Variegated Wash Background' technique for the balloon and die cut sentiment:

  
And, for my second card, I used a traditional water coloring technique for the fruit, also using my Koi water colors:


There are several lessons in Deepti's class, so stay tuned for more water coloring techniques from me, now that I've gotten a bit of confidence :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,







17 comments:

Hannelie said...

Contemplating on this class of Deepti... I so want to improve my skills! You might have just sparked me off in the right direction Barb!
This is beautiful! 2 great cards!

sandie said...

Hi Barb, these are superb. I am doing this class and have only done 2 classes so far but have learnt so much xx

Julie B said...

You look to have been having fun Barb with the w/c classes. Love the texture on the balloon. :)

lostinpaper said...

ooh, I'm so jealous, I wish I had time to do Deepti's class... maybe one day soon. Your cards are awesome Barb, love that balloon with the colourful die cut word is perfect!

Deepti said...

I am feeling so proud :) I can't tell how happy your creations make me, it feel like I have accomplished something. Great work. Love the balloon and those water colored images :)

Betty Keefe said...

love both your cards - especially the balloon - will have to look into that class!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That balloon card - gorgeous - love how you colored it and the movement of the string! The fruit card is really yummy, too!

I Card Everyone said...

Deepti's class is on my wish-list, Barb ... I can see by these beautiful cards you've made that it is a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the best! Your big yellow balloon, and darling fruits looks so realistic, Barb - fabulous!
=] Michele

thepaperbaker said...

Fabulous Cards! You did beautifully with your watercoloring :)

KayM said...

Well Barb, I think you're doing wonderful with your watercoloring!! The balloon looks amazing and the little fruit are adorable! Glad you enjoy the class with Deepti! I have fallen in love with watercoloring! It's so fun!! Both of your cards are super!! ((Hugs))

Cat Craig said...

Oh boy, that balloon is gorgeous...course yellow is my favorite color. The watercoloring is lovely and now I might have to look into that class. I love watercoloring...well honestly coloring of any kind. lol.

Barb said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying the class Barb - it sounds like such fun! And you are an excellent student - both cards turned out awesome! ♥

Anita in France said...

That balloon is fabulous, Barb ... love the effect of the watercolouring! Sweet fruits ... so realistic looking! Looking forward to seeing more from your class! Anita :)

cm said...

You've certainly showcased your 'new learning' in fabulous fashion! The balloon and the fruit are gorgeous...and so realistic! Impressive! A+++ on your assignments *grin*
Hugs~c

Rosemary said...

super fun set of cards... your watercoloring is fabby!!

Loll said...

Two fabulous cards Barb. Looks like you are having fun with the watercolouring course. Great job!! xx

Joyce said...

I am so totally impressed with your water coloring. What ever they are teaching you in that class is amazing. The different shades of color you've gotten in your first card are especially pretty.