So glad you could join me for a MAKE IT MONDAY FREE downloadable tutorial! Today’s project is clean and simple…. one of my favorite styles. I love to use a lot of white in clean and simple cards. There’s just something so beautiful about it.
It’s also Aqua Painter August and I have lots of wonderful projects for you this month using these wonderful paint brushes. Today is no exception. 🙂
Aqua Painters are so simple to use. I honestly don’t know how I lost touch with them. I guess because I have never been good at water coloring but now that I have rediscovered my Aqua Painters, they really make me look like an artist. I’m no Bob Ross, but I like what I have been creating.
Notice how I went outside the lines on this card? Water coloring is great if staying inside the lines is a challenge for you. It looks GOOD when you go outside the lines. I added just a touch more color to the word “happy” and that gold metallic thread gave this card that little extra touch that it needed.
Basic Black Archival ink is a must when water coloring. It’s a water-proof ink and that is important here. You can also use the Memento ink pad but you want to make sure it is good and dry before water coloring to make sure it doesn’t smear. Daffodil Delight smeared with black ink isn’t pretty (don’t ask how I know 😕 ).
Now it’s YOUR turn to create! Want to work off your mobile device? Just take it to your stamp space and work from here.
Would you rather save the tutorial for a later date? You can save it to your computer.
Can I make a recommendation? Create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY so you can always find the downloads whenever you need them. Or, you can always search the Categories (right side bar) and click on Make It Monday. You will see all of them in one place.
Here’s what you’ll need to create the YOU MAKE ME HAPPY WATERCOLOR CARD. Use what you have, order what you need. Just click a pic!
*Also available in Wood Mount
It was a bittersweet weekend. We packed up everything and got Christina moved back to Oklahoma City University. Her new dorm room is HUGE and she is excited to have the extra space….but I miss her. It’s only been a day, but I miss her terribly.
She has some great classes this semester and I know she will enjoy most of them but the timing of her classes is just horrible. She has classes that run straight through lunch with no time for a break. As you know, we’ve been doing Weight Watchers together and we have had such a set schedule all summer long. She is going to have to make some changes there. She also will need to learn to cook more healthy this semester. After 3 months of eating well, I don’t think she could go back to the typical college junk food. Eating better will make her a better student too. This makes me very happy. 🙂
Ginny is gearing up for school today. This morning, she was up at 7:00am. I about had a heart attack! That girl is never up this early. Well, she is helping her choir teacher get her new classroom set up. The school built a new wing onto the school and the choir department got a brand new studio. It’s awesome! Ginny doesn’t start classes until August 18th but has orientation and schedule pick-up on the 11th. I can’t believe summer vacation is almost over.
I am ready for the temperatures to come out of the 100’s. It’s been really hot and I am ready to get the camper out of storage! Fall is our favorite time to camp and I am READY!
I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend and are ready to tackle this week with JOY! It’s such an honor to have you join me here each week. Thanks for being here!
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