Friday, July 29, 2016

Art Impressions Watercolor - Summer Scene

ETA: I was so pleased that this card won the Top Spot in the Art Impressions Sweet Summertime Challenge! Thank you!

I am not sure if you saw it, but Art Impressions put out a couple troubleshooting videos on their blog the other day regarding their watercolor technique.  I have long admired the look of this technique and the calm demeanor of Bonnie in the videos, and really enjoy the tutorials!  I have a small collection of the stamps but never was 100% happy with my results.  But after seeing the troubleshooting videos, I decided to give it another try!

Caption: Wish I was There...
(Click on photos for larger image.)

I don't usually copy a tutorial, but I decided just to arrange my stamps pretty much the same way Bonnie does in this video, using slightly different colors.  I was really pretty happy with my second try, and made it into this card.  


I stamped the sentiment and it was just a little off, so I decided to go over it with a marker.  My mistake actually turned out really well, I think, because it really sortof blends in with the overall watercolor look better now!

Supplies: Art Impressions Cottage by the Beach, flowers and foliage sets, Hero Arts sentiment, Asssorted water-based markers, KI Memories Doilies paper pad, watercolor paper

I would love to participate in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Sweet Summertime

21 comments:

  1. I love this scene and great the great coloring! I love the colors you used too!

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  2. This is such a pretty card. Wonderful coloring and I think you are right about your "mistake".

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  3. These little cottage scenes are just so sweet Heidi!

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  4. Oh, Heidi, this is lovely! This little cottage is so darling, and your colors are perfect with this sweet designer paper! It is so very much like the cottages here in Florida from years ago that are still around. I love them, and this reminds me of the charm they have. Beautifully done, and I'm so glad you were inspired to try again by Bonnie's video! Way to go! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  5. This is a very pretty scene Heidi and I think you should do more of this type of card as this has turned out beautifully. x

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  6. Wonderful work with Bonnie K's technique. TFS the link as I'll be checking it out. You did a marvelous seaside, relaxing look with these stamps, and I think your sentiment looks great. Good for you, at keeping on with trying. It's a lovely card. TFS & Have a great weekend.

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  7. This is wonderful, and you've learned well from the tutorial! I'll have to check it out now too!

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  8. I also saw those videos and decided I needed to get some of these stamps and try this out. Your card is really lovely and you did a great job with the watercoloring.

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  9. Wowza, what a fabulous piece of artwork. You really did an amazing job. Must watch the video.

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  10. What a sweet little scene Heidi! LOVE that dear little beach house! Wonderful job following that video! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx
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  11. Once again Heidi this is just wonderful, I like how your problem with the sentiment ended up turning out better :)

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  12. Beautiful! Your summer scene is perfect! Thanks for playing along in the Ai challenge!

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  13. Your scene turned out gorgeous, Heidi!!! Fantastic coloring of this cottage scene and it goes beautifully with those papers! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Art Impressions!

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  14. Great sene and a lovely look with the watercolour technique!

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  15. Such a pretty and peaceful card, just love it x

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  16. Such a beautiful scene, the colors of the image are so well coordinated with those of the papers. Pretty!

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  17. SUCH a lovely and beautiful card! Congrats on your win! :))

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  18. Heidi ... When I am learning, I approach card making pretty much the same way as a do cooking. I follow the recipe. As I'm eating (or gazing) I think of the changes in ingredients (or how I use a new technique in my card making).

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  19. Heidi ... When I am learning, I approach card making the same way I do cooking. I follow the recipe. While I am tasting the finished product (gazing at the finished product), I think of what ingredients I would change (visualize where I an put a new technique into my work. By trying out new techniques it puts it into my wheel house.

    I hope you are enjoying watercolor cards. I am in the process of making a collage of framed ones for my dining room.

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  20. Oops I didn't realize I was waiting for approval - so I put the same message in twice. What a dork!

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    1. No problem, I only have comment moderation turned on for older posts because those are the ones I sometimes get spammers on and so that I am sure to know there is new comment to read!

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