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Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop DAY ONE + Giveaways

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Hi Everyone! Thank you for stopping by from Wanda Guess’s blog. Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!


In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 at . Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at to claim their prize before another winner is selected.

Studio Katia – $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird – $50 gift card
Altenew – $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio – $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs – $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted – £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp – $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire – $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC – $40 gift card
Mama Elephant – $25 gift card
Hero Arts – $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC – Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn – $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios – four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson – two $25 gift cards
Pretty Pink Posh – two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market – July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop – $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna – a 4×6 stamp set
Waffle Flower – $25 gift card
Power Poppy – $50 gift card


Rubenna was the person that actually introduced me to the world of card making by taking me to my very first Mama Elephant Make and Take event 3 years ago and after that I made her take to Michaels for supplies and I’ve been hooked on card making. I was sooo excited to be asked to be part of Rubeena’s anniversary blog hop and I wanted to so something I never done before…. watercoloring…dum dum duuummmm.


I purchased some different watercolor half pans set before but I have never gone into the professional watercolors before but with Rubenna’s encouragement I have finally purchased a couple of the Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton’s fine watercolors and they have been a joy to work with. Not that it was easy since the biggest obstacle is my impatience. I find the colors I lay down tends to mix and bleed together since I never ever dry my layers enough. After a couple of failed attempts I finally learn from my mistake and try to paint something.


For my card I wanted to do something totally different again and instead of coloring a pre-designed image I decided to dust off my art pencils and draw my own image. Since I am currently fixated on goldfishes I decided I’ll draw my own fish bowl with a cute little round goldfish.

For the coloring, I was able to create my background by putting a generous wash of water around my fish bowl and just dabbing color onto it and the granulation within the pigment just flow out and color the surface beautifully. Since it is my first time using this medium I stuck with a basic 7 colors for the whole card (Daniel Smith: Mayan Blue Green , Haisa Yellow Light, New Gambage, Amethyst Genuine, Perm Sap Green, China White, and Yellow Gold from Kuretake).


Thank you for stopping by and please head over to Libby Hickson blog next. You can always link back to Rubeena’s blog for the full list by clicking HERE.

202 thoughts on “Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop DAY ONE + Giveaways

  1. Your water color is beautiful! It’s encouraging to see others jump into something new. I believe I am ready to try watercoloring too! Congrats Ruby!!


  2. Wow! I love your card. I haven’t played too much with watercolors yet. I have the supplies just haven’t gotten brave enough to use them. I am impressed with your drawing skills just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


  3. Wow what an amazing drawing! And your water coloring is so fantastic also! I just really love your fish so adorable! And your color shading is so perfect too!


  4. Wow!! Your drawing is beautiful! Your goldfish is just stunning and your watercoloring is just lovely. I really need to practice my watercoloring since it is so basic and like you, I’m super impatient so that is part of my frustration with it. Guess I know what I’ll be doing this weekend! 🙂


  5. Your card is beautiful. I love that it is your own design and an original. I haven’t quite mastered watercoloring yet, but you do it wonderfully! TFS and being a part of Ruby’s anniversary!


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