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 http://www.arareruby.com/giveaways/ . Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim their prize before another winner is selected.
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).