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1st Thursday of the month - A review of a craft product
2nd Thursday of the month - Craft room inspiration
3rd Thursday of the month - Stamp set/die cutter review
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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

A fully sketched then water coloured card!!

Well, unfortunately it is time for the Watercolour for Card Maker's course to end….all good things must come to an end so they say. This has been a truly amazing and inspirational class and I would recommend it to all card makers. I have learned SO much on this course and I feel that adding watercolour to a card takes it to a whole new level.

We have learned many techniques, including how to 'fake' watercolour, but the course has built up to this point - free hand sketching and then water colouring. I never thought in a million years that I would be able to do this, but I have. It is not brilliant, but you can recognise what the animal is!!! I am very pleased with it and love the effect I achieved by once again adding perfect pearls in a localised area in order to get a shimmering effect on the head/neck.

Anyway, here it is…….

I am surprised at how much I enjoyed painting this duck and how confident I felt at mixing colours in my palette and just 'knowing' which colours to mix together in order to achieve the colour I wanted. Isn't it amazing what a difference just a couple of weeks can make.

I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the teachers on this course. They were all amazing and are so very talented and inspirational. I will definitely be putting all my knew acquired skills to use.

As always, comments are so very much appreciated. Many thanks for taking a look xxx


  1. Great mallard duck! Good job!

  2. Beautiful! Great job on the freehand.

  3. Laura, it's been nothing short of a delight to see you 'grow and expand' with your water-colour techniques throughout this course. From your first card to this - a lovely work of free-hand art indeed - your creativity has blossomed and your confidence bloomed! When you started, you shared with us the precious gifts of paints and brushes you inherited from your grandfather, an avid water-colourist. At that time, you "knew' that this class was something you were 'meant' to take - and I couldn't agree more! I believe, with all my heart, that your Granddad is beyond pleased, thrilled and honoured that you've followed in his footsteps. Your willingness to learn, your embracing of new - and sometimes 'scary' - techniques, your capacity to adapt and be innovative - all these things, combined, have been such a treat o watch unfold. My friend, you've done yourself proud, your teachers proud and above all else, Grandpa proud!! I'm sooo impressed - and touched - by your accomplishments...Hugs~c

  4. Really think you did an awesome job on this duck! Hasn't this class been great?