I finally had a few minutes to do some more homework for the watercolor class. This first one is a background although when I went back to look at the class list, there wasn't this particular technique. I must have seen it somewhere else but it still fits.
I dry embossed the harlequin cutting plate on watercolor paper and colored them in with Distress Markers and water. The sentiment from Clearly Besotted is stamped on vellum with Rich Cocoa and clear embossed. The flag is attached with a couple of brown brads and the whole panel is mounted on kraft cardstock.
My second card is actually the third try at freehand watercoloring. I mean the third time doing the exact same card. I wanted to try the technique on some inexpensive watercolor paper first and of course that one turned out best until I decided I didn't like the white background. In trying to put a sky wash on it, some colored specks bled into it. Here is the one I finally made into a card using the Tim Holtz watercolor paper.
The sentiment from Hero Arts is embossed in white and then I watercolored around it a little to make it show up more.
I was so glad to hear that blog friends and family that live in California were spared the devastation of the forest fire. My prayers go out to those who lost everything.
I thought this week was slowing down and I could get some cards made for challenges. It doesn't look like that's going to happen although I do have a few nights free later in the week. I hope you are all finding time to do the things you love, whether crafting or anything else.