Saturday, May 5, 2018

Watercolor Weekend Roundup - May Flowers!

Hello, Ai Watercolor Fans! Welcome back to Watercolor Weekend, where we roundup our favorite projects for your inspiration! We have THREE fabulous watercolor designers on our team, and if you aren't already following them on social media, you're going to want to today, so don't miss out on loads of spring and summer watercolor ideas! Together, we are excited to show you some "May flowers" after quite a bit of April rain (or snow)!

Dot Freel - Instagram - Blog - Pinterest
Hello Watercolor Friends,

This is my card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend roundup. It's influenced heavily by Art Impression's Bonnie Krebs' recent Watercolor Wednesday on YouTube. She uses the 2018 Class Exclusive stamp set you can only get by attending one of the shows. I haven't been lucky enough to attend one yet, so I had to use stamps I already owned. I used seven stamp sets and seven markers to create it. See my list of supplies below:

Other Supplies: #4 Brush, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock

Tricia Kennedy - Instagram

My Watercolor Weekend project is a beautiful “Spring Bouquet” tag great for Mother’s Day or any gift giving occasion.

I watercolored the Art Impressions way using a vase, multiple flowers and foliage onto the tag. I then watercolored the same pink flowers and foliage and fussy cut it out. And, then watercolored just a portion of the pink flowers and fussy cut them. I layered each with foam tape onto the tag for a “Faux 3D Decoupage” look. A light wash of color onto the edge of the tag and added a ribbon to finish it off.
Other Products: Foam tape, Ribbon

Tricia O'Bin - Blog - Instagram - YouTube - Pinterest - Facebook
A perfect hanging spring basket is sometimes all you need to brighten your day. For this weeks watercolor weekend I created this very colorful hanging basket. It was so easy to create and can be done in just a few minutes. I used a few sets to create this project. The best part is by just changing a few colors you can get an entirely different look. This design is so versatile you can add a variety of different sentiments and use it for any occasion. I hope you will give this design a try and share it with us on Instagram (#AIWatercolor). 

Thanks, team! We're noticing a theme of pink flowers today! Fans, leave us a comment - what are your favorite aspects of these projects? What did you see that you'd like to try in your own cards? We love how Dot challenged herself to use different stamps to reinvent one of Bonnie's Watercolor Wednesdays. Popping up bundles of flowers like Tricia K. looks like a lot of fun to try! Or, simply placing your image at an angle can add a lot of interest to your card like in Tricia O's!

We hope you get a chance to play with your watercolors this weekend! Happy Stamping!


Jean said...

I love the little raccoon!

Jil Lebel said...

I always enjoy watercolor weekend. It's fun to see what the three of you come up with. I think we are all ready for Spring! At least we can all make it with our Ai watercolor stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sharon Caudle said...

Always love watercolor weekend!!! Spectacular cards from all three of you!!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

How cute is that raccoon card? Love the facial expression!

Renee Matarese said...

These are all so pretty!