Saturday, November 5, 2016

Fall Watercolor Leaves

I began teaching some ladies to make some simple cards about three months ago. I try to teach them different techniques each time and review an older technique. This month we did water color smooshing for our fall leaves. We had not made any masculine cards so I challenged them to use the same card design to make a masculine card.  I also gave them a choice of different sentiments that went with the design. One of the cards I  made for an example works for the Cheery Lynn Challenge this time so I will enter it there.  The leaves are Cheery Lynn, the sentiments are PTI and the pumpkin is from Memory Box.

                                           


I have both a large and small set of Cheery Lynn leaves so I had them make a large water color panel so they could cut enough leaves for both a feminine and masculine card.We reviewed how to use an embossing folder and sponging, but I let them choose the embossing folder and sentiment they wanted  and decide if they wanted to sponge color onto the embossed piece. I made several samples for them. 



 

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards and I bet those ladies are thrilled with you teaching them!

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  2. I would jump in your class if we were neighbors how fun and generous to share your amazing talent with others! Your card is fabulous, love those gorgeous Fall leaves. The white backdrop makes everything just POP! Your other cards are just as pretty as well. I bet they have so much fun with you!!!

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  3. You are quite the teacher, as I can see that you have planned out the outcome so well. Plus you have given the creative choice. All of these are awesome and anyone woudl be thrilled to receive one. Taking on this class is so generous of you, but I already know that about you. No surprises there.

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  4. Wish I were there to take your class as I love all the cards you churn out every time. Your talents are amazing. And, these cards are all so wonderful too. I always love the colors of Autumn and how the leaves are so pretty during that season.

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  5. These are stunning, Kathy!! The leaves look amazing!! I love the colors!! Each design is fabulous!! What lucky ladies to learn from you!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Oh, what a genius idea to do the watercolor smooshing and then cut out leaves....I LOVE this so much!!! I think I'm going right in my craft room and try it. LOVE all your cards!! The backgrounds are amazing, and then the doilies for accent are perfect. I, like Donna, wish I could attend your classes...what fun we could have!!!!

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  7. These ladies are so lucky to have such a talented teacher! Beautiful cards.

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  8. What a super design Kathy that works so well in your changing of the elements, love them.
    Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

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  9. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

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  10. This is a lovely card and a great addition to our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Cheery Lynn Designs. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper StudioThis is a lovely card and a great addition to our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Cheery Lynn Designs. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio

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  11. Beautiful card and embossing! Thanks for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn Designs!

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  12. Awesome set of cards Kathy! I bet they had so much fun making them. Those leaves are gorgeous!

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  13. Gorgeous cards! The leaves are beautiful!
    Sherrie K

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  14. These are all so beautiful! I love the smooshy leaves and the bold sentiments. Gee, we must think alike 'cause I have all those embossing folders, too. I'm never very successful at the ink brayering, though. Your gals must have been thrilled with their cards. These are such great techniques to learn!

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