Thursday, June 19, 2014

Watercolor Wonder

Happy Thursday! I woke up early this morning and decided before spending the morning/afternoon on the computer editing and then doing sessions this evening that I would relax and watercolor!

I have always loved watercoloring, but sometimes I end up throwing the paper in the trash half way through. LOL! It is messy... not perfect... but gorgeous!! :) This little watercolor would be a perfect example... I almost gave up on this!! LOL! I kept adding and adding and adding and just past the point of giving up was a gorgeous watercolor completed! I'm so happy I didn't give up on this one! This may just be my absolute favorite of all time!

I hope you find beauty all around you today and take a moment to breathe and enjoy something relaxing!

Have a blessed day!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sweet Thank You

Happy Tuesday! Here is my card for today's color challenge! I've been so into watercolor lately... as a lot of us have! I decided to use the color challenge to make some beautiful flowers!! It was a lot of layering and steps, but came out beautiful in my opinion. LOL! :)

I hope you like it! Have a blessed day!

Cheers, Ashley

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Hummingbird Thoughts

Happy Saturday!!! :-) I worked this morning and came home and decided to sit out on the porch and do some watercoloring while Grant (my son) played in the yard. :) I watercolored this beautiful hummingbird image using my peerless watercolor papers. I love them! They are so vibrant and gorgeous. It is hard to tell but I added some wink of stella clear glitter on the hummingbird and the center of the flowers. I hope you like this creation! This card is for today's Inspiration challenge. I used this image as my inspiration. :)

Have a great day!

Hugs, Ash-

Friday, May 16, 2014

Flowers Just for You

HAPPY HAPPY FRIDAY!!! So early this morning while everyone was still sleeping I decided to try my hand at some watercoloring! :) I stamped all of the flowers and leaves using Tim Holtz distress inks. Then I let them dry completely. I added water with a water brush to spread the color from the outlines into the centers. It softened everything beautifully. After completely coloring all of the flowers I went in with some added colors for the centers. Then added a little wink of stella clear glitter on the top of the flower centers.

I added some spots using my water brush with water and also flicked some on with ink in my water brush. :) Then to finish off the card I added the sentiment.

I hope you love this!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Across the Miles

Happy Thursday! I made this card very early this morning... like 2am before heading to bed. :) This is for this Thursday's "Ways to Use it" challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  We are supposed to make a card for someone we don't know to brighten their day. :)

I started by stamping the little fox and balloons in stazon ink onto some watercolor paper. I watercolored the fox and balloons using my Peerless Watercolor Papers. They are so vibrant and gorgeous!!! :) I used my die-cuts that match Mama Elephant's Up & Away stamp set to cut out the images. :)

I used my die cuts for the grass and clouds and then glued them onto the vellum. Added some enamel dots. Also colored all of the balloon with my clear wink of stella glitter pen and covered them in glossy accents. :)

I hope this made you smile!

Have a great day!
Hugs Ash-