Saturday, October 3, 2015

It's World Cardmaking Day!

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I have the most amazing weekend in front of me.  There's not a single male in my house this weekend - I am ALL alone.  I LOVE being alone.  Good food, a bottle of wine (a little bit later!), chick flicks - and cards.  It was totally by luck that this weekend happened on World Cardmaking Day.  I looked at all of the options out there for celebrating the day and decided I was going to make a run at doing every challenge from Winnie & Walter and I'm going to try to do them all today!  Fingers crossed.

Their first challenge is watercoloring.  This challenge called my name because I've been playing with watercolors for the last few weeks and gradually falling in love with what watercolors do.  This was also a good challenge for me because, if I do all of their challenges today, I only have a limited time to do each challenge and I have to start "letting go" in my watercoloring (I really struggle with the lack of control.)

What better way to let the color do what it wants than with a mass of gorgeous fall colors!

WCMD Watercolor Blessings
This is a great and very easy way to play with watercolors.  Paint on water where you want your colors to go. Dab on some color and let it flow as it will!  My favorite set of watercolors - Sakura Koi Watercolors has some beautiful fall colors. (I know you can create your own fall colors by mixing colors - but it is very handy to have them all ready to go with this watercolor set.)
I have to stop chatting - the next challenge is up! 
Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Blessings
MFT Layered Leaves die
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Taylored Expressions Sweet Basil Cardstock
Stampin' Up Crushed Curry Cardstock
Canson XL 140 lb Watercolor Paper
Sakura Koi Watercolors
Natural Hemp cord by Hemptique

5 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim your weekend sounds fabulous. I love hanging out with me so I understand you being so excited. Love these gorgeous fall colours. Have fun!

Betty Keefe said...

just a wonderful card Kim - love it!!

Lisa said...

This is lovely Kim, I like the leaf and your pretty background! Hope you enjoyed your me day!!

Vanessa said...

This is so beautiful, Kim! Love your gorgeous watercoloring! Thank you for joining me at Winnie & Walter ♥

cm said...

An all-girl weekend: perfect! I, too, relish those opportunities when it's just me, my crafting supplies and the space to do as I wish! Your card: autumn gorgeous! You've really embraced water-colouring...in awe!
~c