Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Shortest Video Ever

 Hello Crafters! 

How are you doing today?
I'm heading back into work today after having a few off. Bummer huh? 
It's okay I've been cranking out cards like a crazy person. Video too :) 

I have a bit of a break in schedule. This means there is room for a challenge or two!! Aren't you so happy? I am, so pretend you are too. 

This card is for two challenges the first is CAS(E) This Sketch

I love how the focal point is gathered at the top. I really considered masking copious amounts of flowers and coloring them but in the end my need to practice with my watercolors won out. 

I did do a supershort video which leads me to the next challenge. . . .Did you see Altenew is hosting a video challenge? Only 3-7 minutes. You could do that on your phone :) 

Here is a close up . . .Can you see where it bubbled on the edges? Also note the complete lack of watermarks in the blue. Weird watercolors :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

If you were o Periscope with me last night I finished the card and shot some video. I'll have it up tomorrow :)



  1. Kelly, this is AWESOME!! Great video, too!

  2. Nice! Super short video:) cool texture..emoliant must be why these watercolors are so creamy; causing those bubbles when heated.

  3. Kelly
    I am sorry
    Life is so busy at my side
    Will tell you..this is stunning that colors..
    You always made beautiful card..
    Do you like my idea to exchange cards dear...I wanna touch your beautiful card with my hand.
    I always see your cards through create a smile..hope to see you again in my blog post...
    You are a very talented lady...

  4. Wow! Those colors are so striking :)

  5. Love those watercolours and the way you have used them is fabulous.

  6. Lovin' your "boiled" paint, Kelly! Fun card! ♥

  7. Hello Kelly! I never seem to get time to comment after viewing your fabulous cards. I love your style and you are my first go to email. It always feels like a warm hug after looking at your cards. Thank you Valerie

  8. I love bold. I love bright. You guessed it... I love this card!
    Thanks for playing at Case this sketch!

  9. Oh, this is fantastic, Kelly! I love your super cool take on the sketch!
    I know what you mean about participating in challenges.... I've seen some inspiring ones this week, but haven't had time to play along. :(

  10. Love this! Love the video too. You're rockin those new watercolors! Great card.

  11. Love this! Love the video too. You're rockin those new watercolors! Great card.

  12. Rainbow card by Kelly - I'm guaranteed to love it! :D

  13. Oh WOW!! This is totally amazing!!! I love water coloring and I did buy a set of this wonderful paints but they are a bit to much for my humble attempts, I'm more comfortable with water based markers like SU or Tim Holtz distress markers and ink pads. So, I gave this paints, totally 99.99% new to my super talented 17 year old granddaughter, who is an amazing artist, she has done incredible paintings with them.
    Thank you for the video, you are very courageous mixing this glorious colors like that, just so gorgeous.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  14. Hi Kelly! I've done a lot of watercolor over the years. Maybe this will help (although you may have already discovered this - in which case you can just ignore my comments). The more water you add, the more the color will move. I usually let the layers dry in between. A really good quality watercolor is translucent so you can layer the colors. If you put too much pigment in one spot, it will get shiny and might be too difficult to remove with water (although this depends on the type as well). Watercolor paper will also make a difference. You may want to watch some videos about papers - Blick Art has some. You can also watch videos about watercoloring - but be sure to watch more professional watercolorists. Of course practicing is always valuable! Thanks for sharing your work!