Cardmaking

CASEing One of The Best

Ok, so I said in my last post that I would share with you the card I CASE’d from Online Card Classes.  I won’t go into too much detail on this because I’m sure they want you to sign up for the class in order to learn how to create it.  BUT, I will share with you what I took from the class.  I’ve never in my life done any real watercoloring or any coloring of roses before so I was absolutely 100% in the dark on this one.  Which is why I decided to CASE this beautiful card created by Dawn Woleslagle.  If you want to see the original created by Dawn, click here to sign up for the OCC Watercolor for Card Makers class.  I was hoping that if I followed her step by step, I might actually learn when to shade and where to highlight, stuff like that.  They make it look so darn easy!!  I can’t even figure out how to create the basic shape of a rose!!  Anyway, for my very first try, I don’t think it turned out too terrible.  It certainly doesn’t look anything like Dawn’s card, but I’m ok with that.  I’m excited to CASE this one again in hopes that every time I do it, I’ll understand a little more of the basic concept of creating a rose.  So without further ado, here is my first attempt at watercoloring flowers.IMG_4883-copyAs lost as I was when I first set out to CASE this one, I actually had a lot of fun making it.  Dawn does such a beautiful job of explaining everything as she goes along.  I NEVER would have attempted this if it hadn’t been for this class.  I highly recommend everyone taking this class.  If watercoloring isn’t your thing, they have plenty of other classes that I’m sure you will find interesting.  You can check them all out by clicking here.IMG_7156.m4v.Still004The products I used for this card were, of course, WPlus9’s Coming Up Roses and Spring Blooms.  I used several distress inks as well.  I haven’t really used either of these stamps sets yet until now.  How horrible is that?!?  I’ll be honest with you, I was pretty intimidated by them!!  I’m not really a floral person so I just wasn’t really sure how to make them look amazing, like everyone else I see that uses them does…  They are absolutely beautiful stamp sets though.  I look forward to using them again.IMG_7156.m4v.Still001This experience brought a whole new level of love to my distress inks.  I knew how amazing they were for ink blending and watercoloring, but I’ve never really used them like this before.  When I’ve watercolored with them, it’s mostly for backgrounds or to color an image in.  But to actually stamp the image in the color I’m using to fill the image, I don’t think I’ve done that before.  You gotta remember, I’m still a newbie at card making.  I’m only a little under a year and a half in so there’s sooo many techniques I haven’t even experienced yet!!  That was a huge part of why I wanted to start a blog.  I wanted to keep track of all the new experiences I have.IMG_7156.m4v.Still002From a distance, this doesn’t look all that bad!!  I NEVER in a million years would have imagined that I made this card.  ME!  I’m still in shock.  I can’t even express to you how grateful I am for these online card classes.  They’re simply amazing.  If I can go from never before watercoloring florals, to this card I’m sharing with you today, just by watching this class, AND on my first try, then anyone can do this.  Anyone!!  Yes, they are THAT good.  I would put money on it.IMG_7156.m4v.Still003But like I said, I won’t go into too much detail on this one.  If you want to make this beautiful card or are interested in learning how to watercolor, then you definitely want to check this class out.

And that’s it folks!!  Thank you for stopping by.  If you have any questions or just wanna share some love, please leave me a comment.  I love chatting with you!

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13 thoughts on “CASEing One of The Best

  1. I first came to you through Michele and signed up to follow by emaiI which is why I got an email telling me you switched to WordPress. Others following by email will get the same notice and sign up again because we all want to see what fabulous work you are doing, Misty. I took the watercolor class and do a fair amount but not the ‘no-line’ kind. Maybe I should go check out that lesson again. I hope you will come and follow me if you haven’t already.

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    1. You are so sweet, thank you. Yes, you should definitely check it out again. I’ve never ‘no lined’ it before and I haven’t even watercolored all that many times so if I can do it, you, as an experienced watercolorer (is that even a word..?) can most definitely knock it out of the park!! I hope you give it a try because I’d love to see it. Well, I thought I had checked out everyone’s blog that stopped by thanks to the marvelous, Michele, but I don’t think I’ve seen yours yet… Hmmm, that’s kind of strange. But I will right now!! Thank you for saying that, Bobby.

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  2. Hi Misty,
    What a beautiful card; I think you have a flair for watercolour that you didn’t know about! I read your comment to Darnell about not knowing if others had read your posts. Have you checked out your stats page? If gives you a bunch of information about who’s reading and what they’re reading and where in the world they are. You can also access your list of subscribers too. Feel free to contact me if you have any wordpress questions; I can’t promise I’ll know the answers but I might!
    Happy card making.

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    1. Hi Heather!! I actually just spent all morning clicking on everything I can on here and I did find the stats page (I didn’t see there were tabs at the top). Thank you. I had to go back and look for the where in the world people are viewing. That’s pretty cool!!! I’m still kind of confused about a few things, but I’m trying to figure it out. I just now figured out there’s wordpress followers and email followers. I couldn’t figure out why the numbers weren’t adding up.. Thank you, Heather, I really appreciate that. I do have a quick question for you… I started working on a post last week and I just finally got around to finishing it today. I posted it today, but it’s showing as if I posted it on the 19th, which is when I started it. I want it to be at the top of my posts but the bloglovin thingy that they said to add to my page is posting at the top. Shouldn’t the one I posted today show up at the top?? Maybe I should just delete that bloglovin thing, but I know I like using it, so I thought it would be good to add. It seems like it just getting in my way at the moment… Any idea how to get my latest “Published” post to the top instead of something I posted last week??

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  3. This is beautiful and you should be proud of it! (I find watercolouring a hit or a miss maybe I should try the class .)still cant believe you have only been making cards for a18 months ! X

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    1. Hi Jenni!! Well thank you. It seems like it can be really fun, if it turns out the way you want it to… I’m very intimidated by it for some reason. But that class has some great tips in it and I was totally feeling the confidence that day… hahaha

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  4. Hi Misty,

    I want to start by saying if I’ve already written to you and this is a repeat, I’m sorry. I’m still settling back in and catching up after nearly three weeks in England and I just know I’m omitting some things entirely and doing other things two and three times! Don’t ever get old, lol!

    Thank you so much for visiting me a while back and leaving me a lovely comment! Welcome to Blogland! It’s an absolute pleasure to meet you and bask in your outstanding talent! I think the first piece of advice I would give you is to stop being so modest! Your talent is incredible and it’s impossible to believe that you have not been making cards for years – making canvases for that matter. Your rose is every bit as good as any professional I’ve ever seen! Believe me, I’ve seen a ton of watercoloring and you could seriously TEACH a class – you have that kind of natural ability!

    I believe I have subscribed to your blog so I can get your posts. If you don’t see me on your list, please let me know. BTW, you mentioned you followed my blog, but I don’t see you in the thumbnails under “Join This Site.” If you’ve subscribed, thank you! If you want to come back over and follow with the blue button, that would be great, too. Once I see you there, I will introduce you to my readers at my first opportunity. You should be seen by everyone I know, that’s for sure!

    If you have any specific questions or if I can help you in anyway, feel free to ask! I hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Hi Darnell!! Wow… I can’t even tell you how happy my heart is right now reading your comment. This is the nicest comment I’ve ever received regarding my work. I am blown away right now. Thank you, thank you for your sweet words. I appreciate the advice as well. I will work on my confidence for sure. Comments like this give me a huge ego boost! And thank you for subscribing!! But, ummm, to be honest, I have no idea how to check if you are there or not… And speaking of, I thought I subscribed to you…!! That would explain why I haven’t received any notifications though. And there proves my point, I need as much help as I can get!! (hehe) Well, I am definitely going to try this again. I really enjoyed reading your blog. You are quite funny, my friend. I still chuckle thinking about you coming out in your Miss USA sash and tiara. Ok, so I’m looking for a blue button? Wow, that would be more than amazing if you were willing to introduce me to your readers. I don’t think many people are seeing my site yet. But like I said, I don’t even know where to go to see if I have any followers yet or not… I can see if anyone has viewed my posts though!! So far, I think I’m the only one that has viewed my latest post. yikes!! I had a really great woman named Michele teach me HOW to set up a blog, but I set it up as a blogspot blog and the more I play with both sites, I’m thinking I love this wordpress one more (more options and better domain), and she was very sweet to introduce me to her followers as well and they were very kind to hop over and introduce themselves and follow me, but now I’m afraid I’m going to lose those new friends I met thanks to her, because I’m switching over to this wordpress site. Does that make any sense at all..??? Anyway, I’m very appreciative of her and bummed I can’t just combine the two sites. I’m basically starting over, without that wonderful shoutout from Michele so I would love any support or help that you are willing to give. I really admire your work!! And now that you have totally made my entire week, I’m going to hop on over back to your site again and see if I can’t figure this out. I know I clicked on something, I just have no idea what that something was now… Thanks again Darnell. Big, big hugs to you!!

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