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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

One Layer Wonders Day 6 with Kelly Lavetola

The last day of this One layer Wonder class over at the Altenew Academy taught by Kelly Lavetola.
First thing I notice that I would do differently is leave more space between my sentiment and the hand drawn least more space between the first top and bottom closest to the sentiment.
And second, I sure need more practice with watercolor because I still get the drying lines and I don't really like them.  Also, one of the reasons I LOVE Altenew stamps is for their magnificent layering, so I didn't have a bouquet stamp for this final technique...I used an Essentials by Ellen, the Mondo Hydrangea.  My background stamp (barely visible) is a PTI "Cover-Up Diamond" stamp.
I did use the Distress Oxide inks and then copics to add the layering.
I learned a lot in this went by fast and every day I looked forward to watching the new video.
thanks for stopping by friends!  Hope you all are having a great day!
My sentiment is from an Altenew set called:  Painted Butterflies!
Heart Hugs, friends!


  1. Wow Colleen! this is breath taking! I love the colors you used and your water coloring is amazing friend!!


  2. Colleen this is fabulous! Your flowers are so pretty! To get rid of the drying lines use less water. You should have a sheen of water (it reflects in the light) so that the pigment can move but not so much that it dries unevenly. My card used a ton of water.

  3. Oh, wow, this is beautiful. The soft blended colors are just like flowers look. I love this and you sure nailed it.


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