Monday, April 22, 2013

The wonder of Water Color!

 





Today I'm sharing some of my water color paintings. But first a card for the The wonder of Water Colors challenge at Moxie Fab. I used to paint a lot when I was younger both water colors and oil paintings, but lately I've become quite lazy (to my mum's dismay) and love to create things that are finished much faster. I still love the water color look so the water coloring stamp technique is perfect for me - You ink your stamp in different colors and then spray the stamp with water before stamping it onto your card. I'm quite pleased with the result - hope you like it too.

The stamps I've used are from Gel-a-tins - Big and Wild and PTI - Birthday Basics.
Ink; Distress ink by Rangers
Cardstock; Bazzill

I made sure I made a birthday card so I could enter it for my dear bloggie friend Annette's  BirthdayAnniversary Challenge and kept it Clean and simple for CAS-ual Friday's Birthday Challenge.


Cloudberry

Lake in Dalcarnia

Inspired by artist ....

From Picture in National Geographic

Statue at Trädgårdsföreningen Gothenburg


 
Gothenburg Archipelago
 
 
Käringön


Have a great day, hugs, Karin

19 comments:

Laura Jane said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!

ulrika said...

You are quite the artist! Love your paintings, and the card is super cute. Love the little bumblebee and how you coloured it!

Lisa said...

WOW WOW WOW Karin!!! These are all amazing! I really love the last one with the boat. Beautiful work ;)

Angela Fehr said...

Karin! You surprise me - I am so glad you've shared some paintings with us! They are lovely, so fresh and graceful. My favourite is the Lake in Dalcarnia. Hugs!

Pauline said...

Lovely card Karin, but wow! Those watercolours are beautiful. :-)

lenny said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!
What a beautiful card! Must try that technique!!
GORGEOUS watercolors!! Awesome work!! (as always) :))
Hope your correction work is going good!! Correcting tests as we speak! Have a great week, Karin!! :))

Rachel W K said...

all of this artwork is yours?!?? what beautiful prints, I just love them
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Annette said...

love your inspiration for this card... you are an amazing crafter.. this card is stunning...thank you so much for linking up on my celebration...

My Paper Epiphany said...

Omgosh! I adore your card - the bees look amazing and the backgound wash so perfect. As for your paintings, I can see why your Mum would be disappointed - you are so talented!

Kara said...

beautiful!! your watercolors are amazing!! did you take classes or is that just your natural talent?

diana said...

Lovely card and wonderful paintings! Thank you so much for sharing. I agree with your mother. ;-)

Christina said...

Your paintings are incredible, Karin! I especially love that last one with the little boat--looks very much like some of the scenes along the coast here. :) Love how you used your talent to make this beautiful card, too!

Angie Tieman said...

How pretty! Your watercoloring is amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with our Birthday Bash at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lin said...

Karen, you are so talented! What I wouldn't give to be able to do something like this! Thanks so much for sharing these with us!! Watercolor art has always been my favorite.

Jill Norwood said...

Karin your paintings (and card) are so very beautiful!!! I so enjoyed looking through your gorgeous creations!!!

I painted with my inks and some water on my card for Waltzing Mouse today. It is the first time I have tried it and I loved it!!! I will have to try spraying my stamps with water like you showed - your card is lovely!

I hope you find time to paint more in the future - you truly have such a wonderful talent!!!

Hugs,
Jill

Jenny said...

Love your water-coloured card Karin,
the soft colours blend so beautifully and I'm so impressed with your paintings, they're stunning !!
You should definitely get back into painting :0)
jenny x

Barb Murphy said...

flawless card and absolutely stunning paintings...wow!

Karen said...

Just awesome Karin!!

Cath said...

Hey Karin! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

...and your watercolor paintings are phenomenal! You are extraordinarily talented, my friend! I am SO GLAD that you shared them with all of us! :)