Thursday, October 30, 2014

VIDEO: Watercolored Ornaments + OCC Giveaway

Hello! I have a couple of fun things to share with you today.

A video and a giveaway!

Holiday Card Workshop 2014

Making a card list and checking it twice? Online Card Class instructors Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire—and friends—are here to help you send handmade cards to everyone on your list this year. That’s right—it’s time for Holiday Card Workshop 2014! Join us for a very merry class packed with ideas and card-making know-how. With loads of stamping, die-cutting, layering, coloring, and more showcased in a variety of card styles, you’re sure to walk away inspired for the holidays! All cards will be included in how-to videos... with over 17 in total!

I am honored to be one of the guest instructors for this awesome class! And just to get you warmed up, I thought I'd share a how-to video right now for recreating these watercolored ornaments.

I apologize in advance for the length of the video. But this was highly requested and I wanted to be sure to pack as much instruction and information as possible in there.

Hope you enjoy!

Watch above or in HD at YouTube

Or, if you prefer, I also shared some tips on how to create a looser painting style and adding some extra touches just to switch things up like the card pictured below.

Giveaway Alert

I’m so excited to give away one spot in the Online Card Class Holiday Card Workshop 2014! Will you be the lucky winner? Leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. EST on 11/01/2014 to be eligible! I will select one random winner and post the winner on the blog on 11/02/2014.

Class starts on November 3, 2014, and I hope to see you there!

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164 comments:

  1. Your cards are beautiful and I am in awe of your watercoloring skills. I'd love a spot in this new class, I really enjoyed the previous one.

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  2. Fabulous video! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Great video, and thanks for the chance to win a spot!

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  4. Love your cards. Your watercoloring is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

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  5. Amazing watercolouring and fab video ... thanks for the chance to win a spot in another wonderful OCC! Anita :)

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  6. Dawn, your video was definitely NOT too long! I could watch you much longer!! I so appreciate your fine details and instructions. Very helpful! Thanks, also, for the opportunity to glean much inspiration from all you girls on the Online Card Class! I need it!

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  7. I really love what you did with these ornaments! And thanks for the chance to win a card class spot!

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  8. This is so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class.

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  9. The water-colored ornaments are so pretty! And that card class looks super fun! Thank you for a chance to win a spot!

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  10. I tell my kiddos all the time.."you can learn what you want, on your own, if you find the right source".... Thanks for being a GREAT source for our watercolor learning!

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  11. What a beautiful card! And that class looks like amazing FUN!

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  12. Oohhhh awesome thank you so much for the video of this incredible card and thanks for the chance to win a spot in this great class.

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  13. Awesome card! I'm going to view the video now! Thanks for a chance to win a spot in the class... sounds fabulous!

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  14. Your water colored ornaments are absolutely GORGEOUS, Dawn! Thank you so much for another awesome video...no need to apologize for the length, as I really enjoy them :)
    Can't wait to see what you have in store for us for OCC! Thanks for a chance to win, too!

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  15. Thank you for the tutorial, Dawn! I love your watercolor techniques. Your cards are gorgeous!

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  16. Your watercoloring skills are amazing! Thanks for sharing the details with us!

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  17. It's so fascinating to watch you work and to see how the piece 'grows' that I didn't even realize it was a longer video ;)

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  18. great card, love the pop of bright red on the white background.

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  19. wow, this is so amazing! LOVE how dimensional these look!

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  20. Wow! You're such a gem, love all your watercolor projects, so beautiful!

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  21. I could watch your videos for hours - you make it look so easy :) Beautiful coloring and cards.

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  22. I can't wait to try this technique...you make it look like I could do it!

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  23. fabulous video and cards. you are one talented woman!

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  24. beautiful card and a great opportunity - I would love to win a free spot

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  25. Oh, I love your videos!! You are such a watercolor wonder!!! Amazing card, btw!!

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. LOVED watching the video! I think this one is a bit out of my wheelhouse...lol! But I liked watching you do it, and seeing the beautiful finished cards!

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  28. ...THUD! That's me, experiencing jaw-dropped, breath-taken-away awe at the works of art you've created! Simply beautiful! Thank you for the class give-away opportunity; I know, having taken a couple, that they're fabulous!
    ~c

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  29. Beautiful cards, as always, Dawn! What I'd REALLY love to win is a trip to my house from you to give me lessons to learn how to do these :))) As a 2nd choice, this card class would be nice, too; I've already started making my Christmas cards and can always use some fresh ideas! Thanks for the chance!

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  30. Thanks for the video its relaxing watching you paint and i love the water coloured look on the baubles.
    I would love a chance to win a spot in the class :)
    Kate xx

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  31. Great cards! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class. ;-)

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  32. love watching you paint - you make it look so easy - beautiful cards. thanks for the inspiration and the class would be a fun thing to win!!

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  33. Do you teach watercolor professionally beause, if you don't, you should? Not only do you create something beautful, you explain each step so incredibly well. I never miss your videos...they're just so very instructional.

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  34. I just love your tutorials Dawn and I can't wait to see what you come up with for class....I'll be there with jingle bells on! :D

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  35. Oh, Dawn! I'm learning so much about watercoloring in your amazing videos! Many thanks for the lovely tips and inspiration. It would be such fun to try an Online Card Class. ♡Dawn

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  36. I love your watercoloring and videos! They are so inspiring...
    I would love to win a spot in the Online Card Class, thanks for the chance :)

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  37. LOVE this card, ty so much for sharing!

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  38. I truly enjoy watching your videos, and this one was no exception. Thanks for taking the time and effort to show us the tricks of the trade. Thanks also for the chance to win a free spot in this new class.

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  39. I always love watching your videos. You are very talented and I always learn something from them. Thank you for the chance to win a spot in the Online Card Class.

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  40. This is such an amazing card. Those ornaments are just beautiful.

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  41. Never apologize for long videos - they cannot be too long, ever! Love your videos and this one is no exception, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)

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  42. These are beautiful! Thank you for a chance :)

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  43. so beautiful! can't wait to watch the vid!

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  44. Oh my goodness! You have completely inspired me again! You are so awesome! I could watch your videos all day. :)
    And, I would love a chance to win a spot in the card class! Thanks so much!

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  45. Wow! Love these cards!! And I'd so love to win a spot in the Holiday card class!!!

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  46. I can't stop swooning! Your talent knows no bounds, Dawn - GORGEOUS ornaments! Loved the video - thanks for sharing it and thanks for a chance at a spot in class - can't wait for this one! Hope you're well! ♥

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  47. I really love those cards! Would really appreciate a spot in the class.

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  48. This class looks amazing! Thanks so much for the chance to win. And super huge thanks for such a fabulous, detailed video. Your talent is incredible!

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  49. I will be in the class but if would be nice to be there for free. Great card. The look of dimension in the ornaments is amazing.

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  50. Lovely cards with water coloring. Always special. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the OCC.

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  51. Gorgeous card Dawn! Can't wait to watch the video after supper! Thx for the chance to win!

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  52. Would be so much fun to take this class.....I love watching their videos on their blogs. Thank you for the great water coloring video. I enjoy your products and techniques.

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  53. Your card is so gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win a spot in the class.





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  54. Gorgeous! You make it look so easy.

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  55. Beautiful! Thank you so much for the video:)

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  56. Super card! Thanks for the card class chance.

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  57. Holy Moley. Gorgeous takes on a whole new definition. Still trying to figure out what part WASN'T intimidating. Just absolutely beautiful. Can't wait for class and would love to win a spot!

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  58. your work is so beautiful. I will have to try my hand at watercoloring more. :)

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  59. Can't wait to sit down with a nice warm cupa tea and watch this video ( over and over) You... Miss gurlie-gurl are so talented.

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  60. Absolutely lovely cards! Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful video. Appreciate the chance to win. I love these online card classes.

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  61. Awesome card! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  62. Dawn, you did a phenomenal job with that water coloring. I am truly amazed. I want to give this a try now.

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  63. Dawn, i love watching you water coloring....You make it look so easy and simple. Fabulous!

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  64. Beautiful card, you make water colouring look so easy. Thanks for the wonderful video.

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  65. Hi Dawn,
    Than you for the video, it was detailed and very interesting. The card is AWESOME!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful class.

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  66. Everything you make is beautiful. You are so talented. Great video!

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  67. Never apologize for your videos. I could watch you paint all day.
    See you in class!

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  68. I would love a spot in this class - thanks for the chance! Love all your videos, by the way - great inspiration.

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  69. I love watching you water colour!
    Would really love a spot in this class too!

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  70. I absolutely love love love watercolor! Looking forward to this class!

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  71. Love your amazing watercoloring! ANd would love to take this class! :)

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  72. Awesome, fabulous, amazing tutorial! Thank you for taking the time to verbalize everything you were doing, as you were doing it because that really helps the learning process. Sometimes people fill the air with music and I find it very distracting, I would rather know their thought process through project! Great job!
    Blessings,
    Melitta

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  73. Dawn you blow me away with your designs and creations, thanks so much for a chance to win a spot in this class <3

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  74. You are the most amazing artist. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  75. Wow! That is incredible. Thank you for the video. I love watching you create your masterpieces!

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  76. What gorgeous watercoloring! Your work is always stunning. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in class.

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  77. I love your work and your videos - never too long - I could watch for hours! You are so very talented and I truly appreciate the time you take to share that talent! Thank you so much for showing how to do this beautiful card!

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  78. Not too long. I wanted more! Beautiful cards. Thank you for a chance to win a spot in class. I need some inspiration!

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  79. Your cards are so pretty. The watercoloring looks so neat.

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  80. Dawn, you are the watercolour Queen. I loved watching the video and you make it look super easy...and thanks for a chance to win a spot in the OCC!

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  81. WOWOWOWOWOW!! SO FUN!! LOVED the Video and the Sweet Holiday Card you shared!! =) I'd LOVE to win a spot in Class!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS HALLOWEEN WEEKEND!! =)

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  82. Thanks for the chance to win and those ornaments look so real! You are an amazing artist and teacher

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  83. Oh, so pretty! Thanks for this info, and a chance to win an awesome class!

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  84. Your talent is amazing! I saw your photo and have been eagerly watching to see if you were going to make a video...and you did! Thank you for sharing. Of course, now I just have to have that stamp set as well! Hahaha!

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    1. Congratulations Ciny! You are the lucky winner of a seat in the Online Card Class! Please email customer service@wplus9.com and we will pass on your information to Online Card Classes.

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  86. Love the dimensions of the ornaments.
    Thanks

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  87. Hard to say which I like best, they are both gorgeous! Would love a spot in the class,they are always the best!

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  88. Beautiful cards, great video. Thanks for sharing and for giveaway to a spot in the class. Karen Loper

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  89. Okay love it! Now I have to have that stamp set! Thanks for sharing the great technique!

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  90. Thank you Dawn - and congrats to being invited to guest. I love all your videos - they are always packed with information and technique.

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  91. Wow ur water color skills always amaze me this is gorgeous

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  92. Beautiful cards... love your style :) I would love to be the lucky winner of a spot in the OCC!

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  93. Thanks for the video! I was hoping you would post one of this. The Online Card Class looks like another good one!

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  94. WOW!
    I am really inspired to give this a try; of course, you make it look sooo easy!
    I'm thinking your card in the Holiday Card Class is gorgeous.
    Thanks!

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  95. Thanks for the chance to join holiday card class, it must be fun to see all beautiful card in the class, n thanks for the video, love it 😍😍

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  96. This is amazing! Talk about making ornaments look 3D! Beautiful...and they're actually the color of my ornaments! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  97. That was amazing. I could watch you color all day long and you make it look so easy. In which I know it's not.
    Thank you for the chance to win a spot over at OCC. What a early Christmas present that would be to make Christmas cards in such a fun class with incredible teachers.

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  98. I love your watercolouring! you make it look so easy. Thanks for a great video.

    Louise C.

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  99. Not sure if my comment got posted, so apologies if you see this twice...
    I love your watercoloring and the cards are just stunning. Please don't make shorter videos :)

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  100. I just love this card... you are a whiz on watercoloring. I always in awe of your creations. Looking forward to the online class and hope you will be one of the 'friends'.

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  101. Wow! I loved every minute of this video! I just LOVE your card and am in awe of your water colouring skills! Winning a spot in this class would be AMAZING!!

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  102. never worry that your videos might be too long - I love watching you create

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  103. Gorgeous cards and fab video!
    Mandy x

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  104. That card class looks like a lot of fun! I would love to win a place on it.

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  105. Your watercoloring inspires me! Thanks for sharing all of the details. I am already signed up for the class and looking forward to Monday!!

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  106. I so enjoy watching you create! You make water coloring a little less scary! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!

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  107. Dawn, your watercoloring is just amazing and this video was wonderful. I know just the stamp I want to try it on! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win a spot in the class.

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  108. Wow Dawn a great Viedo I love the card.. Thanks for the give away... Would love to win a spot in class.

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  109. Gosh! These amazing amazing cards make me want to run out and buy more supplies. Stunning work from your hands as ALWAYS!

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  110. OMG! Gorgeous!! So inspiring!

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  111. Lovely!!! Thanks for the great video!

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  112. You are amazing, thank you for sharing all your talent with us! Also thank you for the chance to win a spot in this class!

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  113. You make it look so easy! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us.

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  114. Your cards are always so beautiful! I love these ornaments

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  115. Wow. Those ornaments are amazing. You are so talented!

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  116. woow that card is so beautiful!!

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  117. You are an amazing artist. Beautiful!

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  118. Your card is beautiful! And thanks for the opportunity to win--OCC are fabulous!

    Chris L.

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  119. Absolutely stunning Christmas cards!!!!!!!

    Deanne :)

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    1. Oops...ornaments...just beautiful! Thanks for the video and chance to win.

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  121. Beautiful cards! You make it look so easy...

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  122. I love how you've created these with watercolours - so clever! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  123. this would fantastic to win a seat in this class, thanks for the chance
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  124. Omigosh, your card is beautiful! As they always are. Can't wait to watch your video when I have my YouTube time. Thanks for a chance to win a spot in class :)

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  125. I am a relatively new follower of your blog and I am always so impressed with your techniques and watercoloring skills. This video was no exception. Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot in an OCC. They are awesome, and I could use some Christmas inspiration.

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  126. This is gorgeous, Dawn. You inspired me to do more water-coloring. And thank you for the chance to win a spot in the class.

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  127. Love your watercoloring Dawn!! Thank you for the video and the opportunity to win a spot in this awesome class!!

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  128. So fantastic. Loved watching every minute of it! Thanks.

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  129. I'm so excited that you're a part of this class! You always awe me with your techniques.

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  130. Great video, Dawn! Love the variations you've suggested and demonstrated.

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  131. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing you technique and also for the chance to win a spot in this awesome class!

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  132. I love your watercolours and thanks for the video! Would love to win a spot in the class too!

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  133. Awesome video Dawn, what an amazing technique!!! And thanks so much for the chance to win a spot on the class :)

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  134. Your videos are so inspirational! Thanks for having a give away...

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  135. Thanks Dawn for the awesome video and the chance to win! You are very talented!!

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  136. Wow on your card, and thanks for giving away a spot. And seriously-wow on that card.

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  137. Love your videos and the chance to win a spot in this wonderful class!

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  138. You are an amazing watercolorist and your videos always help me improve my technique. Today's card is just beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in class!

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  139. Saw these watercolor ornaments over on Instagram a couple days back and was completely floored! They look AMAZING!! Thank you so much for sharing a video on how you created them!!! Also appreciate the opportunity to win a spot in the OCC Holiday Workshop!

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  140. I just love to watch your videos! You make watercoloring looks so approachable and amazing at the same time. Thanks for sharing AND the chance to win!

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  141. Hi Dawn! Your water color cards are amazing! This holiday card class looks like so much fun. PS: your FeedBurner email subscription service is NOT working and hasn't for several months, you may need to change to a different service. Thanks! I miss getting your posts.

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  142. Love these cards you created! Just absolutely gorgeous, and you make it look so easy! Love all the effects you can get with just basic water and pigment. Thanks for sharing this, and for the chance to win!

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  143. Absolutely beautiful card!! Thank you for sharing your watercolor technique!

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  144. Totally mesmerizing to watch you watercolor. Everything you do adds to the beauty of your cards. Thank you for your videos; I never miss any. And I hope to enjoy you more on the online class!

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  145. Ohhhhhhh! Thank you for the great video on watercoloring!! I appreciate all of the instruction you give to us! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

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  146. Wonderful watercoloring and would love to take this class.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  147. Wow! Especially love the look of your second card. Participated in spring in the watercolor online class and highly enjoyed it. Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

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  148. Thanks so very much for this video tutorial - the length is good for a novice like me, so I'm grateful for all those tips, and for you going to this trouble! Watching you watercolour is such an inspiration - they're beautiful cards!! Rx

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  149. Whoa, what beautiful, festive ornaments! Love these cards!!

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  150. I thoroughly enjoyed your fabulous video! Your ornaments look brilliant! TFS. Hugs, Lesley

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  151. Great instruction! Curious - what keeps the distress ink that you stamped with from spreading when the water touches it?

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  152. This is ridiculously beautiful.
    Thank you so much for the video too!

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