Monday, January 23, 2017

VIDEO: Hello Beautiful! Rainbow Watercolor with Kelly

Hello Crafters! How was your weekend?

It was sixty degrees in January for two days straight. I feel like I won the lottery. It is going to go back to the lovely frigid snowy Ohio I know, but man what a great weekend!

Speaking of cold weather, this time of year I seem to struggle with my mojo pretty regularly. Anyone else have this problem? I don't know what it is, but January and February just sap my creativity. I can't live without my favorite hobby though, so I've come up with a few tips to help myself out.

First things first - use things you love. I make a little mental check list and then get to work. My go tos are one layer, brightly colored, floral cards. I like to try new techniques to mix it up some too. It usually takes me a bit longer to create something I love when it's different but it's almost always worth it.

For today's card I wanted a really bright loose watercolor background. Something fun and relaxing, no stress. :) You can see how I approached my stress free florals in the video below.

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

I really love how easy this was to create. It didn't take a ton of time or planning, and I still ended up with a card I love. Isn't it nice when it works out like that?

hat are some of your favorite ways to break out of a slump? Let's help each other out huh?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. GOrgeous card. I love that Kelly used both the dahlias and the ranunculous stamps to create that beautiful flowered band.

  2. Thanks for sharing how to get out of a slump because it does happen to all of us! Great card and it's also very helpful to see how you correct mistakes because that also happens to all of us!

  3. You are WAY to hard on yourself. All your work is beautiful and I learn something new every time. You are the best. FYI I think you have allergies.

  4. What a great way to get back your mojo....this is a beautiful card! Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z :)

  5. Holy cow, Kelly. That is just. Wow.

  6. Beautiful card, totally love all those wonderful bright colours. If I have no mojo I colour in or make blended backgrounds, take the pressure off. Also looking at what others are doing always helps ideas get moving. Thats my way .

  7. Such a beautiful card Kelly and your water colouring looks amazing!
    When I get into a slump, I just watch some of YOUR past videos. Works every time! TFS them!

  8. Love the colour "explosion", Kelly! Love the cheerful feel of this card.

  9. Kelly, I love this and the colors.

  10. Lovely card and great tips and techniques! Thank you!

  11. Beautiful card! That background is gorgeous. I always love your videos and ideas (what to do and not to do). I like to look at other people's work to get ideas to help me with card making. Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Hi Kelly, this is a beautiful card and you did an excellent job coloring the image with your copics, I enjoy watching your videos too! Blessings! 😊🐑


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