Tuesday, July 4, 2017

July 2017 Release Week: Summer Citrus Watercolor with Kelly

Hello Crafters! Have you been enjoying all of the amazing projects the design team has been showing?

Remember, everything will be available for purchase at 12:00 p.m. ET on July 5, 2017, at wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers. If you are just joining us, be sure to check out Day 1, and Day 2 and Day 3.

I've got a fun watercolor version of the Summer Citrus set that Joni introduced the other day. Dawn doesn't assign us sets, and instead encourages us to use whatever inspires us during release week. And I was immediately drawn to this set, ummm...lined images? Yes please!

I immediately gravitated to the gorgeous Summer Citrus set. Sometimes you see a stamp set and a card idea pops in your right away. When that happens to me I can't ever shake it. Until I make that card I can't see it any other way.

This time around it was no line watercoloring. If you know my card style than you already know this is not my norm. It was a labor of love and I really struggled at times, but I love the way it came out.  You can see the card from start to finish in the video below.


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Even though I was impatient and didn't wait as long as I should have watercolor is super forgiving. For me, that makes it a bit easier to approach it. Because let's be honest  some of these watercolor master pieces can make it seem really over whelming. However, if I can do it. You can too. Because this does not come natural to me, not even a little bit.

If you completely fell in love with this release like I did the wait is almost over! The stamps will be available tomorrow for your purchase. And, Dawn will be here to show you the remaining products that we've yet to share with you!

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Featured Supplies

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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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60 comments:

  1. Oh my!!! Such a wonderful card!!! Love your watercoloring!!! <3

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  2. Love that you watercolored this card.

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  3. Love that you watercolored this card.

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  4. Amazing watercoloring! Beautiful card!

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  5. Beautiful job coloring your card. You did the Citrus Summer set and WPlus9 proud!

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  6. So pretty!! I've always struggled with no line water coloring. Watching videos always give me the drive done and to try again :)

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  7. So pretty!! I've always struggled with no line water coloring. Watching videos always give me the drive done and to try again :)

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  8. Wow! Your coloring is beautiful!!

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  9. Beautiful card. Your no line coloring is so sweet and the blue wash of color really makes those yellows pop.

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  10. What a great summer card! Happy 4th of July!

    Chris L.

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  11. Gorgeous Kelly! Always enjoy your videos... So many good tips. Love both new stamp sets.

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  12. Beautiful card! Your coloring is fabulous! Love the Summer Citrus set.

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  13. Gorgeous card, Kelly! Thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone & showing us that ANYONE can do this. Love this set! Thanks also for the video. :) ~ Andrea

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  14. Perfect summer card, Kelly, and I love the sentiment!!

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  15. Wow, how gorgeous is that ? This could easily be framed and put on the wall !

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  16. Beautiful watercoloring Kelly! I would never have known it didn't come easily to you! I'm so excited to shop this release very soon!! 😍

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  17. Really nice work, Kelly! I love water coloring but it scares me. I know it takes lots of practice. Keep up the good work.

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  18. This is so beautiful Love your watecoloring Kelly.

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  19. Wow this cad is so pretty . Love how you colored in the fruit - so life like!!!!!!

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  20. That's gorgeous! I love this citrus set.

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  21. This card is watercolored beautifully! I love all the fresh fruit of summer, so it is perfect for this time of year! Wonderful job!

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  22. Your water coloring is beautiful. I love these stamps (particularly those Southern Sentiments many of which we use here in Texas). I'm trying to expand my stamp collection beyond florals and butterflies, and this set may be the one!

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  23. I totally love these citrus stamps and your no line water colouring is amazing! Very nicely done!

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  24. The stamps and card are so pretty. In addition to cards, I could see the stamps being used on fabric, it would make a cute summer bag with these stamped along the top of the bag.

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  25. This is so beautiful! I cannot wait to see the entire release!

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  26. Love your card! It looks perfect.

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  27. Gorgeous Kelly! I love your pretty watercoloring and bright and cheery colors! Happy 4th of July!

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  28. Stunning card, Kelly. Love the fruit.

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  29. What a great card. Your coloring is amazing.

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  30. Awesome summer card! Thanks for the video!

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  31. Wow, it looks like a painting not just a card. Beautiful work.

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  32. I love your card, and I think the watercoloring turned out beautifully!!

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  33. Thanks for sharing how you did your noline coloring.

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  34. Fab card. What an artistic creation!

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  35. Your card is beautiful Kelly and I'm beyond impressed with your no-line watercoloring! Looking forward to those southern sayings! ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  36. Gorgeous watercoloring! I can totally relate to being impatient when it comes to watercoloring, and it's definitely something I want to improve at.

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  37. Well hello y Thank you for sharing.our self.

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  38. Gorgeous card, great color selections, look forward to shopping tomorrow!

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  39. This looks amazing!!! Your colouring is fabulous! Despite your impatience, the images look perfect to me!

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  40. Lovely card! Beautiful watercoloring! Thank you for sharing your coloring process.

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  41. Wow! Beautiful watercolouring!! Thanks for sharing Kelly.

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  42. I love it! I can feel the summer sun when I look at your card. Great watercolor technique - well worth all your effort!

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  43. This is so fun and bright! Love the fruit being watercolored!

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  44. Fabulous colors and I like your no line coloring.

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  45. Fabulous card, Kelly! Loving everything I've seen this release.

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  46. Looking forward to all the great new releases!

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  47. Wow that's beautiful! Absolutely love the bold, vivid coloring!

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  48. Beautiful watercoloring! Have really enjoyed this release!

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  49. Beautiful painting! I'm so intimidated by watercolor painting so it gives me courage to keep trying when I watch you do such beautiful work even though your not as comfortable with it as you are with yourcopics. Your narrative always makes me happy. Thank you!

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  50. I love that sentiment so much and those citrus fruit are painted beautifully!!

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  51. Fabulous card and a fabulous new stamp set! Thanks for the great video, Kelly. Your card is so summery!

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  52. Pretty card. Just love your videos. So informative and helpful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  53. This card is simply oozing with delicious color and creativity. Thanks for the video.

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  54. Woo, as I was watching your video, I could literally feel the sweat you were developing, stressing about this whole process. I am the same way. I don't have the patience and ruin a lot of watercolor efforts. This is extremely gorgeous and definitely worthy of framing. Lovely results and I feel more inspiration to try again.

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  55. That was one amazing video and card,Kelly!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to make it!!!! Your skills are top level! Love dit all!!!!

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  56. I wish my struggles with no line watercolor turned out as good as your struggles did! Been awhile since I've tried though, and my watercoloring has improved... need to give it another go sometime soon :-)

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