Saturday, June 20, 2015


Now I remember why I decided to call this blog "Card Factory."   Once I get started on trying something new, I go overboard and into mass production and an assembly line.  

I am thoroughly enjoying playing and learning how to color using a variety of watercolor mediums...markers, pencils, and a kid's paint box. I have a miscellaneous set of brushes in a variety of sizes and shapes and have been watching a few blogs for information and ideas.  I am using an old floor tile as a palette to mix colors. All lots of FUN!  Being retired I am not too serious about anything, so enjoyment is the key here for me. 

Some of the images (1-5) are from old Stamping' Up sets and are probably retired.  They were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and did not bleed when colored with markers from my palette. I used watercolor paper and and torn paper technique.  My usual (CAS) Clean and Simple style is featured here.

The last five images are from Art Impressions and are actually three cards with the last two featuring the "Front and Back" images that are hilarious and always a surprise to the recipient! 

So I'm having fun and learning something new... to me.
Thanks for stopping by!

More to come!


Monday, June 1, 2015

Watercolor Beginnings With Rubber Stamps and Markers, Clean and Simple

I have a new technique that I want to learn. It's water coloring on a small scale to use as a focal point on my cards.  I Googled it and found tutorials by Art Impressions. They are one of my favorite RS Stores and I have always been happy with my purchases. 

This is entirely new to me and I'm fascinated and excited about all there is to learn.  I'll be watching more tutorials and practicing as I am learning. Here is what I have done so far...

More to come...