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January 26, 2016

WC Homework I

Hello my friends and dumplings!

My heart goes out to all of you who are suffering one way or another because of the blizzard and flooding on the east coast. Many people have suffered injuries from shoveling snow or car accidents, so be careful out there.

On the other hand, it was fun seeing all the folks out walking right through downtown New York City and the families enjoying the thrill of sledding down the Capitol steps and around various city hills that had never seen that kind of activity before. It's an interesting aside to note that (given the same physical abilities) there are those who chose to remain housebound and miserable and those who chose to get out and enjoy the delights the situation offered.

Sorry, where was I? Please have a seat.

I have finally started attending my online watercolor classes! Whoop! Boy, has that ever been weighing me down. And you thought it was just the chocolates, dinnit you?

The oldest class in the queue is a class taught by my exceptionally talented friend Deepti Malik of Dee's Art Utopia. The class is being offered by Craftsy and it's worth every penny. Deepti is clear and concise and covers a ton of information and techniques. And I'm only halfway through the course!

I thought I would share some of my homework with you. All of these cards were made using pan watercolors, either KGT or Dollar Store.
A watercolor wash.
Corner Garden flower stamp by Stampin' Up, heat-embossed.
Sediment by Papertrey Ink.

Variegated watercoloring.
Cityscape Nightline die by Memory Box.
NBUS Mwah sediment by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

I made two of these cards. They are both the same vibrancy, but the sunlight overimposed the one on the left. Actually, making two identical cards should warrant me an "F" grade. You see, in class Deepti made one die cut and made a card with it, like above. (In fact, I DJKASEd her!) Then she made a second card, but she made it using the negative from the cityscape die cut. It was really cool. 

Unfortunately, by the time I walked the three steps over to my BS, I'd forgotten the directions and my thoughts turned to how I could get two variegated cityscapes out of the one painting. Also cool, sure, but not what I was told to do. I'll admit Hammy was chattering away at me something fierce and even gently pulling my hair, but I was not to be detracted.

Turning back to my desk and looking at the computer screen and then down at my scrap, I realized my exuberance had once again led me down the path to the principal's office. Never mind, said Harvey (Hammette #4), use it anyway, so I went ahead and made a card with what I had.
Do your eyes see the nonsensical (albeit colorful) angled overlay or the dark cityscape outlines? If you see the dark cityscapes, then you'll enjoy the pretty sky. The sediments from Hero Arts are heat-embossed. I'm entering this across the pond to play with my UK friends at Pixie's Snippets Playground.

And finally, for this session, a peep-hole birthday card:
Sediment from Papertrey Ink.
Embellies from Doodlebug.
Bird in the marsh stamp is (I believe) from Stampin' Up.
"Grass" is a Forest Branches e/f from Cuttlebug.

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108 comments:

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous collection of cards, definitely an A+ from me! Your third card from the cityscape series is absolutely amazing and by far my favourite - an inspired used of the snippet, just brilliant! Keep up the good work and good luck at getting up to date with your classes - and, of course, the homework!
Elaine

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - my favourite is the colourwash on the first one - beautiuful.
Kath x

Babs said...

Love your selection of cards and the lovely colours you have used there so beautiful..
Hugs Babs x

Tanja said...

love that beautiful pink wash and the emboss resist - beautiful card - Hugs, Tanja

lostinpaper said...

As usual a mass of inspiration, totally loving those 'Deepti' designs!

Maxine D said...
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Maxine D said...

Darnell these are fabulous cards - and believe it or not I love "the oops, gotta use my scrap" one the most!! Those Hamsters ought to be banished from the playhouse if they are going to be such a distraction.... but then you do have them doing some of the simple stuff, don't you??? (Like cleaning up)
Blessings
Maxine

Jane Willis said...

Oh my you've been prolific today, what a stunning batch of cards. And yes, my favourite too is the one made from the "waste", it reminds me of one of those optical illusion puzzles where one minute you see two faces and the next a tree or a vase or something.
Jane

!neke said...

Great cards!
Watercoloring is very cool!
Love the card using the negatieve!

Have a great day.
Ineke xx

Kathyk said...

Looks like you are enjoying your foray in to watercolouring, fab makes Darnell

Kathyk

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards, Darnell. I especially love how your third cityscape card turned out. Brilliant use of your snippets. Your colour wash also turned out great. I just tried that myself, for the Altenew class. Reading your post, I realise I also signed up for Deepti's class (couldn't resist the 50% off a while ago), so maybe I should have finished that one first...
At least I resisted signing up for the new OCC watercolouring class that started yesterday...
Marianne x

Julie B said...

You look to be taking full advantage of Dee's classes now. These are a great set of cards. :)

Rocky said...

I love those city scapes, they're great. The class looks like a lot of fun, can't wait to see what you do next.

Redanne said...

Well, I am going to say - 'Go to the top of the class Darnell' because I love all of your pieces, especially the quirky double city scape - after I adjusted my eyes, I just looked in wonder at it, with the gorgeous sky.... it really is beautiful. I look forward to the next class now!! Big hugs, Annie xx

Sue said...

Fabby cards Darnell. Glad you are enjoying the online classes.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Claire said...

Looks like your money has been well spent with that course Darnell! These are amazing - loving the cityscape..so clever!

Valerie Nolan said...

Wow Darnell that class was well worth investing in, amazing cards. I love the pink one and the cityscapes are fab!
Val x

Tina Z. said...

great collection of cards, wow, incredible colours ...
my favourite is the first one - simply beautiuful.
hugs, tina

Olga Fink said...

All the cards are amazing! great job! you are so talented! xoxo Olga

Jasleen said...

Beautiful array of cards there. The first one is so soflt and elegant and the cityscape ones are striking and brilliant. I think you are doing really well with your watercolouring. Thanks for sharing that amazing technique from deepti's class. Got to keep it in mind

Barb said...

What a wonderful collection of cards Darnell. You're obviously enjoying your on-line classes. They're great makes. I think your snippets cards is probably my favourite although I do like that little bird peeking through the hole. Barbxx

Marcia HIll said...

WOW Darnell...I'd say you're aceing the class so far...beautiful cards!! I had to laugh about following the instructions, and now feel much better that I'm not the only one out there who gets so excited about my own path that I forget where I should be going! But anyway, your cards are all delightful and am so glad you're taking the time to do one of the online classes...have fun!! :0)

Creative world said...

Love all you card's,but my favorite is the first one with the corner flower's...so beautiful...HUGS...ŽELJKA :)

Carole said...

Can't pick a favourite Darnell as they are all so absolutely fabulous...you are a very talented lady...won't be long till you are running your own classes! Love your colour wash, your bright landscapes and the detail on your peep hole card. Hugs xx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Good for you, Darnell. I have been a slug since the early Dec rush. Glad you started your WC classes. The results are lovely. As for the naughty sequins....please, it is far too early for my sides to hurt this badly.

Nan G said...

Gorgeous gorgeous set of cards! Love love the cityscapes made with the off cuts! The first pink one is pretty. I've a bit more organizing to do then I'll be all geared up to start my watercolor class. ;) ;) hugs

Ruth said...

Oh my giddy aunt Matilda (forgive me, but I live in England and it was either that or a loud profanity, which wouldn't have gone down well on your blog) your cityscapes are AMAZING! Seriously I love the double scape using your negative die cut bits. It's like a mirrored pond. Simply gorgeous. Keep going on the class - can't wait to see what else you do! Xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I think you ROCKED these!!! LOVING those watercolors!!!!!!!!

Betty Keefe said...

your watercoloring is fantastic - love all the cards - your snippet cityscape reminded me of a book Round Trip by Ann Jonas - it's all in the way you look at it!

Jeanne said...

Oh gosh, beautiful watercoloring and entertaining stories to go along with it! Win, win! Looks like you are having a blast and creating beautiful works of heart, too. Well done! Can't wait to see what you create next. :) Hugs!

Happy Dance said...

I'd give you an A+ if I could. Can I just say that you're doing beautifully? The color wash card is lovely, and I adore the cityscape against the black panels. Your double cityscape reminds me almost of a mirrored reflection. Very cool. And then there's little Mr. Bird peeping through. Wowzers. Yep. You've aced this class, and I can't wait to see what's next! You've set your mind to working wonders with watercolors, and achieved your goal. I'm so proud of you sweet friend. YAY!!!!! Miss you like crazy. Bev

Pat said...

Four beautiful cards and definite hits in my book as the watercolouring is so pretty Darnell. You have done a super wash on the first and the positive and negative cityscapes look great with the nighttime backgrounds, and then the prettily framed bird with the little bit of shading is really lovely. x

Lynn said...

I love coming to your blog. Yes love. Because I always leave with a smile on my face...feeling like we've just had a conversation together. And a double bonus I get to see your amazing cards. You're rocking the water colors Darnell.

Julia Aston said...

Well, Darnell - you are certainly learning some lovely watercoloring techniques - your cards are beautiful!

Valerija said...

Wonderful collection of cards!
My favourite is the first one, because I love pink colours.
Have a nice day, Valerija

Brenda said...

I'm long over sledding, but it always looks like so much fun now! lol I've always loved winter and the activities that came with it. Never skied though, much to clumsy for that one. But now, my body doesn't like the cold, but boy do I miss the snow activities. I have a watercolor class I need to attend too, that's on my 2 Do list. lol I am in awe of your beautiful watercolor cards Auntie! That pink birthday one is simply gorgeous! The city scapes are so fun but it is the dark city with the amazing sky that caught my attention! That is so cool looking, looks like the northern lights visiting New York city! Then there is the peep hole birthday card, how beautiful that is! I love the embossing along the bottom and the cute arrow enamel dots are perfect to point to the beautiful scene in the peep window. You have outdone yourself with all these beautiful cards Auntie! Hugs, Brenda

Leslee said...

Your cards look great and I am glad you finally get the chance to sit down and absorb your class! I am especially fon of the city scapes one!

KandA said...

Gorgous cards Darnell. I think it's fabulous how you used the leftover on the third card and depeding on how I let my eyes drift I can see the lovely coloured sky or a super fun modern card. Love that peep-hole card too xx

TK said...

Beautiful! I'm in awe of all three, a trip to the Principal's office or not! The "snippet" card is superbly stunning! Nice going...using a scrap is always a bonus!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, these are stunning!! Wow!! You did such an amazing job on all of them!! I really love the watercolored skylines!! Gorgeous, gorgeous cards!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Cat Craig said...

I thought you were going to comment on the Occ latest water color class. I am avoiding my homework. I have Deepti's waiting for me too. Your cards are fabulous Darnell, my favorite has to be the negative piece from your two cityscapes. Fabulous shapes and the color wow. Nicely done.

Linda Harris said...

Fabulous imagination love your watercolour cards - enjoy the rest of the class.

rachel said...

wow Darnell - these really are awesome makes - brilliant! I love the colourful watercolour background! beautiful! Hugs rachel x

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Darnell,
fabulous new cards in a clear design. I love it !
Thanks for this inspiration.
Best regards, Synnöve

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwwwww!!!! How much beautiful are your cities??? Just wonderful!!!!
Really LOVE sooooo much the watercoloured cityscape against the black background, they are a true dream! So much vibrant and sweet!!
Also the one with negative looks great!
And love the bithday card with the bird in the rounded aperture and the fab embossing! So many beauty from you today!

Donna said...

I just adore peep hole cards... and this one is lovely.
Congrats on finding time to be a studious pupil. Cards looking good :)
Donna. X

Gerrina said...

These cards are beautiful! Love the negative city-shape use so spectaculair! And your "peek-true"-card looks great! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Gerrina

Kristie Goulet said...

These are some gorgeous cards. Great job doing your homework. You are an A+ student. :) xoxo

Jean said...

These are just gorgeous!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I was all "WC Homework? Water Closet Homework? Dare I ask?" Ah... water color. Very nice cityscapes even if you didn't follow the directions. I had a negative of those same die cuts like you did and thought it was way cool. It never got further than that so kudos to you for seeing it through to the end. Great peeky-a-boo card too. How are you doing on your giveaways? Many takers?

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am loving the cards you created. My favorites are the cityscape ones though!
That is a cool die!

Tracey McNeely said...

So Jelly that you are taking an online watercolour course--just jokes. However, that is high on my list of things I want to do this year! Your homework all so well done, I do love that watercolour wash on your first card and your cityscapes all fabulous! Hope the principal lets you off the hook ;) Hugs!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Love all your gorgeous cards, Darnell! Seeing the way you've used the Corner Garden stamp reminds me that it's one of my NBUS items. Ooops! I might have to CASE your creation and fix that. Grin.
Hugs,
Em x

conil said...

I'm impressed with your diligence...I have several OCC & Craftsy classes I've yet to begin. And I also impressed with your watercoloring. Deepti would be proud. The skyline cards are gorgeous, as is your pink garden. The bird card...well, it's just beautiful and sweet. Kudos on you.

Pam said...

Goodness, these are all so beautiful, Darnell! I love them all!

jimlynn said...

Oh you definitely get a big A Plus on all of these!!!! Fantastic cards! I'll have to check out Deepti's class since I do love her too. She's a sweetheart.
Lynn

frommycraftroom said...

Great job of your homework. Beautiful cards.

Sarah said...

This is such a wonderful collection of watercolour homework...go to the top of the class xx

Anita in France said...

Wow, Darnell ... so happy you started your watercolouring classes ... means we get to see all the beautiful results! Flower garden ... so gorgeous ... city scape ... delicate and soft ... and cool and graphic at the same time! The 'offcut' watercoloured piece ... I see a dock with fabulous yachts moored up to it! It could equally be very cool modern art ... however it's interpreted, it's a stunner! Hugs & bisous, bisous Anita :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Nice to know someone else forgets stuff as soon as they see it. Thank you! LOOOOVE the 'negative' city scape colour sky. Even if my eyes took some adjusting til I 'got' it....fabulous that you are DOING stuff. This must be your 'getting stuff sorted' year! Hammy will be happy!!

Susanne Vargas said...

I signed up for Deepti's watercolor class months ago and have only watched the first lesson so far. Thank you for reminding me with your awesome cards that I should get back to it, now that the holidays are over!

oldpunca said...

You are a very good student, dear Darnell. :-) Amazing homework. All cards are superb, but your cityscape touched my heart. I wish you a lot of fun in your water colouring class.
Hugs, Sonja

Sharon Underwood said...

Wow, you've outdone yourself! Love the watercoloring. You're learning a lot already! That card you created using your skyline scrap really got me!

Birgit said...

I love all of these water colour techniques. The first one is soft and sweet. Love the cityscapes and the image where I saw the cityscapes with the sky and a neat design that would be down the middle. The last card is so cute and you met the embossed image with the coloured one the bird is sitting on-very neat. I watched a youtube video on Facebook of a Panda at Washington DC zoo just having a fun time playing in the snow. More people need to do this

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on continuing with you Watercolour class and the sample you have shown use are fabulous, wouldn't have thought you needed classes. All brilliant but love the pink one.

Kath x

Janelle said...

Wonderful cards Darnell. I love the idea of the twin cityscapes and the sky, the sentiment is perfect for it. You get an A+for your homework. You are a teacher's dream student -understand the lesson AND do the homework. 😊

Janelle said...

Wonderful cards Darnell. I love the idea of the twin cityscapes and the sky, the sentiment is perfect for it. You get an A+for your homework. You are a teacher's dream student -understand the lesson AND do the homework. 😊

Daga said...

Wow, beautiful watercoloring!!! Fantastic cards

Linda said...

That class by Deepti is so good. Colleen and I did it last summer I think. Anyway, your projects are so pretty. Great job...

adele holcomb said...

Ooh! I love your negative space card the best!

Loll said...

Beautiful watercoloured cards Dolly!! Great job with your homework. Looks like you are learning lots from the very talented and sweet Deepti!!

I am taking one from the On-Line Classes (Jennifer Mcguire et al). Dawn from WPlus9 (I think that's where she is from), is teaching us watercolouring skills. I learned a lot in just the first day. Today is more examples from the girls that set up the class (Kristina, Laura, etc.) Lots of inspiration and I'm ready to have some play time. :)

xx

Di said...

In a word - fabulous! Love all your cards Darnell - especially the skyline ones.

Hugs

Di xx

Craftychris said...

I definitely give you full marks! A wonderful bunch of cards, the class is obviously working - your watercolouring is fabulous! The card with the off cuts from the die cutting is so cool! An awesome snippets card! xxx

JoAnn said...

All your cards are fabulous. I especially like the first one that is embossed and watercolored - beautiful. The last one with the peep hole is adorable. Love the cute bird image. I like the cityscape ones too.

OH Babs said...

Oh how fun. Job well done. Of course I see the city scape and colorful sky. :)

Brenda in IN said...

I love that you cut from both sides and used the watercolored piece as sky. Your cards are just lovely. I have heard about that class and may have to take it since I do love watercolor. The birthday card is sweet and I like how you did the embossed grass.

Bonnie said...

Looks like you had fun and got some fantastic cards out of the bargain! I never thought to use the corner garden stamp that way! I think we have a BKKASE on the horizon!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great homework pieces Darnell! Very clever use of the negative cityscapes! Can't wait to see future homework! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Colleen said...

Awesome cards, Darnell!! I love your watercolor wash with the flowers in the corner...so pretty! But your city is sure striking too! Looks like you are learning lots and having fun with it too!

Lisa said...

Looks to me like you're a star student Darnell, these are all so PRETTY!!

Greta said...

Wow--you've been busy! I love your cards, Darnell--especially that first gorgeous pink one! Would you believe--I have those little wooden stamps in your giveaway!

sandie said...

I started this course and still need to finish it! Love the cityscape cards, love the touch of pink and such a creative negative die card x

Cheryl W. said...

These are all such great cards. I took a water coloring class once. I think I've forgotten everything I learned. Need to sign up for another one. Keep the homework comin'. Love seeing what you learn.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous collection of cards Darnell .... love the watercolour wash on the first one .... beautiful!
The next ones are just brilliant ..... love how you used the negative from the die cuts. I saw the buildings first and the beautiful coloured sky. The little peek a boo card is so cute too.
Definitely an A+ student! xx

Carol L said...

Oh boy, you're onto something very special with the way you colored these cards! I just L.O.V.E. the timeless delight card with the beautiful nighttime sky colors! Everything's so pretty, and I love your signature "MWAH" on the first 2 cards too!

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific cards!!! Whoo Hoo for you and watercolour! It was pointed out to me that you and I both used the left over piece from our skyline cuts this week... Yep, great minds think alike! Have a lovely day!

Dana & Glen said...

Beautiful cards Darnell! I may just need to take some water coloring classes.

SARN said...

What a gorgeous array of colourful cards Darnell. Quite the feast for the eyes.

Looks like you're enjoying your class.

I'm serving up more hooch in the Playground Tree House this evening if you want to pop by!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jenni's Jems said...

Move to the top of the class Darnell me and watercolours make sludge ...you on the other hand make pretty and cool cards!x

Karen B said...

Stunning cards Dippy - all of them, but so clever using the positive and negative die cuts. Can you let me know which set of CAS-ual Fridays stamps the MWAH comes from please?????

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Marybeth said...

Your homework looks amazing Darnell! Looks like you are a very good stunt! I am thinking about taking it. Looks like I could learn a lot! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Viv's Visuals said...

Great set of cards Darnell!
Watercolouring awesomeness!
PS I appear to have 'mislaid' some of my followers - hope you're not one who has deserted me?!!) x

Inkyfingers said...

What a great collection of cards Darnell and I bet you have gone to the top of the class even if your homework is a bit late! Love those skylines.

Sue - said...

Fabulous selection of cards Darnell _ especially the pink one - that is gorgeous!

Cris G said...

WOW, Darnell! Your three cards are amazing, I can see that you are having a lot of fun in that class. Your wash on the first card is perfection, I don't see any raw edges between the various grades of color. Your last card is so very sweet, but the prize goes to the middle... I have that die and love it, but I don't even care to look for skylines, you just made such a stunning abstract card! LOVE it to pieces!
I'm also having watercolor classes with OCC. Dawn Woleslagle is a pretty amazing teacher too.
Congratulations for your win at Fusion Challenge, and thank you for your comment!

ionabunny said...

Hey, who are you calling a dumpling! OK, maybe I am carrying a bit extra christmas turkey and New Years chocolates, but I'm working on it..... I love these. The city scapes are great. Especially like the mirror in the sky effect with that pretty colourful center. I feel inspired..... Hugz

Lindsey said...

WOW! I'd say you are getting an honours grade in this watercolouring course! Gorgeous cards.

Joyce said...

Wowsers, Darnell. What a huge anount of creativity and crafting genius. My very favorite is the pink one with the SU flowers. I've never thought to use that set this way, and I am going to case you as I just love it so much.

Aileen Ryan said...

I dont know how ai missed this post but what a fantastic collection of cards. Looks to me like Deepti's class may well be worth taking. Need to dheck it out. I love your double skyline it looks brilliant as does that beautiful pink watercolour with the embossed flowers. A+

Barb said...

Two absolutely stunning cards Darnell. I love the effect of the first with the falling hearts and had to look closely to see how you got that great effect. The second is stunning. The colours are gorgeous and I particularly like the way you've coloured your flowers. Barbxx

Geri said...

Seriously? Dollar Store watercolors? Awesome!

Adore the beautiful pinks (and the amazing sentiment). Of course, the two MWAH cards made my heart smile - great 'scapes! Thirs card - noticed the GORGEOUS water colored images before the cityscapes! Would be interesting to know the numbers for who saw what first!

Really love the bird in bull rushes card - change up the colors and "Ta Da" ... a perfect guy card!

Janis said...

Really beautiful cards, Darnell. I love the peephole one with the lovely bird. No birds have shown up to my suet feeder hanging outside the window of my new craft room. Bummed about that. :( So your fresh and pretty bird is a treat to my eyes.

Wow....your cityscape cards are fabulous. Though I am a country girl through and through, there is something I really love abt the look of cityscapes. Can't figure that one out, but I don't fight it.

Thanks for sharing your cards!!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

maria f. said...

Double cityscapes = double coolness. That is one cool card, kudos to Harvey. I just took Mayuri's Crafty Class and am sure glad I did. I too have a couple others waiting for me...

Helen F. said...

WOWza! I love your watercolors, Darnell! Each unique card is beautiful on it's own. The Cityscape is my fave or maybe that cute birdie in the peephole is :-)

Bobby said...

Yay to you for taking a watercolor class, Darnell. I love your city scapes and the reverse scape - an optical illusion for sure. The bird card is just darling and so well colored.

cm said...

Admiring your initiative in taking a watercolour class, which I *should* take but simply can't bear to experience yet more frustration. Some day! As for your creations here, especially the 'optical illusion' - you earn A++++ for ingenuity and execution. Truly fantastic! *Peep* hole bird: so pretty - and that coming from someone with bird-terror!
Hugs~c

Petra Swart said...

WOW, that is money well spent for the course, Darnell!!! Your cards are fabulous!!! I really like the 'scrap' of the city scape, one!!
Hugz