Sweet & Kelster Challenge: What's Trendy...Watercolors!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hello dearies!  I'm so excited to share with you the first challenge in the Sweet & Kelster Blog Series!  (Our Blog Series title might have to be changed.  It's not very catchy.  It'll do for now, though).  The lovely Miss Heather Sweet and I are both sharing projects we created using our first challenge, which is: WATERCOLORS!!!!

Watercolors is a trend that's been around for a little while, but is still seriously awesome.  My love for watercolors probably started when I saw this layout by Anna-Maria Wilna, who mixes art and scrapbooking beautifully!  Then I came across this article from Get It Scrapped with watercolor ideas.  LOVE!  I will admit, this is only my second, yes, second project I've created with watercolors.  I love them so much because a) I like messy and b) they're easy to use and dry quickly and c) they're colorful!  Okay, I'll stop talking now so we can take a look at the project.  (Note: I'm having some issues with my camera, so these were taken with my cell phone camera.  I apologize for the quality and will update with better photos soon).

I'm totally obsessed with quotes and sayings.  I don't know what it is about those little suckers that always make me feel like it was written for me.  Pinterest is a wonderful and terrible place for quotes.  (It's probably my #1 pinned category!)  But really, what's the sense of pinning all those quotes if they're not around somewhere for you to look at them every day?  They're no fun or inspiring just sitting on your Pinterest board.  So I decided to create a project using one of my pinned quotes.

I came across this quote and it really stuck out to me.  I truly love it.  See, let me tell you a secret.  When it comes to my crafts, I am extremely judgmental of myself.  I always think that if one of my projects is "not that good," I shouldn't share it or even keep it for that matter.  So when I read this quote, it reminded me that: yes, I may be creating something that sucks (in my opinion), but crafting is a stress release from my 9 to 5 job and opens my personality.  And I need to embrace that.  And sometimes, I end up loving the project in the end.  (Best. quote. ever!)

Products used: cardstock: Bazzill Basics; watercolors and paint brushes: Michael's; alphabet letters: American Crafts (seafoam green, pink, and yellow), Dear Lizzy for American Crafts (aqua mini), Authentique (blue and white); hexagon template: Jillibean Soup
Originally for this project, I wanted to create an ombre background, but then changed my mind.  I laid down a Jillibean Soup hexagon template and painted random colors in random spots.  After this dried, I added the letter stickers, then framed it with the little black lines using a pen.  I'm truly in llloovveee with how this turned out!!  It's simple, yes, but also very colorful and the quote truly shines!  Here's a look at it hanging in my craft room.

Now that you've seen my project, make sure you head on over to Heather's blog and check out her stunning layout!  Love love the colors she used and her layering is amazing!  Wanna play along with our trendy challenge???  If so, link up your project to either Heather's blog or my blog in the comments section.  You have until next Thursday, October 17th.  We'll be giving away a small prize to a reader who plays along.
Kelster Jean

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  1. That cracks me up -- love the quote! Like the multi-color hexagons too :-)

  2. I did a couple of cards and a layout with the watercolor technique using gelatos.


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