Thursday, April 21, 2016

April Animal's

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My name is Robyn Rasset, I live on a farm west of Minneapolis and I love animals of all kinds, so this Hop Theme was right up my alley. I also love o color so I decided to combine the two. 

Wilderness Awaits Watercolor Close up
I used the Aqua Painters to watercolor the Mallard duck. We had several of these in a low area of our field a few weeks ago but it's all dried up now so the ducks are gone.  Start with a piece of watercolor paper. Squeeze the ink pads to create a painters pallet to pick up the ink from the cover. I like to start with the mallard first, I guess he is the most fun so I jump right in. I started at the head with Garden Green, leave his collar white and add Island Indigo on his breast. On his body and wings I used a combination of Smokey Slate and Soft Suede. I always leave the beak and feet for last. Just a touch of Hello Honey finishes it off. The sky is swirls of Soft Sky and the water is Lost Lagoon starting at the horizon with the darkest color. Make a few water rings where the duck took flight. Finish off with some Chocolate Chip cattails and Wild Wasabi greens.
Wilderness Awaits

Paper measurements:
2 pieces of shimmery white 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" x 2"
2 pieces of garden green 3 5/8" x 2 5/8" and 3 5/8" x 2 1/8"
2 pieces of island indigo 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" and 3 3/4" x 2 1/4"

For my 3D project, I decided to stick with what I know and use a farm animal theme. I love making card candy. These little 2" squares are fun to arrange for a sampler, use as a center piece for a card, or as an embellishment for a scrapbook page. The Barn Babies Stamp set is perfect for a trip to the fair. Each square has three layers. The whisper white is 1 3/4", the colored square is 2" and the black layer is 2 1/4". The Little Letters Framelits worked for the words after a little thought on what I wanted for a label. I offset the Tempting Turquoise layer for a shadow effect. I found a piece of retired Designer Series Paper with a wood grain for a barn look. I will put this into a shadow box frame to finish it up but I thought it would photograph better without the glass.

At the Fair
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  1. Robyn Rasset -  You Are Here

Robyn's Watercolor Wilderness Product List 

Robyn's At the Farm Sampler Product List 
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Absolutely fantastic job on the watercoloring. And that is going to be a nice little shadow box. Thanks for sharing. #SFAPRHOP

Posted by Diane Seidler on April 21, 2016 at 07:48 AM #

Beautiful work, thanks for sharing

Posted by Steph on April 21, 2016 at 08:17 AM #

such cute animals...great watercoloring. Thanks....#SFAprilhop

Posted by Cassie on April 21, 2016 at 09:52 AM #

Very cute projects! Love the mallard!

Posted by Kim Smith on April 21, 2016 at 11:36 AM #

#SFAprHop Cute projects! The mallard is beautiful! ANd the at the fair farm animals are adorable!

Posted by Carlyn Lamb on April 21, 2016 at 01:53 PM #

Your coloring technique on that card is fabulous! I also love your fun use of the Barnyard Babies set. -Kristal Bell

Posted by Kristal Bell on April 21, 2016 at 04:36 PM #

Love your projects! Thanks for the inspiration! #SFAprHop

Posted by Sandy Berghuis on April 21, 2016 at 04:53 PM #

Robyn, You used 2 sets that have yet to touch my ink pads. You have inspired me. I need to be brave and try watercoloring!

Posted by Kathie Rotti on April 21, 2016 at 04:58 PM #

Lovely 3d project, would look great as a scrapbook layout. #SFAprHop

Posted by Michele Brown on April 21, 2016 at 05:02 PM #

I love the mallard. #SFAPRHOP

Posted by Jenna on April 21, 2016 at 07:27 PM #

Wow! Your watercoloring is great! Very cute projects!!! #SFAprHop

Posted by Crystal Wilson on April 22, 2016 at 12:18 AM #

#SFAPRHOP What a brilliant watercolor of the mallard, great cards and love the animal barn. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by veecee on April 22, 2016 at 05:53 AM #

Huntley and I like the farm animals in your sampler! Looks nice. #SFAPRHOP

Posted by Karissa R on April 22, 2016 at 10:01 AM #

Love both of these especially the Barn Yard animals (piggies are my fav animal. #SFAprHop

Posted by Pam Gillie on April 23, 2016 at 01:16 PM #

You do amazing water coloring! Thanx for sharing your projects.

Posted by Dianne Maggard on April 23, 2016 at 01:53 PM #

Beautiful cards!

Posted by Kristie Woodworth on April 23, 2016 at 01:55 PM #

#SFAprHop love the duck! One of my favorite sets

Posted by Jessica Phillips on April 24, 2016 at 01:57 PM #

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