Sunday, 1 April 2018

Brush Lettering Cards

One of my goals for this year is to do at least one Skillshare course every month, as I forgot to cancel my subscription before my free trial ran out. So as I'm now paying for a full year of Skillshare, I thought I might as well get some value out of it. I have to admit I haven't been doing very well with my creative education so far, but I used a few hours today to take a watercolour brush lettering course and created a few cards. 

I really need to get a better waterbrush as the ones I have are really bad, the bristles are all going in every direction and the water is leaking as soon as I squeeze the water container. 

First I did a bit of alphabet practice. I still haven't quite worked out what my alphabet looks like. Then I did some more alphabet practice. Then I moved on to make a few cards.

My first card was a bit of a hit and miss. It ended up being a bit of a mess. I tried to create an ombre look with red and purple. But we learn from our mistakes, right? 

The second card turned out better, I particularly liked the way the ombre background turned out. 

My third card was inspired by the 'N is for Need Coffee' theme over at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and the colours over at Color Throwdown. I'm also linking up over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes and Just Us Girls where the theme is CAS. 

Card: White card, Daler&Rowney 300 gsm watercolour card
Ink and colouring: Brushos, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, Signo silver and white pen
Stamps: STAMPlorations What's Brewing, Lawn Fawn Bannerific


Kelly S. said...

I love your coffee card...AND your alphabet skills! I thought that was a sheet of patterned paper! I totally can see the ombre effect on the HB card, too! Fabulous watercoloring :)!!

Toni said...

Well said and well lettered! So glad you joined us at SOSS!

Tracy Freeman said...

Sentiment is perfect and your lettering skills are fab !
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x

Donna said...

These are awesome and your lettering is fab!!!
Thanks for getting caffeinated with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!

Dotty Jo said...

Great cards and super lettering! Thanks for joining us at SoSS, Jo x

Jane Willis said...

I love your watercolouring skills, must try to improve mine too. The coffee card is brilliant, that sentiment is perfect. Thanks for sharing at SOSS

Lindsey said...

WOW! I am most impressed by your lettering! The watercolour backgrounds are gorgeous, as well. And of course, I love the snarky coffee sentiment! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Chris Dring said...

Holy Wow! Your lettering is amazing! Love the water colored background and of course that sentiment is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Sharon said...

LOL love your coffee card! Thanks for playing at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Sharon Guest DT

Majo said...

I second your sentiment ... LOL

Beautiful background! Thanks for sharing with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Majo - DT ♥

Barbara Godden said...

Fantastic brushstroke writing, Fabulous coffee card, love the sentiment thanks for playing along with us at the sisterhood of snarky stampers for N is for Need Coffee.