Friday, April 15, 2016

Stepping out of my comfort zone...

Hi's been a busy busy "hamster wheel" week in the cubbyhole...nose to the grindstone stuff making lots of projects I can't share with you yet and you know what they say ALL WORK and NO PLAY makes everyone a tad grumpy...the Furry Boy has had enough and retreated to his favourite sofa and Mr Mojo is in the mood for mutiny so it was time to give everyone a break...hang up my work hat and have a little playtime....albeit a definitely stepping out of my comfort zone playtime.
Let me start by saying that I am NOT a colourer...never got to grips with Alcohol Markers...have dabbled on occasions with Distress Marker watercolouring but expert I am certainly not. Bearing all that in mind...on what must have been a crazy "moment of insanity" day last year I decided that I just HAD TO HAVE the
and memories of that particular purchase just came to mind the other day. They were retrieved from that place that all impulse purchases seem to reside and I embarked on a little watercolour adventure...starting off with the NO LINE WATERCOLOUR technique. Get me...sounds like I know what I'm doing...
 not sure I nailed that one so I quickly moved on to a bit of Watercolour with Embossing...
but will it end up a finished project I'm happy to share...maybe...maybe not.
But hey it's Friday and I'm ready to kick up my heels with The up with all the gossip and a bit of retail therapy thrown in for good measure is just what the doctor would order for us busy crafters. I'll be back tomorrow to announce the winner of the Fiskars Give-Away...if you haven't entered have until 8pm tonight to get your name in the hat. Have a great weekend whatever you're planning to do but with snow forecast for my corner of the country...
my plans for the garden tidy up may be put on hold again
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Have a wonderful day, it's hard working outside your comfort zone xxx

  2. Have a wonderful day, it's hard working outside your comfort zone xxx

  3. I think your no line watercolour looks lovely and the stamp on your second project looks like one I have high up my wish list :) have a good day x

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  5. Watercolour is the one thing I would love to do / wish I could do too! But, you have done a beautiful job on both pieces Kath - that flower is just simply stunning! Have a great time with the Friday girls... Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Looks like you had a lovely 'playtime' Kath.
    Have a great day and I hope the snow doesn't hit and cause you problems.
    Toni xx

  7. For someone who's not a colourer, you've done a pretty amazing job! Especially love the pink flower, just beautiful. xx

  8. This looks beautiful and I am sure will end up on some amazing finished project. Enjoy your day of fun

  9. Kath I think you've done an amazing job and from what we can see of your card it looks great... Enjoy your time with the girls..


  10. These look beautiful Kath, loving the flower and can't wait to see the finished card/tag.
    Linda xxxx

  11. Move over Mr Monet, there's a new kid on the block. Looks great Kath xx

  12. Morning Kath,
    Typical April weather I see lol. I've got sunshine at the moment but there are some ominous dark clouds gathering so I'm expecting some of the wet stuff soon so my back garden might remain a swamp for a bit longer yet.
    I have to admit that I feel out of my comfort zone every time I set foot in my craft room lol.
    Kath, I love the 'no outline' effort, it's beautiful. I have to admit that I weakened and bought the same set of 36 paints. I'm not a watercolourer but I just love the rich, creamy colours in the set and think they were well worth the money (I waited until the price dropped on Amazon and then pounced lol).
    I love the flower and am trying to work out if I have that stamp set...I'll have to go take a look and then I may just HAVE to have a try at that one. I love the idea of using the embossing on the outline, makes it so much easier to 'keep within the lines' as it were. So, my biggest question of the day is...should I go and play with my paints...or should I tidy my kitchen food cupboard?!?!!
    Bejay x

  13. They both look beautiful Kath & I can't wait to see the finished results. Enjoy your day out with the girls, and hopefully it's not too cold, wild & windy in your neck of the woods!!
    Good luck to all who entered your giveaway punches too.
    Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs Ann xxx

  14. Kath both of these are fabulous, I especially love your watercolouring on the flower. You are being too hard on yourself. Looking forward to seeing your finished project, have fun today! Karen x

  15. Both watercolour creations look great Kath, particularly love the varied shading of the first piece and the flower looks fabulous too x It's always nice to have some time to play in the crafty room
    Have a great weekend....sadly I am working :-(

    TFS and hugs
    Annie x

  16. They look amazing Kath. I have to admit I bought some crafters companion watercolour pens ages ago and they are still in the box under my bed. Whoops. Keep forgetting. You've inspired me to get them out and have a play with them., so thank you. Have a nice weekend.hugs xxx

  17. That's absolutely beautiful Kath - you're a natural. Can't wait to see the finished project. Have a great weekend and take care. Hugs, Julie xx

  18. I think the flowers are all gorgeous. Great idea to get out those impulse purchases! Thanks for sharing :)

  19. Stepping out of the comfort zone is always a good idea even if it is ... er ... uncomfortable LOL! I think you did a fabulous job, especially love the embossed peony, gorgeous! Hope you are having a lovely weekend and that that snow has melted!! Deb xo