Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Easter Hop Day 3 - Watercolor

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of our new 5 for 5 Easter Blog Event!  Each day our designers will post an Easter project based on that day’s theme. Today’s theme is WATERCOLOR! Some of us are even offering prizes, so be sure to leave comments on each of links below for details on how to win!

First I have to apologize for getting my post up a little late today. Life. Am I right? But I hope it's worth the wait... I'm really excited that I tried something new for today's card!



It may not look too super impressive, but for ME it really is. Did I ever ever EVER think that I would put MY handwriting on a card? hell. no. My handwriting is bad. I know this little handwritten sentiment doesn't come close to what Kristina Werner can do.... but I tried something new and I think I'll keep practicing :)



Practice Practice Practice! Then more practice!


I added the little flourish to the bottom corner using stamps from the March Unity Sentiment Kit. I color the stamp with Distress Markers, sprayed the stamp with water, then stamped onto the paper. This gave the flowers a watercolor look to match the card.


Keepin' it real again. All the crap that gets tested and tried before they make it on the finished card haha. I will never be a fast crafter!


Time for Prizes!!!! I'm doing something a little different for this giveaway. You have up to 5 chances to enter for each blog post! The winner will be chosen on March 23rd so you'll have plenty of time to leave comments throughout the week!



As you can see, I got a little shop-happy at Target!! I'm giving away this goodie pack shown above. AND if you've ever won before you KNOW that I will throw in a whole lot more stuff. But this is what I can promise ;) Easter mini gel pens, pretty normal pens, Easter chevron page flags, pretty jeweled feathers, watercolored gift tags, fun erasers, and mint sticky notes. PLUS whatever else I decide to throw in.

How to enter:

1) Leave a comment on this blog post
2) Subscribe to rwkrafts.com via bloglovin, feedly, rss, email... whatever you'd like. Leave a comment telling me you did!
3) Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Here! Leave a comment telling me you did
4) Follow @rwkrafts on Instagram and leave a comment telling me you did
5) Let's be Facebook friends! Find me at https://www.facebook.com/rachelwkleinman and leave a comment telling me you did!


NOW go visit the other designers!!

Rachel Kleinman - http://www.rwkrafts.com (me!)
Jessica Frost-Ballas – http://www.allthesparkle.com/



ETA: linking up to Paper Issues Eggcelent adventures link up!

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43 comments:

  1. It's wonderful.....and you are soooooooooo brave to put your own handwriting on the card. Love the pretty background, which reminds me of a blazing sunrise, and the stamping in the corner with the beads. This turned out beautifully.

    Thanks for all the chances to win! You didn't mention on your first post abt the other ways to enter your giveaway, but maybe I will go back and stuff the ballot box with these other options, just in case! hehehee...
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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    1. yes, i was too lazy to photograph my prize in time for day 1 haha. but i've updated the post now! thanks for all your fun comments!!! <3

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  2. Yes to subscribing.....I subscribe by email and by Google Friend Connect. :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  3. Also, check (X) for subscribing to your YouTube channel: JanisinIdaho
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the watercolor ideas... I just bought a set of them and I am anxious to start playing!
    Beautiful colors on your pretty card, and I think you did a great job with your sentiment!

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    1. thank you so much denise! i LOVE my peerless watercolors... one of the best crafty things i've purchase this year.

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  5. Wow wow wow! Gorgeous colors and watercoloring. Kudos to you for handwriting the sentiment!!!! Love the combination of stamps, watercolor and handwritten elements!

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  6. Already an email subscriber and Google follower!

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  7. YouTube subscriber as karen ladd!

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  8. Following on Instagram as karenladd510

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  9. Gorgeous Rachel and your handwriting beats mine any day-do not have enough nerve to even try it :)

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  10. Definitely worth the wait! Beautiful card! ♥

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  11. Beautiful background to showcase your handwritten greeting. if I write real slow my handwriting is legible.

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  12. I follow your YouTube channel.

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  13. Congrats on the penmanship success!! The writing looks gorgeous and so does your amazing background. And I love the teeny addition of that pearls - the perfect finishing touch. I'm doing ALL the things except instagram (because I don't have it).

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  14. Gorgeous watercolors! I wouldn't've guessed that was hand lettering.

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  15. Love the pretty watercolor background and your handwriting is very nice, Rachel.

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  16. I follow you on Bloglovin'.

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  17. I am one of your YouTube subbies.

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  18. Way to go trying something new! I like the watercolor and am so impressed with the handwriting. I didn't even realize it wasn't a stamp at first! Maybe I will try too. Practice, practice, I know!

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  19. Wow, I like your contest! I subscribed via Bloglovin and I subscribed to your email to. And in one second, I will jump on my phone and follow you on Instragram. Fun!

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  20. I am now following you in Instagram!

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  21. What a beautiful card! Very impressed with the handwriting. TFS

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  22. Your card is pretty Rachel! I have also been inspired by the countless pix cropping up on calligraphy and lettering (and yes Kristina too!) .. you did well! :)

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  23. Very impressed with the handwriting, love the embellishments too. TFS.

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  24. I subscribed via Bloglovin sbutcher8

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  25. Beautiful card Mrs. Pink & Yellow! I think your handwriting looks great. Here's to you for trying something different. I did that for Friday, check it!

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  26. I'm following on FB (Amy Maddux Cooley)

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  27. I'm following on IG ( @amymaddux )

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  28. Awesome great great card love the watercoloring and awesome handwriting.

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