…But will I be able to do anything with them?? Will I just look like a failed Kittie-wanna-be???
Am I the only one who thought like that??
Well, even if I am the only one who had these thoughts, I want to tell you that if I can do this—so can you.
When in TX with Kittie I expressed my fears, but she encouraged me to just give it a try. Not only was I amazed that I could make something that looked nice, but IT WAS FUN!!!
Here is my first attempt:
I just used regular Georgia Pacific cardstock, after all, I was just playing around. The ground was made by sponging the edge of a torn paper mask. I also watercolored a few branches. I cropped out the parts that didn’t work—and the ribbon is covering an unfortunate smudge. But I am fairly happy with the results.
My second attempt:
This time (taking Kittie’s suggestion) I used real watercolor paper. I felt more in control of the ink and playing with my fine watercolor brush to make branches and fill in the trunk. The clouds are my old standby for watercolored sky—a water color crayon. (Sadly I need a sympathy card for my dear SIL—who lost her stepfather last month).
Does the world need another Kittie Caracciolo?? Nope, we have an absolutely WONDERFUL one.
In fact, she is so wonderful that she encouraged me to try something that has brought her great joy and satisfaction. (Yeah, she is REALLY like that!!) And through this I am having fun making Kittie-ish scenes in my own Jules-ish way.
So if you have been on the fence on whether to try a Kittie Kit or two, I really suggest getting one of the masters (Outdoor Master or Beach Master) and giving it a try. After all—it is only ink and paper!!