Nov 2014 Name Tags

Hey Crafters!! Can you believe it’s time for Name Tags?! Me either.

The products used for these tags are: Canson 140 lb. cold press water color paper. I get mine at Wal-mart, they are also carrying some Strathmore, but I didn’t like the way it looked. LOL It was thinner than the Canson. :0

I stamped on the rough side of the paper with StazOn Black ink and used my Stampin’UP! water based Dye re-inkers as water colors and applied them by wetting the water color paper first with water and dropping the inks in those wet areas. It’s a no stress way to water color. Anyone can do it.

This Inkadinkado stamp set is called, Harvest Inchie Bundle 60-30179. You will need an aqua painter or a paint brush and some water, plus your choice of water color paints or markers. Easy Peasy!

Don’t throw away your boo-boo’s make them work for you! I did this by sponging the stray inks on my paper towel (where I cleaned my aqua brush) right over the smeared ink or boo-boo.


Happy Halloween 2014

Hey Crafters!! Happy Halloween! We are not handing out candy, but I thought I would share my decorations.

Owl Salt & Pepper shakers! Totally Fall…

Some of of My favorite Halloween decorations, my sweet ghost (w/night light inside, but I never use the light because it has a really short cord, my sweet neighbor Shirley Pingle made this. I believe she did it all from start to finish in her home. She poured the molds, glazed them and cured them in her own kiln. Mom and I would go to her house and purchase fun things, for the holidays. The gourds are from last Fall, if you can believe that. The lumpy pumpkin under the witch hat has been on the frig ALL year and it’s still orange! Crazy, I know! I picked up that pumpkin plate at a second hand shop years ago, those little teapot S & Ps too. Halloween is from Gordman’s.

This door wreath is SO OLD…Mike’s aunt Deborah made it for me eons ago, something like 25 years ago, it’s actually a peachy orange color and came with a large metal horse (this horse is in a closet somewhere, I stumble upon it now and again) on it that her boyfriend, Larry cut out by hand with metal shears. I’ve wrapped a faux grapes w/green leaves swag around it, plus a faux fall leaves swag and a lovely fall pick with pumpkins and tiny gourds, and a beautiful sheer burnt orange bow on a pick that came with some fresh flowers (I just can’t bring myself to throw pretty things away!) About 5 years ago I wrapped all of the odds and ends around this old wreath and gave it new life and I love it, so this is how it stays. I stick in in a closet until the next Fall.

One of my Favorite spoon rests, from Gordman’s. I love these little ceramic plates so much!

A wall hanging that we made at Katie’s Girls Night, she requested a fan fold wall hanging based on one I had made for her and Amber 4th of July 2013. This 2 sided paper came from American Crafts ? it’s some I picked up at Tuesday morning out of season. I cut the 12 x 12″ card stock into 4 inch wide strips (3 in. strips would have made better use of my card stock, but I had plenty for 7 to 8 kits and rolled on). The 4 strips were scored @ every 1/2″ and adhered together end to end to form a circle, foam core circles were cut at 2 and 1/2″ and glued to the center on each side of the fan folded rounds to keep them in place. Large circles of card stock were cut to glue over the foam core and became the base to glue the Sizzix Owl #2 die cut to. A witches hat from another Sizzix die, ?, the broom was also from this die and cut in water color paper (we doodled on the broom with alcohol markers and a fine point marker).

The Spider Web and Spider are from My Favorite Things die set, they were cut from water color paper that I water colored with black and blue WC paints before die cutting. We added glitter to the spiders with some glossy accents. The ALPHA dies for both sides are from Sizzix Serif Essentials die set. A length of cotton yarn makes a loop for hanging, glued behind the large base circle on one side of the wall hanging. They were fun to make, but took way too long to construct in a group setting. There was a Mary Kay lady who came to do pedicures (which was actually wrapping our feet in hot rags). Our plan was to split the ladies into 2 groups, one would craft and one would get their pedicures, so things could get done in a timely manner, but the MK lady didn’t agree. I will have to come up with a craft that is less complicated next time. I originally used hot glue on my sample, but since we had several toddlers at our party, I just didn’t feel it would be safe and we used glossy accents and guick grab glue, which slowed down our time too.

October 2014 Name Tags

Hey Crafters!! October’s name tags are stamped with Inkadinkado’s, Creepy Lane (cat and pumpkin in the window), in Memento Tuxedo black ink on heavy weight card stock from The Paper Studio and colored with Copics and a Bic Mark it Alcohol markers. The October abbreviation is stamped in Ranger archival jet black ink, with Months of the Year by The Paper Studio.

I love this window image. I’m having so much fun with my copics! I love the magic blending that happens with alcohol markers. Enjoy!!

Party Crowd Birthday Card Oct 2014

Hey Crafters!! Our daughter’s husband Cody, turned 25 this October. They were out of town on his birthday, enjoying Universal Studios and the Harry Potter theme park. And while I do have a Harry Potter stamp, from when Amuse had their stamp store, I have been collecting “music” and “band” theme products for some time now. The most recent goodies were purchased at JoAnn’s online this past Summer and I will be sharing those in a video soon!

This is a very odd sized card base cut in heavy weight white card stock by The Paper Studio. The card size was dictated by the size of the “Party Crowd” die, from Die-Versions, it measures 6 in. x 1 7/8 in. I knew I had to HAVE this die as soon as I laid eyes on it. It could be used for so many occasions, that I hope to share as time goes by. I love products that make my mind race with ideas. I think that is part of the charm of paper crafting products, for Me. I’m sure it has nothing to do with my die addiction…LOL

I hand cut a sad stencil for uplighting, that was all wrong, but you don’t know until you’re done! Does anyone remember Christopher Lowell, interior decorator, with all of his uplighting under plants? My stencil only had 2 uplights and it should have had 3 or 5, that I moved back and forth across the front of the card, sponging in Stampin’UP! dye inks in bright and light colors, overlapping them. I was left with these odd diamond shapes that I masked with post-it tape and filled in.

The flags are a single stamp, from the $1.00 bin at Michael’s, Hampton Art, 2010 Katie & co. Isn’t it fun? I stamped it in Memento black ink across the card, hand drawing the little bow strings holding them together, and stamped them again on white card stock, then colored the flags with Copic markers, fussy cut them and popped them up on foam adhesive.

The speakers were hand cut according to the size of the crowd and the card in black CS. The centers of the speakers were punched with a 1 in. and 1/2 in. circle punch, the half in circles punched first in the dark blue CS, then the 1 inch punch hovered over the 1/2 in. opening and punched. The 1 in. circles were elevated on foam adhesive. I doodled on the 1/2 in. circles with some alcohol markers. Birthday sentiment from Close to my Heart Birthday C1257 (retired). The 25 came from The Paper Studio’s stamp set, Months of the Year and I hand wrote th after 25. I can’t believe these kids are 25!! Already! Music Notes, from SSS set called Music 2 My Ears, by Kristina Werner.

Our baby, Cody’s baby, loves Spongebob and we see his metallic balloons at Wal-mart every time we shop, so I thought it would be funny to make a Spongebob and Patrick balloon for the inside of the card. I stamped the images in Memento Black ink and colored them with Copics, used a circle punch to punch them out and hand cut the bottoms of the balloons. This fun SU stamp set called, Stem Sayings (Retired), was used for the strings of the balloons, stamped in Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.


Copic Haul Aug 2014

Hey Crafters!! I purchased 35 Copic markers for my Birthday!! Yay!! My first Copics. LOL Scroll all the way to the bottom for some crafter’s links that I found helpful and interesting.


I’ve been investigating and making notes all year about these miraculous markers. I purchased some MFT A La Mode and Pure Innocence girls earlier this year and have had a ball coloring them with my Bic Mark Its and it’s pushed me over the edge to a point where I knew I had to have Copics!
I love shopping at Scrap-Mart, they have free shipping on a lot of items, including Copics!! Yay!!

I chose the colors that I wanted, unfortunately Scrap-Mart didn’t have all of the markers I ordered by the time they filled my order but they did have a 20% off sale going. And I made a 2nd order with JoAnn’s Online, they had a special $2.99 shipping. So I got my 35 markers from both places for $160.19, a mere $28.54 less than a 36 piece kit. If I had it to do again, I would probably just order a kit. There are nice options in both 24 piece and 36 piece, but they just didn’t seem to have all of the colors I wanted.
Click here for my Haul Video

Yes, I am shameless, a tongue tied plug about my unexpected encounter with Laurence Fishburne @ Greenblatt’s Deli, during my copic haul video. Any mention of West HOLLYWOOD, CA will take me there in an instant for the rest of my life. I will get around to posting about it and a few more cellebrity sitings and some pictures.

Here are the colors I chose:
Two, 0 Blender markers
No. 0 Neutral Gray (pale gray)
E00 Skin White (caucasian)
Two by accident, Y32 Cashmere (pale yellow)
E95 Flesh Pink (peachy skin tone is almost the same thing as R12 below)
E70 Ash Rose (tan skin tone)
Y26 Mustard (a wheat color)
E35 Chamois (a deep tan)
E27 Africano (dark brown)
Y13 Lemon Yellow (bright yellow)
Y18 Lightning Yellow (almost neon yellow)
YG06 Yellowish Green (a deep pastel green)
YG25 Celadon Green (yellow version of
G07 Nile Green (good strong grass green)
G99 Olive (dark olive green)
B0000 Pale Celestine (pale light blue)
B12 Ice Blue (a fresh med. pastel blue)
B14 Light Blue (intense medium blue)
B18 Lapis Lazuli (dark indigo blue)
V09 Violet (deep purple)
V22 Ash Lavender (pale gray purple)
BV11 Soft Violet (lilac purple)
BV13 Hydrangea Blue (deep almost denim blue purple)
RV52 Cotton Candy (pale pastel pink)
RV55 Hollyhock (deep strong pink)
R56 Currant (paler mauve)
R59 Cardinal (fresh deep red cherries)
RV69 Peony (deeper than R59, just darker)
R12 Light Tea Rose (light peach, a tad lighter than E95 above)
YR68 Orange (good medium orange)
R14 Light Rouge (deep medium orange)
R17 Lipstick Orange (red orange, a couple of steps deeper than R14)
R29 Lipstick Red (a clear medium red, true cool red)

I need some more skin tones and the refill for E00. These are on my wish list:
Baked Clay E99 (wet cat pot color)
Pale Fruit Pink E000 (just a tinge darker than Skin White E00)
Barely Beige E11 (very neutral looking beige on SD’s skin tone list)
Lt Suntain E13 (nice beige)
Special Black 110 (looks like a very dark gray-on line)
Atoll YR65 (a bright light orange, looks like the Bic Summer Melon I use a lot)
Yellow Y06 (pale yellow I don’t need, looks darker online than the Y13 I have)
Tahitian Blue B04 (med. blue that I want for my Bic-Hot Aqua a deep teal)
or Process Blue B05 (med. blue deeper than B04)
or Petroleum Blue BG07 (med. blue green toward teal)
Pale Purple RV000 (barely there pink ? is how it looks online)
Raspberry RV66 (mauve purple)
Prawn R24 (orange/rosey blush, I’m drawn to it!, it’s very similar to R43)
or Coral R35 (pinky blush…I will need to see how similar it is to R43)
or Bougainvillaea R43 (peachy pink) Just pick one! LOL
Cool Gray C1 (pale gray darker than No. O Gray-the palest one)
Cool Gray C4 (a nice gray between C1 and my Bic Mark it Cloud Nine gray)
Pistachio G43 (almost a florescent green-how it looks online)

Jennifer McGuire’s Copics

Suzanne Dean’s Copics List (you will have to click through, start list, blending list, etc. to see her lists and jot them down or download the lists)

Sandy Allnock’s Skin Tones Video

September 2014 Name Tags

Hey Crafters!! Happy Fall! Time is hurtling past me as what ever I have hurt above my lumbar fusion is taking it’s toll on me, and I’m late with this tag…

This month’s tag is made using a home made stamp that my Katie made in 2001, when she was 12. LOL I made table clothes, for my mother and myself, stamping the leaf in acrylic paint probably the year Katie made this stamp. And it’s always a nice surprise, when Fall rolls around, each year, and I reach for that gorgeous table cloth. I forget about these fun things I have made years ago!


I needed something quick and easy, so the rock’n roll technique fits that bill nicely! My cards are cut to 3 1/4 in. x 2 1/2 in. to fit the name badges from Wal-mart, heavy weight white card stock by The Paper Studio, picked up at my local Hobby Lobby. Leaf stamped with Stampin’UP! inks in Pumpkin Pie and the edges rolled in Cherry Cobbler for the first generation leaf stamped on the R side of the card. Then, second generation stamping on the left side of the card, without re-inking the leaf stamp, breathing on it to reactive the ink. I almost like that 2nd generation leaf better! LOL Then, clipping the corners with a corner rounder and sponging around the edges of the tags with Rich Razzleberry. The month, Sep. was stamped in Ranger’s Archival Jet Black ink, with The Months of the Year calendar set by, The Paper Studio. Copics R17 Lipstick Red and RV69 Peony to color in the veins of the leaves.


View my Video Here

Wedding Card, David & Jennette Oct 2014

Hey Crafters!! Fall is upon us! And lots of rain here in S.W. Missiouri. I’m so far behind on posting my crafty stuff.

I got to know Jennette on our trip to W. Hollywood, California in August. She and I went along with our guys, while they attended some work training. What a fun trip! I have yet to do a full post about it. We shared a hotel room with them, since the guys were already roomed together and the rooms were $375.00 per night.

I have never met anyone that I have so much in common with, besides my bestie from my childhood.
Jennette is so much fun, she is the age of my daughter and we just chatted the time away. While on our trip, we also shopped and perused some lovely cream colored wedding gowns and her finger nails were painted a lovely light blue. I used both for inspiration while creating her wedding card.

My base card ended up being this odd card stock, picked up at Wal-mart, it’s a weird Kraft by Colorbok, with a very smooth surface. But it’s the best I had in a neutral color, 8 1/2 in. x 11 in., scored @ 5 1/2″ and folded in half.

The Bride and Groom die is from Quickutz, it’s a cookie cutter die set. The Bride and Groom were cut in Black CS. A white scrap of CS was added behind the Groom to mimic his shirt and left sleeve cuff. The die packaging shows the flower in the bride’s hair, but I chose to use it as boutineer in blue to match the bouquet. The scroll stamp is from, Print Works-Elegant Patterns Q027, stamped in an Arch around the couple, in Stampin’UP! Crumb Cake ink. Copics E35 and Y26 were doodled underneath the Bride and Grooms feet to mimic the floor.


Her Dress was created by cutting the Bride a second time in Cream colored CS. I cut the head off with small scissors. The fed the neck through the back of a Martha Stewart heart punch, so that the top of the heart would make a Sweet Heart neck line/breast line. The sash was cut in blue CS and doodled on with Copic marker B12.

I used a ProvoCraft embossing folder (?) all over the dress, if you know the name of it , please share it with me. LOL Copic NO. Neutral Gray was drawn over the raised areas of the embossing as well as doodled around the edges of the dress and to mimic drape lines and extra lace in the front of the leg area and even over the feet. I was so tempted to darken the feet to a dark gray or black, but I resisted. I’m still not sure if it was the right choice! LOL Home made envelope to fit the card.

There is a veil die with this set, but I didn’t take Jennette as a veil kind of girl and decided to use the single flower in her hair, it was cut in Cream CS too and doodled on with Copic marker NO. Neutral Gray and G99 Olive (green)for the leaves. The bouquet was cut in Blue CS and I used the G99 Olive in random directions for leaves of roses, by just laying the brush tip sideways and stamping with it. (I wondered if I could do that and it was Very Cool indeed, that it worked). I cut 6 flowers in Blue and doodled on them with Copics B12 or B14 ? for the rose part and G99 for the leaves. The bouquet was raised up on 2 foam squares, the 5 outer flowers were glued down with dots of Glossy Accents (but I layed them on very gently, so they wouldn’t lie completely flat) and then popped up the center flower on 2 layers of foam squares cut really tiny. (the edges of the foam double sided mounting tape, were disguised by coloring the edges with the G99 Copic marker).


I LOVE it! I was so pleased with myself and this card. LOL However, her wedding dress was knee lenght. She had a wreath of orange and cream colored flowers in her hair and I felt as if I’d failed. A few days later David told me how she loved the card. When I shared with him my thoughts of failure he reassured me that blue was her favorite color. LOL So, I didn’t do too bad after all.

Acrylic Painting Class Aug. 2014

Hey Crafters!! In August, Katie surprised me with an Acrylic painting class for my birthday, at a local shop in Downtown Springfield, MO. What a fun surprise! She’d made me pick a date from 3 days near my birthday and told me not to wear good clothes. LOL The day I chose, was called Fiery Trees. We hit a local coffee shop right before class, also a fun treat.

My Sweet Katie, she always comes up with a fun thing to do, or makes me some fun personalized, stitched or pottery goodies.

The instructors were so sweet and kind. The class was 2 hours long. I have painted in Acrylics more than any other medium and I love the Donna Dewberry technique. With Donna’s technique, you double load your paint brush with a dark and a light paint that gives you highlights and shading all in one fell swoop. Yes, it’s perfect for those of us who don’t know how to highlight or shade. But, this class was a bit intimidating, especially due to the time limit of 2 hours.

Katie and I with our paintings. LOL Why wasn’t I smiling? I always think I am. I’m so tired these days, whatever I’ve hurt above my rods and screws is really sapping my energy.

I was nervous, not knowing what we were going to be doing. Some of the paint brushes were so worn out, which made them hard to use. I did ask for a better brush for Katie, when she got frustrated half way through our paintings. I liked Katie’s painting better than mine. LOL

If you look at this last picture, mine is on the left. We started at the white space (where there is NO paint) and worked our way out from there. I followed the directions for a 4 inch radius and then completely lost the concept of blending the colors from one to another and just did my own thing. I don’t know if it was the ragged brushes or just me! It was still a fun experience, all things considered, I would do it again. They also have a class where you send in a picture of your pet and they sketch it out for you on the canvas, and all you have to do is fill it in. Wouldn’t that be fun?


Chef Card with Matching Aprons Sept. 2014

Hey Crafters!! What is cuter than an adorable Chef birthday card for my daughter, Katie’s 25th birthday? This is a retired SU set called, Viola~ I altered my chef a little bit by drawing a new arm and disguising it under the fabricated dish towel, which is not part of this image either. And added a pot holder from a quickutz dress up chef set to balance it all out and mimicked the colors in the apron fabrics for the card. Paper pieced the pants because my chef is stamped behind the square punched floor tiles! LOL

A matching apron, of course! And it’s too cute, if it’s a mini apron, right?

And what’s cuter than a card with matching apron? Hmmm…how about a Mama Apron and a Baby Apron to match.

I’ve been dying to make matching Aprons for Katie and Millie, since I made Amber’s Apron for her birthday Last June 2013, that I’ve apparently failed to post and since I have a terrible Love/Hate relationship with iphone/icloud/iphoto, I’ve already deleted the photos of it and the fabrics! Because my phone is full and in order to take photos in W. Hollywood California in August 2014, I had to delete a ton of stuff!! Oye… I need an external hard drive, seriously. Of course, if my 32 G of computer space still had space, so I could download my photos to the computer, I’d be just fine. But NO…and the “computer guy” said I would never fill the 32 Gigs of space!! Even though I take a ton of photos and videos. Obviously, he had no idea what he was talking about because I filled it in 12 months. EEK!! What the bleepety bleep? So, it was a cute black, green, white and red ruffled apron.

So…Anyhoo, I’m a fabric nut too. I don’t buy much, now that I have my die and stamp addiction, but I used to. And would bring home remnants all the time. As I was paging through fabrics, I knew this fabby Chef print would be perfect for Aprons! It’s a Daisey Kingdom print, which I didn’t know until I started chopping it all up. The day I cut it into Apron pieces, I had not said a word to Millie (my 2 year old grand baby). She’s sitting at the table with me, just turned 2 in June, and says, “Making birthday for the Mama.” How precious is that! And as I gave her each scrap to play with, she says, “Thank You, Nana.” Me, “You’re Welcome, Baby.” She is my Honey Baby and my Honey Business. ;)
Eeeeee! (Happy Sound) I’m so tickled with them and so was Katie.

This is a terrible picture. I really hate ipad 2 when it comes to photos. If you’re not perfectly still and have perfect lighting, you’re sunk. And I rarely have either…


Katie and I had matching aprons, when she was little and it’s was just so fun cooking together in our aprons. More good memories to come…

We celebrated Jon and Katie’s birthdays together this year, since we missed Jon’s the week I had my fabulous encounter with Laurence Fishburn in good ole’ Hollywood! Yes, I’m going to milk it for all it’s worth! Did I mention, this Beautiful man’s voice is like melted butter…even in person…eep! I just got goose bumps. LOL Back to the birthday post, Paulette!

I made cherry pie, only there was a wee little problem. LOL I won’t tell if you don’t.

Cherries are $4+ dollars a can. And it’s a good thing I keep a clean microwave! I got the best scrapper out of the kitchen drawer and put it all in a rolled out pie crust.

Thank goodness for these left over crusts that I froze from the last time I made pie!

And all is well, with some sprinkled sugar on top just like MawMaw used to do.

And this fabby 10 minute cake, which is so rich and yummy. Buy a chocolate cake mix, mix it up, pour it into a microwave bundt type pan (I failed to put the cone in this time, but it was okay). Buy chocolate frosting, but NOT the whipped kind, regular chocolate frosting and drop spoonfulls of it around on top of the cake mix. Bake in the microwave for 10 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes. Then dump out onto a plate (that can hold the cake and drippy frosting). *Note, my microwave is too hot for the straight 10 minutes. So, I set it for 5 minutes and let the cake set for 2 minutes or so and then run it for the other 5 minutes. If I don’t do this, I have a cake mess, like the cherry pie mess above! Dooley noted. LOL


Water Color Pencil Big Mouth Bass Card 2014

Hey Crafters!! We missed Jon’s 29th birthday in August due to our quick trip to West Hollywood, Ca., for Mike’s work, where I found myself face to face with the BEAUTIFUL man, Laurence Fishburne, which I will cherish and ramble about probably forever!! Because I live under a rock, and he was so gracious and sweet, but that is for another post.

I have long loved water color, but never been brave enough to try it until I started following Lindsey The Frugal Crafter ,she does so many different forms of artsy crafty things and she’s a hoot! One of my favorite things about her, is she encourages everyone to take a leap of faith and just go for it and have fun! I did her recent pen and paint Corn tutorial 3 times. LOL And I kind of like each one, but for different reasons and I will share those soon. In some of her recent tutorials, she uses water color pencils or crayons with her water color paints too. I have an old water color pencil set that Grandma Karen bought for one of the kids eons ago as Jon and Katie are now 29 and 25. Its a Gallaxy wood boxed set that looks like a little brief case and it has many pencils. Lindsay also encourages you to use what you have on hand. Perfect!!

So, here’s my first colored pencil, sketched drawing, diltued with water. LOL By the time I got done and realized there was no sky, I ended up dragging a light blue pencil onto my paint brush and swiping it across the sky. I ended up using the 1/2″ flat brush’s chisel tip the most, the smaller round brushes just didn’t do much. I tried to do as Lindsay does, and I used some of the colors in different areas to make my painting more cohesive. Like, the blue added to the cat tails because I used it in the water and the sky. And I used green in the water because I used it on the fish and the leaves of the cat tails.


I’m not entirely thrilled with this fish, but he will serve his purpose for a birthday card for my son, who is so active in many different things from Moto Cross/Kayaking/Boating/Fishing/Rifle-Bow Hunting/Skiing/Wakeboarding/Painting Cars/Welding/Woodworking, etc. There isn’t anything this kid can’t do! And I always try to address one of these. LOL I wanted an action fish with tail swooshed forward on the line. I’m not an artist by any stretch of the imagination and I’m so…weird?…I’ve got to have a picture to go by and I couldn’t find the right one, so I had to combine my efforts from 2 different pictures from a fishing magazine. The head of one fish and the body of another. I was so inspired by the head of what was probably a rainbow trout, but it was only the head out of the water and the side and under view of that! I’m not good enough to pull from memory even though I’ve seen a LOT of fish in my life time. Plus, I have a huge hang up about things being in perspective. Not necessarily real, but in the proper proportions. Ugh…now this means, I’m out there on the chopping block, but time was of the essence because I fly by the seat of my pants and have to roll on regardless of how I feel about my efforts or any mistakes that occur along the way!

This card is an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock folded in half, scored @ 5 1/2″. Canson Water color paper applied to the folded base with ATG and I ended up drawing a line around the water color piece with a fine tip black marker, to help it pop. It really needed a layer of black card stock, but I don’t like all of that weight on the front of the card! Yes, I’m so weird. LOL And I apparently missed that bleed out on the tail! And I just keep telling myself, it’s a Water Color. HaHaHa! Oh my…well, I was showing this card to Katie, and I said did you see my fish card? Jon, said, it’s a large mouth Bass. Me, Umm….okay, cool! I must not have done too bad if my artistic son knew exactly what it was. LOL