Camp Create Day 1: Wonderful Watercolor

Welcome to our first 2017 session of Camp Create! Our camp counselors are excited to share five crafts with you this week to take your creativity to the next level, so grab your backpacks campers — it’s time to get crafting!

Now that you’ve settled into your cabin, let’s talk about our plan for the week. The goal is to participate in our craft sessions each day and earn your Camp Create badges. As a participant in Camp Create, you immediately earn the badge pictured below. Copy and paste this image and share it on your blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed to let everyone back home know how you spent your summer vacation.

Ready to find out how to earn today’s badge?

Summer camp and water go hand-in-hand so let’s kick things off with some watercolor fun! It’s all about having a fun, experimenting with your creativity, and creating projects you love. We’re hoping that by the end of the week, you’ll have learned a lot and earned those five badges. Are you ready campers? Let’s begin.

Today’s Craft – Wonderful Watercolor

Join Stephanie today to see how she created this galactically cool birthday card using Prima Watercolors and our Cause for Celebration Die-namics. This forgiving technique is the perfect project for playing with color and learning how colors blend and bleed when you add water and heat.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Watch MFT Camp Create – Wonderful Watercolor on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below.

Here’s how to earn today’s badge:

  1. Watch today’s video and follow the Creative Challenge issued at the end of the video.
  2. Link your project below for your chance to win!
  3. Add the badge below to your blog post to show you’ve earned it!

This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:

  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced Monday, June 26th.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

Deadline to comment and upload your images is Thursday, June 22nd at 10 PM EDT.

All winners will be announced on Monday, June 26, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Can’t wait to see what you create! Now it’s time to head to the mess hall for lunch!

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  • Heather Ferguson

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    Love Camp Create! Always see some amazing projects and love the techniques and ideas that everyone showcases

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  • Barbara Thompson

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    I love this process and so many people created amazing watercolor cards. Thanks for the video!

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  • JaneenK

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    thanks for the tip on getting the colors to blend.

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  • Vonmariedesign

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    Amazing rainbow galaxy card. I love all the extra details like the white paint and cardstock mat. I will have to try this.

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  • Janis Litynsky

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    I want to do this project so bad… on vaca and no supplies… waaaaaa

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  • Robin Perez

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    Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing the technique, you made it look easy.

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  • Kerys

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    You make this look so easy! I’ve been wanting to try experimenting with watercolors for a long time and your inspiration has given me the push I needed. Thank you – I’m off to try this x

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  • Karen L K

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    I have not run into this before. Looks like lots of fun!

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  • Teena M Perine

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    Nice beautiful colors.Love the card.

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  • Brenda in IN

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    What a stunning galaxy. I’ve seen them but didn’t know how to make one so thank you. What a fun idea to have a camp. I’m getting cozy in my bunk and love the stamping. Can’t wait for the campfire tonight. I brought marshmellows.

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  • Marika Gewalli

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    Love the rainbow galaxy, makes me want to take out my watercolours and make a background too!

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  • Asmita Pandya

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    Wow what a start. Loved the technique. Will try for sure

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  • Annette Snyder

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    Love this background!

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  • Cherie Bolton

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    Loved the class, it was incredible how it changed with the white splatters.

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  • Karla Jaimes

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    Love how you kept it simple and made the background be the center of attention 🙂

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  • Janet

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    I really learned a lot today – thank you. I want that die!!

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  • Katie Korsak

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    Hoping to participate every day! Loved playing with watercolors today!

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  • Cynthia Clark

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    Fabulous background. That’s the first rainbow galaxy I’ve seen.

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  • Francine

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    there are so many wonderful examples posted by everyone! Our own CC Design Team 🙂

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  • Vanessa Bybee

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    Wonderful video!! You make this look so easy, I have to try it. Thanks for the inspiration! Your card is gorgeous!

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  • Amy Colligan

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    Love this watercolor! I could just paint all day!

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  • Patty Pearson

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    I have never seen this done with rainbow colors. I really like the way it turned out. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • BunnyD

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    I already subscribe to your youtube channel. I’ve left a comment there

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  • Kathy Salido

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    Such a great video, I have been wanting to try this technique!!

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  • Angi Redd

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    I’m excited Camp is back and can’t wait to start earning badges!

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  • Maggie Lara

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    I think that those color combos came out to beautiful! I just love the card!

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  • Anika Mercier

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    This is too fun! I love it! I hope to get all the badges.

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  • Denise Bryant

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    Love that pretty watercolor card!

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  • Wanda R.

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    I like this watercolor technique. Have to give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • Mary-Anne V

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    Love this yearly series.

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  • Beth

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    Thanks for sharing this cool technique!

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  • CINDY Aguirre

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    Really fun birthday card! Love the background!

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  • Donna Rinckel

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    What a gorgeous background you created with water color. Love the simplicity of the card but it packs a really big punch! Thanks for the video demonstration!

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  • Kleri F

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    Beautiful card!I love watercolors…they are such a good fun!Thank you for the inspiration and for a chance to win! 🙂

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  • Helen Markee

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    Love the galaxy card!!!

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  • Teri W

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    Love the galaxies!

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  • Daria

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    I’m so glad I accidentally bumped into this thread. I didn’t know anything about Camp Create. I am looking forward to following along. This first video was terrific–such a fun technique.

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  • diana sears

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    awesome!!! I will be trying this…

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  • Marilyn Cotter

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    Thank you for sharing. Love the background.

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  • Daria Zender

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    What a fabulous background! And your video has a lot of helpful hints – thank you!

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  • Sharon Gullikson

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    SO PRETTY! I love how brilliant the watercolors are.

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  • Katherine

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    This is so beautiful! I can’t wait to try this.

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  • Tasha Freeman

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    This is going to be so much fun. I love this card!

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  • Billie A

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    Beautiful background. I love the flick for the shooting stars. The white die cut sentiment is perfect and still leaves the beautiful background. I love the video and learned some tips. Thanks

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  • Janet

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    Am I not allowed to upload a photo if I don’t have a blog page or Instagram account? I had a great time completing a project, but I don’t have a url to put in the link.

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  • Jane Sirak

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    I love this galaxy. I have never added black to my colors
    Like this. I think I might be afraid to use too much.
    It does inspire me to try it one day.

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  • Jude

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    Love this. I can’t wait to try it!!!!! You explained it so well in the video too. 👍😊

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  • Sue LD

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    Great galaxy watercolor card. Love the rainbow colors and how you added the stars.

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