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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Comments (135)

  • Pam Sparks

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    Thank you for the fun MFT! So fun playing with watercolor for the challenge!

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  • Lisa :)

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    Thank you for a super fun week of challenges!!

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  • Martin Jeanne-Marie

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    I love the galaxy background! I need to enter my water color piece!

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  • donna

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    Wonderful video and card, I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time and you made it so simple!

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  • Lucille Kearin

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    Just love the inspiration from the Camp Create post and the video is priceless. Thank you 🙂

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  • Samantha Fahy

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    This set is so adorable and cute!

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  • Judy Markowitz

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    I LOVE THIS!!!!! Off to try it and will post in a bit! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  • Sundaystamoer

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    So much fun! Can’t wait to try the next!!!

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  • Sarah Clark

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    I love the challenges and I love the tutorials!

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  • Bea

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    Love this card

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  • Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

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    Well practice I did with watercolors. Before going to see Pirates movie I watercolored my creation. Added Perfect Pearls Mist when I got back from movie. Enjoyed the Pirates movie.
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

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  • SabineVDK

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    Such a pretty background!

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  • Vania

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    Love this technique, galaxy themed cards are so trendy right now!

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  • Dawn T

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    great video. And a stunning background.

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  • Gail Scott

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    Thank you for the challenge – I just found this challenge and I will do my best to get caught up – I am looking forward to Learning the techniques and creating – have a blessed week

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  • Lisa Bzibziak

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    This was so much fun! Thanks for the awesome video!

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  • Susan Johnson

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    What a great talent on the watercoloring. This card looks amazing 😀😀

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  • Lianne

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    Just gorgeous! You make it look easy!

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  • Julie Carlisle

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    Galactically cool!

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  • StephanieM

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    Your galaxy turned out great. That snippet of white card-stock really sets it off.

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  • Martine M.

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    It is so nice! Great idea, I would not have tried to mix bright and back… Will give it a try!

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  • Tish42

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    Great tutorial! I can’t wait to create my very own galaxy!

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  • Queen Mary

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    What a gorgeous gallery! Obviously a great inspiration!! I love the rainbow galaxy!!

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  • Vicki Davis

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    I’m so happy that MFT is sponsoring Camp Create again. This was so fun last year. I’m already learning new techniques and having a blast. Thanks!

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  • Joanne Garland

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    Wasn’t sure I would like it…….I was so wrong!!!! Love it! Thanks for teaching me something new!

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  • bev p

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    Cool! I love to play with colors of any kind, but watercolor is just so cool to watch move! I doubt I have the patience for that many layers, but it did turn out so lovely.

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  • Liz O

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    I am absolutely blown away with this rainbow galaxy! This is a must try technique, my kiddos watched the video with me and now want to jump in and play along with the challenge,😂😂 hopefully we get some crafty time today after school 😉. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!

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  • Greta H

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    I totally forgot about Camp Create–sure glad you guys didn’t! Just getting started, but hopefully I can catch up–love today’s card!

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  • CaroleAnn

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    Wowza!!! Love what you created and so glad I tuned in for the rest of the great inspiration coming our way.

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  • Cindy Condoluci

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    What a beautiful background! now I have to go pull out my water colors and attempt this!
    thank you for all the wonderful inspiration!

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  • Dee Earnshaw

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    Seat concepts

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  • Martha

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    What a fun and lovely card you’ve created.

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  • Mary

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    Very cool card. New to watercoloring but I’m going to give this a try
    Thanks for sharing

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