Thursday, November 20, 2014

Make it Monday #189 - Impression Line Watercoloring

Hello friends.  Playing along with Erin Lincoln and Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge today.  Again, I was a little limited in my choice of dies for this challenge, but it turned out ok and I have another Christmas card to add to my stash!  I used the Songbirds stamp set and dies for my card (have I mentioned before how much I like this set?!!!), and used the branch/leaves die to partially emboss and then paint the outlines with my Twinkling H20's.  Take a look:



The 2nd photo shows the outlines a bit better, and I used my Aqua Painter with Golden Jade Twinkling H20's. (I haven't used these in years and years and years, and was very surprised to find that they still work!  Hard to tell, but IRL the outline really shimmers!)  I filled in the leaves with New Leaf ink.  I used a script background stamp and Crumb Cake ink to give a little more visual interest to this layer and also sponged the edges with Antique Linen distress ink.  I added some scraps of DSP to my card base along with some paper lace.  The banner and the birds are both from the Songbirds set.  I finished with a few dots of red Stickles for the berries. 

You can check out Erin's video and beautiful card right here .

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12 comments:

  1. Beautiful, I love the card. Rustic and elegant!

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  2. So many lovely layers to this card - it came together beautifully!

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  3. Love this, Marcia. Great colours, so sweet.

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  4. So sweet, Marcia, makes me want to sing along with the birds! Love the impressions, stamping, colors, and warm folksy theme!

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  5. Beautiful!! I love the folk art birds!

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  6. Love how this turned out! Beautifully distressed, and a great layout. Love your choice of colours, too!

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  7. Your card is so pretty! Love how it turned out!

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  8. Marcia, you did an outstanding job with this technique! Your card is beautiful! I haven't had my TH2Os out for years either ... too much schtuff, too little time!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Hugs, Darnell

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  9. This is so very pretty. Love your choice of dies and stamps--this set is on my wish list and has been sold out for very good reason, I'm sure, every time I try to snag it. Lovely Christmas card.

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  10. Amazing layers of beauty here, Marcia! I am totally smitten with those Song Birds ~ your coloring with the Twinkling H2O's make for a gorgeous Christmas card.

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  11. This is so pretty Marcia! I love that you used the leaf die to create your watercolor impression with. I skipped this challenge because I didn't have a background plate to use. You're so clever! ~ Birgit

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