Thursday, September 24, 2015

Merry Monday #172 - Watercolouring

Hello friends.  Playing along with the challenge over at Merry Monday's today, where we are being asked to use watercoloring on our Christmas cards.  I love to watercolor with my Aqua Painter and ink pads, and pulled out an oldie but a goodie from SU! - Beautiful Season.  Take a look:

I used Old Olive, Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar, Smoky Slate, & Tip Top Taupe inks and a couple Copics for the beak and feet, and then masked the image and used a Heidi Swapp background stamp and Smoky Slate ink to add a little bit to my background.  I used some Real Red cardstock strips that I embossed with the holly ef I still had laying out from a couple weeks ago, and then added a couple of very thin strips of silver mirror cardstock.  Some black and white bakers twine and a tag (Stitched Circle Tags - Lawn Fawn) stamped with a sentiment from PTI's Christmas Blessings finished off my card.  And I even remembered to finish the inside too!! :0)

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  1. Marcia, this is just stunning! The image is so sweet and your water coloring is perfect!! The shiny silver borders and tag and twine are the perfect finishing touches. This is a real beauty!!

  2. Marcia, this is so beautiful. Your watercoloring is great. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday. Oh, that is so cool to say.....

  3. Lovely card. Love the cardinal stamp.

  4. Noticed your lovely Christmas card over at the challenge! The embossed background is lovely! And, image with bird and leaves is so soft and pretty with the water coloring!:-)

  5. What can I say? Perfect for the challenge. Such a sweet card, has everything. Texture, layering and script background add so much to your watercolor.

  6. Beautiful Christmas card, love the touches of Silver Foil, beautifully made. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.


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