Friday, January 11, 2019

Make It Monday #347 - Winter Watercolor

Hello friends.  I'm playing along with Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge where Ashely shows us some great tips to make a Winter Watercolor card.  You can check out Ashley's GORGEOUS card and video right HERE.

I didn't stray too far from Ashley's card and used the tree's from the Enchanted Forrest set and came up with this:


I started just like Ashley did with Spring Rain and Blueberry Sky re-inkers and water colored the background.  Once that was dry I stamped the tree's using Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, and Cocoa Bean inks.  I didn't have any gesso so I used white acrylic paint to add the snow to the tree branches and the shadows beneath the tree's.  I also splattered some of the white paint to look like falling snow.  Here's a closer up so you can see better:


I stamped my sentiment from the O' Tannenbaum set and then framed out my Winter scene using the largest Pierced Feature Frames: Ovals in white and then added that to a piece of Bitty Big DSP in Blueberry Sky.  I mounted that all to a top folding white card base and then finished off with a piece of Rustic Jute Twine and a few enamel dots in light blue.  Oh, and did you notice the little bunny peeking out from the side of the oval frame (In The Meadow die)?

This was such a FUN challenge for me and Ashley's video really was filled with wonderful water coloring tips!  Check it out HERE and then play along!

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


21 comments:

  1. Marcia, this is so pretty. I tried to make an MIM card that I could also add to CAS Watercolour, but just couldn't come up with anything. I had a major no mojo day on Monday. Love your blue gingham background and the Oval frame to your winter scene. Beautiful card my friend.

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  2. Beautiful!! that frosty backdrop you painted for your sweet scene is spectacular!! Yes!! I noticed the bunny... sweet addition! as was the gingham paper. What could be better? bunnies in the snow and blue gingham! Bravo!!

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  3. Love it Marcia! Great job on the watercolors and I like the oval frame.

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  4. This is so sweet Marcia! Love your winter scene with the oval frame and gingham background. Beautiful watercolouring of your sky, trees and snow! xx

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  5. Every detail is perfect for a pretty Winter Wonderland scene, Marcia. Your teacher would give you an A+ :-) I did notice the cute bunny! Love your colors, trees snowflakes and pretty gingham paper. TFS and sharing the link to the video. I am off to check it out. Hugs..Nancy

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  6. Marcia! Your card is absolutely beautiful. I like the way you framed it. Thanks for participating in Make It Monday this week!

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  7. Just beautiful Marcia! I like the way you've framed your forest with the oval die cut and added the little bunny to the foreground. This is awesome!

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  8. The gingham is perfect for your sweet forest scene! The background looks fantastic and I love those trees. Almost missed the bunny so I'm glad you pointed him out--so adorable!

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  9. gorgeous card Marcia you nailed the technique. I have to study the video and give this a try :)

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  10. LOve that little bunny photo-bombing your darling painting, Marcia! A very sweet, Wintery scene!
    =]

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  11. This is a wonderful winter painting, Marcia. I noticed the bunny right off. Great touch.

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  12. Marcia my dear girl this is a winner. It instantly reminded me of those beautiful old winter greeting cards of long ago when everything looked so perfect. I cannot tell you how much I love this. Well done you!

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  13. What a wonderful winter scene, Marcia! Love those snowy trees!

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  14. This is just gorgeous, Marcia! Your trees look as though you painted them by hand (instead of stamped). And using white acrylic paint looks the same as gesso. Love your little bunny too.

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  15. Love that you framed your wonderful scene with an oval frame! Absolutely gorgeous card, Marcia!

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  16. BEAUTIFUL!!! I really like how you framed the main image...perfect take on the Winter watercolor challenge!

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  17. Love it! The gingham and the oval add to this charming scene!

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  18. This was my total favorite card for this week. I love it.

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  19. Oh this is stunning! The scene is amazing and I love that you framed it and gave it such a rustic feel ... Wonderful Marcia!

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  20. What a delightful winter scene, Marcia ... the detailing is fantastic ... and yes, I did spot that sweet little bunny ... so fun! Hugs, Anita :)

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  21. I love your card and I am going to try to make one.

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