Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Watercolored Christmas Card
Here's my card for the Tuesday Morning Sketch #262 with a twist of watercolor. This one took a while to put together, but I really had fun with it. The background was done on watercolor paper using watercolor crayons and pencils. I used a ruler, and drew in thick and thin lines in a plaid pattern, then used an aquabrush to soften them and gently spread the colors. After it dried, I embossed the panel with a Sizzix plaid embossing folder. The image panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder on watercolor paper. I colored it with Derwent watercolor pencils and an aquabrush. I used a fine black marker to define the windows and doors on the houses, and added liquid applique for the snow, and silver stickles for the chimney smoke and ground snow. The mat and holly leaves were made with snippets of glittered green cardstock and Heartfelt Creations Holly dies, while the banner on the SU! chocolate striped ribbon was made with vanilla glittered cardstock. The berries are frosted pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty, and the sentiment is retired SU! I know the colors are non-traditional but I'm happy with the finished look.
I'm also sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #137.
Wishing you a wonderful day, and thank you for stopping by!