Monday, 16 November 2015

Trim the Tree

Morning.
Another Christmas card done.  The big day is coming too quick for my liking!

I began making my card front by masking the edges so when I was finished, I would have a nice crisp, white border.  I used my Misti to position the tree boughs then coloured them with Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process with a darker green marker added just in places to add depth.  It gives a great look of watercoloring to my card.  I sponged the background with Distress ink and stamped the sentiment.  
The boughs needed some berries, so I used the end of my paint brush and dabbed on some red spots for the berries then splattered with white paint.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Come and Get It- WINTER HOLIDAY

The Paper Players- CAS CHRISTMAS CARD


Pile it On- HOLIDAY or CELEBRATION

Just Us Girls- WATERCOLOUR


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Darkroom Door, Penny Black/ Distress ink/ Memento ink and markers/ MISTI/ paint brush/ wh acrylic paint

14 comments:

  1. This is very pretty. I love the blue in-between the green. So nice. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

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  2. You make the most wonderful cards and I love how you get the water colored look too.

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  3. What a great green! Lovely job That blue panel just pops! Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week.

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  4. Love the effect you got with the leaves and a clever way for your white border. Lovely card Karen.

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  5. Gorgeous Karen! I love this green, it's so bright and cheery and festive! hugs :)

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  6. Incredible background Karen! I was sure we would see you this week in our gallery as you are a watercolor master! Thanks for joining us over at Just Us Girls this week!

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  7. The only thing missing is the bird perched in the branches, Karen, because this looks so realistic.

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  8. Lovin the w/c foliage! Thanks for joining in at JUGS [again!]

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  9. What a lovely card <3.Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva . Neva

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  10. A Wonderful bright Christmas card love it.

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  11. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at The Glory of Christmas. Hope to see you again next time.

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