Friday, 18 December 2015

Christmas Cheer Watercolour

Meet today's card.  
Christmas meets watercolouring.

To create my card, I began by grabbing my MISTI and inked up the Full Bloom stamp using Memento markers to colour the image.  Next, I added some images from the Nature's Gifts set by inking again with Memento markers and spraying with water to blend the colours.  
When that was all dry, I went back with a bit of Salty Ocean Distress ink and watercoloured the background.  I added some splatters as well for interest and finally stamped the sentiment.

Adding my card to these challenges:

The Male Room- CHRISTMAS

Cardz 4 Galz- CHRISTMAS

Crafting By Design- HERE COME THE HOLIDAYS

Crafty Creations- HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Inspiration Destination- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Memento markers/ Distress ink/ MISTI/ paint brush/ Memento bl ink

17 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

Love the colour combo of this beautiful card.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous water colour design! Seasons Greetings, xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another gorgeous work of art. A beautiful Christmas card indeed!

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous stamps and colours xxx

Diane Jaquay said...

Glorious COLORS on this, love love love!!!!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, these are glorious colors, Karen! I love this card and saw it earlier on SCS! You are always delighting us, sweet friend! Thanks and warm hugs!!

Billie A said...

Beautiful card and love the water color. Looks great. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Karen, gorgeous as always!! Just popped in to send you big hugs and wishes for a very Merry Christmas!! :)

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, Karen. Fantastic work !

Hugs
Anke

Bobby said...

Those stamp sets work well together they way you use them, Karen. I think it's difficult to paint the background after but your looks fabulous.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Gabby said...

WONDERFUL card, Karen! Looks like a fabulous, warm-weather Christmas! We are not having a white Christmas here in the upper midwest, either. :( This will be 6 out of 7 yrs without a white Christmas. The last time we actually had snow on Xmas was 5" on in 2010. All I am asking for is a white covering to blanket the ground. Not much. Hee.

Loll said...

Gorgeous!! You are so talented, my friend. This is one amazing card. Have a very Merry Christmas. Loll xx

Babs said...

This is such a gorgeous card beautiful stamping and such lovely colours. Thank you for sharing this with us hope to see you next time
Hugs Babs Cards4Galz DT X

Mimi said...

Wonderful! I love your technique! Wear a bright, fun xmas card. Cheers!

Deborah Frings said...

Beautiful card - love the watercolouring. Thanks so much for playing along with our Christmas challenge at The Male Room. Hope to see you again next year.

shirley-bee said...

Beautifully coloured. Love the splattery background ;)