Sunday, 25 September 2016

Holiday Wishes

Phew...feel like Christmas is creeping up on us so quickly.  
I am so inspired by the beautiful new image from Penny Black and wanted to play with it today.

I began by placing the Berry Kissed stamp into my MISTI, painted it wish diluted Brushos, sprayed with a bit of water and stamped.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the way the image looked.  
When it was dry, I added some details with a watercolor pencil on the leaves and then added highlights with white acrylic paint to the berries and splattered some on the background too.
I did some watercoloring around the image using Peacock Feathers Distress ink and then stamped the sentiment from the Festive Cheer set using black Memento ink.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Love to Create:  ANYTHING CREATIVE/ MIXED MEDIA

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas:  ANYTHING GOES

HLS September CAS- WATERCOLOR SPRITZ




Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look

Supplies:  stamps- PB/ Brushos/ MISTI/ watercolour pencil/ paint brush/ Mini mister/ wh acrylic paint/ Distress and Memento ink

25 comments:

Bonnie said...

What bright, gorgeous berries, Karen! This makes me like this stamp even more than I already did!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh how I LOVE this card Karen!

JanR said...

Beautiful! The stamping is so wonderful!

Susan Powell said...

Oh! My! Gosh! This is absolutely stunning!!!

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW your stamping is fantastic, wonderful card. Adorable !!!

Hugs
Anke

Susan said...

Karen, this is so beautiful. Love the use of the white acrylic paint for details! I put in an order for some new Penny Black and left that one out because I was trying to limit what I spent. But now I'm wishing I'd ordered it!!

Susan Plichta said...

Karen, love this card. I would have never thought to paint with Brushos! Hmmm, seems to me this would be a great way to start someone on their watercolor journey.

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW Kren! This is incredibly beautiful and your painting just blew me away! LOVE that image! Your artwork is amazing!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! This is magnificent. I just love how you did it and the colors and design are so beautiful!

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Karen.

Loll said...

STUNNING card Karen. Amazing watercolouring skills, my friend! xx

Craftychris said...

Stunning card! xxx

Gabi MeWi said...

I would like to have this wonderful card...

Gabi MeWi said...

I would like to have this wonderful card...

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is so gorgeous with that softy falling snow.

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING it's a joy to behold
Faith
x

Donna said...

This is beautiful... really beautiful.
I still haven't had a chance to start playing with my stamps AND I have this one in my stash!
Take care. X

Judith said...

this is gorgeous - I love the whole effect hugs Judith x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful card. I love your watercolor. I love all the details, it really creates an unusual picture.
Thank you for sharing with us HLS CAS.
hugs,
BozenA DT HLS

Greta said...

That stamp is on my wishlist--now more than ever! Your card is just stunning, Karen--frame worthy, for sure! Thanks so much for joining us at PBSC!

La Papera Gialla said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September!
Monica - DT

NGCARDS said...

A stunning card, the colours really pop! Thanks for joining us at PBSC! xxx

Linda said...

Simply stunning! Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge

LaVon Hall said...

This is so brilliantly done. Beautiful!

Barbara Staradumsky said...

wow oh wow...gorgeous!