Saturday, 25 November 2017

Holiday Time

Good Morning and thanks for coming to visit.
Having some fun with my markers and stamps today.

I began by masking the edges of my white card front so I would be left with a crisp white border.  Next, I placed the tree branch inside my Misti, coloured it with my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the colour.
When that was dry, I watercoloured in the background using Distress ink then added some extra detail by stenciling with some drywall tape. 
I stamped the sentiment then splattered with white acrylic paint.
The finishing touch was to add the berries with some red Nuvo drops, love how they just gave the branches a great pop of colour.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
 Just Add Ink- #387 COLOUR
Daring Cardmakers- TRIM THE TREE
Rudolph Days- CHRISTMAS

Stamps- Pine Leaf (Darkroom Door); Handlettered Holiday (MFT)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; drywall tape, Painter's Tape; Autumn Red Nuvo Drops; 
paintbrush; Mister (TH); Tombow markers; white acrylic paint


Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pat said...

This is beautiful Karen and love the pine branches and the pretty background in your signature colour. I must get some of that drywall tape which does give such interest to a background. x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Karen
Gr Karin

Marilyn said...

Love this card! I always admire your projects and creativity... your pieces look so artsy!

Susan said...

I love this! The stamp might be called Pine Branch but it is exactly like the branches on the cedar trees we have out here in Vancouver so your card immediately made me think of the two trees out on the boulevard in front of my house. Love the layout and the great use of the Nuvo drops!

shirley-bee said...

Wonderful! Love the Nuvo berries!

Craftychris said...

This is wonderful! A beautiful background for the gorgeous branch - love the berries! Dry Wall tape! Yay! I used some for my last card and couldn't remember what it was called so waffled on my blog! Thank you! You have reminded me what it is! xxx

Carol S. said...

A gorgeous card and love the design. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland and hope you join us again. Carol S, DT

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so very gorgeous and beautiful. I love it!

Brawny x said...

Great card Karen x

Bonnie said...

What a natural looking stamp, Karen! I love the branches against the blue background and those red berries are the perfect finishing touch!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous greenery design Karen:-) We got home this afternoon...trying to catch up. Happy Holidays my friend. Hugs

cuilliesocks said...

Love this gorgeous card Karen, beautiful colours and image, Kate x

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Karen, love the stenciling and that beautiful tree branch.

Nikki Spencer said...

Fabulous background effect Karen, love the vibrant colour. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Alex said...

Wow.. you created a wonderful shining background. Your card is just beautiful.

Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next year again.

Your card would fits our theme at Do-Al(l) Kreatives, too. Would love to see you there again.


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Loll said...

Beautifully done, Karen. Love those bright green branches with the red berries. So pretty!! xx

Dawn said...

Such a beautiful card. Love all the details. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmkers. x

Kathyk said...

This looks effortlessly gorgeous although I'm sure it took ages. I love how you add a touch of stencilling too

Kathyk - GUEST Design Team Member - Scraps of Life

Jenny L said...

Hi Karen,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what a very wonderful card and such a super design too.
Thanks for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Bobby said...

I love that juniper branch stamp, Karen, and using the Nuvo drops for berries really brings them to life.

Patrice said...

Your card has turned out beautifully, Karen. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

Liz Williams said...

Karen, I always love your beautiful ways you use shades of blue on your masterpiece cards. I love that look you capture with the watercolors. Thanks for playing along in the CCEEstampers challenge.

Jean said...

I love this beautiful card. The watercolour effect you achieve with the stamping is lovely and the stenciling really adds depth to the background.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

What a beautiful, arty and inky card. Loving the look of this one. The drywall tape as a stencil worked out very well!

Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.

Svenja said...

Wow, sooo beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with the Daring Cardmakers this week.