Friday 18 December 2015


Good afternoon peeps.
Welcome to a post to remind you of the monthly challenge over at STAMPlorations.
This month you can use the theme or the sketch or combine the two, I just went with the holiday theme for my DT card here.

I was inspired by a watercoloured card I saw on Google by Sanketi, there are some absolutely wonderful painted projects on her Etsy page!
To start, I die cut a bauble shape in a piece of scrap card and used the waste as a stencil laying it over my panel of w/c paper. With a clean brush full of plain water, I drew around the inside of the cut out and then filled the middle with a wash of water.
I then dropped in some DI in Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and some Chipped Sapphire for shadow. With a smaller brush I added the hanger in Black Soot and a little Chipped Sapphire, all very loose. I wasn't worried at this stage about the colours staying put!
When the bauble was dryish I washed some more clear water around where I wanted my foliage to be and then using the evergreen stamp from Dee's Artsy Impressions - Christmas Bell Medley, I stamped repeatedly with Evergreen Bough DI and a little bit of Chipped Sapphire for shadow. Again I wasn't worried about the ink spreading as it gave a soft edge to the stamping. As the water dried the stamping became clearer, giving the effect of depth to the bough. The sentiment from the same set was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.
A strip of orange Core'dinations was added down the left edge before the painted panel was added to a base card.

or choose the sketch

or why not combine them both!

For further inspiration please check out the rest of the fabulous DT and our GD, the wonderful Rahmat Gouse.

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  1. Wow such a great card! Love the ornament!! Thanks for joining us @ CYCI!

  2. Beautiful water coloring, Julie. Great technique! Thanks for sharing it and thanks for joining in at AAA Cards.

  3. What a beautiful card ~ the ornament is gorgeous ~thanks for joining us at CYCI ~ Wynne

  4. This card blew me out of the water! I love the Storyteller's cardmaking aesthetic and you nailed it! So elegant!

  5. Your water colouring is absolutely breath taking - I love it! Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards! Jill

  6. Wow, that's beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us at TMR and telling us how it was done, great work.

  7. That bauble looks almost real -I wanna touch it! Fabulous card!

  8. LOVE your creation for our challenge at Craft Stamper.
    Thanks for joining in the fun.
    xxx Ellie xxx

  9. Oh this is just fabulous - love the watercoloured bauble. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with our Christmas challenge at The Male Room. Hope to see you again next year.

  10. This is fabulous ..... love the water-coloured bauble. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx

  11. Beautifully painted, Julie! Love the soft background too. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)

  12. A marvellous card! Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)


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