Tuesday 8 November 2016

Merry Christmas

Back again to announce the start of a brand new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz.
This week we are giving you the opportunity to get ahead with your Christmas cards as our theme is -

Oh, Christmas Tree

I had a look through my stash and sadly my trees were a tad small for center stage!
However I had spotted a fab card by my STAMPlorations teamie Shirley here and thought I would have a go as it looked such a great idea. Here is the result.

Shirley used a stencil, but the only one I had wasn't quite right so as I had been watching some watercolour videos I went with that.
On some mixed Media paper, I drew a spruce tree shape with a large round paintbrush and clear water, making sure there was plenty, then sprinkled some Emerald green Infusion ink crystals over the painted area with a small, stiff brush and watched the magic. If you look really closely you can still see where some of the crystals remained on the not so damp paper!  I tried to leave some white space for 'the birds to fly through' as my old art tutor used to say. I think he meant it allowed you to get some sense of depth and form that you don't get with a solid wash. A watery wash of  Prussian Blue that was already in my palette gave the suggestion of a snowy bank. A simple sentiment from Uniko completed the die cut panel. When fully dry I mounted it flat on a white base card.

For more inspiration, please check out the rest of the DT, then why not join us.

I'd like to join in over at -

V is for vertical (This tree surely fits the bill!)

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Trees or Christmas Trees (Hope 1 is enough!)


  1. Hi Julie this is a stunning Christmas card I love the tree. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is such a perfect spruce Julie, I am very impressed!! xx

  3. Elegant card. Simple but beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  4. Stunning and reminds me of your old paintings.

  5. Sooo lovely. Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Tree Challenge at Holly Jolly. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lynn, Holly Jolly DT


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