Sunday, September 20, 2015

watercolor holly

i was so inspired by joni nina andaya's guest post in the classroom last week! her watercoloring is AMAZING and her gorgeous card inspired me to continue to practice my watercoloring. this is what i came up with: 
-i started with a 3 x 4.25 piece of solar white and i made messy horizontal stripes using the ranger acrylic dabber in pearl metallic. i wasn't sure how the stripes would come out but i love how they turned out just shimmery enough.

-while my paint was drying, i stamped all of my images from the essentials by ellen mistletoe & holly set on solar white cardstock in versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder. then i die cut them with the coordinating dies cuts.

-then i watercolored my holly, mistletoe and poinsettia with distress inks.

-i arranged all of my watercolored pieces on my striped panel and then i added a sentiment in silver ink.

-i adhered the whole thing to a 3.5 x 5 white card and added a few sequins to finish it off. 

thanks for stopping by!

xo,
carly


1 comment:

Laura Norris said...

Hi Carly! This is beautiful! Great job with the water Colors!