Heart of Christmas Blog Hop: Peace to You with Watercolour
Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the third Art with Heart Team Heart of Christmas Blog Hop for 2022.
The image was coloured with Stampin' Up!s Watercolor Pencils, that is Daffodil Delight, Early Expresso, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral; then "water-coloured" with a Blender Pen. This can soften the colours and remove pencil lines and is another way to water-colour. The image was trimmed leaving a boarder of white and then mounted onto a piece Starry Sky card-stock.
A half an A4 sheet of Starry Sky card-stock was scored, measuring along the long side, at 7.5cm, 15cm, 17.5cm and then cut at 20cm. It was folded in an 'M' shape and the folds burnished with a bone folder. An extra piece of Starry Sky card-stock was cut to 21cm x 7cm; and scored at 10.5cm. A piece of Sun Prints DSP was used to cut 3 pieces, ie 14.5cm x 7.2cm, 14.5cm x 2.2cm and 10.2cm x 6.7cm. They were embossed with the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder and adhered directly to the front facing sections of card-stock. The backgrounds were splattered with White Craft ink reinker with a tad of water and a Water Painter. One needs to remember craft ink takes longer to dry.
A piece of Basic White card-stock was added to the inside back panel with a thin strip of the DSP adhered at the base. I had planned to include another sentiment but simply forgot. Will need to add it later using the Stamparatus to ensure it is straight and clear. The Basic White C6 envelope was partially embossed with a little of the Merry Melody EF.
The second card was built on Orchid Oasis card-stock and inked with Orchid Oasis Classic ink. The process was the same a detailed above. The Nativity scene was coloured with Watercolor Pencils, that is Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape and Calypso Coral. Vellum cardstock was used for the background and was embossed with the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder. I usually love the effect of embossed vellum, but I don't think it works as well as the background for this card. What do you think?
The background was splattered with White Craft ink and Orchid Oasis ink using a Stampin' Write Marker. Some of the delightful Orchid Oasis Metallic Woven ribbon was used to tie a double bow and Basic Rhinestone Jewels were coloured with a Light Fresh Freesia Blend to finish off this card.
The third version ended up as more rustic. The Crumb Cake card-stock base was lightly daubered with some White Craft ink. The Nativity scene was stamped in Crumb Cake Classic ink and clear embossed (as described above). The scene wasn't further coloured as the water-coloured and embossed background panels added enough colour and texture. Some Crumb Cake ink was very lightly daubered over the music embossing and 2 opposite corners were softened and paper edge divided and bent.