Saturday, November 30, 2019

Happy Little Stampers December Watercolor Challenge

It is December - are you already to mail your Christmas cards or are you frantically still making them.  Here is a challenge to help you get at least one more done. 

The December watercolor Challenge at Happy Little Stampers is Christmas.

This cute snowman stamp belongs to my friend Annie.  When I last visited we were playing one day and I wanted to play with this cute stamp.  I first put a blue wash down on the watercolor paper.  After it had dried, I stamped the image in watercolor proof ink.

I chose to used the colors of lime green and a turquoise/teal to color the hats, scarves and vests with.  I used black for the top hat and derby hat.  Of course, orange was used for the noses.  After the paint dried, I added clear Stickles to the brims and pom poms of the hats.  I used a black gel pen to dot the eyes to give them a little depth.  I also added some white highlights with a gel pen.

I found a green card stock that matched the lime green I had used to paint the snowmen.  I added clear glitter gel through a stencil to add some texture to a very blah piece of card stock.  The teal card stock was embossed with an embossing folder.  The snowmen were matted with a piece of dark grey card stock.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a piece of teal card stock.

The image and sentiment had fun foam on the back to add some depth.

Please join us at Happy Little Stampers for our December Watercolor challenge. 


Lindsey said...

This is terrific! I love the different textures you added to the background layers. And your snow peeps are so cute!!!

Sue - said...

Oh I love this Barb. Great image and lovely colours.

Ina G said...

Gorgeous card Barb. so many lovely elements added here. Fabulous image, stamping and layout.

BożenA said...

A beautiful, very positive card. I love this joyful bunch of snowmen and your colors. Merry Christmas, Barb.
BożenA xx

Helen said...
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Helen said...

Such a super fun card, Barb! I love the way your have coloured this image and all the layers! A great card! Wishing you a wonderful 2020!!