Good morning! Once again I’m guest-designing for Purple Onion Designs and today I decided to break out my watercolors for a wintery Christmas scene!
Whenever there’s one of Kathy Rac’s Coloring Challenges going on I try to push myself to try new coloring techniques or practice ones I don’t use often. I can’t always participate daily but at least I’m pushing myself out of my box when I can! 😉 No-line watercoloring REALLY intimidates me but I’m glad I tried it with this scene! To start I stamped the birch trees with barely beige no-line ink. Then I used my mijello mission gold watercolors to paint each tree. I also added a few details with a tiny round 0 paintbrush! I also painted some snowy hills to ground my scene! I dried it with my heat gun and then started on my sky. I wet the areas around my tree and then dropped in shades of teal, blue, and a little purple. I blended them together with a damp brush and then let it dry. Then I splattered it with white gouache and set it aside to dry while I worked on my fox!
I wanted my fox to stand out a little more so I stamped him with amalgam ink and heat set it with my heat gun. Then I used mijello mission gold watercolors to paint him in shades of grey and teal. I fussy cut him and adhered him to my scene with foam mounting tape. Next I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down to a fishtail banner and adhered it to the top of my card. Finally I added a little spectrum noir clear sparkle to the fox’s hat and scarf. I also added a little nuvo crystal glaze across the card and sprinkled it with chunky and prisma glitter to finish the card with a little extra sparkle!
And that’s it! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
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Robin Ridpath says
Love your card! The colors and shades are beautiful!
Jeanne H says
Beautiful scene and your fox is adorable. tfs
Christine Brooks says
Cute card indeed! Love the colors used.
Mary Lehett says
Jessica, your card is adorable! Your watercolors are beautiful! Thank you! I’m going to check out this stamp company.
Tara Prince says
such a pretty background!
Andre M. says
The sky and the entire scene is lovely. That little fox is quite the cutie.
Mary G says
The background is lovely. I’ve always wanted to try the “no line” technique. You’ve done a beautiful job.
Michele F says
Shades of adorable, you mean!!! OH is he a cutie… great job, Jess!
Kandice J says
My heart skips a beat! Love the colors of the background; your card is so so cute!
What a fantastic card. It really is cute and I’d love to have it as a prize.
Celeste Goff says
Oh, so sweet and adorable!