Thursday, October 19, 2017

Watercolor Christmas for #GDP109

Hi, Friends!

Today I'm playing along with the Color Challenge at Global Design Project.  What a beautiful palette - Gold, Basic Black & Old Olive - fresh & funky!  It seems like these colors are everywhere this season.  They are even in the October Paper Pumpkin kit, which is gorgeous! 

Here's what I came up with -

I used the Watercolor Christmas stamp set and Basic Black Archival ink for the rich, bold black color.  My card base is Crumb Cake with a Basic Black mat.  Watercolor paper is the base for the card front.  I used my Old Olive watercolor pencil to scribble on some color and then spread it around with an Aqua Painter on the top half of the card.  Some spatters "flicked" off the tip of the Aqua Painter add even more interest to the watercolor look.  (Hint: use a piece of scrap paper to cover any area you don't want spatters on!)

On the bottom half of the card, I randomly stamped the tree images and casually colored them with Old Olive on a Blender Pen.  Notice I said casual - to mimic the watercolor look!  I can do better than this when I really try :)

A strip of 3/4" Basic Black cardstock flagged at one end with the Triple Banner Punch separates the top & bottom of my card.  Season of Cheer is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and die-cut with my Stitched Shapes Framelits.  

I layered the sentiment on top of a Gold Foil Snowflake using Liquid Multipurpose Glue.  Both pieces are attached to the card front as a unit with Fast Fuse and trimmed to match the right edge of the Watercolor Paper.  Three iridescent sequins add even more sparkle!

Please visit the Global Design Project website to see all of the gorgeous projects there!

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