It's our last Merry Monday challenge of 2014.
The lovely and talented Karren is our hostess this week.
And this is what she chose.
I recently took a short watercolor class at our local senior center.
We used masking fluid which is something that had been sitting on my shelf
as a NBUS for at least 2 years.
So I set out to try it on a card.
I definitely need some more practice with that stuff.
The first few attempts ended up with masking everywhere
but on the watercolor paper.
I've since learned to use a box to do my splattering.
After stamping and coloring the stamped image from
Beauty of the season with my Koi watercolors,
I did a watercolor wash using
Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Blushing Bride re-inkers and my Aqua Painter.
Can you tell that my first attempt at stamping the sentiment went wrong?
I did some damage control using a snippet of watercolor paper
and colored it to match the background.
So I'm taking this over to
(This snippet actually came out of the trash basket!)
I used Kylie's sketch
from Happy Little Stampers for my layout.
Even if you've sent all your Christmas cards, I hope you'll
create a winter scene on a Christmas card and join us at
I'm so glad you could stop by during this busy time.
Stamps: Beauty of the Season, Winter Memories (retired)
Ink: Black Archival, SU Markers (Basic Black, Real Red)
Paper: Watercolor (Strathmore), Solar White (Neena)
Other: Masking Fluid, Koi Watercolors, Re-inkers (Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Blushing Bride), Aqua Painter
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted