Monday, August 17, 2015

Christmas Tree for Merry Monday

It's time for another


It's Debbie's turn to choose our challenge this time and this is what she chose.


Last Fall I took a short watercolor class at our Senior Center.

One of the assignments was to do a Christmas tree.

No stamps, just paints and paintbrush.

I wasn't at all impressed with my project.

Recently, when I was looking through my folder, I spotted this tree and thought
maybe it would look better if it was on a smaller piece.

And it was perfect for this challenge.

I like it lots better done up in a card.

I don't think I'll be giving up my stamps anytime soon!

I'd love to see what you can do for this challenge!

Put some light green, dark green and red on a Christmas card
and join us at

I'm glad you could stop by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  In the meadow (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Real Red (SU)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Watercolor (?), Real Red (SU), Glimmer
Other:  Watercolors (Koi), Star Punch (SU), Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inker)


28 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oooo - just love your watercolor tree, Bonnie! So perfect with the sentiment at the base too! Thanks for the inspiration at Merry Monday!!

Mrs A. said...

Maybe you should make your tree into a stamp. It's gorgeous. Looks lovely on your card. Hugs Mrs A.

JoAnn said...

Love your Christmas tree and your card is lovely, perfect for the color challenge.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I think your tree looks very artsy Bonnie! Chic . . . I can't even draw a stick man properly! Have a great week! Hazel xx

Sandy said...

Your tree is delightful Bonnie!
Sandy xx

OH Babs said...

Lovely wc Christmas tree Bonnie. Funny how we think something doesn't look very good but when we look at at a later date it looks rather good.

Betty Keefe said...

what a great tree and all free hand - i'm impressed!!

laurie said...

What fun story! The class sounds interesting, and your tree sure looks perfect for Christmas card!

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness! I thought that was a stamped image! GREAT job on your watercoloring. Fantastic tree and card.
Lynn

Maxine D said...

Very cool tree Bonnie - so glad you found a 'home' for it and shared it here!
Blessings
Maxine

Cat Craig said...

Bonnie, this is just fabulous. Love the watercolor tree and that fabby thin red border. Wonderfully put together design.

Loll said...

LOVE your watercoloured tree Bonnie. Great job! It made one beautiful card! xx

alexandra s.m. said...

You are so talented Bonnie!
I love your card!!
Thank You~

Karren said...

Oh wow, Bonnie! This is just beautiful and you should be so proud of your art.

JosieD said...

Done with no stamp -- beautiful and I am totally impressed!
Smiles and a hug.

Susan said...

As someone who cannot draw or paint freehand to save my life, I'm very impressed! I think it is lovely and it makes a fabulous card. Good for you, Bonnie, for stretching your talent with a watercolour course. And it is so perfect for the challenge!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It is a gorgeous tree! I'm glad to hear that you aren't giving up your stamps. You do too much good with them!

Greta said...

So creative--love it, Bonnie! You almost make me want to try it, but my excuse is having to justify that I have a million stamps--LOL

Bobby said...

I'm glad you could cut down your watercolor and turn it into a card, Bonnie. It looks wonderful and to think you did it without benefit of a stamp.

Diane said...

Oh what a lovely watercolor tree Bonnie, love the stitched border and framing.

Hugs Diane

Marika said...

Perfect take on the challenge and LOVE that you paint your own tree! Fabulous!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow! Beautiful Bonnie!!

Deanne :)

Marybeth said...

What a beautiful tree! Love the look of the tree in two tones of green.

Debbie Henderson said...

Wow Bonnie, you are so artistic. The tree is fabulous!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Oh, I just love your watercolor tree...I'm going to have to try this! Gorgeous card, Bonnie! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Wendy said...

Your card is beautiful, Bonnie! I think you did a fabulous job painting your tree! Love how CAS it is too! Great job! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty watercolored tree, Bonnie! Gorgeous card!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Cool, disheveled Christmas tree :-)
This impressionistic. Very modern styling.
hugs,
BozenA