Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Watercolour Christmas Cards

Hi... How are you?

I saw MIM on Papertrey Ink where Betsy painted some Christmas trees and it made me want to pick up my paintbrush...

I made a few cards and thought I'd share a couple with you today. I'm not entering at PTI but I did do this one with the same technique using a fan brush


I used distress ink to paint the sky and a distress re-inker for the trees


Having die cut the reindeer I smothered it in Versamark and used the same embossing powder on it as I did the stamped image

My next card also has a painted BG...


...But covered in glittered snowflakes


I'd forgotten just how relaxing it is to play with a paintbrush and watch those colours collide

I hope to be able to get around to visiting you all soon,

Wishing you a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

14 comments:

Carole said...

Two super cards you talented lady! I just so love all the colours you use. xx

Marcia HIll said...

Oh Ros...these are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Your trees came out so much better than mine...just lovely!! Your snowflake card is a stunner too! You definitely have a talent for water coloring my friend!! :0)

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous cards Ros! Love all the beautiful watercolored backgrounds and shimmery metallic embossing!

Inkyfingers said...

What beautiful cards Ros! I love the gorgeous painted backgrounds for your reindeer and snowflakes - really classy!
Hope you are feeling better
Hugs
Carol x

Tracy said...

Wasn't that tree video amazing. She made it look super easy. Yours turned out great too. Love the background and the layers your inking created. The second card is gorgeous too. It makes me shiver its so frosty. Hugs!

Greta said...

Love your painted backgrounds, Ros--both cards are wonderful! I found my fan brush, but still haven't tried to make the trees--yours are perfect! The glittered snowflakes make me smile--so beautiful! I love snow--just not to drive in!

Barbara said...

So glad you picked up your paintbrush - the sky on the first card is stunning! It's almost a shame so much is covered up by the beautiful snowflakes on the second one. But they're both gorgeous.

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, if only my colors would collide so beautifully! I can get lost in the depths of you snowy scene. Its so realistic -- the trees, snowy landscape, sky -- wow! And gorgeous use of the snowflake background on your second card. Love the silver embossed sentiment on vellum. Both such amazingly pretty cards!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Watercolored Winter scene on your 1st card, Ros and colorful watercolored background for your glittery snowflakes on your 2nd card. It always makes my day to see your gorgeous creations my friend. Happy Holidays. Hugs..

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great!! The first has a fantastic sky. Looks amazing. And the team looks fairy-like thanks to the fact that it is a bit transparent. Great idea. The second card is just as beautiful with this amazing background for white snowfalkes. Thank you for a great inspiration.
Hugs,
BożenA

Maria said...

Both cards are gorgeous with lovely backgrounds, Ros! Love how you made the trees using a fan brush...so pretty! And, second card is just as beautiful with all the gorgeous snowflakes! We had a dusting of snow here today. Turning to winter here...brrr! Take care, hugs!

Sue Lelli said...

BOTH are GORGEOUS and those trees and background - oh WOW! I wanted to try that but haven't yet. YOU have inspired me for sure!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous sky and the trees with the fan brush technique, Ros!
You should frame this piece of art!
The second card is so pretty! I love the blue spattered background and the glittered snowflakes are so pretty! Hideko xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You have such talent on creating those watercoloring background, wish I could learn from you! I especially love those trees! Pretty!

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