Saturday, November 23, 2019

Watercolour Christmas Cards

Hello there...
 The will to make cards has been sorely lacking lately and I really need to add to my meagre Christmas card collection...sigh
A while back I got 3 new stamps by Studio Light, I just liked the look of them but when it came to using them I drew a blank. So I stamped and white embossed 4 cards and then using only one shade of blue paint I ended up with these artsy cards


I added some embellishments and a bit of sparkle that were all left over from last year




The little hearts you can see on the card above are the pieces that came out of the SS snowflake


As always I use ordinary card to paint on... I prefer it to watercolour card simply because it's brighter. 
Some of you have asked which cardstock I use - I always buy it from the same place at Ebay UK. It's a lovely card weight (300gsm) so it allows me to watercolour quite well. I get the smooth white A4 and at £8.99 for 100 sheets it's good value. It's always perfectly packaged and arrives the next day. If you are interested here's a Link.
Making these did help get my mojo back and I made 9 non watercolour cards yesterday which I'll share in the coming week - Till then have a beautiful weekend

~ Ros ~

16 comments:

Marcia Hill said...

You'd never know you lost your mojo looking at these 4 GORGEOUS cards Ros! Your blue water colored backgrounds are awesome and the white embossing and silver die cuts really stand out against them! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Pat said...

I love the collage style of these Studiolight stamps Ros and the white resist embossing with the blue watercolour background is fabulous. I haven't done many Christmas cards yet myself so must be getting on with them. I love the card and I use it most of the time, and the weight and colour is excellent, and as you say you can throw quite a lot of water at it before it really complains..lol. x

Christine Alexander said...

Ros, you worked wonders with these stamps. I can see why you had to have them, they make the perfect QCAS cards :)

Bonnie said...

Three beautiful watercolor Christmas cards, Ros! What lovely stamps and my hat goes off to you for the beautiful watercolor on regular cardstock. I find that very challenging! The sparkly silver accents make these cards so elegant and artsy! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Maria said...

Oh, my! Your cards are so gorgeous, Ros! Very artsy and pretty! Love the pretty blue, deer, tree, and houses! You put everything together so well! Wonderful touch with the silver, too!

Darlene said...

Artsy for sure and absolutely BEAUTIFUL! LOVE your designs and the color combo is perfect! Fabulous inspiration Ros ... thanks! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolored backgrounds for your beautiful heat embossed images and added embellishments, Ros. Each card is so beautiful and unique. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Pauline said...

Ros, these are wonderful! I love the blue wash over the white embossed image, and the bit of silver on each is very stricking! So glad you got your mojo back, looking forward to seeing your new creations when time allows. Love these Ros!

Tracy said...

sigh...these are lovely Ros. The colors are so comforting. I'd say your mojo showed up big time.

Diane said...

These cards are so gorgeous and peaceful looking and very creative!! I love your creating style Ros and always look forward to see the next!! Have a fabulous day my friend!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, gorgeous! I didn't notice your mojo was missing, but glad for you it's back. I don't believe I've seen these stamps before, but I'm loving them and can see why you were attracted. You used them beautifully! I can't imagine them any other way. The glittery silver is a fabulous accent with the blue and white.

Barbara said...

Well, these cards don't exactly look as if you'd drawn a blank - they are stunning!

Greta said...

Oh wow--these are amazing, Ros! I'm especially drawn to the last one--love it! Glad you got some mojo so you can enjoy making cards! Sending hugs, Greta

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the white embossing with the blue ink! STUNNING!

nancy littrell said...

I was thrilled to receive your Gorgeous 4th card in this post, my friend. I Loved the watercolored background for the white heat embossed sentiment and Winter village! The die cut branch is so glittery and pretty. Your beautiful card is so much prettier In Real Life, Ros. Thank you so much:-) We will be walking in the rain on the Oregon coast, but it still is a beautiful time of year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Love and Hugs..Nancy

P.S. Loved all 4 of your beautiful CAS Creative cards!

Loll said...

I am catching up on all the posts I missed on your blog. It's been a long time since I visited --- sorry about that --- life got busy!:) First, thank you so much for the gorgeous Christmas card. I see it pictured above ... it's even more amazing in real life. Thank you for the well wishes too. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you and your family the best for 2020!

I'm always inspired by your wonderful cards, Ros. These are gorgeous with the once shade of blue and white heat embossing. Just amazing design with a little sparkle added to some. So very artsy and beautiful. xx

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