Tuesday 4 December 2012

MORE Watercolour Winter!

Last week, just before I keeled over (!) I made this card for the fabulous new CAS Colours and Sketches challenge. I was rather taken with the sketch and thought I'd use it for another card but with more conventional Christmas colours this time. Come and have a look:

I used the same quick technique - cutting thin strips of a post it note and using them to form a masked cross on my central panel before stamping my design. This time, I used the outline holly image from Watercolour Winter and coloured it with markers then sponged in a background with Pool Party ink. The mask was then peeled carefully away, a stamped sentiment added to the centre using dimensionals, then the whole panel attached to a card base.

I love these colours - they remind me of those bright and frosty Christmas mornings, which is what I like to have if we're not having a white one!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Watercolour Winter, Timeless Type (sentiment)
Ink: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Raspberry Ripple
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory
Other: Markers
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I don't know what it is but we're all ready for Christmas in our house and it's taking great restraint not to rush out and get the Christmas tree! Last night, my daughter and I made a Christmas playlist together and I can't remember when I've laughed so much. Naturally we had to do tossing our pony tails and neighing along to the Sleigh Ride song and we were doubled up over a video of Slade singing Merry Christmas Everyone in a studio where you could hear someone hammering and drilling in the background. Ahhh Christmas - don't you just love it!

I'll be back tomorrow with more crafting fun - see you then!


  1. Hi Vicki! I did not realise that you had been sick-glad you are feeling a bit better now . About 100 degrees today here- phew! bring on Sweden!

  2. Beautiful and so creative to make the cross on there!

  3. Lovely Christmas card Vicky love your background and great sentiment


  4. Another delightfully festive card using that masking technique.

    Congrats on being so organised.

    Sarn xxx

  5. This is gorgeous, perfect Christmas card xxx

  6. It sounds like you were having great fun choosing your festive songs!
    So glad you liked my sketch - I love your card! - Jacqueline xx

  7. Hi Vicky
    Glad you are on the mend.... You do have fun in your house.... Yes and we do .... Missed Roy while he has been away... He says my craft stuff is tucked in his Y Fronts... Lol..... Super card ... Love that bold sentiment... Must clean up tonight... Just got back from xmas fair in posh restaurant at the Marina ... Gorgeous hand crafted goods... Chocs .... Cakes..... We were busy busy ......
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  8. Lovely card Vicky, the stamping and colouring is beautiful.
    I bet your Christmas tree is up by the weekend, I don't think you'll be able to resist much longer! x x

  9. A lovely card. I like the design, very clever. I am glad you are feeling better

  10. A stunning card Vicky, I love the background and colours.


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