I thought this Deck the Halls mouse would be perfect in the Holiday Snowglobe Outlines die set. I colored the base with a wood grain texture and the rest of the card with pastel colors. It was a fun card to put together. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a very Merry Christmas!!
Everyone loves these penguins and this, Penguin Flies, one was just as fun to color. This one is done with watercolors at Jennifer’s retreat. I was able to put all my watercolor images onto cards this year and have caught up from the pile that is on my desk. Phew, that feels nice and just before the New Year so I don’t have to make any uncalled for New Year’s Resolutions. LOL My favorite part on this one is the Atlas Jar (small size), of course, which can be used for just about anything!!
The next few days I thought I would take the time to make and share Christmas cheer with the images that I colored last year at Jennifer’s Boot Camp. For those who where there, I was the black sheep in the back coloring with my watercolors. LOL So yes, this is watercolor on Hammermill paper. I think I got pretty close to the real-deal lesson, do you? This Gingerbread Man and all the dies are from Whimsy Stamps.
I had a few watercolor images left over from last year that I needed to get into cards. This is one of them. Yep, that’s watercolor. I kept this one simple as I didn’t have a lot of time. I used two different dies to layer and make a frame then added some glitter glue and holly leaves. ‘Tis the season and it’s coming up fast! Soon it’ll be 2023 and we’ll be making card for the next holiday season.
Happy, happy, happy! This adorable little Llama comes from the retired set Falala Llama from Whimsy Stamps and was the first image of each day that we colored at Jennifer’s Boot Camp last year. I had fun coloring with watercolors and learning to use that medium to look like Copic markers – it was a great challenge for me. When I look at these, I can see the progress from Day 1 (upper left) to Day 4 (lower left). I’ll be teaching my own retreat this year (completely different from Jennifer’s) so check out all the information about it here: Sproatmeyer’s Coloring Toolbox Retreat
One of my favorite dies this week has been the Tree Assortment die set and I think I’ve used it on every one of my cards. There are so many trees too! For this card, I used the large trees and instead of adding dimension through layers on top of layers, I choose to give it some depth and make the inside lower with the trees above that. I think it worked out great. By the way, this project was colored using watercolors and not Copic markers. The background was the hardest part but eventually things got easier.