Hi all ~ Even though my mojo is really low right now, I love a good challenge and wanted to play along in a few of my favorites :)
First up is the November CAS Watercolor Challenge for the theme 'Holiday':
I can't get enough of this holly leaf die, so I started by using distress inks to color the leaves and added splatters with white ink. I embossed the sentiment and mounted everything on a white woodgrain panel and added a few Nuvo Drops for a pop of color...done and dusted!
My 2nd card is for this week's challenge at Muse. Here is the beautiful card Anita created to inspire us:
My take on Anita's card:
This is my new favorite Christmas themed embossing folder, gifted to me by my lovely friend, Michele...it's hard to see the depth of the impression on screen, but in person, it is AMAZING!
So, I embossed the panel and watercolored the holly dies, then fiddled with the sentiment to shape it to fit the banner. A few red gems, and this card was completed.
I focused on Anita's:
- Embossed panel
- CAS Layout
Embossing Folder: SSS White Woodgrain
Holly Dies: Tonic Studios
Sentiment: MFT Snow Globe Stamps
Nuvo Crystal Drops: Red Berry (Gloss)
Stampendous Detail White embossing powder, Copic Opaque White ink
Embossing Folder: Richard Garay - Pine Needles
Banner: Lifestyle Crafts
Sentiment: Ellen Hutson - Christmas Scribbles
Distress Inks: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
Hero Arts White embossing powder; MFT Dill Pickle cardstock