Merry Making – Day 5

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My final piece of homework for the Merry Making class.

Again, there were lots of wonderful instructions.  Day 5 was all about working with watercolor.  I chose to play with the ideas from Debby Hughes.  Oh, that girl is so amazing!

As always, I sort of go my own way, but used some of her fantastic ideas.

There are so many thoughts popping around in my head for cards, thanks to this class.  And that’s a good thing because before you know it those Christmas cards need to get in the mail!

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One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #7

Hello everyone!  It’s time for another One Layer Christmas card challenge…I am so happy to have a start on my 2015 Christmas cards thanks to this challenge 🙂  As always, it’s an “anything goes” challenge and this time round…an optional twist of blue.

Well, if you haven’t guessed by now…I LOVE watercolors and working with blue this week…well that happens to be another one of my faves!  
This has been made using the Kuretake Gansai watercolors and some Brushos.  I cut down my watercolor card stock to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ for a taller card this time.
Here’s what I used:
Paper:  Strathmore 140# watercolor card stock
Ink:  Versamark
Stamps:  Quiet Fire Design
All the rest of the stuff:  Hero Arts white embossing powder, E.K. Success powder tool, heat tool, Kuretake Gansai watercolors, Brushos
Would love for you to play along!  Using the optional twist will get you an entry into the monthly random drawing.  Every card that you enter with the twist = 1 entry into the drawing and you can enter as many times as you’d like!

Check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team right here.

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Light It Up Blue Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop!  We have so many fantastic sponsors that have shown their support for Autism Awareness and you can see the complete list here.
If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies, please leave a comment on this blog, as well as any of the other blogs participating in the hop today!  Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday, April 6th.

I’ve added this link for all sorts of great info on autism including research, fund raising and a whole lot of other information.

Here’s my card for the hop:

I’ve started with a piece of watercolor paper that’s been stamped with a houndstooth pattern.  I wanted more of a hit and miss look, so just partially inked up the background stamp and pressed it to my paper with my fingers instead of a stamp block or my MISTI.

Next, I stamped the poppy and then added some blue shades of  watercolor.  While that was still wet, I added in some more blues, this time with Brushos.  Once that was completely dry, I “painted” the flower with a light layer of Stickles.

The sentiment has been cut from white fun foam.  It adds such dimension and is just so easy to do. A smattering of blue sequins and done!

Here’s what I used:
Paper:  Ranger watercolor and Neenah Solar White
Stamps:  Penny Black Poppy Time and MFT Houndstooth Background
Ink:  Ranger Watering Can and Jet Black archival inks
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Lil’ Inker Designs Stitched Rectangles, Kuretake Gansai watercolors, Brushos, Stickles, sequins, adhesives, white fun foam, MISTI

Come join the hop...here’s a peek at some of  the amazing sponsors:

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