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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop

I am one of those people who love to try new things in the crafting world.  One of my new favorites is the zig clear brush watercolor pens.  The look they produce is fantastic and they are so easy to use. 

So went I noticed that Pretty Pink Posh was doing a watercolor blog hop I decided to join in.  I think watercolor is all the rage right now and I am loving it.
I thought it is never too early to start on my Christmas cards so I found this adorable holly stamp that I had bought at a recent garage sale.  There was no name on it so I'm not sure who makes it but I sure do like it.  I used the yellow and green on the leaves and the red zig marker on the berries.  I first stamped the image with black versafine ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  It gives it a raised look and easy to color after that.  I also took a little gray and shaded the white between the leaves.

I also decided to enter this in Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge.

One of these days I want to sit down and do a comparision of some of my favorite techniques. 

12 comments:

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous Christmas card, the image has a lovely dimension to it.

Happy Saturday, sweetie!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Bunny Dobbie said...

Very merry! Great card and aren't you on top of your holiday chores!

Imke said...

Adorable christmas card, Tracy - love this huge holly stamp and your watercoloring looks really great !

Lisa said...

Saw your card in the links at the watercolor blog hop, you did a fantastic job, this is a lovely Christmas card!

Unknown said...

wow, a christmas card, it is really beautiful

Celeste Goff said...

What a vibrant and pretty card!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love the holly ♥

D.Ann C said...

Bright and cheerful!

Unknown said...

Beatiful card! Always looking for new Christmas card idea.BUT mine would not come out as great as yours.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous holiday card! I think I have that stamp too! :)

Suze said...

Very traditional and very effective. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for June and hope to see you again soon.

Brenda said...

Tracie, this is wonderful! Glad to hear you like the watercolor pens, been thinking of trying them out. Love the look you got!

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