Friday, November 10, 2017

Watercolored Holly

I've been wanting to play along with a couple of challenges and finally got a card done for them!
I gold embossed the holly stamp onto watercolor paper.  I water colored the leaves and berries with watercolor paints and then did a watercolor wash in blue around the holly.  I layered the panel to a slightly larger piece of brushed gold paper and layered that onto my card base with foam dots. I gold embossed the sentiment directly on the card base below the panel.

I'm linking my card to:


I'd say my card is Clean Mixed Media?! 

Stamps:  Christmas Blueprint 4 - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, sentiment from Beautiful Berries/Winter - PTI
Paper:  Water color paper - Ranger, Brushed Gold - SU, White - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, heat tool, water color paints, brush, water, foam dots.




13 comments:

Trina P. said...

So pretty with the gold embossing. Wonderful watercolouring.

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty, great CAS layout perfect framing. love the sentiment

Susan said...

Lovely watercolouring with the gold heat embossing! The thin gold border sets it off beautifully. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful embossed holly, Julia! The touches of gold add such elegance! Thanks so much for sharing this at CAS Watercolour!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful watercolored heat embossed poinsettia my friend. Love all your gold accents and CAS design. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour, Julia. Hugs

Redanne said...

So beautiful Julia, I love that stamp and the embossing makes it look even more amazing! xx

butterfly said...

Love the gilded embossing - a great touch - and lovely delicate watercolouring.
Alison x

Deborah Frings said...

This is really pretty - I do like the soft watercolouring with the lovely gold embossing!

Vicki Finger said...

I wish I had this stamp because I really love it. The way you've colored it here is just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this time. Please come back on Wednesday to see the new challenge and join in again.

Loll said...

Beautiful watercolouring Julia!! Love the soft blue watercolour wash that makes those holly leaves and berries pop! Looks gorgeous with the gold embossing and your gold frame. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!! xx

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Beautiful watercoloring against all the gold embossing! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

Julie Gearinger said...

This is so pretty! Love your watercoloring as well as the gold! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept! Hugs and we hope you are able to join us again soon!

Karen D. said...

such a pretty watercoloured card mf...love the washed look, great for the holidays.
Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS WATERCOLOUR CHALLENGE!
xx Karen