Friday, October 23, 2015

Some watercolored wreaths

I made a couple of cards for Hero Arts Holiday CardMaking challenge, using some cling wreath stamps, and watercolor markers to color the stamp before stamping on watercolor paper, then blending with a water pen.  My first one is kind of vintage-looking:

HA Holiday Card challenge

supplies: red cardstock, watercolor paper, Hero Arts Pinecone Wreath, stamped sentiment from Sending Holiday Cheer, Spectrum Aqua markers and waterbrush, Red Royal ink, Wplus9 Hand Lettered Holiday die, tiny red gemstones

And the 2nd one is more clean and modern:

Hero Holiday Card challenge

supplies: red cardstock, watercolor paper, Hero Arts Very Best Holiday wreath, stamped sentiment from Holiday Sayings, Spectrum Aqua markers and waterbrush, Red Royal ink, Hero Arts Happy stamp & cut die, twine, jingle bells

Which do you prefer?

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9 comments:

  1. Hi Lin, these are so beautiful!!! I love the messy version, but the clean is great too! Perfect designs, good luck!

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  2. These wreaths are so different but equally gorgeous! Can't decide which I like the best so I'm going to love them both!

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  3. Lin, this both cards are simply gorgeous!!

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  4. They are both beautiful Lin, but I really love the top one with the clearly water coloured background.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. BOTH of your wreath cards are simply wonderful!
    Thanks for joining in the Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge!

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  6. Hello Lin, two very beautiful cards - love the beautiful effect of the first one, and the addition of twine and bells to the second :-)

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  7. Oh, Lin, what beautiful Christmas wreaths...I love each one! And I especially love the dreamy watercolor background of the first one. Stunning! Hugs!

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  8. These are both so lovely, Lin ... the first is beautifully rich and traditional, the second is light, modern and so fun with those jingle bells! Anita :)

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  9. Oh Lin, your cards are both beautiful, but the first one is a super gorgeous card, love your water coloring!

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