Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Day 3 Holiday Card Workshop 2014

Today the Holiday Card Workshop was all about watercolor.  This is something that I struggle with, but I keep trying.  Dawn made it look so easy!

Here's my card

My background leaves a lot to be desired.  I worked with it for quite a while and couldn't get it to look any better.  The wreath, I am very happy with.  I used Avery Elle's Winter Wreath.  I love this wreath, but I always make it fuller.  I stamped it twice with Fresh Asparagus ink rotating it 180 degrees each time.  I took a paint brush will a little water and softened the ink.  After it dried, I stamped it twice again with Pear Tart ink starting on the side and rotating it 180 degrees for the second stamping.  I softened that color with water and a brush too.  I removed some of the ink to add the red balls.  I stamped some pinecones, evergreen sprigs and added some swipes with a white gel pen and a Rich Cocoa marker.  The sentiment is a die from Simon Says Stamps called Merry Christmas.  The gold ribbon is Wrights Wired Icicle Ribbon.  Thanks so much for coming by to look!


Avery Elle Winter Wreath
Simon Says Stamps Merry Christmas die
GKD Fresh Asparagus, Dark Chocolate, Christmas Pine & Kraft ink
Distress Ink Pumice Stone
Memento Pear Tart ink
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
GKD Red Hot CS
Wrights Wired Icicle Ribbon
Wink of Stella Clear


  1. I love your watercolor. It looks so dementional, lots of texture. I broke down and ordered the stamp set that she used I her beautiful video. I was I pressed, and can't wait to try it. That will have to wait until later. I have appointments al day. Your card is so pretty.

  2. Great job. Someone will cherish this card.

  3. Saw your card in the Holiday Workshop Gallery and just wanted to stop by and say it's so pretty! Great job.
    ~Janis, student participant

  4. Great job Sharyn, this is simply beautiful

  5. Oh Gosh....I think this is AWESOME!

  6. Beautiful card with perfect wreath!


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