Monday, October 27, 2014

Christmas Candles and Upcoming Tag Event


Hi everyone.  I'm on a roll with watercolouring and Christmas ... this time I used a beautiful new stamp from STAMPlorations called Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles.  I did the background first, pouncing my watercolour paper into diluted Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  Just used the one colour for this background.

The candles were stamped in waterproof black ink and then watercoloured in Distress inks.  I added a little Wink of Stella to the flames for some shimmer, but it doesn't show in the photo.  A large sentiment (from the same stamp set) and red metallic cording finish the card.




Stamps:  Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah);  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water brushes, water mister, heat tool, wink of stella, red metallic cording


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I have some exciting news to share today.  In one week (Nov. 3), there will be a tag event starting on my blog ... "The Twelve Tags of Christmas" will be running from Nov. 3 - 14.  I will be posting two mixed media Christmas tags each day ... one made by me, and one made by a very talented guest designer.  I hope you'll follow along and be inspired to join us.  The more the merrier!! :)

There will be a linky set up for two weeks so you are welcome to join in with your mixed media Christmas tags.  Hope to see you in the gallery ... event starts in seven days ... can't wait! :)












21 comments:

Benzi said...

This is such a beautiful card, Loll. I love the image and that wonderful background. The tag challenge sounds very interesting. I never manage to get tags made for my Christmas packages.

JulieB said...

You are certainly on a roll Loll, love the background. This tag challenge sounds intriguing. x

sandie said...

that background is stunning-like flames! I never do make tags but you never know!

LEELOOE said...

beautiful card.

Susan said...

Gorgeous use of your watercolouring technique on a Christmas card! Getting excited about your tag event!!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely background you inked for your beautiful red candles Loll! can't wait for the tags to begin!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous BG and beautifully watercolored candles image. Your card and Tag Event will certainly put us all in the Christmas spirit. Can't wait Loll!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Christmas card and stunning colours Loll

Anne

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautiful watercolouring, Loll! Exciting times! Can't wait for your event to commence! :) Hugs,
Ingrid x

Bonnie said...

Beautiful candles, Loll! Love the background. It's perfect! Can't wait for the tag event!

Kelly Latevola said...

Wow his is beautiful! I love the soft yellow background. It really makes those candles pop!!

Shery said...

Beautiful, beautiful card, Loll! I'm excited about your tag event!

Lee-Anne said...

Such a beauty with that yellow background, Loll! Love how the candles really stand out! Looking forward to your tag event :)

Maura R said...

LOVE this card, Loll. I have been wanting a candle stamp for a long time and you may have just helped me make my choice. Love your watercoloring that you have been doing on cards recently. You are becoming a master! beesmom at split coast

Brenda said...

I think I'm depressed knowing that you used only one color of distress ink and got a background that looks like that! lol You certainly are on a roll with these beautiful Christmas cards and I am just loving them!! That candle stamp is really pretty and of course you have colored it up so pretty with the distress inks. The red cording really looks beautiful on this card too Loll. Yep, I am so loving this one too! Hugs, Brenda

Lyndal said...

Can't wait to see all your gorgeous tags Loll!!!

shirley-bee said...

The candles stamp looks fabulous on your watercoloured background, Loll! Looking forward to the tag event!

Deepti said...

Love the water colors :) candles look so pretty in red !

Kylie said...

hmmm, I feel like I have seen this card before... ;) lol. I loved this the first time I saw it. Love these watercoloured backgrounds xx

Karen D. said...

beautiful....can't wait for your tag celebration....I need some fresh ideas
hugs mf.

cm said...

One of the most beautiful showcases of these pretty candles that I've seen. The background is lovely; the candles, gorgeous!
~c