Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone.  Sharing watercoloured card today of a NBUS (never before used schtuff ... as Dolly would say) stamp.  This is from Serendipity.  Very simple card with the stamped image watercoloured with distress inks and fussy cut.  Created a peek-a-boo window card with a sky background and popped the image over top.  I added wink of stella to the snow for a bit of sparkle but it doesn't show in the photo.

This is my reminder card for the CAS Watercolour January Challenge - Winter.  There's still over a week to play along in the challenge.


Here is a close-up ...
I hope you'll have time to check out the reminder post on the challenge blog to see new, inspiring cards from our Designers and Guest Designer, Janet.  Then come play along!






Stamps:  Cardinals (Serendipity Stamps)
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Broken China (Tim Holtz); Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Water brush, Clear Wink of Stella

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour January Challenge - Winter

28 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous card, Loll! Your snow covered branches are so pretty and work perfectly with those beautiful Cardinals! I also love the font on your sentiment...a really lovely CAS Winter card!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, your fussy cutting and watercolouring of the image is amazing :)

Nancy Stislow said...

What great depth of color you achieved with distress inks. The red is so vibrant and so is your green. I'm always amazed at what you are willing to fussy cut too. Fabulous card!

iriseyes said...

Beautiful card, Loll! Is the stitched window a die - it is lovely.
thanks for sharing,

Susan said...

Beautiful, Loll! Love that image (I think I might have it somewhere in my older wood mount stamps). Beautifully coloured and perfectly set in the corner of the stitched opening.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Winter sky for your beautifully water colored bird image and snow covered foliage, Loll. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Loll, I love the cardinals. xx

Bobby said...

I love seeing bright cardinals perched in winter trees, Loll, and this looks just like real life. So wonderful!

Marcia HIll said...

Such a pretty card Loll! LOVE your beautifully colored Cardinals...such a deep and vibrant red! They stand out so wonderfully against your blue background too, and I just love anything tucked inside that sweet peek a boo window!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Sheila H said...

So beautiful!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous Cardinals and beautiful design:)

Maxine D said...

A beautifully executed card Loll - love how you have put the bird image outside the frame - a wonderful idea.
Blessings
Maxine

Aquarius said...

The cardinals really stand out against that cut out window with the sky behind.

Julie B said...

Gorgeous evocation of winter Loll. We don't have cardinals here, bet they look stunning against the white snow.
We had a spot of the white stuff on the way home from our son's last night but there was nothing by the time we got here. My friend says there is some due next week, not looking forward to that! :)

baileyrosy.com said...

Oh my be still my beating heart ! What a beauty ! I see you are still creating little masterpieces and frame worthy cards. The cardinals are perfectly coloured and I love your snow !> Hope all is well with you and you have a fabulous year.

Marie

Maria said...

Lovely as can be with the beautiful red cardinals, Loll! Love how they are sitting on the snow covered evergreen branch, so pretty!!

Brenda said...

This is a stunning card Loll! I love that image and how perfectly it fits in your skyline peekaboo window. You have colored up this beauty to perfection Loll. Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

Mac Mable said...

Eye catching stamped image and love the striking pop of red. Gorgeous Winter card x

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Swldebbie said...

Love this, Loll. Great way to use the stitched frame. Pretty focal image too

Karen D. said...

wonderful winter time card...well done.
xx Karen

Robyn Oliver said...

Love your peek-a-boo window to show off your wonderful cardinals, a gorgeous winter card Loll

Bonnie said...

Your cardinals are perfectly colored and the blue watercolor background makes them stand out beautifully! It certainly looks like they are perched in a winter wonderland!

Trina P. said...

YAY to using NBUS. 👏 This is simply beautiful, Loll. Gorgeous watercolouring. The peek-a-boo window makes the pecrfect focal point. xx

Anita in France said...

Your NBUS cardinals on their snowy branch are just lovely against the watery blue background, Loll ... what a delight! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

What a beautiful winter card, I love the splash of colour against the pale background. Great job with the fussy cutting too xx

Jo Manna said...

Those red cardinals must be right at home with this wonderland. You make the best BGs and the design is perfect for this twosome. A beautiful CAS card. xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is gorgeous.
It just shows me that you can use watercolour on beautifully CAS cards to great effect.
xxx