Friday 1 December 2017

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge - December

Hi there and welcome to the final Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge  of 2017!! This month we have an optional twist to help with your Christmas card stash:

You don't have to create a Christmas project but if your still struggling with enough cards for everyone, this is the perfect opportunity to create some more!! And you also have the chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Happy Little Stampers Shop so that's even better!!

I've been trying to make some quick and easy Christmas cards of late so haven't been watercolouring very much (I paint very slowly.....) so this was a great chance to concentrate on one design for a while and enjoy the process:

I found this cool wreath die for $10 (from Couture Creations) at The Warehouse and loved all the bauble details. I thought this would look fantastic in rainbow colours.

I die-cut the wreath from some water colour CS and then coloured each bauble using Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors and Starry Colors, not being fussed about whether the colours mixed at the edges. After one layer I dried it off and painted another to make the shimmer and colour stand out, couldn't be more happier with the result!!

It was going to be hard to put this on foam tape so I die-cut the wreath three more times from black CS and glued them all together for dimension. I then glued it to the card front. I kept the sentiment simple, heat embossing this one from Neat and Tangled 'Santas Ride' in gold and putting it on foam tape. And of course I had to add some Neat and Tangled sequins for a bit more bling!!

I'm going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

Will also add to the Uniko Challenge # 44 where their theme is 'Christmas'.

You have the whole month of December to link your projects to the Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge and don't forget to pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the talented Design Team have created to inspire you.

This will also be my last post as part of the Watercolour DT, its been a wonderful year and I appreciate Kylie allowing me to be a part of her HLS family for the past two years. Thank you Kylie!!!!xxx

Take care


  1. Oh my, this is beautiful. They're going to miss you so much now that your DT assignment is over.

  2. Wow...this is just gorgeous, LOVE your beautiful wreath!