Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Designer Christmas Toonie Tuesday

I haven't had time to watercolor for so long! So today, despite the fact that I had a doctors appointment that took WAY too long this morning, and helping on the Pumpkin Clay masks in our middle son's classroom this afternoon. I squeezed in my projects!

Sample One: Designer Christmas Cottage

When I saw Emily's color challenge today of Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss I sort of had this idea of the designer Christmas displays you see with pink accessories ....so here is a designer cottage. Can you imagine a pink door on your cottage? hee hee :)

I stamped the image with Brown Stazon on watercolor paper, and then used reinkers and SW markers and my NEW aquapainter (what a difference!). I know that pink skis, and pink stones are NOT realistic, but they're designer ok?

I added Dazzling Diamonds with my Mono Multi glue to give the feeling of sparkling snow on the trees and the ground.

I mounted my image on Chocolate Chip DSP and the Kiwi Kiss strip from the Ski Slope DSP pack. And added taffeta ribbon (it was vanilla - but I colored it with my SW Marker). And cut one of my Pink Pirouette felt flowers in half for accent.

On the main card I added score lines with my Scor-it...a great tool!

Sample Two: Designer Wreath

Along with our theme of a designer colored Christmas I thought I'd bring out some Flourishes sets and create a non-traditional Christmas wreath. Here made from Magnolia blossoms. Ok, I'm from the North...really the north. I've never seen Magnolias, I have no idea if they make them into wreaths. But I did. Blame it on being Canadian :)

I watercolored all the blossoms, cut each of them out and then arranged them on the Vanilla cardstock in a wreath feel. I added a great big section of beautiful Chocolate satin ribbon, glitter on the blossoms, added the tag with some gold cording, and then used my piercing template (oh I wish I had one of the Ornare ones!)...and pierced some swirls. This is as close to a one layer card as I'll ever get :) It has a simple elegance to it I think.

Recipes: Sample One: Designer Christmas Cottage Stamps: Home for Christmas Ink: Brown Stazon Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip DSP, Ski Slope DSP, Watercolor Paper Accessories: Aqua Painter, Reinkers, SW Markers, Felt Fusion Too, Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Mono Multi, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Scorit

Sample Two: Designer Wreath Stamps: Flourishes Siberian Iris and Lilac sets Ink: Brown Stazon Paper: Very Vanilla, Watercolor, Kiwi Kiss Accessories: Reinkers, Aqua Painter, Piercing Template, Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Mono Multi, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Oval Punch, Gold Cording, 1/16th punch


Michelle said...

Hi christine,
I just came across your blog and am in love with it. You've done some beautiful cards. Your pink and kiwi front door is what drew me in. Keep up the great work cuz I'll be popping in often to see what you've created.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOWser! I LOVE your designer Christmas door! I've always had a fondness for non traditional Christmas colours and pink ranks at the top of my list! Fab details...love the little snowflake! Your magnolia wreath is amazing. Such clean classy cards. You amaze me!

Giovana said...

Your cards are adorable!!! Both are super pretty!!!
God bless

Jerri Kay said...

Both cards are fabulous Christine. I love your watercolored Christmas scene! Well, you can't get any further south than Florida and I have a magnolia in my front yard, although it's not a Chinese Magnolia, and yes, magnolias are used in wreaths. Your magnolia wreath is stunning! Beautifully watercolored and arranged. I love the magnolia set from Flourishes!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...both of these are incredibly gorgeous, Christine!! Your coloring, sparkle, bling...everything looks amazing!! I totally LOVE your wreath as well!!

Lablady2007 said...

Beautiful pink enriched card ...Pink is the way I'm going this season, Cancer free as of yesterday...yuppers pink is for me.Thanks for sharing your talent

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Love both your cards especially the pink door!LOL! Fabulous watercoloring!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Wonderful samples!!! So amazing!!!


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Nancy S said...

OMG I love these two cards. Could I be on your Christmas card list?