Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Peace . . . On Earth

     I have been itching to do some Ai Watercolor painting and I had a card due for the Sketch N Scrap design team. Even though I knew the proportions would be off, I decided to combine the two. 
     The Ai Watercolor Swing Set is my newest stamp set and I completed the project using the YouTube video. Of course my painting hardly even looks like the example. In fact, I did 3 of these and none of them looks the same - that would be impossible.

     I used this sketch by Heather Hall. You can see that the rectangle is now a square and I slanted the banner. 
Sketch #157 by Heather Hall
      When I went looking for patterned paper for this card, I immediately went for something in the old leftovers drawer. I have 4 or 5 old Christmas collections to pick from. This paper is three years old. I remember buying it to make gift card holders for a swap. My daughter and I both entered this swap. She made Silhouette Christmas purses and I did a tri-fold. Anyway ---- plenty of houndstooth and this red (that looks like a solid) to make 3 cards. Sad to say: there is still a healthy bit left including a plaid that is to die for. 

Inside of Card
     For the inside of the card, I had three Christmas Pine squares sitting on the table from cutting out the frame for the painting on the front. I love to use the scraps from the front of the card to design the inside of the card.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Carta Bella - Christmas Delivery
     Cardstock: Gina K - Christmas Pine
     Watercolor Paper
     Stamp: Ai Watercolor - Swing Set
                                       Cats Set
                                       Branches Set
                                       Foliage Set
                Gina K - Winter Cheer
     Markers: Marvy - 72 Pine Green
                               86 African Violet
                               28 English Red
                               40 Brownish Grey
                               45 Sepia
     Dies: Sizzix - Holiday Words (Script)
     Punch: Fiskars - Apron
     Embellies: Molotow - Masking Liquid
                     Paper Studio - Gemstones 4mm Pearls


  1. This is just beautiful Sharon!! I love your watercoloring, so pretty and this image is so peaceful just like the sentiment!!

  2. This is so gorgeous with the wonderful scene and pretty layout. The papers used are perfect for it too.