Saturday, November 18, 2017

Watercolor Weekend Roundup - Holiday Inspiration

Have you started your holiday cards? Our Watercolor Guest Design Team sure has! Glean some new ideas for your projects here on Watercolor Weekend! Take a look and leave a little comment love about how the team has inspired you today!

Dot Freel - Instagram - Blog - Pinterest
I made a shaker card for the Watercolor Weekend Round-up on the Art Impressions blog this weekend. I used the - Wooden Door stamps for this one. I love purple and green together so I made the door purple. I knew I wanted to add multi-colored lights on the house, wreath and fir trees which I made using the new 4960 - WC Fir Trees Set. I used a Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add that little bit of sparkle to the lights and the snow.  I just used the fine tip of the Marvy LePlume II pens to draw the multi-colored lights.
Tricia Kennedy - Instagram
I’m excited to share this fun and festive last minute Thanksgiving project for today’s Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend – Personalized Turkey Place Cards. 

Using a 3”x4” piece of watercolor paper, trace around a 7/8” button, set the button aside. Take the large straight pine bough from the WC Fir Trees Set and stamp one on each side of the circle (slightly overlapping the pencil line) in 82 Mustard, 13 Ochre, 88 Terra Cotta, 27 Olive Brownand 45 Sepia to create the turkey feathers. The final center feather is stamped once in 18 Dark Brown. Erase the pencil line. Pull the color with your watercolor brush and water. You can either hand write, stamp or print the name on the place card. I opted to print it. Measure down 1½” and score a line lengthwise across avoiding the stamped image. Use an xacto knife to cut out the top few feathers so they pop up once folded. On a small scrap piece of watercolor paper, stamp the large straight pine bough from the WC Fir Trees Set in 13 Ochre then cut into a tiny triangle for the beak. Next stamp the large branches vine WC Foliage Set 1 in 28 English Red then cut out one teeny tiny leaf for the snood (yes, I looked that up, it’s the red dangly thing on the beak). To assemble the turkey body, place two self adhesive pearls onto the button as eyes, use a small glue dot or glue to add the beak and snood. And finally, attach the body onto the feathers with a glue dot and your turkey is complete. Happy Thanksgiving!
Marvy Le Plume II Markers: 82 Mustard, 13 Ochre, 88 Terra Cotta, 27 Olive Brown, 45 Sepia, 18 Dark Brown, 28 English Red
Other Supplies: Want 2 Scrap Self Adhesive Pearl Bling, 7/8” Black Buttons, Glue Dots, Xacto Knife, Stylus, T-Square Ruler, Printer, Blossoms Script Font

Tricia O'Bin - Blog - Instagram - YouTube - Pinterest - Facebook
I used the pumpkin stamp as a container for the fall flowers. I first inked half of the pumpkin stamp with African Violet and Sepia. I wanted my pumpkins to be white, leaving off the top of the pumpkin to allow for the flowers to spill out the front and sides.

I added the leaves in Brilliant Yellow, Orange and English Red. I softened each layer after I stamped it so that I could layer each color easily. I stamped the wheat (I think that i what it is LOL) in Brilliant Yellow. I softened it and then inked the Lily stamp up with Terra Cotta and Olive Green. I then added the branch with the red berries inked with Sepia and English Red.

I cut these out using a square stitched die. I cut a piece of Sweet Mango cardstock to back the middle image.

I created the background by using alcohol inks on photo paper. I cut the shadow of the Thankful die out of this layer. I backed it on a piece of Cranberry Tart cardstock. I cut the word thankful from Sweet Mango cardstock. 

Love these festive projects! What do you think? Let us know in the comments below, and share your own projects with us with #AiWatercolor on Instagram, or posting pictures on our Facebook Page! If you are looking for even more inspiration, be sure to visit the designer's other social media pages below:

Dot Freel - Instagram - Blog - Pinterest
Tricia Kennedy - Instagram
Tricia O'Bin - Blog - Instagram - YouTube - Pinterest - Facebook

Happy Watercolor Weekend!


Cat Craig said...

fabulous cards and projects.

Susie Sonnier said...


Karen Day said...

Loads of holiday inspiration, today ladies!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Stunning cards!! You ladies are so talented!!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Stunning cards!! You ladies are so talented!!!!

katieo said...

Beautiful watercolor projects

CEO of Creativity said...

the tiny turkey place card setting is simply adorable!

diane zechman said...

Beautiful, ladies! You are so creative!

Cheri Burry said...

Wow you guys continue to rock the watercoloring! Love those place cards!