Saturday, December 4, 2021

Watercolor Weekend Roundup 12-4-2021

 Hello Ai Watercolor fans!

Happy December!  Today we have a trio of tags from Karen and two beautiful Christmas cards from Tricia and Dot!  So much holiday inspiration from our talented Watercolor Design Team.  Karen starts us off this week.

 I love making a few special gift tags to attach to holiday parcels every year.  I made a trio of greenery themed tags, but will just focus on the urn one today - you can see the others on my blog here!

I cut out the 5132 - Tag Stitched Die from my Bristol Smooth cardstock, and cut another one out of coordinating patterned paper to layer behind it.  I coloured up the urn from 4870 - WC Ornate Container Set in #969/565, stamped it and pulled out the colour from the lines, concentrating it where the shadows would be.  Then, using the new 5472 - WC Christmas Wreath Set, I began to build my image from the bottom up.  I coloured and stamped the two cedar fronds in #158 several times across the top of the urn, then stamped the two pinecone images several times in #969, masking some of them to create a cluster.  I filled in around them with the two pine branches in #249, and added two of the 4964 - WC Branches stamps in #969, and one in #837.  I filled in the middle with the berry image stamped in #856, and then using my Twintone Chocolate marker, I drew in the branches of the berries by hand.  To soften the stark white background, I blended some pale green Distress Oxide ink around the urn, then added a matching bow & twine to finish it off.  These are keepsake tags that can be reused for many years to come.

Hi Watercolor Fans!  It's that time again.  We have lots of Christmas inspiration for you.  I created a Christmas Wishes scene.  It reminds me of a snowy town settling in for the night.

 Step 1: The Church I started off by inking the church with 569 and stamping it to the left middle of the paper. I pulled the color out of the lines. To create the snowy roof, I dragged the color from the bottom of the roof. Add shadows along the bottom to create the snow drifts. I also added some Yellow to the windows. Step 2: The Houses To create the houses, I stamped a mask for each one. These were great because I used them for placement as well as when I needed them as an actual mask. I inked some with 969, some with 569 and some with a mixture of both. I stamped the houses that would be in the foreground, masked them off and stamped the additional houses. I pulled the color out of the lines and added some additional color and lights to some of the houses. Add water to all of the trees. Step 3: The Trees I used the tree topper from the Fir Trees set to do all of the trees. To create smaller trees, I only inked up the very top of the stamp. I also used some scrap masking paper to make sure I protected the houses so the trees appeared to be behind the houses. I also added some bare trees using the tiny trees from the mini foliage set. From that same set, I used the small tree line inked with 249 and stamped it several times in the background. This will create depth in the scene. Step 4: The Snow and sky I added 569 from my palette to areas below the houses to create shadows. Add additional color where snow shadows would be. Drag the color to create a snowy street. For a bit of shimmer, I added Wink of Stella to the white areas. Lastly, I signed and dated my work! Thank you so much for spending some time with me. I hope you all have a great weekend! Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram and use the #AIWatercolor.


Hello, This card was quick and easy and looks better than the picture because I added glittery embossing powder with an embossing pen to the shadows in the snow. I've been doing it on my Christmas cards and it really is so pretty. Give it a try.

To make this card, stamp the sled from the 5467 Snowmen Set inked in Memento London Fog ink. Use Tombow 291 to color in the sled. Make a mask for the sled and cover it, then stamp the snowman from the 5467 set inked in 969 and 565. Stamp his arms inked in 969. Color his hat and buttons in 969. His nose is colored with 933. His cheeks, hat band and scarf are colored in Marvy #28 or Tombow 856 but mine is empty. Use the fine tip of the Tombow TwinTone brown pen to draw the plaid on his scarf. Stamp the girl from the 5197 Winter Kids Set inked in 969. Color her face in with a tiny bit of the 933. Her cheek, hat, glove, and boots are colored in with the Marvy #28. Use the fine tip to add the dots and plaid to her pocket and scarf. Color her jacked with 291. Her pants are 969. Use 565 to add the shadow under the snowman's hat and under the sled and then make footprints. Use the 5063 Rectangle Die set to cut it out. Use the 5062 Rounded Corner Rectangle die to cut out the background piece of paper.

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We hope you're all busy making your Christmas cards and tags! If you have time for a few more, give these a try! Your friends and family will LOVE them! Happy Holidays! Enjoy your weekend and relax with some crafting.

1 comment:

ednamburgess said...

Each card is great. Nice job ladies. I can't wait to try some of them.