May 15, 2017

Operation Christmas Has Begun!

As I shared before, I'm making my Christmas cards early this year. I'm calling the project "Operation Christmas" because my upcoming surgery is the reason for making them so early. Get it? HA. In any event, here is the first card I've made for Christmas 2017.


I love this image so much. It is from L'il Inkers Oh Deer Christmas Stamps. In addition to a gorgeous image, it includes a space for a sentiment (I always have a hard time with sentiments), and is only $12!

Made 3 cards so far with this set and, for this first one, I tried my hand at "no line watercoloring." Stamped the image with Distress Linen ink on watercolor paper. Masked the image and painted with Gansai Tambi watercolors. (Note:  Ellen Hutson is having a 20% off everything sale until Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Just use code MOMSDAY17).

MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy that this project is underway and I like the card.

4 comments:

  1. GREAT job with the no-line coloring Joan! Praying for your continued peace of mind over the upcoming surgery.

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    1. thanks. I'm trying my best to be ok with the surgery and so far and am least faking it!!!

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  2. This is so beautiful I can hardly stand it. Hope you know I've been over at L'il Inkers looking at Christmas stamps. They have a bird in this style, too! I want them both! Are you going to make me go buy stamps now? Sheesh, I've been so good!

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    1. HA! I bought the bird stamp as well. I love these drawings so much. You would work magic with them!!

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