Thursday, December 1, 2011

Watercolor Wishes

Happy December!!! Welcome to the 25 days of Christmas, I hope to post a new project, idea or thought each and every day of December. A way for me to share my holiday journey with you and what I discover along the way! Today I feel like a spring coiled up and ready to bounce! I LOVE Christmas I love most everything about it!I'm pretty excited that it is finally here!!!
 I have a few holiday icons that I hold dear to my heart and the snowman is in my top 3 {I know- I grew up in Florida  what do I know about snowmen?!!!} Let me tell you....I did get the chance to make one or two when I was a kiddo, and it was so much more fun than building sandmen on the beach!!  :) I have never forgotten how proud I was of that lopsided snowman with stick arms, and rocks for eyes! Sigh...good times! :)

This charming tall white and handsome snowman is in the Stampin'Up! "snow much fun" stamp set. I stamped him on watercolor paper and embossed him with clear powder over black craft ink. I have water colored the image with SU markers and an aquapainter. The gentle cascade of pearls look like 3D snowflakes!! I just love this card, and its bold pop of orange!

 A teeny layer of mica flakes makes a sparkly snow covered ground, and a tag adorned with bitty jingle bells is one of my favorite details on this card, those bells are just adora-belle! *giggle*

 I'm on my way to pick out a Christmas tree!! Mr. Wonderful likes to shake out the tree, and make sure there are no bare spots, and he has to get a Douglas fir..... its the Fowler family tradition!!! I tried talking him into a flocked tree this year....not going to happen LOL  "See" you tomorrow!


Cori said...

This snowman is just too cute! Great job on the colors.

Court said...

This is so sweet!

June Houck said...

Beautiful water coloring, love the jingle bells, and the terrific color combo!

You rock, Shantaie :)