Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CC#3C - Distress Watercoloring

Time is flying and I can't believe we are already on challenge #5, page 39 of Tim's book the Compendium of Curiosities III. For this lesson, Linda and friends, have us doing "Distress Watercoloring - Part 1" and you have to have the book to play along and learn the techniques. Oh and don't forget about the prizes given to one lucky winner from Tim and Mario, chosen by the Curiosity Crew. Inspiration Emporium is the fabulous sponsor for this go around and they are so generously offering a $50 store gift voucher. How cool are they?? Speaking of IE, I will also be linking this card to Inspiration Journal's "Christmas in June" and again those sweethearts offer $50 to spend in their store. More coolness!
The Santa is the part of my card that incorporation the Distress Watercoloring technique and the markers I used were Bundled Sage, Barn Door and Spun Sugar. The frame was cut from Tim's Ornate die and inked with Bundled Sage, shaded with Walnut Stain and then I sprinkled clear EP, Antiquities Verdigris and Distress Vintage Photo and heat set. I did mask Santa and colored with Bundled Sage and Antique Linen and then shaded with Walnut Stain.
The background was stenciled and then I used Antique Linen over the entire piece to soften and blend. Added a Christmas word band and we are good to go!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

30 comments:

Anita Houston said...

LOVE seeing Christmas here! I'm working on a Christmas goodie as I type too! LOVE your watercoloring! Fabulous card, and so glad you are starting early! Thanks so much for joining us on this painty challenge here at CC3Challenge!!

Michele said...

vintage awesomeness! xo

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh this looks great, wonderful water colouring and such a fab idea to start Christmas projects early! Love this!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece, love the soft colours you have used. Hugs, Valerie

Mrs.B said...

Great card Terry. Love the background for Santa, whose beautifully coloured and framed.
Avril xx

Chris Warner said...

A most definite vintage feel to this one Terry. The background makes a fab base for the framed Santa who is beautifully coloured. Beautiful! Chris xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great, terry, I love that soft background you have created,

Lucy x

butterfly said...

Your vintage Santa looks so adorable - the tinting is great, and I love that frame in green!
Alison xx

Pam said...

Wonderful Christmas card Terry! Love that pretty frame!

Artfully challenged said...

Love this Terry,reminds me of the lovely vintage Christmas cards of years ago.
Hugs
Donna x

Candy C said...

Terry...I can't even THINK about Christmas yet! haha Your card really gets me in the holiday spirit, though. I love your coloring for Tim's vintage Santa stamp and how you've placed the ornate frame die cut around it. Very pretty! I also love your holly background. So festive! Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Julia Aston said...

What a festive Christmas card Terry! love the holly stencilled background - the beautiful framing and of course Mr. Jolly himself so wonderfully watercolored!

Krisha said...

I saw this on FB (via cell) and had to pop over and leave a comment here.

I adore the vintage look of this card, and the colors you chose are perfect.

Gotta go and finish packing for our trip.........oh yes, I'm rubbing it in LOL

Buttons said...

A great project Terry. I love the softness of the holly background and that beautiful frame which compliments Santa so well. Jenny x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully done Terry, love the colours and the frame round Santa is perfect. xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas card. I love that Santa image.
Yvonne x

Beth said...

love that image Terry and your card is beautiful with the stenciling.
Hugs

cebelica said...

Very nice Christmas card. I like the vintage look. Hugs! xx

1CardCreator said...

Oh, I really like this one Terry, the vintage frame looks perfect with the image! ~Diane

Sandra said...

Stunning card, Terry! Love it! So fun to see all the mid Christmas projects. Hugs, Sandra

Susan said...

Love your Santa, Terry! Great watercoloring!

Ira Huberts said...

Your watercoloured Santa tag looks great Terry! The metal ornament is such a fine adornment and the holly background most appropriate! Have a lovely weekend, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great piece and fabulous idea to work on Christmas cards.

Kate said...

Lovely card and watercolor technique. It is wonderful to see others getting a head start on Christmas cards!

Karin said...

Beautiful, great background!
Groetjes Karin

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Terry
Apologies for not visiting until now, enforced time off line but nevermind as I am here now to say this is a beautiful effect and wonderful results.
Wishes
Lynne

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm seeing more and more Christmas out in blog land this month, Your so smart to get a head start Terry.
Wonderful job on the water coloring!
HUGS Lynn

S@ndy Diller said...

Christmas is June, how fun and lovely. Looks wonderful!!

cheryl said...

Just adore this hun brilliant image looks amazing hugs cheryl xx

Meggymay said...

Awesome Christmas card Terry. Great to get started early, I never manage to do it.
Yvonne x

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