Monday, September 1, 2014

Fall or Christmas: A2ZScrapbooking

 Hello crafters! 

Today we are starting a new challenge over at A2ZScrapbooking and it's a fun one because you get to choose :) Fall or Christmas. 

So what was I feeling . . .
I'm not ready for either but since I HAD to choose I went with fall. 

I used the stems and leaves from Dauber Bunch to create my very own tree. I used watercolor paper and distress inks. Dawn Woleslagle is always talking about giving "the illusion" of things which is what I tried to do with the grass although I'm not sure how successful that was. :) Guess I'll keep practicing! 

Originally I wanted to do a bold black strip with the long sentiment underneath it but it just overwhelmed my watercolor image. Boxing it in worked much better and still leads the eye to sentiment. I should note that I stamped my sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it in black. Sometimes I have a hard time getting a good impression with black ink on watercolor paper. User error no doubt!
It's hard to see in the photo but I added dots of stardust stickles to the bottom of each leaf. 

I do hope you'll hop over to the blog and play along with us. You could win a $25.00 gift certificate to the store!! Whoop Whoop :)

Thanks for dropping by! 




  1. What a beautiful card Kelly ..I love the colors and the delicate look of the watercoloring so much!!...And that boxed in sentiment is just the perfect touch :)

  2. Love your awesome water coloring on this gorgeous card, Kelly! The colors are perfect!

  3. Kelly, I LOVE the way you used the branch to make this gorgeous autumn tree! NEVER would have ocurred to me, but I'll be CASEing this idea for sure! This is my favorite season, and you've made a beautiful card for it!