Tuesday, September 9, 2014

My Blogging Return and a Greeting Farm Card!

Hello everyone! It's been such a long time since I have been able to blog. I got married a little over a year ago and things have been so busy since then. I have since changed my last name and as such have decided to create a brand new blog to go along with it. If you would like to see any of my previous projects please visit

...Anyways, on to the card!

I created this card for The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday Challenge. The challenge was to use watercolors on your card. Check out all the other fabulous entries here. I was so excited to get my new stamp Holiday Anya 4 that I knew she would be the center of the card. I have all of the other Holiday Anya stamps and I love everyone of them!!

I recently got a set of Peerless Watercolors from friend for my birthday but I haven't been able to get the results I have in my head with them yet. I think I just need a little more practice. I ended up using my Tim Holtz distress inks instead for this project. I stamped the ink pads on to my craft mat and then sprayed a water mist over them. After that I placed my watercolor paper on top of them. The colors blended together very nicely I think.

I also chose to make the colors of this card different than the traditional holiday color palette but added in some gold glitter cardstock to still give it back some holiday magic. What do you think? Does it still give you a sense of the holiday spirit?

Here is what I used:
The Greeting Farm's Holiday Anya 4
Copic markers
black embossing powder
Papertrey Ink cardstock
watercolor paper
Versamark ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in picked raspberry, ripe persimmon, and squeezed lemonade
Lawn Fawn winter gifts sentiment
American Crafts gold glitter cardstock
rhinestones from my stash

UPDATE: Yay I won the challenge! Thanks so much to the Greeting Farm!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back to the blogging world! So glad you chose TGF for your return ;) I love the non-traditional holiday colors you used! Thanks for joining us at Farm Fresh Friday!