Today is the second day of The Daily Marker 30 day color challenge. You need to color something every day for 30 days. I decided that I would definitely color something every day, but not sure I will post every day. I did that a couple of times, and it was too stressful, so I will post whenever I can, and just color on the days I don't post.
I recently purchased a Hero Arts clear stamp set with a berry branch and lots of Christmas sentiments, and was anxious to use it, so here is my card for today.....
I enjoy using non-traditional colors, and my absolute favorite color combination, holidays or not, is purples and greens. Now I ask you, doesn't that look joyful?
I stamped the berry branch from the Hero Arts CL797 clear set onto olive green card stock. I used distress markers in greens to stamp and watercolor the leaves. I used masking to stamp the branch four times along the top of the card stock panel. After watercoloring, I used my white Prismacolor pencil to add white highlights.
I added the berries with a purple Prismacolor pencil and added white highlights to those. Berries do come with the set, but I chose to draw mine.
I embossed the Joyful tidings sentiment with Adirondack eggplant embossing powder, and used a My Favorite Things Die-namics die to emboss the rectangle around it. Then I used a Die-namics die to cut out the panel, and layered it onto a die cut I made with a Spellbinder's die, using craft foam under it for dimension, and layered the whole shebang onto a purple card.
Some spatters using my paint brush and some watered down white acrylic paint for snowflakes finishes off my card.
I am adding it to these challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Let's make a start on Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Holiday
A Blog Named Hero - Holiday
The Daily Marker - 30 day color challenge
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