Friday, October 31, 2014

Hark the Herald Angels Sing



I thought I'd celebrate Halloween with a Christmas card.  Ha!  The truth is I really don't do much crafting for Halloween, but I definitely need Christmas cards, so I've been trying to squeeze a few in every now and then so I'll have a sufficient stash to send.  

I had the pleasure of tagging along with Ellie on a playdate last week.  My former CTMH upline's daughter and Ellie are thick as thieves, so while the girls were playing who knows what upstairs, we did some crafting downstairs.

This was such an easy card to make.  I just used some watercolors to create a simple background, and then stamped the sentiment with pigment ink.  You could definitely mass produce these in a hurry!

You might have noticed that my normal background paper is missing.  Well, I knew it would happen eventually and it did.  The perpetually messy state of my craft area resulted in a bent/warped paper, so I'm going to be searching for a replacement, until then, white works, right?

I'm looking forward to taking the girls out trick or treating tonight.  Ellie is going as Ariel and Carina is going to be Leonardo (the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, her new obsession).

Have a safe and fun Halloween and don't forget it's Daylight Savings Time this weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Canson - Watercolor Paper; PTI - True Black Cardstock
Stamps:  CTMH - Sing Glory
Ink:  CTMH - Black Pigment Ink
Other:  Kuretake - Gansai watercolors; Tombow - Aqua Mono

22 comments:

  1. Very beautiful, Miriam! Love the colors.

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  2. OK, so:
    1) Hey Miriam, Happy Halloween!!
    2) Awesome card with the yellow/gold where the King part of the sentiment is
    3) Love that Carina is going to be a TMNT ... who needs princesses?!
    4) I am pretty sure that I have your background paper ... give me your addy and I'll send you a couple sheets
    5) Thanks for the DST reminder, I thought about it last weekend but have since forgot.
    6) I really love coming to your blog : )

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  3. Daylight savings! I totally forgot about that! Beautiful card. Keep painting. Can't wait to see pictures of the girls.

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  4. Beautiful card! Love the wc bg and Happy Halloween!

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  5. I love this look. What a beautiful Christmas card, and a design that I could mass produce. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. So pretty!! I love the colors u picked for ur design :)

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  7. Love your watercolored card:) Happy Halloween

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  8. This is so so beautiful and those colors so bold and so perfect with your sentiment.

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  9. Wow!! Gorgeous watercoloring!! Looks fabulous against the black sentiment!.'

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  10. Gorgeous colors! (sorry I've been such a bad blog visitor!)

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  11. I'm really loving the watercolour look! Awesome card!

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  12. How did you get the watercolors so perfectly??? LOVE this!

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  13. Wow, love this card! The simplicity of the design really allows that gorgeous sentiment to pop. Beautiful.

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  14. Simply beautiful--love the colors!

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  15. Watercolor awesomeness. I literally used these same colors the other day and mine doesn't look anywhere near this good. We'll see if I finish mine! :) yours is so well done!

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  16. Beautiful :) these colors are so warm !

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