Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Christmas in July: Crafter's Companion "Farmhouse Christmas"...and a Challenge!

It's Wednesday!
and...
that means that it's Crafter's Companion Design Team day here at my blog!
and...
that also means that it's Christmas in July here at the Bellissima Cards blog!
and...
that means that on each of the following 4 Wednesdays...
my Crafter's Companion Design Team project will be all about Christmas!

There's no better way to bring a little bit of Christmas to you
than with this snowy country scene!

Sheena Douglass' Farmhouse Christmas is a beautifully detailed, wintry scene...
and is ideal for water coloring with Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils. 
The AquaBlend pencils make color shading a cinch...
I'll never stop being amazed at how a wet paintbrush creates color magic...
when touched to pencil coloring on paper...
and you watch the color on the paper become fluid.

To create the card...
The image was stamped using waterproof ink 
onto Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Water Colour Card Stock.
The mat layer and base card are both Crafter's Companion Shimmering Card Stock
(Details are noted below..in the supply list...at the end of this blog post)


A Wintry Christmas scene wouldn't be complete without some glistening snow..
and so I added some sparkle 
Here's a close-up ...
Isn't the sparkle fantastic?!
You can also see the shading and blending of colors on the farmhouse nicely in this photo.



is in the spotlight today... Week one of my Christmas in July projects.
and
 I've got 3 more Wednesdays of Christmas to share with you...
so be sure to check in here, at my bog, next Wednesday...
for another dose of Christmas inspiration!

Oh...by the way...my card making friends...
I have a little challenge for YOU
Did you realize that if you were to create 2 Christmas cards each week...
between now and Thanksgiving...
you'd have  42 beautiful Christmas cards....
created and made by......spectacular amazing and creative.....YOU...
waiting to be mailed out on December 1st! 
Yes.....42 cards...ready to roll...
if you commit to creating just 2 cards each week...
from now..until Thanksgiving!
Now how's that for a little card-making-motivation and challenge!
C'mon...you can do it!

Thanks for visiting...
I'll see you next Wednesday.....
with a new Christmassy project for week 2 of Crafter's Companion Design Team 
Christmas in July here at my blog!
Michelle. 

Supply List:
                                  Shimmering Cardstock 6" x 6" 20pc package - Black Pearl
                                  Crafter's Companion Watercolour Cardstock
Coloring: Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils  in the following colors:
Misc: Trimmer...paint brushes...asst adhesives

5 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Michelle, might have to invest in those pencils, I have the s n pencils and don't get on that we'll with them, even with the blending solution and go back to watercolouring with distress inks.
    That's a great challenge too, I always leave my special family cards til last(in case I get a better idea or stamp) so may get them started earlier by having a plan 😊 thanks for the inspiration xx

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  2. This is beautiful Michelle, might have to invest in those pencils, I have the s n pencils and don't get on that we'll with them, even with the blending solution and go back to watercolouring with distress inks.
    That's a great challenge too, I always leave my special family cards til last(in case I get a better idea or stamp) so may get them started earlier by having a plan 😊 thanks for the inspiration xx

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    1. Thanks Tracey...The pencils are really great..and a nice way to water color...Good luck with your holiday card making!

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