Adorned with love

Adorned Heather Telford

I am back with a little more Christmas decoration today but I’m sorry I don’t remember all the colours and techniques I used to paint this one. I did it a few weeks back and it stayed in the watercolour block until I had time to put the whole card together. I did splatter the watercolour block with masking fluid first to create a few flecks of white here and there on the finished panel. I realised the other day that I could take a quick pic on my phone of the inks I use after creating a panel that way I will have a record just in case I don’t write them down or remember.

I know I stamped the “Adorned with love” stamp in Memento London Fog ink first. London fog is a pale grey I knew I could paint over and blend in with the other colours I chose. I think the rest of the colours were distress stains, perhaps pine needle and festive berries. I did add a little shimmer to the baubles with something and coloured the star gold with a wink of stella pen. The fine gold thread on the left of the panel is scanfil metallic thread which is used for machine embroidery. I wrapped it around the mat several times, arranged it and used scotch tape to hold it down on the back.

Well that is all for now. I can hear a sweet baby crying. I currently look after a  9 month old little girl so my creating and blogging is squeezed in during nap time!


Stamps: Adorned with love Joy filled (PB)
Inks: Memento London fog (Imagine Craft/Tsukineko) Distress stains by Ranger, Gold Wink of Stella Pen
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Sea Breeze paper (PB)
Also: Gold Embroidery Thread

9 Comments on “Adorned with love”

  1. jillianfoster82 says:

    LOVE this!!! You really made this stamp shine. 🙂 HUGS!

    Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:08:04 +0000 To:

  2. Helen H says:

    I think you must have subconsciously made this one with me in mind.

  3. Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the watercolouring xxx

  4. Lindsey says:

    Beautiful watercolour panel — the green matting sets it off perfectly.

  5. Tamara K. says:

    Oh my goodness…this is gorgeous!

  6. smilynstef says:

    What a lovely holiday card

  7. Em says:

    Just a beautiful use of that stamp.

  8. CM Taylor says:

    Stunning and so classy!

  9. Shirley-bee says:

    This is another of your cards where I saw it and just sighed, it makes my heart happy! Beautiful colours and I love how theyve blended in places. And I’m glad I’m not the only one who can’t remember what I’ve used. Great idea to take a pic of supplies with a phone.

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