Stamping, Video, Watercolour

Advent Calendar Extravaganza 2017 with Taheerah Atchia

Hello there everyone and happy Saturday! I’m so thrilled and honoured to be part of Taheerah’s Advent Calendar! Go check out her blog for all the info and prize giveaways.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!
And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!
Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!

So today I have a card to share using a no line watercolour technique and I even have a video to go with it..yay!

I started by drawing a circle in faint pencil to act as a guide for the wreath. I then used the small branch image fro Layer Laurel and used 2nd generation Evergreen Bough Distress Ink to ink around the pencil line. When this was done I then went over the image using Pine Needles and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink as watercolour- I love adding blue/cool tones to leaves as it adds so much interest.

I then used one of the smaller leaf clusters from the same set around the wreath- again using 2nd generation Evergreen Bough ink. I did the same technique again to colour these leaves this time using Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers Distress ink as watercolour. Once I had completed the leaves (and they were dry) I erased the pencil lines.

To add the berries I used Ruby Red Metallic Shimmer Spray as watercolour and dotted these around the wreath. I also added some gold ones using Heidi Swapp gold spray.

For the sentiment I heat embossed one from Peace On Earth using rose gold embossing powder.

For a video on how to create this card please watch the video below or over on YouTube:

Thank you so much for stopping by today I really do hope you enjoyed your visit!

Please leave me a comment as I would really love to know what you think of my card!, to leave a comment just click on the post title and the comment box will appear.

Maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog. If your interested I’m also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

Hugs Lydia xxx


A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product. I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link- this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog. I really appreciate your love and support.

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  • Reply Colleen

    Love the simplicity of this card and the beautiful faux watercolor look!

    December 2, 2017 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Laurie Liebich

    LOVE your card 🙂

    December 2, 2017 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply Vinita Jain

    Love the soft wash look of the pretty wreath!

    December 2, 2017 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Carla vdM

    Seen your lovely card in my mailbox just a few minutes ago ;o)
    Great video, thank you for showing how you made the wreath.

    December 2, 2017 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Kristie Goulet

    So very pretty, Lydia!!!

    December 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Becca Yahrling

    I love wreaths and yours is beautiful!
    And I especially love the water colored look.

    December 2, 2017 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Martha R

    Thank you for sharing your no line watercoloring technique. Very pretty!

    December 2, 2017 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Donna Rinckel

    Gorgeous water color! Love the wreath and how simple but gorgeous your card is!

    December 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Michele K. Henderson

    I LOVED your easy to watch video, and your card looks absolutely beautiful! I love the no line look of your wreath, the pretty greens and teals! very festive!

    December 2, 2017 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Karen B.

    Love the flowy wreath and the gorgeous, gold sentiment.

    December 2, 2017 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Deborah Kaye

    Beautiful card! I really like the watercolor look of the wreath and the colors are wonderful!

    December 2, 2017 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Jean marmo

    That wreath is just gorgeous!

    December 2, 2017 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Betty

    beautiful card Lydia and thanks for sharing your video!

    December 2, 2017 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Bobby

    I love your no-line wreath, Lydia. Thanks for the hints of stamping off and adding blue to the green.

    December 2, 2017 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Lagene

    Awesome card, thanks for the video showing this great technique!

    December 2, 2017 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Christy Bray

    You are such a gifted card maker!!! Thank you for sharing your gift and constantly inspiring me 😊

    December 2, 2017 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Theresa

    So clean, simple and pretty.

    December 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Marianne

    So pretty, Lydia. Love the greens with the teals.

    December 2, 2017 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Lynn Hardy

    Your card is stunning! I love the watercolour look and think I’m going to “need” the layered laurel stamp set now!

    December 2, 2017 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Kathy Serrahn

    Beautiful card

    December 2, 2017 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply Jan Elmore

    Thank you for the tutorial. What a pretty card.

    December 2, 2017 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply carol

    Gorgeous wreath, Lydia – and thank you so much for sharing a ‘how to’ video that was thoroughly engaging and inspiring! So glad you’re part of Taheerah’s Advent Extravaganza!

    December 2, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Denise Bryant

    Love the wreath! Gorgeous card!

    December 2, 2017 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Mary Holshouser

    Great shading on the leaves.
    Wonderful wreath.
    thanks for sharing.

    December 2, 2017 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply Valerie Breingan

    Lydia,this card is just lovely.I love this technique.Thank you for sharing.

    December 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply betty lou

    Lovely card! Thank you for sharing and for the video!

    December 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply Stanlee R

    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

    December 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply Pollyanna Roberts

    Oh I need to really give watercoloring a try. Such pretty results.

    December 2, 2017 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Sarah M

    Absolutely love this card and your laurel leaf set!

    December 2, 2017 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Daria Zender

    Beautiful colors and design! Thanks for the video – you make it look so easy.

    December 2, 2017 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Cynthia Cole

    Lovely wreath card!

    December 2, 2017 at 5:45 pm
  • Reply Mary W

    I love the look of no line watercolor stamped images! They seem so soft and pretty. Your card is great and thanks for the video!

    December 2, 2017 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Vickie

    Gorgeous card, Lydia! So soft and pretty! Love that technique.

    December 2, 2017 at 5:55 pm
  • Reply Barb macaskill

    Simple yet beautiful! Best kind of cards to make when making more than a few!
    I am a YouTube subscriber and IG and FB follower too. TFS!

    December 2, 2017 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Angela Person

    Beautiful clean and simple card. This is a wonderful holiday card.

    December 2, 2017 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Megan N

    Great way to stretch the stamps for a totally different look!

    December 2, 2017 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply Theresa Robinson

    Such a pretty wreath…great technique

    December 2, 2017 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Leanne in Cali

    Oh wow! I love that watercolor technique you shared in the video!! Thanks so much for taking the time to video and share your ideas. Your card is beautiful!

    December 2, 2017 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Nancy Wilcox

    Gorgeous wreath!

    December 2, 2017 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Jean marmo

    Love this wreath!!

    December 2, 2017 at 7:20 pm
  • Reply Jan Clothier

    Thanks for the video! Great card – I love the clean simplicity of the look.

    December 2, 2017 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Sharron Gregory

    Beautiful simple design! Loved your great video!

    December 2, 2017 at 7:50 pm
  • Reply annheidel

    Pretty wreath card!

    December 2, 2017 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply Michelle W

    What a beautiful wreath, Lydia! Your card is simply beautiful!

    December 2, 2017 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Shelly

    This is gorgeous!

    December 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply Julie

    Beautiful wreath—I love painting with Distress inks.

    December 2, 2017 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply Natalie Winterstein

    Eek! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it.

    December 2, 2017 at 11:00 pm
  • Reply Janelle H.

    Your artwork is inspiring. This card is Simply Lovely!

    December 2, 2017 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply Sue LD

    I like how you created this beautiful wreath.

    December 2, 2017 at 11:25 pm
  • Reply Ashlyn

    I love the softness of the watercolouring combined with the embossed sentiment. It’s a beautiful card.

    December 2, 2017 at 11:31 pm
  • Reply Andrea Hastilow

    Such a stunning card done using watercolour x

    December 2, 2017 at 11:37 pm
  • Reply Deepa Lakshman

    Wow, I didn’t know the touch of blue could enhance the leaves on the wreath. Love this.

    December 3, 2017 at 12:25 am
  • Reply Pai

    beautiful wreath!

    December 3, 2017 at 12:27 am
  • Reply Dana W

    LOVE the watercolored wreath!!

    December 3, 2017 at 1:01 am
  • Reply Greta H

    One of my all-time favorite cards, Lydia–absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the video!

    December 3, 2017 at 1:04 am
  • Reply Isabelle

    Your card is beautiful ! I love when it looks like “if you done it yourself”…. LOL !

    December 3, 2017 at 1:17 am
  • Reply Tammy Nyenhuis

    Very pretty card!

    December 3, 2017 at 1:21 am
  • Reply barbara lassiter

    Beautiful. I love the hand painted watercolor look of this design!

    December 3, 2017 at 1:27 am
  • Reply Pennie Glasser

    Beautiful, Lydia!

    December 3, 2017 at 1:30 am
  • Reply Jane

    Love your beautiful card!

    December 3, 2017 at 2:06 am
  • Reply chark

    so beautiful–not sure I could pull off this lovely look, but I do love it!

    December 3, 2017 at 2:11 am
  • Reply Lindarub

    Love your card.

    December 3, 2017 at 2:17 am
  • Reply Tracey Magner

    What a beautiful card, thanks for a video also. I also love the colors you used. TFS.

    December 3, 2017 at 2:17 am
  • Reply Kristen


    December 3, 2017 at 2:32 am
  • Reply Teresa Doyle

    An absolutely amazing job on your wreath Lydia, an amazing card!

    December 3, 2017 at 2:55 am
  • Reply Stacey L Palmer

    Lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration.

    December 3, 2017 at 3:30 am
  • Reply Carey Nusbaum

    What a pretty wreath! I like that you used a second generation technique! It added such depth!

    December 3, 2017 at 3:36 am
  • Reply Abby

    Simple and elegant!

    December 3, 2017 at 3:41 am
  • Reply Rebecca Ednie

    Very pretty wreath! Love the blue-green leaves.

    December 3, 2017 at 4:42 am
  • Reply Vicenta Ghylin

    Great card. Thank you for making the video and sharing your ideas & techniques.

    December 3, 2017 at 4:49 am
  • Reply Amy McCue

    Your wreath is gorgeous!

    December 3, 2017 at 5:07 am
  • Reply Michel Espey

    Love the card.

    December 3, 2017 at 5:09 am
  • Reply Janet

    The combination of colors is just perfect!

    December 3, 2017 at 5:48 am
  • Reply Lorie Brunner

    Thanks for the inspiration and the video!!

    December 3, 2017 at 5:50 am
  • Reply irene Grau

    Lovely! I just got this stamp set and can’t wait to try this. Thank you for the inspiration.

    December 3, 2017 at 7:03 am
  • Reply Annalisa

    I love seeing what one can do with “simple” greenery. This is a lovely card, and I love the cool green tones that you use! I’m so used to the traditional dark warm greens that I forget to branch out (pun not intended), but those colors are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us! I always love good watercolor tips.

    December 3, 2017 at 7:04 am
  • Reply Dawn T

    So pretty Lydia. I love the colours you have chosen for your wreath. The teals and blues and greens work so well together.

    December 3, 2017 at 7:15 am
  • Reply Debbie Selby

    It does look freehand painted. Just lovely

    December 3, 2017 at 7:19 am
  • Reply Bev Karolak

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing your video. 🙂

    December 3, 2017 at 7:34 am
  • Reply Christine

    Lovely watercoloring. Great technique. Thanks.

    December 3, 2017 at 7:39 am
  • Reply Mirella Rogan

    Lovely watercolouring job, thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

    December 3, 2017 at 9:12 am
  • Reply Nives K

    Love the soft watercolored look.

    December 3, 2017 at 9:38 am
  • Reply MandaLJ

    I love the softness of this card – the wreath is so pretty!

    December 3, 2017 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Mary-Anne V.

    I love the soft look you created!

    December 3, 2017 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Melanie Ann MacKenzie

    Oh my…that wreath is just so beautiful! Wonderful card. Cheers.

    December 3, 2017 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply MoJo

    Your card is clean and simple yet stunning!

    December 3, 2017 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Henriëtte

    Great tutorial video about your lovely card, thank you, I will give this definitely a try.

    December 3, 2017 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Susan White

    Beautiful card Lydia!

    December 3, 2017 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Sharon O

    Wonderful video that really shows off this technique well! Lovely.

    December 3, 2017 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Diane Stricker

    Such a great card.

    December 3, 2017 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply Leanne

    Pretty card!

    December 3, 2017 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Michelle H

    Beautifully simple design. Well done.

    December 3, 2017 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Erica A-B

    Absolutely stunning card as always, Lydia!!

    December 3, 2017 at 4:31 pm
  • Reply joy meadows

    the colors of the wreath are so pretty together, Lydia. Love the card so much.

    December 3, 2017 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Debbie Rumpza

    Wow what a beautiful artistic card. I love it.

    December 3, 2017 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Lori Ritchie

    Beautiful card and such a fun hop along!

    December 3, 2017 at 5:54 pm
  • Reply Sue McRae

    Lovely clean and simple design!

    December 3, 2017 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Laurie

    Very pretty!

    December 3, 2017 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Dana M

    Fabulous card! I love the combination of stamping and watercoloring, it makes for a wonderfully soft image.

    December 3, 2017 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply F. Andre

    Beautiful wreath. Thanks for sharing the technique video.

    December 3, 2017 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Stacey Kowbel

    Fantastic wreath card. Love the design.

    December 3, 2017 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Iris M Soscia

    Such a pretty card – love the watercolor wreath and the gold embossing.

    December 4, 2017 at 12:07 am
  • Reply Judie Attard

    Absolutely stunning card!

    December 4, 2017 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Roberta S.

    Lydia, beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

    December 4, 2017 at 1:07 am
  • Reply Patt H.

    A lovely card, Lydia! The rose gold sentiment is perfect!

    December 4, 2017 at 1:10 am
  • Reply Amy Cooley

    Very sweet holiday card.

    December 4, 2017 at 1:21 am
  • Reply Bunny Dobbie

    Lovely card! I’ve never felt confident enough in my painting to paint a card!

    December 4, 2017 at 1:23 am
  • Reply Cynthia Koop

    I love the natural watercolor look and simplicity of your card. Thank you for the inspiration.

    December 4, 2017 at 2:03 am
  • Reply Karen P.

    Lydia I ove your beautiful natural looking wreath! Thanks for sharing the video!

    December 4, 2017 at 2:17 am
  • Reply melissa bi.

    Beautiful watercolouring. Thanks for sharing the card creation video 🙂

    December 4, 2017 at 2:24 am
  • Reply Carol Stockwell

    Such a delicate card — love it

    December 4, 2017 at 3:56 am
  • Reply Flo

    I love wreaths and the one on your card is no exception. The watercoloring you added really gives depth.

    December 4, 2017 at 3:59 am
  • Reply Janet Ingraham

    Somehow you make simple look elegant. Mine look–well-simple

    December 4, 2017 at 4:40 am
  • Reply Dawn Kloman

    Very cute card

    December 4, 2017 at 5:19 am
  • Reply Nandini Karmarkar

    Very beautiful card. Thanks for the great video. I got a lot of tips for water coloring.

    December 4, 2017 at 5:46 am
  • Reply Kathy Schweinfurth

    Love your technique and simple (but gorgeous) design!

    December 4, 2017 at 5:47 am
  • Reply Katie Baird

    Lovely wreath!

    December 4, 2017 at 6:13 am
  • Reply Julia D.

    What a lovely card! Love the watercolor look on your wreath.

    December 4, 2017 at 6:47 am
  • Reply Carla Hundley

    Gorgeous work on these
    cards. Love the embossing.
    Carla from Utah

    December 4, 2017 at 7:06 am
  • Reply Karthikha Uday

    Such a pretty card! Thank you for the video as well 🙂

    December 4, 2017 at 7:28 am
  • Reply Lieve S

    Beautiful card, with great watercolouring. Thank you for the clear video.

    December 4, 2017 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Jayell

    Beautiful card, so elegant and simple.

    December 4, 2017 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Barbara

    I love the watercolor of the wreath! The bright berries really add to the card.

    December 4, 2017 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Donna Oates

    Simply gorgeous and so effective in its simplicity!

    December 4, 2017 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Teri S.

    Such a CAS Christmas card that I really like. Thank you for doing a video as well. Makes such a difference in to see the actual process for me.

    December 4, 2017 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Lynn

    So peaceful and lovely!

    December 4, 2017 at 7:28 pm
  • Reply Rae Moan

    Beautiful card!

    December 4, 2017 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Oliev

    Such a lovely card:-)

    December 4, 2017 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Ericka Strange

    Beautiful card! Love the painted look so pretty!

    December 4, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply MelissaF

    Beautiful card, love the soft no line watercolor look!

    December 4, 2017 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply Sabrina Radican

    Very lovely card!!

    December 5, 2017 at 1:13 am
  • Reply Marlyn Rojas

    Beautiful watercolor wreath!

    December 5, 2017 at 1:25 am
  • Reply Ruby N

    beautiful card, Lydia!

    December 5, 2017 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply merryf

    This is beautiful — thank you for the inspiration!

    December 5, 2017 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply Lori Walker

    Lovely cards!

    December 5, 2017 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Lisa A creations

    Cute watercolor card!

    December 5, 2017 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Isabel Z

    I love what you created!

    December 6, 2017 at 1:10 am
  • Reply Christy Q

    Wow, Lydia – this is incredible! I love the wreath you created and how soft it looks using the no-line technique.

    December 6, 2017 at 2:05 am
  • Reply D.Ann C

    What a pretty wreath and I like the elegant white-on-white layers!

    December 6, 2017 at 3:12 am
  • Reply Sharon Nesvog

    Such a beautiful and simple card Lydia! Thank you for sharing! ☺

    December 6, 2017 at 4:56 am
  • Reply Jeanne Beam

    Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing…

    December 6, 2017 at 5:27 am
  • Reply Miriam Leech

    Simply lovely!!!!

    December 6, 2017 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Linnea Sundstrom

    lovely! I so much appreciate the hint about using 2nd gen. inking – because I luv no-line coloring!

    December 7, 2017 at 1:11 am
  • Reply Kimberly Rendino

    The blues do add so much! This is just lovely, Lydia!

    December 7, 2017 at 4:53 am
  • Reply Helen F.

    Lydia! your card and that beautiful wreath are awesome!

    December 7, 2017 at 5:42 am
  • Reply Avra Williams

    Very pretty!

    December 7, 2017 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Laura Greig

    Just simply gorgeous!

    December 7, 2017 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Robin P

    Simply beautiful card.

    December 7, 2017 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Karen Letchworth

    Thank you for sharing this fabulous technique with us, Lydia. Your card looks AMAZING!
    Karen Letchworth

    December 7, 2017 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply nancy y

    simply beautiful, great technique!

    December 7, 2017 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Laura Miller

    the end result of the no-line water-coloring is really cool. I was thinking you had inked up the stamp and then spritzed with water before stamping to the card stock. Lovely

    December 7, 2017 at 11:48 pm
  • Reply Beverly Sizemore

    I think your card is beautiful. You need to come to my house and work with me on that no-line water-coloring! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your lovely work during this happy season! Happy holidays!

    December 8, 2017 at 12:43 am
  • Reply Rose

    Very pretty card. Love the watercoloring. Something I’m not very good at, so appreciate videos on how others do it.

    December 8, 2017 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply KarenHTK

    CAS, colorful, Creative Work of Art with meaningful sentiment. Nice! Well done.

    December 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Angie Hall

    I am so partial to wreath stamps. I love this one.

    December 8, 2017 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply Casey Thrush

    Sooooooo pretty! Thank you for the video.

    December 9, 2017 at 12:41 am
  • Reply bev p

    Watching this just makes me want to go play! If I buy this set, everybody will get a wreath card next year!! Thanks so much. Love all the helpful tips.

    December 9, 2017 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Cynthia Baldwin

    The watercolors are soft and lovely here – and the pops of red and yellow are perfect!

    December 10, 2017 at 6:39 am
  • Reply Karen Hale

    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your video demonstrating your water color technique. Inspires me to go play!

    December 10, 2017 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Tracy

    Love this card, so simple and so striking!

    December 12, 2017 at 1:50 am
  • Reply Shanna

    I love your ideas!

    December 12, 2017 at 1:30 pm
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