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!

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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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