Monday, April 11, 2016

Merry Monday 200th Challenge Celebration!

Hello friends out there in blog world! I had the honor of being invited by my friend Kathy Schweinfurth to participate in the Merry Monday 200th celebration. All of the challenge designers invited one guest to participate in the challenge, and Kathy asked me! Thank you, Kathy!!

 The photo below is a montage of four different sources of inspiration. You can choose from a sketch, a color palette and/or two photos. Pick one or pick them all!


I went a little out of my comfort zone with this card. I started by die cutting three different sized circles with masking paper. I placed the masking paper onto watercolor paper then stamped an evergreen leaf image onto the watercolor paper. Afterward, I removed the masks and watercolored the ornaments using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I finished it off with a sentiment from WPlus9, some embroidery floss and some gems.

I encourage you to visit the Merry Monday challenge blog and hop along. Then, make your own creation and enter the challenge.

9 comments :

Colleen said...

This card and technique is so stunning, there is so much depth in your card with the beautiful leaves behind the "ornaments". Thank you for joining us and being a special guest to celebrate this 200th Challenge at MM!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a gorgeous card using the inspiration photo! Easy to see why Kathy invited you to be a Guest Designer at Merry Monday - you are very talented!!

Loll said...

Gorgeous watercoloured card Annette. Your beautiful Christmas ornaments are so pretty. Great job with shading to give them so much visual dimension and depth. Congrats on being a Guest Designer for Merry Monday's 200th Celebration!

Debbie Henderson said...

What gorgeous ornaments! So glad you were able to join us as a Guest Designer!

Barbara Derksen said...

Wow Annette,

Your adventurousness really paid off - your card is a true little masterpiece. The colors are fantastic, your card is almost luminous.

Happy 200th!

Bonnie said...

I LOVE your masked Christmas ornaments, Annette! They are so pretty against the pine boughs! You've done a wonderful job of shading. I tried this and it looked like a blob! Thanks so much for joining our Merry Monday team this week to share in the celebration!

Linda said...

Your card is so gorgeous. I love those watercolored ornaments. Glad you were able to join us this week at MM's 200th Challenge.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

LOVE your beautiful creation, Annette! Thanks so much for being my guest designer for Merry Monday's 200th challenge - yay!!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Annette. So glad that you joined us for our 200th challenge.

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