Sunday, 1 September 2013

LIM with Baubles!

When I saw that the Less Is More theme for this week was to use a rubber stamp and possibly some water colouring, I had an idea or two!  This card is actually my second effort, the first is not quite so LIM, but I'll show it any way - tomorrow (if I remember).

I've stamped the Serendipity Baubles onto smooth water colour paper then punched out with a scallop square before colouring with my Derwent Metallic water colour pencils - limited colours but I thought they would work with this image.  To make it more festive I've added the Stardust Stickles to the boughs and a little glaze and sparkle here and there on the baubles.  I fixed the 3 squares to my base card with 3d foam then stamped  the text with my new bright red Momento ink - the text is a Serendipity stamp too.

The challenge on the Christmas Card Challenge blog is to use something new - my new red ink pad. And on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog they are up to the letter Q = quick.  My card was relatively quick to make as I didn't have to spend hours pondering on papers and layouts, although it did take a while for the Stickles to dry!

I'll be back soon with my other card .. .. ..


  1. Beautiful! 'Nuff said!

    love Mags B x

  2. Hi Annie,
    What a simply stunning card,
    love you stamped images and colour combo,
    simply delightful,
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

  3. Beautiful watercolouring! I just love what you did with them in the design of your card, and...adding the glitter to the pine. TYFS and joining in on the fun at Christmas Card Challenges #40. :)

  4. Very effective withe the glitter & the shading of those baubles. Love the way the red of the sentiment echoes the red in the centre & right hand tiles directly above it.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Love the design and all the sparkle. Hugs, Claire x

  6. I love this Annie, the sparkles are perfect. Great watercolouring too.


  7. Hi Annie, fabulous card and details, loving the glitter.
    Hope you're well.
    Hugs Sue W.

  8. This is a really perfect christmas card.
    Thank you for joining us at our Q for Quick Challenge by ABC Christmas Challenge
    Hope to see you again
    Hugs and greetings
    Angela DT

  9. fabulous stamps

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  10. Fabulous card and great take on the "Quick" challenge. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenges! We have a new challenge that started today: R is for Recipe - 3 papers, 2 ribbons, 1 image. We hope you will play along again soon!
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT

  11. Lovely CAS card!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at CCC!


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