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Monday, September 24, 2012

Merry Monday 34

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Hi everyone!  Hope you had a good weekend!  I had fun at my upline meeting and I’ll share some photos later on in the week!  Now it’s time for another sketch for Merry Monday, and Lesley has a really easy sketch for you to work with:

Since the sketch was pretty basic, I decided to use an image with a little more detail in it from the new set in the Holiday Mini called Winter Memories:

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I stamped in the image in Stazon on watercolor paper and used my aquapainter and reinkers to color it in:

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Of course, my glitter got everywhere….even Mr. Cardinal has a face full of it LOL!  I added a simple little sentiment from Tiny Tags and some stitched ribbon and a button for my embellishment.  I hope this inspires you to get started on your Christmas cards, if you haven’t already!  Be sure to check out the other Merry Monday creations at Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper!

Cassidy is away for a few days, so I don’t have any new photos to share, but I thought might like this video:

Anyone remember doing this when they were little?  I apologize for the noise my camera makes while videoing….I have NO idea why it does that!  Have a great day!

22 comments:

Sherry Eckblad said...

Great Christmas card and that image is wonderful. Such a fun sketch this week from Lesley.

Off to watch your video of Cassidy.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards and such a cute video of Cassidy and Oh, does that ever bring back memories. She sure is having a good time.
Was going to say, sounds like your camera was picking up wind noise but doesn't seem like you had much of a wind to speak of.
Thanks 4 sharing such a cute video.
ColleenB.

Bonnie said...

What a beautifully painted scene, LeAnne! I love the glitter and Mr. Cardinal looks like he just dug in for a tasty morsel!

Linda said...

Your coloring is fabulous!! I love that card!

Pam~ said...

LeAnne, you are the Queen of watercoloring! This is stunning and the cardinal looks great with a touch of sparkle in his eye.

You always inspire me with your watercoloring! I just can't seem to blend very well. Mine always end up in the round file...lol

Have a great day!

Lesley said...

Wow LeAnne, your colouring is superb! Love how you have shown off this set!

*Vicki* said...

This is so gorgeous!! I just love this set!! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

LeAnne your watercolouring is amazing. It looks like a hand created image. LOVE that video of Cassidy,what do you men when i was a kid--I'd do that now! ;)

Terry said...

I remember running like that through my grandma's laundry! It's just fun to do when you're a kid. lol I love the watercoloring you did on the sled image. It's gorgeous. I also like the two strips of stitched ribbon with the button. That is so cute!

Hugs,

Terry

Linda said...

Oh that looks like so much fun! I remember running through the sheets. So much fun.
Love the Christmas card. That is a great image.

Patti said...

Love your card. The water coloring is terrific. And, yes, your video does bring back memories. Cassidy is certainly enjoying herself.

Selene Kempton said...

Totally Gorgeous!! I love your water coloring and the glitter is awesome! What a great card!

MarvA1ix said...

Love love love the card. I have the stamp set, and have only used the snowman image for the card I cased from you. I must get some watercolor paper, too. It makes the big difference with your card today.
Love the Cassidy video. today would be the perfect laundry day, and I could run under the clothesline, too.

Betty Benton said...

Lovely image! Your coloring is spectacular and the Mr. Cardinal must have thought the glitter would make him more attractive to Mrs. Cardinal!

Darlene Gabriel said...

LeAnne - thank you for making my day brighter. I would love to join Cassidy.
Your card is gorgeous. Your watercolouring is perfect. I am really bad with my aquapainter and reinkers:(. I love the added glitter and the way you tucked part of the tag under the circle.

Kim S said...

Beautifully colored! Your creative use of the punches for the sentiment is so fun!

Tania said...

Gorgeous card; you are such a wonderful colourer. And Cassidy is just too adorable!

Anonymous said...

LeAnne, this is a very nostalgic image and is beautifully coloured. The houndstooth DSP adds to the look. I love it.

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card LeAnne, this image is fabulous and you did such a great job with the colours.

Tiz Barnes said...

Beautiful card. Just love that stamp set and the colouring is perfect!

http://heresmycard-tiz.blogspot.ca

Karen Aicken said...

I like everything about your sweet Christmas card, but especially the way you added the word with the label punches.
Cheers, Karen

Narelle Farrugia said...

Gorgeous card LeAnne - your colouring is beautiful!