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Monday, September 15, 2014

Merry Monday 126

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Happy Merry Monday, everyone!  I trust you had a great weekend!  It’s time to get inky again and make some Christmas cards!  Karren is our wonderful hostess and she has a sentiment challenge for us this week:

Since I have been playing with the Seasonally Scattered set from the holiday mini, I thought it was perfect!  I wanted to try a little different technique for me, and although I had to play with it a bit (and I don’t think the photo does it justice), I was happy with the effect in the end:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Merry Monday 126 Seasonally Scattered Stampin Up Christmas

I began by heat embossing the sentiment on Soft Sky with white craft ink and white embossing powder; I then began to watercolor in and around the image with Soft Sky ink, then Lost Lagoon, and finally Island Indigo.  I tried to give the letters an ombre look, but when I added a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter, it hid the effect a bit, but I think you can still see it.  My “christmas” sentiment is from Endless Wishes, and I love how when I stamped it over the watercolored area, it muted it a bit….very pretty!

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I stamped a few snowflakes from the Endless set as well, very subtly in Soft Sky and dazzled them up too!  Since I wanted the sentiment to be the focus, I added two simple mats of Whisper White and Island Indigo before adhering it to my Lost Lagoon card base.  Hope you like it!  AND I hope you’ll play along too!  Be sure to check out all the amazing samples at the Merry Monday blog too!

Cassidy received a very nice package in the mail at Grammy’s house last week:

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You’ll have to stop back to see what she got!!!  Have a blessed day!

24 comments:

Linda said...

Oh you through us a hook. LOL What fun to receive a package at Grammy's house!
Nice card. I love the color. TFS

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! Love the colors. Ooooh! Will have to pop back in to see what Cassidy got in her package. :) Have a great week.

Brenda in IN said...

This is a lovely card. I love the look of snow drifting around the Merry. Looks like Cassidy has some pretty artwork on her cast already.

stampwithsandy said...

So, so pretty! Love the color washing and the sparkle. Can't wait to see what Cassidy has in her package!

Lisa said...

STUNNING card LeAnne! Love the water coloring and all of the pretty sparkle! Oh the SUSPENSE.....I'll tune in later ;)

Kara said...

beautiful!!

Katie Melhus said...

What a fun card, Leanne - love the sparkle and the swirly watercolor background :)

Cheryl Mooney said...

love Cassidy's expression--
the wonders of a surprise package!

Dora B. said...

Ooh it looks just like a frosted window on which someone huffed and then wrote a Merry greeting. Makes us think of being inside and warm and toasty while it's snowing outside.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, this is like a frosted windowpane, LeAnne. Glorious!

Linda Callahan said...

This card is beautiful for the holidays! Glad Mss C is smiling!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Gorgeous!! I love the technique you tried!!!!

Deanne :)

Sue said...

Stunning card!!

Jen said...

This is gorgeous LeAnne. I wondered how you got the colorful background behind the sentiment so thanks for sharing!

Karren said...

What a beautiful, soft watercolor showcasing that gorgeous sentiment! Lucky Cassidy :)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Leanne, I love these soft colours.

Joanne James said...

Beautiful card and just lovely in these subtle blues. I love the little extra bits and pieces you added to the card too.

Marie B. said...

Beautiful card LeAnne! Love the softness of it! :)

Stampin Dj said...

Such a great use of Scattered Sentiments. I love how you watercolored it! I've got to play with this set some more!

Bonnie said...

This is awesome, LeAnne! I never wanted this set until I saw this! I'm just catching up and see that Cassidy has a boo boo. Hope it heals quickly. It doesn't look like it's slowed her down much. You've done lots of pretty cards since I came to visit. Hopefully computer is fixed and I can get back to normal.

GeminiJen said...

Very pretty card. I love the snowflakes.

Lori said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I love Cassidy's cast ;)

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, I love your soft watercoloring with the white sentiment. I wasn't sure about this set when I saw it, but you might have just enabled me! Gorgeous.
Hugs
Jaydee

Wendy said...

Love your card, LeAnne! The sentiment is fabulous with your pretty background! Love the snowy feel to it! :)