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:

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

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  8. 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.

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

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

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

    Deanne :)

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

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

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  14. Beautiful card Leanne, I love these soft colours.

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

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

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

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  18. 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.

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  19. Very pretty card. I love the snowflakes.

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

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  21. 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

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

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