Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Merry and Bright

Today for The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, (Day 13) Angela sent Emily and me a couple of put-together images from the Concord & 9th Christmas set Shine Brighter. Even though I knew which one I wanted to use first, I coloured them both: 

Aren't they fun? Certainly different from anything I have. I cut out the merry and bright lightbulb so I could get another Christmas card tucked away. 

It took me a while to figure out exactly what I wanted to do with it, but settled on a glittery gold wash behind it. (At first I tried using it with a Christmas stencil. The paint was way too thin and ran under the stencil immediately. #epicfail, but good to know for the future.) All the shimmer is hard to capture in a photo, of course:

The shimmer on the bulb itself is from a layer of Twinkling H2Os, while the Christmas decorations are Liquid Pearls for the ornaments and gold smooch for the top. If you look closely at the tree, you can tell my pearls decided to burp on the very last ornament. Sigh. I scraped off as much as I could and added a darker green to the tree. It's really only in extreme closeup that you can see the oops. ;) Besides, shimmer is so distracting! 
My gold wash qualifies this for the current CAS Mix Up challenge since I have lots going on (die cutting, fussy cutting, liquid pearls, smooch, glitter paint, and stamping of course) in this still clean and simple card. Which means I can also add this to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday clean and simple challenge. 

Supplies: Stampin' Up garden green cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Concord & 9th Shine Brighter stamps,  Hero Arts black dye ink, Zig markers, Twinkling H2Os, ruby red Liquid Pearls, gold Smooch, Tattered Angels golden goddess Glimmer Glam Glitter paint, Winnie & Walter Katharine die, pop dot tape

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Bonnie said...

I love this soft, shimmery glow that accents this light bulb beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Susan said...

Perfect to use the watercolour wash for the glow from the light bulb! Love the Christmas tree inside the light bulb. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Barbara Godden said...

Oh these are so the one with the succulents in a lightbulb. WTG with the colouring challenge!!!

Loll said...

Adorable image ... and I love the shimmery gold wash in the background. Great card Lindsey. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful gold wash behind your fun Christmas light bulb! Thank you for joining us in the CAS Mix Up challenge! Julia xx

Mandy said...

Wonderful cards Lindsey! The light bulb looks so cute with the Christmas tree inside & I love the shimmer.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx