WWC159 – Marsha’s “All About Christmas” Challenge

We’re thinking of Christmas over at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week. I decided to do some masking and watercolouring to create my clean and simple card.

I started by playing around with my stamps to work out what I wanted my little scene to look like, then created the masks that I would need. I stamped the hat, from Lawn Fawn‘s Hats Off To You, and the Fox, from The Greeting Farm‘s Cuddly Thanks, onto some post-its and fussy cut them out.

With the masks ready I put my watercolour paper panel into my MISTI and started on the stamping. I used MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink which is waterproof. First I stamped the hat, then masked it off. I then stamped the fox and added the mask over him too. Finally I stamped the little tree stump that the fox is sleeping on, which is also from the Cuddly Thanks stamp set.

I removed the masks and started on my watercolouring. I used my MozArt watercolour markers and a waterbrush to blend out. I started with a red on the hat, then used a light brown for the body of the fox. I had originally planned on combining brown and orange for the fox’s body, but when blended out the brown had enough orange to it that I decided to leave it as it was. I used a darker brown for the tree stump. I then used the grey brush pen to add shading to all the white areas including below my little scene as just a hint of grounding. Finally I added a tiny bit of pink to the fox’s nose.

I trimmed the panel down and added a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages to the opposite corner from my little scene. I then mounted the panel on a dark red card base.

I’m quite happy with this card. The little hat works perfectly on the fix despite the stamps not being designed to go together. I did have some trouble with the watercolour bleeding beyond the lines a bit but I was able to disguise that by colouring over the areas with a white pencil.


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown – Watercolour

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas

Double D Challenges – Woodland Creatures

Rudolph Days – Anything Christmas

TCP Tuesday – Animals

TGIF – Masking

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – All About Christmas

Winter Wonderland – Anything Christmas


Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)







24 thoughts on “WWC159 – Marsha’s “All About Christmas” Challenge

  1. Hi,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    what a wonderful card and your work is so brilliantly creaated.
    Love that little fox and your colouring is excellent.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Oh my, Charlotte, this is the type of card which is your “signature” style: clean and simple with a touch of “awww”. Your colouring of the image is beautifully done and you’ve created such a lovely feel of dimension with the shading. Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This little fox is just so cute, he’s utterly sweet. I love your card, you have a great eye for color and design. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Woodland Creatures Challenge. Hope we see you again soon!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy’s Happy Place}
    Stop by and see me, would love to have you!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.