Monday, 3 April 2017

Merry Monday #242 - Twigs and Branches

Hi Friends,
This week Debbie is challenging us to Add Twigs and Branches to our Christmas cards.  I have used this gorgeous twig and berry image from Penny Black. I coloured the stamp with Distress Markers, spritzed it and this is my second stamping on Watercolour card. I then added some extra colour on the Berries with an Aqua Painter and outlined the twigs with a darker marker to add shadow and extra dimension. I added the sweet bird for some extra interest and Water coloured it with the Distress Markers and my Aqua Painter.  I finished off with the Sentiment and the Clear Sequins.

Stamps: Penny Black - Berry Merry Christmas, S/U's An Open Heart
Card: Watercolour, True Thyme, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, 
Distress Markers: Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Fired Brick, Barn Door, Festive Berries, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Antique Linen
Finishing Touches: Clear Sequins
Cool Tools: Mini Spritzer, Aqua Painter, Misti, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue

Glad to see you drop by, Happy Crafting! Hope you will join us this week at Merry Monday.


  1. Great idea to add a bird to this gorgeous branch, Sue! Just love how you always decorate the insides too!!

  2. Love your pretty berries with the sweet wren, Sue!

  3. Absolutely Gorgeous! Love this! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card Susan and a perfect Winter it!! Hope you're having a wonderful week! :0)

  5. Beautiful watercoloring, Susan. Lovely card. Have a great week.

  6. Hi Susan:
    I saw this card over on the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Blog, and it caught my the point that I just HAD to come by to tell you GORGEOUS it is. I absolutely LOVE the "berries"on the branches. Stunning!!!

    I'd love to have you stop by some time to play along in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. Always Anything Goes/Family Friendly, and we offer fabulous prizes. I'd just LOVE to have you share your talents with us when you can.

    FABULOUS card!! I'm smitten.
    Karen Letchworth, Blog Admin.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Beautiful card, I love your CAS design. Have a lovely week.


Thank you for your lovely comments.