Christmas Wreath

This is my sample card for the watercolour challenge at Splitcoaststampers today.

The challenge is painting winter foliage, and you can find the video here. Emma, the artist individually paints several different items of winter foliage, leading to her painting a wreath. I decided to do a wreath as I knew this would be a challenge for me.

For my wreath I first drew a faint circle using one of my circle dies. I erased any lines that were too heavy. 

I did not use a lot of colours to watercolour this wreath. I started with the Magnolia Leaves using Daniel Smith Mayan Blue Genuine, a beautiful colour. I went around the wreath, painting some slightly darker than others. 

I then painted the Blue Spruce leaves using a mix of Daniel Smith Apatite Genuine and Winsor Newton Winsor Violet (Dioxazine). Once they were completed I painted the Pine Needles using Daniel Smith Sap Green.

I decided I wanted some larger berries than she showed in her video which I painted using Daniel Smith Alizarin Crimson. Instead of painting a long stem I did little stems attached to the berries painting with Daniel Smith Burnt Umber and leaving the little bit of white space.

I then had a good look at the wreath and was relatively happy with the look, and decided it was full enough.

I wanted a sentiment for the centre of the wreath and picked this Merry Christmas sentiment from Paper Rose which fit perfectly. I heat embossed with Gold Enchantment embossing powder.

I then attached foam tape to the back of the watercolour piece and attached to my Christmas Pine cardstock to finish.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card and wish to thank you for visiting. Following are Affiliate links for the products that I have used for this card, at no extra cost to you.


xoxo, Kia