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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

HOLLY

The challenge at Merry Monday this week is two shades of green with a bit of red.  




I stamped and embossed the HA holly with Ranger liquid platinum and used my Zig clean brush markers (mid-green, olive green and carmine) to watercolor.  I like to put down the color and then use my aqua brush to shade the colors.  The background is distress antique linen and water smooshed with a bit of metallic gold from my Gansai watercolor set.  Die cut the MFT stitched frame and popped it up with foam tape.  The sentiment is from Essentials by Ellen Merry & Bright cut from PTI gold foil.

Thanks for stopping by and always love your kind comments.  Betty

12 comments:

  1. beautiful. i NEED to start my Christmas cards but no holiday mojo yet! This is gorgeous.

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  2. This card is gorgeous! I love the two shades of green on the holly and the gold sentiment! This is a showstopper for sure!!!!!!

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  3. This is beautiful, Betty! I love the elegant gold and silver! You've done a wonderful job of coloring the holly! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. Betty, your card is so pretty. The gold flecks and the gold sentiment set off your green and red holly so beautifully. Thanks for playing along at Merry Monday.

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  5. This is so beautiful and elegant .... love your background for the pretty leaves

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  6. Wow, Betty - just love your elegant holly card! Perfect for the MM challenge! Looking forward to seeing you!!

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  7. Beautiful card. Love the background.

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  8. This is beautiful! Your watercolored holly is just gorgeous and I love the background. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  9. This is really pretty, Betty! Love your water colored background and how you shaded the the holly leaves with your inks! Love your gold foil sentiment, too...so elegant!

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful card Betty! Love the watercoloring of your holly leaves, and I'm with you on using the Aqua Painter...love using that brush!!

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  11. Stunning Betty, love every design element. Thanks for joining us again this week at Merry Monday.

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