Monday, July 25, 2022

Noel for Benny

      This is my second DT card for Conie Fong using an image from the "Benny's Christmas" set, and the set just happens to be On Sale for a few more days!  This time I used the image with the adorable long-eared pup in it.

     The coloring was done with water color paints and a fine-line brush.  I'm getting better at controlling where the paint goes and how much I apply but water colors do have a mind of their own, especially when the image is printed onto water color paper.  

     I used dies from QuicKutz to cut the image and the red mat.  The dp is from an old Doodlebug stack which I've had maybe as much as 3 years so don't go looking for it in your local craft store.  The ribbon is metallic and I used it for both the wrap around the card front and to make the hand tied bow.  The 'Noel' sentiment was cut with a Cottage Cutz die.


     That's it for today but I have one or two more to post this week so be sure to stop by and check things out.  I'm slowly getting back into my routine of posting nearly every day but, because of the vision issues, it still takes me a lot of time to get images colored and ready to turn into a completed project.  :-D

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Donna Scholz said...

Connie, what a sweet holiday card! You've done a super job water coloring the image to give it shading and dimension!! Thank you for sharing your cute little Benny bringing gifts to his friends with us at Double Trouble for our "Christmas in July" bling challenge!!! -Donna

Diane said...

Adorably cute cute holiday card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On earth!
Diane POE Co-owner
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Suzanne Reynolds said...

Wow, really nice watercoloring on your image... I'm not comfortable with water coloring because it sometimes has a mind of it's own. Adorable image and great Christmas village patterned paper for your background is perfect. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

*Vicki* said...

What a very sweet little guy with his pup and cart!! I see you've done a really wonderful job with your watercolor NC!! Loving the papers and glitter ribbon bow too!!

Susan said...

Such a sweet image of a boy and his dog with the wagon full of Christmas gifts. Wonderful colouring! Thanks so much for joining us at Peace on Earth!

Melanie R said...

Great card, Connie! I love the bright green and red and I think your water-coloring is fabulous. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #116.

Kellianne said...

What a cute Christmas card. That little boy is so sweet and your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at Double Trouble :)

Donna Walls said...

Wonderfully watercoloring and I love the shading and the adorable image. I'm so glad to see that you're getting back your health and most importantly your eyesight. It means so much to be able to do what brings you joy.

Doris P. said...

So cute! Love the image. Thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Challenge!