Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Watercolor Your World!

Welcome to the monthly Close to My Heart Technique Blog Hop!

Watercolor Your World

I'm a new member of the group, and I'm excited this is my first hop.  Yeah!
We are focusing on the new water color set that's been introduced this month with the release of the absolutely fabulous Annual Inspirations & Holiday Expressions.  

This monthly hop is on the 15th ever month.  If you have arrived from Shelia's blog then you are in the right place.  If you want to start at the beginning visit Melissa's blog, but if you want to keep hopping be assured you'll see it all, since it's a big circle.

I struggled with this challenge as I'm not an artist I'm a crafter.  I saw some great ideas on Pinterest so that's my jumping off point.  I love Pinterest if  I'm stumped, have lost my mojo, or am completely lost that's where I turn then that ahh ha moment hits and I realize I can do this.

 A complete view of the items I used minus my brushes.

The Season of Thanks will be here soon!

 Saffron & Pomegranate works for me. :^)

Nothing but blue watercolor skies

I'm inspired by Close to My Hearts new Enchantment color palette, which I call the 'Fall' color palette.  I pulled out Poppy, Pomegranate, Saffron, Eggplant, & Fern.  I stamped the leaves in Whisper & Poppy then played with my watercolors matching to my Enchantment colors as close as I could.  I had a fun time painting the leaves, not much fun fussy cutting them out, but worth it in the end.  Below is a complete list of the items I used.

  • Cardstock:   Saffron, Pomegranate, & Champagne
  • Paper Fundamentals:  Enchantment assortment > Saffron
  • Exclusive Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Watercolor Paint Brushes > beware kittens love to eat these!
  • Exclusive Inks:  Chocolate, Poppy, Saffron, & Whisper
  • Embellishments:  Pink Enamel Gems, Gold Foil Tape, Thick Fern Twine
  • My Acrylix:  B1492 Fallen Leaves & C1634 Blessings of Autumn a Hostess Reward Set

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about my artwork or CTMH.

Thank You for visiting my blog. 
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If you live in the Greater Sacramento Area & would like to chat about Close to My Heart email me.  :^)  

Create from the Heart,

This is the page I created at the Annual Convention at Disneyland this past July next years is at
Disney World I'd love to have you join me!


  1. Beautiful cards, your leaves look fabulous.

  2. Very pretty! Those leaves were worth it.

  3. Those leaves are amazing! They look real. Love the cards.

  4. Absolutely love what you did! Great fall colors!


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