I had to laugh when I saw the WCW challenge, to create plaids with watercolor. When I saw Misti's FF20 challenge to use buffalo plaid and I knew I didn't have much in that line, I wondered if I could paint a plaid. Nice to find out that I can. That was a great video, thanks, Linda. Someone used a gold checked paper for that FF challenge and I thought that a gold wc plaid would be nice. I used gold and copper wc and added some lines of brown.
Yesterday's WT was to feature a bird so I used the watercolor paper art part, sprayed it with DOx fired brick and vintage photo and then stamped with the Christmas text stamp. I used the soft suede on the wooden branch and dangled two white metal jingle bells on it for today's F4A. I love SU's new no-hole adhesive sequins, they're so pretty. Added 'joy' in the red metallic. I like simple sentiments for Christmas, which is why I use joy and peace a lot. One time I bought a box of Christmas cards because I liked the picture, never read the sentiment until I got them home, didn't like it at all. Too mushy and silly.
What does Jingle Bells mean to me?? A great song for kids, not really Christmas, more winter. I picture a lot of snow, me, feeling content, wrapped in a nice warm plaid blanket, knowing that a tasty hot drink is waiting for me, birds flitting through the trees, cardinals adding color to the scenery. I love antique bells that horses wore long ago, such a beautiful sound.
Date: Friday, November 13, 2020 GMT Views: 451
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 66054
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 10:54 AM
So pretty and I love your bird. The plaid background is great. I liked this video, too, and think this was the first plaid I had made for a card....just used a stamp in the past.
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Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 12:31 PM
Such a lovely warm, cosy looking plaid, Jean. Your bird is mighty fine looking, and I like the bells. They remind me of a bell/snowman that I often hang right at the top of my tree, a sort of primitive style snowman...
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 63783
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 @ 2:49 PM
You nailed the plaid challenge, along with the rest of the challenges, with this fantastic card. The added lines on the plaid really makes it pop. Nice touch with the gold and copper. Love the bird too. Glad you played and added this charmer. TFS