Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sheena Douglas Scenic Winter Christmas Deer birthday card

Hello everyone and welcome to the second Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge, where the theme is anything goes with an optional twist of Dies.

Well we were bowled over by your response to our first challenge and you are making it really hard to pick the top 5! Why not play along this time and you could win a $15 discount to the Happy Little Stampers Store

I got some new Sheena Douglas Scenic Winter : Christmas Deer stamps and dies just before Christmas but didn't get enough time to play with them. I am on a mission to make more use of my stash, so I decided to change the winter, snow covered trees to a spring/summer green ones, so it can be used year round.

1) Take a square of watercolour paper, mark a horizon and paint a light watercolour wash. 

2) Stamp the tree stamp from the Sheena Douglas Perfect Partner Scenic Winter stamp set, and watercolour the trees and hills. Paint the sky and clouds, and when it is dry stamp some birds.

 3) Die cut the Scenic Winter Christmas Deer from cream card and stamp the matching stamp onto the deer, before painting him.

4) Use distress ink to add some colour to the frame die cut and stamp Happy Birthday from the HLS Especially For You stamp set.

5) Adhere the watercolour paper to a PTI Rustic Cream card base, and use thin strips of foam tape to raise the frame die on top to give dimension.

We are lucky enough to have the talented Ingrid from the Creative Grove blog join us as Guest Designer this month and you can see her beautiful card and inspiration from the rest of the team over at the Happy Little Stampers Blog.

I'd like to play along with 

Darnell's NBUS challenge - use NBUS - my stamps and die are NBUS!


  1. Beautiful birthday card. I have family that would love this, too.

  2. Wonderful masculine scene card you created.

  3. This is lovely, Carol. Beautiful designed and totally cool masculine card. I love it!

  4. Super card Carol...I too have this die ...it's fabulous!

  5. Beautiful scene card and love that you included your process. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

  6. Beautiful scene, Carol!
    Love your deicate coloring and design! Hugs, Gloria

  7. Fantastic card and instructions. You created a very peaceful scene with a great background.

  8. Thank you for the instructions on this!! Your scene is FABULOUS!!!

  9. Great background. Beautiful card
    Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff
    Maria Pilar DT

  10. Well, you know me Carol - I'm a sucker for a gorgeous scene! LOVE your tutorial and card. Just beautiful! :)

  11. Beautifully watercoloured. The scene is so pretty! xx

  12. I love the dimension and detail on this one! I always enjoy it when someone takes pictures throughout the creation process to share. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff this week!

  13. Love your image! What a great card. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff!

    Majo - DT ♥

  14. Stunning card. you have a talent with drawing and painting!

  15. Lovely card!! Love the deer and the woods cut out on the front of the background image, such dimension!! Thanks for playing along at the UYS challenge blog!!

  16. This blows me away, Carol! You could be a for-reals artist painting on canvas! Do you do that? You should! This is a work of art to be framed!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10!! Hugs, Darnell

  17. What a fabulous spring scene you have created I simply adore this beauty and think it should be framed.


  18. Ok this is WOW! I love the 3D look, and it's so beautifully coloured. Wonderful card. Jenny x


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