Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Distress Crayon Watercolour in a Decorated Frame!

Happy New Year Friends!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Years! I took a little bloggy break to enjoy some family time and a few jammie days! I'm back today to share a gift I made for my sister. I love giving at least one homemade gift to her, and I was really pleased with how this turned out.

I started out by using a page from the Prima Watercolor Coloring Book. I knew this book was something I had to have as soon as I saw it last year! You can use whatever watercolouring medium you like on the pages, and for this page I chose to use my Distress Watercolor Crayons. Love them!!

Around the silver frame I added a couple clusters of embellishments - diecuts, paper ephemera, gold stars and sequins and pearls from a 28 Lilac Lane embellishment kit. I used Distress Inks to add some colour around the edge of this cute bird diecut. Inside the cute frame I added a mini card from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away 6x6 paper pad.

At the top I used feathers that I diecut with my Cricut and shaded with Distress Inks along with an arrow and more stars from a Project Life kit and popped up a layer to add dimension.

Well, my sister loved it - and sent me a photo of it on a gallery wall in her bedroom! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you're staying warm and cozy this week - and getting some crafty time ;)

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  1. Happy New Year, Karla!! I hope 2017 is an amazing one for you!! What a gorgeous project for your sister!! The colors are so beautiful and I love the details you added!! It looks amazing on her wall, too!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. WOW! I love the travel theme... this is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at the PDE LInky Party Anything Goes Challenge!

  3. Happy New Year! So glad you got time to hang out with your family and enjoy those PJ Days! They are my favorite type of day! Are's seem to be every weekend any more! hahaha Also Congrats on making the Wild Whispers DT! That is AWESOME! I Just LOVE your beautiful project! The colors are amazing! And I can see how awesome it looks on your sisters wall! :) I made my sister some Grinch Place mats this year.. She loved them.... It was so fun to make... Have a great day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  4. Hi Carla! this is so pretty, I Love all your beautiful details!! The arrangement on your wall is terrific! Thank you for letting your light shine on Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M DT