Watercolor Weekend | Holiday Puppy

 

Yup, you guessed it, it’s Watercolor Weekend again and I have created this sweet little Holiday puppy sitting on a snowy bench.  I originally started off with a sleeping puppy but then I thought it looked like a cold little puppy on a bench which didn’t seem very cheerful.

Onto the card details

I started out stamping the puppy  (which I used a stamp positioner to get him straight) with Sepia.  I pulled the color out of the lines.  I added some color to my palette and filled him in.  I darkened in  his ears, eyes and nose with the fine tip of the marker.  I decided to draw in a color and cuffs to make him look like he was wearing a sweater.  I added some white gel pen dots to jazz it up.  I created a mask and used it to protect him.

Using my stamp positioner, I stamped the bench over the masked puppy.  I didn’t ink up the area where the snow is on the bench.  I pulled the color out of the lines and added some squiggly lines with my Sepia and darkened some areas.  I drew in a wavy line for the lights and added some English Red, African Violet, Brilliant Yellow and Pine Green circles to make them look like lights.

Watercolor Weekend | Holiday Puppy

I inked up the tree trunk with Sepia and the small top of the Fir tree and stamped it to the right of the bench.  I added the light to the left leaving off where the wreath would be.  I added Brilliant Yellow to the lamp and on a few areas on the snow.  I added some masking fluid where the wreath would be to be able to add some ornaments.  I then used the positioner to stamp the wreath in Pine Green.  I added African Violet and English Red ornaments to the wreath.

Using the fine tip of my African Violet I drew in some the snow and pulled the color above the line to leave the snow white but it creates a shadow.  I used African Violet to create the sky.

I cut the picture out with the stitched rectangle die and mounted it on a piece of Gina K Designs Cranberry Tart cardstock.  I added the Season’s Greetings sentiment which is also from Gina K.

I hope you get a little holiday inspiration and I hope you will join me, Dot and Tricia over at the Art Impressions Blog for Watercolor Weekend.  Upload your projects on Instagram and tag us, we would love to see your projects.

More holiday inspiration – https://www.tobinartstudio.com/watercolor-tutorial-christmas-window/

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Watercolor Tutorial | Christmas Window

Watercolor Tutorial | Christmas WindowCheck out the video on how to create this watercolor Christmas window here.

I am starting to get into the Christmas spirit, how about you?  It’s that time of year again where I need to get a jump on my Christmas cards.  I send out about 60 cards each year and most of them are different (because I get bored easily, lol) so they take a bit of time.  Today I thought I would video the creation of this Christmas Window.  It was so easy and fun to do, I hope you will head over to my YouTube channel and check it out.

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