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Mosaic/spotlight watercolouring a soft and elegant background for this handmade Christmas card by Debby Hughes using the Centre Cut Kaleidoscope Bakcground and Stained Glass Greetings set from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/mosaic-watercolour/

Today I have a card using a technique I’m calling mosaic watercolouring, or should that be spotlight watercolouring? Hmmm, hopefully, you can see where I’m going with this anyway. I selectively watercoloured areas of the Centre Cut Kaleidoscope Background from Simon Says Stamp. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

Mosaic/spotlight watercolouring a soft and elegant background for this handmade Christmas card by Debby Hughes using the Centre Cut Kaleidoscope Bakcground and Stained Glass Greetings set from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/mosaic-watercolour/

I started by stamping the Centre Cut Kaleidoscope Background in clear embossing ink on Arches Hot Pressed watercolour card and white heat embossed. Then using Daniel Smith watercolours, I selectively painted areas of the pattern in a soft blue and green colour combination.

Mosaic/spotlight watercolouring a soft and elegant background for this handmade Christmas card by Debby Hughes using the Centre Cut Kaleidoscope Bakcground and Stained Glass Greetings set from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/mosaic-watercolour/

I made sure to vary the depth of colour and tone as I painted different shapes within the pattern to give variety.

Mosaic/spotlight watercolouring a soft and elegant background for this handmade Christmas card by Debby Hughes using the Centre Cut Kaleidoscope Bakcground and Stained Glass Greetings set from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/mosaic-watercolour/

When dry, I went over some areas of the pattern with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then sprinkled on Rock Candy Distress Glitter.

Mosaic/spotlight watercolouring a soft and elegant background for this handmade Christmas card by Debby Hughes using the Centre Cut Kaleidoscope Bakcground and Stained Glass Greetings set from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/mosaic-watercolour/

For other areas, I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to give a shiny finish and finally, with a white gel pen I added dots to highlight different sections of the pattern.

Mosaic/spotlight watercolouring a soft and elegant background for this handmade Christmas card by Debby Hughes using the Centre Cut Kaleidoscope Bakcground and Stained Glass Greetings set from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/mosaic-watercolour/

For the sentiment I stamped the Joy and matching greeting from the Stained Glass Greetings set by Simon Says Stamp in clear embossing ink and white heat embossed. I used the matching die to cut out the Joy and trimmed the coordinating sentiment into a skinny strip.

Mosaic/spotlight watercolouring a soft and elegant background for this handmade Christmas card by Debby Hughes using the Centre Cut Kaleidoscope Bakcground and Stained Glass Greetings set from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/mosaic-watercolour/

I cut the panel with a Wonky Rectangle and mounted it onto a Desert Storm card base. I then added a Maryanne and Kate snowflake which I die cut from white card, rubbed with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and dunked in Rock Candy Distress Glitter. I foam mounted the sentiment pieces over the snowflakes and then accented with a few Snowfall sequins.

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

SSS CENTER CUT KALEIDOSCOPE Background
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SSS STAINED GLASS GREETINGS
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SSS STAINED GLASS GREETINGS Set
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SSS STAINED GLASS GREETINGS Dies
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Simon Says Stamp WONKY RECTANGLES…
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SSS MARYANNE SNOWFLAKE Die
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SSS KATE SNOWFLAKE DIE
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SSS Daniel Smith Debby’s Set…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Dry…
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Tonic CRYSTAL GLAZE Nuvo 947N
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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Neat and Tangled SNOWFALL Sequin Mix
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Arches HOT PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Neenah DESERT STORM 100lb Card
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MINI MISTI
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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MINI MISTI Grid Paper Pad
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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SSS LARGE GRID PAPER Pad
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Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE
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Set of 6 Spice Shakers
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Set of 6 Spice Shakers
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EK Success POWDER TOOL
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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SSS COFFEE FILTERS
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Sizzix Big Shot STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM
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Sizzix EXTENDED MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM
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Mosaic/spotlight watercolouring a soft and elegant background for this handmade Christmas card by Debby Hughes using the Centre Cut Kaleidoscope Bakcground and Stained Glass Greetings set from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/mosaic-watercolour/

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