Cosy winter stripes watercoloured llama handmade Holiday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/cosy-winter-stripes/

This card came together while looking at the ‘soft socks’ sentiment in the Hello Winter set from Neat & Tangled and the scarf of the Fa La Llama. I began thinking of soft woollen scarves and socks, and I do love a lovely striped woollen! I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

Cosy winter stripes watercoloured llama handmade Holiday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/cosy-winter-stripes/

I stamped the sentiment block from the Hello Winter set three times in clear embossing ink down a panel of Hot Pressed watercolour card and white heat embossed.

Cosy winter stripes watercoloured llama handmade Holiday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/cosy-winter-stripes/

I then roughly watercoloured stripes (see supplies list for colours used) and let the heat embossing resist the paint. When dry I splattered with a solution of Perfect Pearls.

Cosy winter stripes watercoloured llama handmade Holiday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/cosy-winter-stripes/

I also stamped the llama from Fa La Llama in Versafine Onyx Black ink and watercoloured the scarf and blanket in the same colours as the striped background before die cutting with the matching dies.

Cosy winter stripes watercoloured llama handmade Holiday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/cosy-winter-stripes/

The sentiment is from Merry Kisses, and I thought it went well with the warm woolly feeling I was going for with this card. I stamped the sentiment in clear embossing ink on black card and white heat embossed before trimming into two banners.

Cosy winter stripes watercoloured llama handmade Holiday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/cosy-winter-stripes/

I also die cut a circle from ivory card and then it was time to put this card together.

Cosy winter stripes watercoloured llama handmade Holiday card by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/cosy-winter-stripes/

I added all the elements with foam adhesive to a card base cut from ivory card and then accented with sequins.

BEAUTIFUL ART BOOKS

A little while ago I shared about the Print & Pattern book I found really inspiring and I know a number of you enjoyed reading it too. You can find that book at Amazon US and Amazon UK.

You can see a few of the cards inspired by this book here, here and here.

Well, I’ve recently purchased two other books which I thought you might find interesting also. I’m a huge fan of Jenna Rainey, @monvoirco on Instagram and love her watercolouring and was very excited to find her new book, Everyday Watercolour, Learn To Paint Watercolor In 30 Days. I’ve already started working my way through the book and am finding it a thorough look at how to watercolour starting with the basics and working up. You can find that book at Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Finally, Amazon recommended this book, How To Draw Modern Florals, when I was purchasing Everyday Watercolor and again I follow Alli Koch on Instagram I thought I’d give it a try as I’d still very much like to draw more myself. You can find that book at Amazon US and Amazon UK.

I plan to share more on how I’ve found this two new books and the details of my watercolour pad and sketchbook as I work my way through them :D I’m an eternal learner and love exploring, experimenting and expanding my knowledge be it online classes or good old fashioned books. What’s your preferred way of learning?

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 truly appreciate your support.

 

SSS Clear Embossing Ink
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SSS EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine…
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Arches HOT PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD
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SSS Daniel Smith Debby’s Set…
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Neat and Tangled FA LA LLAMA
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Neat and Tangled FA LA LLAMA Dies
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Neat and Tangled HELLO WINTER
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Neat and Tangled MERRY KISSES
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
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SSS STITCHED CIRCLES Dies
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SSS BLACK Card
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SSS IVORY Card
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE GOLD 5ML…
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Daniel Smith PYRROL SCARLET 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith CERULEAN BLUE CHROMIUM…
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Daniel Smith PRUSSIAN BLUE 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith SEPIA 5ML Extra Fine…
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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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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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