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Today’s MIX Challenge (MIX149) has us playing with water colors or scraps or tags or all 3. I have all 3. And also references a water color ornament tutorial from Wednesday. And I admit, I started this “playing” last weekend before either was posted so I guess Dina & I must have been on the same wavelength, though I did go about mine a little differently.
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For this one, I stamped the ornament on water color paper then took a gold gel pen and drew squiggly lines across it to imitate marbling. Then I wet areas of the ornament. From experience I knew the water would make the gold gel pen run & that’s what I wanted. I added reds & bright pinks on one side then dried it w/ a heat gun. Then I did the yellows, blue & greens on the other side & dried it. The gold from the gel pen added a wonderful little bit of gold glitter across the ornament. I fussy cut it then covered it w/ clear embossing powder & heated it. I did this twice so it’s really glossy. The red, lime & gold pieces were all scraps that I either embossed, die cut or used as is. The little reddish drops are a bonus from making the ornament on the tag below.


Stamps: DRS Designs-    Simple OrnamentChristmas to All Greeting
Paper: water color, Neenah white, grass green, lime green, red, scrap of gold
Ink:   Vesafine onyx, Versamark
Accessories:  Peerless water colors, gold gel pen, clear embossing powder, baker’s twine, pine branch corners embossing folder (Darice), holly die (Sizzix), Spellbinders labels 16 die, Lil’ Inkers stitched rectangles die, paper crimper, Misti

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On this ornament tag, I stamped the ornament like above & water colored similarly, but I did not use the gold gel pen. After 3 coats of clear embossing powder, it started to do a cracked glass thing, so I heated it & tilted it until these perfect little round drops of melted ep dripped off onto my craft sheet. Then I added a layer of a holographic ep but decided it was too much & heated it until most of it dripped off. Now just a little sparkle is left & I like it much better.
 The perfect little round “dew drops” of melted ep were glued on as berries & embellishments on the first card.

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Again, I used scraps of die cuts & embossed them. The white & red layers were cut w/ a Grand Label 4 and I just trimmed off the bottom so the tag would stand upright.


Stamps: DRS Designs-    Simple Ornament, Merry Christmas
Paper: water color, Neenah white, lime green
Ink:   Vesafine onyx, Versamark
Accessories:  Spellbinders tag, Grand labels 4, gold label 4 dies, Misti, sequins, baker’s twine, eyelet, clear embossing powder, stardust embossing powder

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, head on over and check out the DRS Thursday Challenge…this week, Tags! Make a tag or have one on your project. DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs.

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Angel Greetings cu07952
Welcome to the Serendipity December Blog HopWe are showing off some fabulous new Christmas images & dies! If you arrived here from Jenny’s Blog ,  you are in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.
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The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs.  So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday December 6 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will  announce a winner on Monday Dec 7. Special: is 
40% off the highest priced item in the cart. This will be the last sale of the year!  coupon code is “40fromhigh1215” .  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% ff. This month- it’s the Large Cupcake.  Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps!

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For my Christmas card, I started with a background I made on water color paper. I used some Distress Ink pads, smooshed them onto a kraft sheet, spritzed w/ a little water, then pressed the water color paper to it. I did one color at a time & dried it w/ a heat gun, then did the next color. This keeps the colors from running together & becoming muddy. When I finished, I die cut the layers & added the grape card stock in between.  The angel, greeting & very narrow layer around the center panel were die cut out of white glitter card stock. I also die cut another 2 angels & 1 greeting out of a darker purple to shadow them.

On the inside, I stamped the And the Angel Said, die cut it, then edged it w/ a purple Permapaque marker. I went over the edging & a little more w/ a Wink of Stella. I discovered the Wink of Stella made a little of the purple run so I used it to drag a little purple in toward the greeting. I also used it to add a little color to the white angel die cut.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – (inside – And the Angel Said
Paper: water color, grape, dk purple, white glitter (DCWV matstack)
Ink:  Distress Inks in dusty concord, shaded lilac,  tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon, ( Versafine sepia- inside)
Accessories:  Serendipity Angel, Season’s Greetings  dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, purple Permapaque marker, Wink of Stella

Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s blog..I’m sure she’ll have something fabulous to show you!

Please be sure to visit all of the DT Blogs to increase your chance of winning! Here’s the order in case you get lost.