Masked and Watercolored Winter Scene


Hi again! Welcome to my second blog post of today. I’m joining Winnie & Walter for a fun blog hop in honor of World Card Making Day 2017. There are lots of festivities going on at the Winnie & Walter blog so make sure to check that out. If you’re hopping from blog to blog, you probably arrived from Rebecca Luminarias’ blog!

In this video, I’m showing you how to create a masked and watercolored winter scene with the Happy Owlidays with Evelin T Designs set from Winnie & Walter ( ELH | SSS | WNN ).

I started out by stamping and masking my tree scene. Whenever you’re masking, keep in mind that you have to stamp the image you want to be in front first. In my case, that was the biggest tree. Then you can use masks to build your scene. Watch the video to see it in action!

I colored the trees and the adorable trio of penguins with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a Pentel Aquash Brush. I like to use Canson Watercolor paper ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS ) and Archival Jet Black ink ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS ) whenever I use these markers to color. After coloring all of the images, I created a watercolored winter sky with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS ). I have links to the individual colors I used in the supply list below.

Once my watercolored piece was dry, I ran it through my die cutting machine using the Carly Cutaways from Winnie & Walter ( WNN ) to create a fun Christmas bauble shaped piece. Then I used a mask and Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Paste in Moonstone ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS | TNCUK ) to create pretty and glittery snow. Finally, I added more sparkle with a Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS ) and Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze ( SSS | AMZUS | TNCUK ).


Make sure to leave comments along the hop because 5 random winners in total will be drawn. Each winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter shop. Good luck!


Make sure to check out the Winnie & Walter blog for a full list of participating blogs. Your next stop on the hop is Nina Marie Trapani‘s blog. Enjoy! 🙂


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  1. Hi Laura, Happy World Cardmaking Day!!!
    I’m so happy to see that you’re a part of the Hop…Your card is absolutely adorable! I love how you masked these adorable penguins and your watercolored trees are gorgeous! Hugs, Barb

  2. Cute tag.
    Lots of dimension.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. This card is absolutely darling Laura and I love all the fun details you’ve added. I really appreciate that you make sure to keep us posted on the different inks you’re using as you go along so we can learn from you. A positive sign of a fabulous teacher!! These sweet stamps combined with that fun ornament die are the perfect match. Winnie & Walter have done it again!! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have an awesome weekend. ~HUGS~

  4. Very cute and perfect use of these penguins. Want to mention that you maybe behind on the comments because the link to your site is incorrect and cannot be followed. I had to search the web for your website…

    1. So very cute! Love how you created this scene!

  5. Love your card Laura. I can hardly wait to get into my craft room to try this. I love the penguins and your card is super cute!

  6. Beautiful masking and coloring!! What an adorable card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. Good gracious–how in the world do you have time to do all this and school too??? I am so jealous–I was over 60 (ok, nearly 65) before I found my creative outlet! Good for you to find yours so early. Enjoy! Thanks so much for inspiring me today.

  8. Such a delightfully sweet and adorable card, Laura! I love how you built such a charming winter scene. Thank you so much for being part of the hop. 🙂

  9. Your tag is so sweet and I love the forest of trees.

  10. Your card is lovely ! Thank you for the video.

  11. Very sweet! I love the penguins!

  12. Adorable card!! Thanks for the video….I’ve only made a few masked cards and it is a little tricky, but a ton of fun to see the ending results when you pull of those masks!!

  13. This is just awesome! I love the soft colors and you did a fantastic job masking and painting!

  14. Such a cute little card! Those penguins are adorable!

  15. So adorable, I want ornament like this on my christmas tree!

  16. Adorable card! Thank you for such a creative technique.

  17. These are such sweet little penguins ns

  18. Love this card the penguins are adorable

  19. Enjoying your lovely card! I
    However I am not looking forward to the cold weather will be getting in Buffalo, NY, but do love the 4 seasons! Thank your for sharing your AWESOME card!!

  20. SUPER CUTE as always Laura 🙂
    LOVE your adorable penguins, LOVE the shading & dimension of your trees, they combine for such a sweet scene and fabulous card design!

  21. So so cute! Those little penguins are adorable and make such a lovely scene. Cutting a bauble shape is a great idea. I’m sure it will end up on a tree. Thanks so much for sharing.

  22. I love this stamp set! The subtle glitter snow, so cute

  23. Love your masking here. This stamp set is so cute and so is your card.

  24. I can’t get enough of these adorable penguins. Such a cute card.

  25. adorable! you are quite talented. happy to meet you along the hop 🙂

  26. I love those little penguins. The design and coloring is wonderful.

  27. Darling scene you
    have created. Looks
    Carla from Utah

  28. Adorable card! Those little penguins are soooo cute! Love the details that you added! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Those penguins are adorable! Love the way this is colored. Thank you!

  30. Wow! Your video is so helpful and clear – I love your coloring and how you created the trees, sky and images. And all with Zigs and a water brush! I’m inspired to practice using the tips and techniques I observed from your video.

  31. Such a cute card, I love this little group of penguins!

  32. Card is quite adorable. Thanks for the reminder on the masking technique.

  33. So cute…love the little sweet scene you created on the tag.

  34. So cute….I love how you created the snow/ice on this one. Good job! AND thank you Winnie & Walter for all the fun WCMD activities!!!! Happy World Cardmaking Day!!!!

  35. This is so adorable! Wonderful colouring!!!

  36. Super cute!!!! Love the added sparkle along the trees. TFS

  37. This little snow scene is so fun and adorable. The penguin pals are already the cutest…but putting them in the forest makes it even cheerier!

  38. Adorable penguins! Love the background.

  39. Very pretty. I like the soft colors and the sparkle on the trees.

  40. Such a cute card Laura! The masking and coloring is so beautiful!

  41. Hello Laura,

    Fabulous card, love the trio of penguins and the subtle glittery “snowflakes” – great idea 🙂

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