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Winter Wonderland BAJ and Cards

I set out to case THIS card by Leslie Springer as she is this week's Featured Stamper on, but I wanted to do a more detailed background with watercolors.  I was so lucky because I found THIS awesome video by PaintyKat showing how to create a great winter wonderland picture. 

I created the background in my bible and on two panels of watercolor paper (one sheet that I had cut in half).  I then cut the watercolor paper panels in half so I had 4 pieces. I was able to create 4 cards and one BAJ page.  

I used watercolors.  My versions are not anywhere near her awesome creation, but I used a cheap set of watercolors, only two types of brushes, my sponge was old, I did them super fast, and I am a beginner (hopefully that is enough excuses to get me by - lol).  I had so much fun and it was so relaxing!  I love how they came out - especially the peaceful feeling of the Bible Journal Page (Psalms 119) and the fun of the Santa card.  

All my stamps are from DRS Designs (Large Script Merry Christmas, Small Merry Christmas Greeting, and Santa with Birds Christmas Scene).  I also added in some SnowTex on some of the Christmas Cards to give it more of a snow feel (and to cover up a few smudges - lol).  I added in a few little birds to the sky on my BAJ page  on the top right of the page as I am still following Wendy's Bird theme at **Art*Journal*Journey*.  

The Santa on my case of Leslie card is feeding the birds in the forest.  I stamped him on watercolor paper, painted him up and the fussy cut him so I could add him to the scene.  Isn't he cute?

I need to find some other inspiration to do a bunch of Christmas cards as I really need to make a bunch more up and get them in the mail as the mail deadlines are approaching fast.  

Hope you have a great week! Thanks so much for stopping by.  




  1. Absolutely beautiful! Love the cards and Bible spread, very well done. Love your cheerful Santa and that he's feeding the birds ������. Have a great week, stay, hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow! More of you amazing work! I started wathcing that great video link you posted ...I hope to watch more of it later. The artisit is a great instructor, I have never tried to do anything like she is showing or anything like the wonderful work that you do. I feel I fall in the catagory of someone who can't draw a straight line...however, you have now made me want to try and adventure out a bit more...(but I'm afraid it will have to wait until I get my Christmas cards done. (not sure I can do it but I would like to try).

  3. You may not believe this, but you have great control of your watercolors. What a beautiful journal page and lovely Santa with a bird, too. It's a real beauty, too. If it's part of the journal page, we can use it at Art Journal Journey using Wendy's theme, too.

  4. That's a gorgeous winter scene Nancy. You have some great deep colors with your watercolor. And your cards are also wonderful. I love how if you put them together they create an even bigger scene. Love the santa. And you really captured the feel of winter also. This is a wonderful entry for Wendy's challenge at Art Journal JOurney. Thanks for joining us. Hugs-Erika

  5. Wonderful watercolouring on the card and the BJ and such fun Christmas scenes :)

  6. I am so impressed with your watercolored Winter scenes, Nancy. I think you have discovered a new talent...hand painted watercolored scenes:-) TFS your journal page and beautiful cards. Love Santa too:-) TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  7. Wonderful winter scene! Love the cards and with Santa and Bible spread, very nice!
    Have a beautiful week!

  8. A beautiful page and lovely cards Nancy, you have created a wonderful winter scene and I love your super Santa.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  9. A great page and lovely cards. Thank you for sharing with us on Art Journal Journey.

  10. Beautiful page and cards Nancy! I love the scenes you created and your watercoloring is gorgeous, and yes that Santa is so cute!
    Hugs, Tammy

  11. Wow Nancy! What fabulous scenes you have created here! Hugs, Chrisx

  12. Such amazing cards and pages! Loving the fun Santa - gorgeous 😁. Happy wishes! Hugs, Jo x
    p.s. sorry I haven't visited for a while, I had problems with my browser and lost you link but now I've saved it again I'm going to catch up on all your beautiful creations! xx


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