I set out to case THIS card by Leslie Springer as she is this week's Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers.com, 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?