Christmas Card Collage

I decided to switch things up and try something new. I recently enrolled in a Skillshare class on Collage Art, Collage & Go.  For the class project,  I thought it would be fun to use some Christmas cards and scrapbook paper that I had on hand.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💚

Christmas card collage start

I cut out some circle shapes and then cut the circles in half.

After arranging the half circles in rows,  I simply glued them down using a glue stick.

 

Christmas collage art project

Wishing you Peace

After adding a few more small pieces,  it was time for a little detail. I cut out the word Peace for the top and added a few ink doodles.

I had a lot of fun putting this collage together and just love all of the little birds. When I finished I noticed the words on the page, Wishing you Peace.  I just love that!

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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‘Tis the Season

It’s that time of year and I’ve been having fun decorating and painting holiday pines.

Happy Thursday, friends!  ❤️

 

pine branch watercolor painting

I painted this pine branch using a flat 1/2″ brush. For the background I used the wet on wet technique. I dropped in blues and greens (similar to the branch) on to wet areas of the paper. I love the interesting patterns that this technique creates.

 

sweet little christmas birdie

and now a cute little Christmas birdie…

This little guy just makes me smile with his cozy hat and scarf. 😀

Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year.

I will be taking a little blogging break until after the new year.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne  🌸

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Holiday lights watercolor

I’ve been busy getting ready for the holidays. Yesterday we started decorating and hanging lights at my house. I love all of the beautiful lights everywhere this time of year.

Happy Sunday, friends!  ❤️

 

Holiday lights watercolor and ink

Last week I painted some holiday lights. After the watercolor dried, I used a pen for some outlining and a little detail.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Holiday botanical painting

I have a little holiday watercolor and ink sketch to share today.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💚

 

holiday watercolor background

I started out playing with a simple watercolor border of branches, twigs, and berries.

Then I decided it would be fun to add a little ink sketching on top.

 

holiday watercolor and ink

I outlined some leaves in ink and added a few more twigs and bits to fill things in.

The ink seems to pull it all together. I always enjoy the final sketching phase and try to play and have fun. I just have to be mindful of when to stop. That’s always the hardest part.  😁

 

Holiday Botanical Watercolor Card

Just one last thing, adding a holiday message… Ok, much better now. 🎄

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Sparkle Tree watercolor

Another Christmas card painting to share today.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💜

 

Christmas tree watercolor before sparkle added

I painted my tree using a 1/2 inch flat brush. I need to remember to pick that brush up more often. 😊 I really like the purple and blue together.

Once again, I put my new gold and silver pens to the test…

 

Sparkle Christmas tree watercolor

Oh I just love a little sparkle! It feels like Christmas. 🎄

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne  🌸

 

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A few Christmas Cards

I painted a few Christmas card recently. I always enjoy these fun little projects.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💚

painted cards for christmas

I started with a few simple paintings. Then decided it might be nice to add a little sparkle with some ink.  I found a set of pens in gold, silver, and white online. yay!

 

painted cards with little ink touches

Oh, I love these new pens. The gold ink on the Christmas tree adds the perfect little touch.

I’m not sure how many cards I will get painted this year but I’ve decided to not stress about it. I am going to enjoy the process and do what I can.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Merry Christmas

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this holiday season. 

 

Christmas candle watercolor

Thank you for all of the love and encouragement you’ve given me this year.

 

Holly and berries watercolor and ink

I will be taking a little blogging break and will be back in early January.

Now I’m off to baking cookies, wrapping presents, and getting ready for holiday parties.

See you next year! ❤️

Patty Anne

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Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. 😊🦃

 

bleeding heart watercolor and ink

Bleeding heart  – 5 x 7 inch watercolor and ink (2016)

I hope you enjoy time with friends and family and have a wonderful holiday meal.

Love,

Patty Anne

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Cheerful Holiday lights

I thought it would be fun to paint some holiday lights. I hope you enjoy this nice pop of color.

Happy Sunday, friends! 😊

Christmas lights watercolor

I painted these lights after watching a fun tutorial by Jennifer Branch, Christmas Card, Retro Lights.

A light sketch first then lots of splashy color. Once completely dried, a few ink lines with a micron pen. Not trying for perfection here, just playful and fun.

Do you remember these old school lights? They bring back many sweet memories for me. We used to decorate the pines in our yard each year with these big bright lights when my boys were young. I miss those days but cherish the memories…🎄❤️

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Until next time, share a smile and have a great week!

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Christmas branch

Another watercolor painting for Christmas.

Happy Sunday friends! 🙂

Christmas branch watercolor

9 x 12 inch Christmas branch on bee watercolor paper

Leaves are one of my favorite things to paint and sketch. I decided it would be fun to paint a cheerful branch. I now have my second Christmas card for this year. Yay! 🙂

I started with layers of light green leaves using a round #12 brush. I allowed each layer to dry and worked up to darker leaves in different shades of green.  For the last layer of pine needles, I switched to a flat angle brush which helped me get some nice variation and added texture. As a last step I used a white gel pen for a hint of snow and a few highlights.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do what you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along. Until next time, share a smile and have a great week.

Happy Painting! ❤

Patty Anne

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