Sunday 24 September 2017

Peace on Earth

I have been playing with my Letraset Aquamarkers to create some watercolour backgrounds, with varying degrees of success. For my card below, I succeeded in creating a pretty wash of colour using Twilight blue and Bamboo (and I think I also scribbled some Fern onto my acrylic block palette).

I decided this was the perfect background for my Muse ChristmasVisions card, where Guest Muse Stephanie Lanzalotto had created the following card to inspire us:

I focused on the blue, green and red colours and the Peace on earth theme.
I stamped the map in Peeled paint distress oxide ink, wiping off the ink in the middle before stamping. I stamped the sentiment (Essentials by Ellen) in Candied apple DOI and then stamped 'peace' again using Versamark and heat embossed in irrdenscent sparkle embossing powder (Judikins). I also used this ep to heat emboss a small cluster of stars towards the top right of the map. I used a stitched rectangle die (SSS) to die cut my panel and adhered it to a schoolhouse red cardbase (SSS).


Muse ChristmasVisions - 85 Inspired by Stephanie

CAS Mix Up -  Stamping, watercolour wash +
die cutting, heat embossing


  1. What a beautiful watercolour wash, Marianne! I love this Christmas card! Thanks for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. So creative to use a map with your Peace on earth sentiment, Marianne. Love the artsy watercolour wash background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. Wat een krachtige kaart: Peace on Earth voor iedereen.
    Prachtig uitgebeeld.
    (mooi kaartenhoudertje!😉)
    Kus Ineke☀️

  4. Oh this is such a FABULOUS take on the inspiration!!! I love that wonderful watercolor wash over the map image. love the sparkly red "peace" - the red card base looks looks great worth it! I am so excited to be Guest Muse for this challenge. Thanks so much for playing along!

  5. That's a stunning card - I love it!

  6. Perfect card for the Muse challenge - great job!

  7. Love how you took the challenge and made it your own!x

  8. Love this pretty, artistic take on the inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us at MCV!

  9. Wonderful take on the challenge theme Marianne, very clever, fabulous card

  10. Wonderful interpretation of Stephanie's card. I find the water color wash over the map image very interesting ... great inspiration.