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All the products that I have used are linked at the bottom, but remember that new products aren't live until Thursday, October 1, 7 a.m. PST.
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I am a Christmas grinch. I admit it. It's not Christmas itself; when Christmas Eve finally comes around, it's glorious! I sob throughout Christmas church services for the sheer joy of it all. But I'm not a fan of the fact that the Christmas decorations are in the stores already. And I don't love the expectation that we have to be merry all of December. There's just too darn much to do in December! I just want people to leave me alone and let me make my holiday cards with Christmas music playing in the background. As you can tell, I definitely embrace the Holiday Grumplings set.
Each panel is 3" x 4" so works perfectly in many ways - on the front of a card, as a tag, for pocket scrapbooking, etc.
I have to admit, that until this product came out, I had avoided watercolors. Last week, I sat down with a online class and a set of watercolors and decided I needed to give it a try. The class took me from the very beginning - literally how to hold a paint brush - and then through various ways of applying the watercolors from single color washes, to multiple colors and how they blend, to coloring details and much more. I really needed this basic class because I have no true artistic ability - I can't even draw a stick figure that looks right!
I definitely started out a little nervous, but I have to say - I ended up loving it. Part of it the joy was sitting at my desk with a palette of watercolors to the side, as they progressively got messier, paint splatters on my blotter, and a strong memory of happy times in grade school with my Crayola watercolors at my side! But part of it was just realizing what watercolors can do. I love soft looks and watching the watercolors move around and create a misty blue background was sheer joy!
The coordinating enamel dots for the patterned paper are also in the Taylored Expressions store.
I also added a dot of Yellow Stickles in the middle of each starburst to give it some sparkle.