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Watercolor Christmas Trees

Shimmery Trees

I had to use these watercolors again. If you missed my first post with these fabulous paints, you can check it out HERE. What’s prettier than a shimmery Christmas tree? Here is a close-up:

Shimmery Trees

I used the Twinkle Trees set again. I created a couple of cards with the other tree in this set HERE.

Enjoy the video!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Finetec Pearl Watercolor
Finetec Pearl Watercolor
Twinkle Trees
Twinkle Trees
Merry Messages
Merry Messages
Lawn Fawn Lucky Stars Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Lucky Stars
Ranger Artist Brushes
Ranger Artist Brushes
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Embossing Powder
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on October 12th, 2016 at 6:50 am


    These watercolours are really fantastic. I’m so glad you introduced us to them. And this card has given me an idea for one of my first Christmas cards for this year. I can hardly wait to get started on it!!! Thanks so much for inspiring me again.

  2. wrote on October 12th, 2016 at 1:18 pm


    I love this card. You did a wonderful job.

  3. wrote on October 12th, 2016 at 2:20 pm


    Beautiful card. You always show a way to use the stamp sets I tell myself I don’t need. It is so funny. You are so talented.

  4. wrote on October 12th, 2016 at 2:28 pm


    Great card, Darlene! Love the pearly colors on the trees–they really pop against the black. I also like the way the bands of color (mats) are around the panel. I usually have all one color for my mat, but I like the two-toned look. (Hope that makes sense!) I was so glad to see you had a video up today, Darlene. I had a, shall we say, less-than-productive card making session this afternoon, and am thoroughly disgusted with myself. Your videos always have a good effect on me though, and I’m feeling a bit better already! 🙂 Thank you! ~ Andrea

    • wrote on October 13th, 2016 at 9:33 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Sorry to hear about your card making session. I know exactly how frustrating that can be. I’ve had days where I work 4-5 hours and come up empty-handed. Well, I’ve created stuff, but it’s complete garbage. You feel like you’ve come to the point in your life where the ideas have been depleted and there’s nothing left to create. It was great while it lasted, right? No! Turns out, tomorrow is a new day and God refreshes us. When days like that come, even though it’s extremely hard, you have to just walk away from your craft table and accept that it’s just not the day for crafting. But have hope that tomorrow your ideas will come back to you. 🙂

  5. wrote on October 12th, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Carol Mac

    These paints are very shimmery eh? Love them! Great job! ?

  6. wrote on October 12th, 2016 at 5:08 pm


    I ended up buying these paints from Dick Blick after your butterfly card. Now I need to get them out and USE them! 🙂 Thanks for your inspiration – you always do such a great job for us blessed subscribers here on LLL! 🙂

    • wrote on October 13th, 2016 at 9:24 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Thank you Soozie. 🙂

  7. wrote on October 12th, 2016 at 6:35 pm


    Love those paints. I think I will have to invest in some of these. We all like a bit of shimmer. Thanks Darlene.

  8. wrote on October 12th, 2016 at 11:55 pm


    Such a pretty effect and so “shimmery”. Love the finished
    Look if the card.
    Thanks for your inspiration Darlene

  9. wrote on October 13th, 2016 at 12:46 pm


    Hello Darlene: I love this sweet Christmas card, those paints are amazing, I bet they look even more gorgeous in real life.
    My only complaint is that they are so expensive, 🙁
    Thank you for another fabulous video, put me in the mood for the Holidays.

  10. wrote on October 15th, 2016 at 6:19 pm


    Beautiful Christmas card! Lots of possibilities with these paints.

  11. wrote on October 27th, 2016 at 4:02 pm


    I love these paints and especially how well they pop off of the black cardstock. Thanks for sharing another great card!! =)

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