Paint an iconic Christmas tree | Kim Watson

I have a second project to share today using the November kits. It is a page inspired by a fabulous digital technique I have admired for years. (Attribution: unknown). Use a single paint stroke to create an iconic page motif; I used the technique to create a Christmas Tree and adore how the page turned out!

Merry & Bright by Kim Watson


The aqua frame is one of the exclusive papers from this month & teamed with the cute dotted craft paper from Crate Paper was the perfect canvas for this idea. The painted stroke had to be one application because there is something so pleasing about the organic feel of having it swirl across the page. The hot pink machine stitching over the aqua paint, not only added definition but helps tie the color palette together beautifully.


Little clusters of circle shapes, a photograph & other embellishments, gives one the feeling of decorations hanging from the branches. It was obvious that I would use the baubles from the Hip Kit Exclusive Ephemera pack found in the Embellishment add-on together with puffy stickers, Flair & punched circles. The mixture of elements is so much fun.


Scattering a few mini pom-poms adds lovely softness & 3D texture as do the vellum stars. Don’t you love the sweet colors?

Having a super wobbly page to contend with after the paint dried, meant I needed to come up with a way to flatten things. ‘Light bulb moment’: I triple machine stitched the edges in places leaving threads (‘cos that’s just what I do LOL) ; the result is gorgeous texture & a flat page.


The title is a mixture of sentiments from the exclusive Hip Kit Club puffy sticker sheet. I love how the crazy fonts compliment each other. Also do you notice how the little bow creates a vertical line with the star, helping emphasise the tree shape?


And lastly the tree star. A big, glittery one found the December Documented kit. It really needed to be there in all it’s glory!! (BTW there are only x2 DD kits left, so if you want one you better grab it today!!)

Wow…I am so glad you stopped by today! I have enjoyed sharing my projects with you. I really have a super festive week. See you next time.


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