I have a Southwestern scene to share this week for Art Impressions' Watercolour Weekend!
4763 Southwest, colouring them in my Tombow Dual Brush Marker #N55 Cool Grey 7, then I added the smaller stones from 5196 WC Desert Set in #947 Burnt Sienna. I masked the stones, and stamped the prickly cactus from 4763 Southwest in #228 Grey Green, masked it - and stamped the spiky greenery in #312 Holly Green. With all of the masks in place, I added the larger cactus from 5196 WC Desert Set in #177 Dark Jade in the background.
5269 Wood Frames Set from the Bible Journaling line. I coloured about 3/4 of the frame with #969 Chocolate - just enough to stamp the left side of the frame. Then I repositioned my paper, moving it about 1/2" to the left and coloured the portion to the right of the cacti, and stamped it. I did this to make the frame longer than it is, about 1/2" extra so that I could fit the scene in the background. I used the smaller rock formation from the 5198 WC Mountain Set coloured in #947, stamping it in the upper left, and after masking the frame, a portion of it in the lower right. I stamped the tiny rocks from 5196 Desert Set around the base of the mountains several times in #947.
#565 Deep Blue, picking it up off my palette, and then using it to add shadows in the mountain crevices and on the rocks & cacti. I added touches of #676 Royal Purple all over my painting to liven it up a bit! Finally the sky was added with #493 Reflex Blue, and I added touches of it to my scene as well. I die cut my painting with a 5063 Rectangle A2 Double Stitched die, matted it with kraft cardstock and adhered it to my base with some thin 3D adhesive. A few sequins finished it off. *I had intended to hand write a sentiment just below the frame - but chickened out at the thought of maybe messing it up after all my hard work! I may think about it a little longer and add it in...
Before I painted today's card, I actually did a "Pacific Northwest" version using a pine tree & mountains: