It's Watercolour Weekend time!
Another slimline card for you - this time featuring 5129 - He Leads Me Set:Canson XL Watercolor paper with my scalloped slimline die, and then planned out my scene on some scrap paper first! After colouring the covered bridge in first my #565 Deep Blue Tombow Dual Brush marker, stamping it off, and then colouring overtop with #969 Chocolate - I stamped it in the upper third of my rectangle. Using a pencil, I drew a couple of light guidelines, extending the roadway down and towards the lower right edge of the panel. With that in place, I knew where to position my little fox from 5016 - WC Mini Critter Set - which I coloured in #947 Burnt Sienna. With the fox masked, I used my stamp positioner to place the fence just behind him, after colouring it in #565/969. The tree in the set was stamped on either side of the bridge in the same blue/brown combo - and my scene was set.
I used a damp brush to pull the colour out of all the images, painting #565 onto the bridge, keeping shadowed areas darkest, and used it for the river running underneath. Tones of #969 and #992 Sand were painted on the trees and fenceposts, keeping them streaky to suggest woodgrain. Both browns were used to paint in the roadway as well. A wash of #126 Light Olive was painted as the grass, and used to stamp the tiny foliage from 5073 - Bible Foliage as the tree leaves. I also used #177 Dark Jade and #249 Hunter Green to add more colour to the trees. A few sprigs were stamped as bushes, in #177, and the tiny grass from the set was stamped edging the road, and the larger grass was stamped in the foreground around the fence. With the largest stamp from 4051 - WC Foliage Set, I stamped it several times in #177 behind the fence, and added the tiny dotted flowers from 5074 - Bible Flower Set in #905 Red. They were stamped around the grass in #993 Chome Orange to add some extra colour to my scene.
To finish off, #493 Reflex Blue was painted in the sky, and a few shadows were added with #565 Deep Blue everywhere. The roadway provided the perfect spot for my sentiment from the Exclusive Daisy Set available from Scrapbook.com