I will be on the Art Impressions blog on Saturday for their Watercolour Weekend post, and we've started to have themes. I went CAS for my 'green' card this week!
I began by taping a piece of Ranger Watercolor paper onto a board, and after masking off the top 2/3, I ink blended some Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn Distress inks for my grass. I switched the mask to the bottom 1/3, and blended Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean, keeping a white area just off-center. (This paper is a bright white, and kept my ink colours bright and clear!)
I used the smaller bicycle from 5124 - WC Bicycle Set, coloured it with my #N45 Cool Grey 10 Tombow marker and used my Stamp Positioner to place it where the white 'halo' area was, making sure that it sat just above the grass line. I used my damp brush to pull out the colour in all the metal bars, then picked up #N25 Lamp Black and painted in the wheels and seat. I added #856 Chinese Red to the handlebars and fenders. With the small leafy green from 5074 - Bible Flower Set, I masked off the basket, then stamped it repeatedly in #177 Dark Jade. I used the same #177 and the grass from 5372 - WC Mini Foliage Set to stamp grass around the tires. A touch of #565 Deep Blue added shadows to the white basket, and on the bike.