I've put together a masculine card for this weekend's Watercolor Weekend post on the Art Impressions blog:
I cut my decorative oval die out of Canson XL Watercolor Paper, and stamped the dock from 5057 - WC Boat Set in Tombow #565/969, and with a pencil, sketched in where my shoreline would be. Using my stamp positioner, I placed the rocks from 5415 - WC Rocks Set colored in #N45, and the ducks from 5424 - WC Pond Set in #565/969 which set up my scene. Before stamping anything else, I painted my lake in a wash of #555, and painted the sky with #565. I painted #990 along the shoreline and a wash of #177 to be the grassy bank. Using my positioner, I placed the lily pads, both rushes and greenery stamps from the Pond Set onto my scene. Using #969/992 and 977, I painted in the boards of the dock, keeping them streaky and darker in the crevices to look like old wood. I Googled "Mallard Ducks" to make sure I painted the ducks accurately, and then used #565 to add shadows around them, under the dock and down the edges of the shore to look like water ripples. I used a damp paintbrush on the lily pads and greenery, as well as the rocks, to pull out the color.
So many great uses for these sets for masculine cards! Be sure to check out the blog on Saturday to see what Dot & Tricia have to share.