Hello Ai Watercolour fans!A few weeks ago, I posted a softer retro-feel look using 5260 - WC Large Shops Set, and I have another one to share with you today, using the other shop image. *The Ai Design Team is participating in the Cards for Kindness initiative put on by Scrapbook.com - scroll down to see what I'm sending in!
#879 Brown, and softened the lines with my damp #4 paintbrush - I love the smudgy/hazy feeling it gives to my scene! I pulled out the brown colour to add a light wash to the roof, and painted in the door handle hardware with my brown. Since I was aiming for a soft & pretty effect, I chose #772 Blush - coloured on the tiny dotted flower image from 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set, which I stamped repeatedly in the window boxes. After softening them with my paintbrush, I stamped them a second time to get some darker colour onto the flowers. It was also painted on the door, and I added darker lines to suggest that it is painted wood. I scribbled #991 Light Ochre onto my palette, and painted it in bold stripes on the awning, and a soft wash on the sign and door cover. With #526 True Blue, I added pale colour to the shop, and a darker version of it to the window boxes. Using #312 Holly Green, and the small leafy image from 5009, I stamped foliage on either side of the shop, and then painted it in to suggest the grass, keeping an unpainted area for the walkway and a circular patio. I used the marker directly on the paper to add foliage to the window boxes.
I coloured the table and two of the chairs from 5265 - WC Wrought Iron Set in #879, and used my Stamp Positioner to place them on my little patio. A little of #493 Reflex Blue was painted in for the sky, and #565 Deep Blue was painted into the windows and as shadows where needed. I die cut my scene with a stitched square die, matted it with chocolate cardstock and adhered it to my polkadot card base. I stamped the sentiment from 5136 WC Sentiment Set 2 in Versafine Onyx Black ink, then cut it out with 5064 Circle Double Stitched Dies. After matting it with chocolate cardstock, I adhered it to the base with 3D foam adhesive.
Here are the ten cards that I am sending to Cards for Kindness - these will be given out to nursing homes, hospital patients and front line workers all who might need a lift. Check out the Scrapbook.com website to find out how you can participate. Scroll down to see each card: