I was inspired once again to make some wintery cards with the Simple Stories Winter Farmhouse collection. A little patterned paper, a few die cuts - done. Four more in my stash!
Thursday, September 17, 2020
I've got a fall scene to share this week for Art Impressions Watercolour Weekend, and I created my own watercolor frame to go with it:Tombow Dual Brush Marker #969 Chocolate, I coloured the basket from 4605 - Spring Basket, and stamped it onto my Canson XL Watercolor paper. I masked it off, and used the 2 pumpkins from 5059 - WC Harvest Set, stamping them in very light versions of #969, masking them as I went so that they appear behind each other. I scribbled #312 Holly Green, #228 Gray Green and #946 Gold Ochre onto my palette, and painted them in on the various pumpkins - layering the colours to get deeper shades, especially in the crevices. I used my damp #4 paintbrush to pull the colour out of the lines of the basket, adding more colour to the shadowed areas, and making sure that the basket weave stood out. I used my Twintone marker in #41 Chocolate to draw in the basket handle (it's not part of the stamp, you have to draw it in yourself!).
008 - WC Flower Set 3, I stamped it repeatedly in #991 Light Ochre behind the pumpkins, and added a few in #076 Green Ochre as well. Using the two leafy stems from the Spring Basket set, I coloured them both in #228 Gray Green, and tucked them in and around the pumpkins, along with some small twigs from 4964 - WC Branches Set in #969. The large grass from 4051 - WC Foliage Set 1 was stamped in #076 around the base of the basket, and touched with a damp brush. A faint wash of #565 Deep Blue was painted in as the sky, and shadows.
5063 - Rectangle A2 Double Stitched dies together with some washi tape, and ran it through my die cut machine. I adhered the frame over my image with some 3D foam adhesive tape to raise it up a little, then added some brown paint spatters to my card.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
These Simple Stories Farmhouse Christmas papers get me all inspired to get busy making Christmas cards, so I did... and got 4 of these put together.
Thursday, September 3, 2020
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