I cut out the largest A2 Stitched Rectangle Die from Canson XL Watercolour Paper, and taped it down to my work surface (this gave me a nice 1/8" white area around my image). I stamped my scene first, colouring the hills in #158 Dark Olive, and the rocks in #N45 Cool Grey 10. I stamped 5388 - Rugged Tree in #879 Brown on either side, making one a little shorter so that they appear to be different! Then with the help of my stamp positioner, I added the small house from 5262 - WC Mini Cabins Set coloured in #969 Chocolate/#565 Deep Blue.
With my scene set, I painted in the sky (#593 Reflex Blue), the hillsides in #158, the creek in #593/565 (keeping it streaky, like ripples of water), and sketched in the suggestion of mountains with #565. For the stones I did layers of greys/blues/taupes, keeping it darker in the crevices, and lighter on the top side of them. I used the tiny tree from 5372 - WC Mini Foliage in #969 to add a tree beside the house, then used the foliage stamp to add the leaves in #177, and the shrubbery stamp in #177 also. The foliage stamp was also used for the tall trees, first in #126 Light Olive, and with #177 Dark Jade on top to add a few shadows. Layers of several browns: #992/969/879 were added to the tree trunks with a little #565 for shadows. The two grasses from 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 in #177 were stamped in the foreground around the trees. Be sure to check out the Ai blog to see what Dot & Tricia have made!