I'm sharing a slimline card today that will be on the Art Impressions blog on Saturday, using the 5432 - WC Foundations Chairs set:
This is the perfect stamp for a slimline or even a mini-slimline card. I began by colouring up the stamp in #969 Chocolate/#565 Deep Blue and stamped it using my Misti - this worked really well for such a large image, as I was able to give it even pressure, and if I'd missed a spot, I could've gone over it a second time. I placed the image slightly right of center, as I planned to add the sentiment and a pumpkin to the left side of the card. *I purposefully left the lower corner of the bench uncoloured when I stamped, as that left me enough room to stamp the pumpkin from 5426 - WC Veggies just in front of it. I used my stamp positioner to place it, as well as the possum from 5425 - WC Peeking Animals in one of the pots. I partially painted the three chairs in #346 Sea Green, #606 Violet and #443 Turquoise which helped me know how to place my flowers and foliage in the pots by balancing out where the colours would be. I used the Daisy Bunch from Flower Set - 4052 in #993 Chrome Orange, the small dots from 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set in #443, and the vines and grasses from 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 in #249 Hunter Green. To brighten things up and fill in any gaps, I used the tiny sprig from set 5009 in #126 Light Olive.
I finished painting in the 3 chairs, and added several shades of #969 to the bench. Pots were painted in #947 Burnt Sienna, #N55 Cool Grey 7 and #228 Gray Green. To finish off, the spiky flowers from 5258 - WC Flower Set were added in #606, and the branch from 4964 - WC Branches set was added to two pots. Shadows were added with #565, and the background was done in a wash of #228. The pumpkin was painted with layers of #993/933/947. The sentiment is from the Exclusive Daisy Set, and the dots were added with a fineline marker. Be sure to check out what Dot & Tricia will be sharing on Saturday for the Watercolour Weekend!