Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Scenic Birthday

Hi there!  I've made a birthday card for a niece who is an avid hiking and camping enthusiast using the great In the Meadow stamp set to create a nice mountain scene.  I'm entering it into this week's challenge at Paper Players, where Jaydee has challenged us to create a clean and simple watercolor card.

I stamped the scene on water color paper and used reinkers to color the scene.  I started with the meadow, using Wild Wasabi, then colored the grass in the darker Garden Green for contrast.  Next the mountains were painted with a light layer of Crumb Cake, then shaded using Tip Top Taupe.  After each step I used my heat tool to dry the ink.  While not totally eliminating bleeding, it helps prevent it and also helps minimize warping of the card stock.

Next I moved on to the blues, using Island Indigo for the river and Soft Sky for the sky.  I lightly penciled in a couple of clouds which I erased after water coloring around them.  To finish the scene I painted the butterflies, flower petals, stems and leaves and added a bit of white gel pen to the top of one of the wildflowers.

The sentiment was placed on the card stock base with the aide of a Stampamajig, then Soft Sky ribbon was wrapped around the top.

Thanks for visiting and I would love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment.  I've included a link above and I encourage you to use it to see all the beautiful inspiration!

Until next time...


Product details:
Stamps:  In the Meadow, Fairy Celebration
Paper:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, watercolor
Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Tip Top Taupe, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo
Other:  Soft Sky 1/8" grosgrain ribbon, Uniball white gel pen, Stampamajig


laurie said...

What a beautiful scene Stef!Love the ribbon on top,too.Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players this week!

Joanne James said...

I love the little scene you created Stef, especially the winding river. The perfect card for someone who loves the outdoors! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!