Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Watercolored Terraced Lane

Today I'm joining in the new CAS Watercolor Challenge - I have just started getting into doing various styles of water coloring and want to hone my skills with this monthly challenge!  This month's theme is Autumn.
 I used a beautiful Terraced Lane stamp by Penny Black - stamping it in WV Archival Potting Soil ink over a panel of white card stock.  I used my heat tool to dry the stamping.  Then I brushed water over the image and brushed water colors over the areas - oranges, reds and yellows on the trees, a little green and yellow along the ground cover and some gray along the stone pathway. 
 I cut the image down so there would be white space around it and popped a die cut window frame over the scene with foam dots.  I stamped the Happy Thanksgiving along the bottom and adhered the panel to my white card base.  I love how this came out - it almost looks like a photograph IRL!

Here's the link to this fun new challenge, where you will find all the challenge instructions and samples by Loll and Bonnie - the challenge hosts!  They're also looking for people who would like to be on the design team for this new challenge!
 Also linking my card to:
Just Us Girls - Leaves

Stamps:  Terraced Lane - Penny Black, Peace and Plenty - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Potting Soil, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Small Madison Window Die - Poppy Stamps, foam dots, watercolor paints, brush, water.

8 comments:

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful design! Your Fall colors are glorious! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls.

nancy littrell said...

So artsy and such beautiful Fall watercoloring. TFS Julia...hugs, nancy

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely window scene! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Becca Cruger said...

This evokes such a warm, harvesty feeling of looking out onto a colorful fall day. Gorgeous make, Julia!

Loll said...

WOW ... STUNNING card Julia!! I think your watercolour skills are already honed!! Gorgeous design and colours. I'm amazing at how well you were able to watercolour on card stock. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour. xx

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful Autumn scene, Julia! It looks amazing! I'd love to see these beautiful colors outside my window! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

artful-notions said...

Julia, just have to say, this is a stunner! Lovely look and design!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Julia, fabulous watercolouring and love the window die cut over top! Deb xo