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There hasn’t been much stamping at my house this past week.  I did get to play in the SCS’s Featured Stamper Challenge yesterday where we honored Barbara Anders as our inspiration artist.  She is better known as Bar in the stamping community. I was inspired by Barbara’s sweet little neighborhood project I’ll Leave the Light On.

I loved Barbara’s little row of houses with the laundry lines between two of the houses.  I thought the Neighborhood and House images from the Rubbernecker Fun Stuff Collection would be perfect to create a little neighborhood of my own. Instead of laundry lines and I decided to draw telephone poles and wires in the background with my artist pen.

KC Neighborhood 5

I wanted to create my project on a single layer for simplicity so I stamped the images on a Fabriano note card and heat set. I used a medium brush to paint plain water all around the houses for the sky and grass areas but allowed no water to touch inside the house images and creating a sort of protective barrier. This created a nice wet area to apply the watery blue, yellow and green ink to frame in the neighborhood. I heat dried the whole area and then watercolored the houses. I thought the yellow rick rack and button were just the perfect embellishment to finish off this colorful neighborhood scene.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker KK Originals Fun Stuff Collection The Neighborhood and House     Paper:  Fabriano    Ink:  Ranger Aqua, Pink Sherbet, Lemonade, Cloudy Blue, Juniper, Salmon, Peeled Paint   Accessories:  Rick Rack, Waterproof Artist Pen, Button, Brushes, Satin