Little Country Pond

Good morning.  My project was made for the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge to use some form of water.  I decided to pull out some inks and reinkers, a brush, a couple mini applicators and ink blending tools, and the mini fern from my Kittie Kits Outdoor master to create a country landscape scene.  It’s been a long time since I created a project using no die cuts. LOL It is certainly a primitive scene but I sure had fun getting my fingers inky.

KC CAS Water Challenge right

Using Color Box stylus and foam tip I applied the blue pond water and then applied green ground area around the pond. I set the ink by drying with my heat gun.  

Using a brush with reinker mixed with water I painted in the tree trunks and limbs and heat set.  Using a mini applicator I applied green around the branches to create the tree tops and heat set. Using a ink blending tool I applied blue ink to the sky area and heat set.

KC CAS Water Challenge center

I applied texture to the grassy area and the tree tops with the mini fern stamp from my Kittie Kits outdoor master. I finished by adding pink flowers around the the pond area and tree line with the mini fern stamp. 

KC CAS Water Challenge left

This is no great work of art but it takes me back to my beginnings in paper crafting.  I have always loved creating outdoor scenes around stamped images. My scenes became more and more dimensional with the introduction of all of the wonderful dies we have today.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

13 thoughts on “Little Country Pond”

  1. You are a very versatile artist, Kittie!!
    You can really make every style!
    This is fantastic, a real piece of Art.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Eva.

  2. Oh what a lovely place to sit down by the water with a good book. Lovely scene Kittie, my kind of restful place to be. Im sure all the cards you created before the dies are just as wonderfully creative as they are now. Just love your artistry.

  3. Kittie, this pond scene is restful and serene. It doesn’t need diecuts, it is beautiful just the way you have painted it. I am finding lately that I am using my stamps more and going back through my stash and stamping with stamps I have never even used. I love the mix of stamped and painted imagery in this piece of art. Thank you for sharing this very inspiring piece of art today.
    Jacquelene L

  4. Good Morning, Kittie, beautiful restful scene. I love the calmness of water. to add die cuts, I think it would be for what purpose the card was made. For peace which is this one, or for cheer and excitement. then would add jumping small fish or ducks etc. I love this peaceful scene. ….have a good day.

  5. Au contraire…it’s a beautiful work of art. I hear the birds chirping and see the bunnys peaking between the grasses. Very pretty/peaceful.

  6. Well Kittie, I see the tree that I’m going to be sitting under and watching the birds…. What a beautiful card…. If I made this card, I’d frame it and hang it…….. Just gorgeous!! thank you for sharing your creativity…..

  7. Your card is beautiful. It has such a soft and peaceful feeling to it. I would love to watch a video of your inking process. tfs………dianne

  8. Kitty! You are right… has been a very long time since you have “painted” scenes! I began following you when that is all you did – and then you went to punches and die-cuts and I followed you there – always trying to copy you. Alas! I finally gave up ,as I never could make my cards look as nice as yours — so now I just “lurk and lust” on your blog!
    Need I say – you are amazing and so generous with sharing and teaching.

  9. I have missed the Kittie scenes! I love your dies and punches but there is nothing like when you get out the ol’ fern stamp!


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