Faux Watercolor Tree Scene

Good Sunday morning.  Have you taken any of the Online Card Classes?  I registered this past week for the Watercolor for Card Makers class and it is chocked full of techniques. I have had a wonderful time watching the video tutorials and have been inspired to get out a stamp or two to try my hand at creating a faux watercolor scene. I couldn’t resist adding a few die cut butterflies for a little dimension. Here’s what I came up with.

KC Memory Box Butterfly Delights 1 left

I started by stamping in the tree top using the mini fern from Kittie Kits Outdoor Master.  I stamped in light and dark green, yellow and dark pink.  When I was finished I lightly touch the lots of the little dots with a wet brush for the watercolor effect. 

KC Memory Box Butterfly Delights 1 center

I sketched in the tree trunk with a brown marker and filled in with my wet brush.  I added green grass to ground area and added the appearance of flowers in pink with the mini fern.  I used an Inkssentials ink blending tool to sponge yellow around the tree.  It really isn’t as bright as it appears in the picture. I finished by framing with a double mounted frame and adding a few tiny butterflies for interest and a touch of dimension to the flat surface.  KC Memory Box Butterfly Delights 1 right

Playing with my Kittie Kits and brush takes me back to my beginnings in paper crafting.  I need to play with ink and brushes and get my fingers inky more often.

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

Card Size:  5.50” x 4.25”

8 thoughts on “Faux Watercolor Tree Scene”

  1. Kittie, this is such a pretty card… I really think you could frame this and put it on the wall. I absolutely loved the card… thank you for sharing your creativity….

  2. This is a lovely card. I took the Watercolor for Cardmakers class and enjoyed every class. I learned loads of new techniques. I also have your Outdoor Master 1 stamp set and LOVE it. In fact, I used the grass stamps just yesterday in a card. I have some of your other stamp sets on my “wish list”!

  3. I simply love the technique you have used to make this card. It is gorgeous and a lovely idea to use water colour to enhance it….


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