Good Sunday morning. I used to be a watercolor fanatic and created a scene of some kind for almost every project. Somehow dies seemed to take over my interests and now I do very few stamped watercolor scenes. Today I was in the mood so I pulled out my Coming Up Roses and Fresh Cut Flowers. Here’s what I came up with.
I applied the ink to all of the stamps with distress markers because it seems to create a more precise image. I stamped the tree and branch image and lightly softened with a damp aqua brush. I stamped the main section of the leaves and then used the smaller leaves stamp to extend the leaf covered limbs. I touched several spots of the leaves with the damp aqua brush to fill and create the watercolor effect but was careful to leaves the thin limbs showing.
I applied a thin strip of green to the ground area and used a damp brush to spread the ink out. Next I stamped the tiny flower images allowing some of them to be stamped in the grassy area. I finished by stamping the small leaf image with green ink around the ground area and up into the flowers to fill in and depth. I used my green marker to lightly touch areas in between the upper flowers and then lightly dabbed with the damp brush to spread the green. I sponged blue ink in the sky area and then stamped the sentiment. As you can see I couldn’t resist adding tiny die cut butterfly. LOL! I really like how this turned out. I think the simplicity of the tree and flowery ground cover is just enough for this clean and simple card.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you enjoy your Sunday.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”
16 thoughts on “Clean and Simple Thinking of You”
Kittie – do you or any of your readers know anything about a Sizzix accessory that helps with the smaller, thinner dies? I saw Tim Holtz use it recently. It looks like a thick metal plate that is used in place of the bottom acrylic plate. It’s far thicker than the metal shims I’ve seen Just wondered if anyone has had any experience with them.
And your card today is amazing. So lovely. Brightened my day!
Very pretty and elegant card. Your talent amazes me, you focus on each tiny detail. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful card, different from your usual. Love it as well as your die cut cards. You are so talented!
Thanks for adding such a serene aspect to my Sunday. I loved it!
Beautiful tree and flowers. Love the added butterfly.
Diana, I have never seen anything like you are referring to. If you find out anything about it please let me know. Sorry I’m no help.
Your water color work is just fabulous. I love the depth of color you have created. Thanks so much for sharing your art!
Really love this card! You should watercolor more often! Not that I don’t totally adore your die cut cards. This would be a great card to see a step by step. Beautiful!
Good Evening, Kittie. I love your watercolor, this or dies are wonderfully done. Artist needs to do many things, it keeps the creative juices moving. Keep on , keep on, making us happy and inspired with what ever you do…..LOL
Kittie, I don’t know how you do it but every card you make and share is beautiful. This one is extra special.
Very pretty Kittie…Some of my stamps have been calling me also. Did get a few of my distressed markers out the other day and they were dry….I haven’t used them in a while.
You do such beautiful work no matter if it is stamping or using dies!
Wonderful card. Great tree and the varied greens and pink leaves under the tree look so pretty. 🙂
It was your watercolor art that first attracted me to your cards and I do love this one very much. I enjoy all your cards and love how you color the die cuts (like the deer and the squirrels etc) and have learned a lot from you. The die cut pieces you use are wonderful but I still am partial to the watercolor cards. I was happy to see you revert back to it today. You are truly an artist.