Watercolor Window Scene

Good Sunday afternoon.  I wanted to use my new My Favorite Things Pierced Square Frames to create a window scene  and I paired it with the six pane window from the Art Impressions Window set.  The scene outside the window was made using the Art Impressions Tree Set, Watercolor Foliage Set and Watercolor Flower Set.  

Before I start talking about my project I want to tell you about the Ranger Fine Tip Applicator made to use with the Mini Glossy Accents.  I just purchased one this past week and really loved how it works to keep the nozzle from clogging and also allows for better control when applying it.  This applicator may have been around for a while but I just noticed.  They also have an applicator that works with the larger two ounce bottles.  I thought I would bring these to your attention because I really like how well it works.  If you are a die hard glossy accents crafter like me then you will want to give these a try.

KC Art Impressions Tree Set 2 left

I cut a piece of Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper I started the scene by stamping in the tiny grass and flowers and lightly touched them with a damp brush to soften the edges for a watercolor look.  I masked off the garden where I wanted to place the tree so the trunk would appear behind the flowers.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for stamping the tree so I could place it exactly where I wanted it along the top of the flower line.  I used the brush tip of my green marker to apply dots on the tree for the leaves using a darker and lighter green and then softened those with my damp brush.  I finished my scene by sponging on a blue sky using my Color Box Stylus and Foam Tip.

KC Art Impressions Tree Set 2 center

I scored a piece of white cardstock for the lower half of the wall and attached it to the card base with ATG adhesive.  I wanted to put as much distance between the scene and the window as I could so it would like the scene was out in the distance. I used the window as a template and drew cutting lines with a pencil.  I cut the opening in the card base using my kraft knife. I applied mounting tape to the back of the window and attached it over the opening.  I applied mounting tape to the front of my scene and attached it over the window opening on the inside of the card base.  I finished off the scene by adding small crimped pieces of cardstock to the top of the wainscoting and along the base of the wainscoting.  I couldn’t resist adding a flowering plant on the window for an added touch of home.  I wish I could grow plants in my house but my thumb is only green with die cuts.  LOL!

KC Art Impressions Tree Set 2 close

Here’s a closer view of my little scene. 

KC Art Impressions Tree Set 2 right

If you would like to know how I make my see thru windows tutorial on my blog. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing weekend.

Card size:  4.50” square

11 thoughts on “Watercolor Window Scene”

  1. Hi Kittie, As always your card is soo pretty and classy. I have a question, please. How did you make the chair railing and the base board on the card? Thank you for any information you can give me.

  2. All I can say is… gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!! I could never give that card away. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity

  3. This is SO PRETTY, KITTIE!!! I LOOOVE the watercolor view!!! 😉 (I don’t have a “green thumb” outside either, or in pots in the house! LOL I recently tried the sunshine & air & planted some flowers, & ended up with Poison Ivy or Poison Oak! At least with paper you don’t get those!!!! ;))

  4. Always love your window cards Kittie….and this is no exception….and quite detailed….lovely.
    I have had two of the fine tip glue applicators…different brand…I love them; however, somehow mine is clogged and I have tried everything and can release it…will try Tim Holtz….they are wonderful…but yesterday I really needed it when making flowers for an Arbor…be sure to secure the cap
    Enjoy your day and Be well my friend

  5. Love your card! It’s so pretty! I want to see more of your watercoloring though! The dimensional flowers on the outside of the window are just perfect!!!


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