This is for the WT96 challenge to use watercolor paper. I have been really enjoying painting simple farm and country scenes. I love this long spouted watering can and gloves and just wanted them to be the main focal point instead of trying to add flowers. I used Sahara Sand on the can and then aged with Mustard for rust. I sketched the fence with an artist pen and and watercolored with reinkers. I used a large dry brush with tacky reinker to stipple on the ground area with Olive and Caramel. Then I used a small watercolor brush to create the grass and put in a little dirt with Itty Bitty Bg. I sponged the grass line with Barely Banana to add light around it and then used the cloud template to create the sky with a sponge and Bashful Blue. I wanted to use the gingham that matched the gloves to add to the country look and used only a knot instead of bow. I cut out the gloves and popped them up just to add another dimension. I have hard time remembering to add hardware or use my corner punches to create more interest in my layouts but I did remember tonight and I love the added touch.
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2007 GMT Views: 2299
Registered: April 20, 2005 Location: The only Eaton Rapids on the Earth, Michigan Posts: 57687
Thu, Jan 18, 2007 @ 6:00 PM
Fantastic! All your details are wonderful, but I especially like your representation of the rust on the watering can; it looks so authentic. The gingham ribbon is the perfect touch for your beautiful card. What's especially cool is that I can now visualize you drawing and creating your cards!