Pine Cones and Watercolor

Grateful for you - watercolor and Concord & 9th stamps and dies

Well I’m still going strong with the November 30 day coloring challenge! I can’t believe we’re almost at the halfway mark. I’m having a lot of fun being able to try out different mediums and design ideas. This is my coloring for day 13 – a watercolor panel that turned into a nice, simple thank you card. You can see all of my other posts for the challenge on my Instagram feed.

Grateful for you - watercolor and Concord & 9th stamps and dies
I started by stamping several of the outline pine cone image from the Cozy Christmas stamp set by Concord & 9th. I made a mask for the pine coneΒ  so that I was able to overlap some of the image to give the composition some depth. I did all this stamping on some Canson watercolor paper with SSS Intense Black Ink.

Grateful for you - watercolor and Concord & 9th stamps and dies

I then added a watercolor wash all over the panel using a combination of some brown and green paints. After the panel dried, I went back and started painting more color and shading into the pine cones with some different brown shades. I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors for this.

Grateful for you - watercolor and Concord & 9th stamps and dies

After everything was dry, I cropped my panel down to a 4.25″X5″ size using the largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die. I then stamped the “for you” from part of a longer sentiment in the Lace Leaf stamp set and die cut the grateful sentiment (from the grateful leaf die set) out of some watercolor paper and fun foam.

Grateful for you - watercolor and Concord & 9th stamps and dies

After getting the sentiment together, I thought the card still needed a little something, so I added some shimmer to all of the pine cones using a Wink of Stella shimmer pen. Unfortunately, the shimmer doesn’t show up well in the photographs,. :(Β  Lastly, I glued the panel to a card base and added a few gold and silver sequins.

Grateful for you - watercolor and Concord & 9th stamps and dies

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

kimberly

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