Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Relax

If you're looking for The Ton's new release posts, go to day 1 post or day 2 post. I am also on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today with another Lawn Fawn scene! I tried watercoloring objects for the first time! I mean, I tried it before and it was kind of a fail so I didn't even show anyone... but thanks to a friend's suggestions, I changed the brushes I was using. And I'm so having so much fun now! This stamp set is pretty basic for a beach scene. I think using Copic markers would have been great, but I wanted to give watercoloring with distress inks a try. This took me a while since I'm so new to it... hope you like it! Please be gentle! ;-) Go to their blog to check for details on how this came together. 

First, I used a unique size. I saw these watercolor cards 4x9 on an art website and thought they would be cool to use. The size is great for a beach scene, don't you think?! So I started with stamping the sand outline first in Antique Linen and then some waves in the back in Salty Ocean. I used the same inks to color in sand and water. I came in with Vintage Photo to add some shadowing to the sand. I used Mermaid Lagoon to add some shadowing to the waves. For the sun in the back, I used Fired Brick, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, and Squeezed Lemonade. Using Antique Linen again, I stamped a bunch of the images from the set onto a separate watercolor sheet. I watercolored with various Distress Ink markers. Once they were all colored, I die-cut them and arranged them over the sand. I stamped some of the bird outlines in the back and stamped the sentiments "relax" and "life is good." I added in the periods with a black marker.


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9 comments:

  1. I think you did a GREAT job with your watercoloring!! What brushes are you using now? LOVE the sun and the dot details you added for dimension!

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  2. seriously...this is AMAZING.

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  3. WOW! What a stunning scene you've created! I love the unusual card size. Just awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges! :)

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  4. I can't get over the scene that you created. This card should be FRAMED in a cottage...like in the Hampton! The sun is GLORIOUS! ADORE this! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Ombre/Monochromatic” Challenge!

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  5. Amazing beach scene! I love everything about it! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!
    -Samantha

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  6. Oh my! Oh my! Soo I LOVE this! Your scene is spectacular!! Seriously stunning. Love the length and the coloring of the background! Amazing:)

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  7. Wow, what an incredible beach scene! I keep seeing more and more detail everytime I look at it! You definitely have the hang of watercoloring now!

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  8. Hi Ruby, your beach scene is fantastic!!! Great job!

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