Hello Ai Watercolour fans!
It's Watercolour Weekend time, and I have a couple of projects to share today.
My second card has been in the back of my mind for a few months. Last fall my husband and I visited Mont Tremblant, a ski resort just north of Montreal - and the 5746 - SF Village stamp reminds me so much of the village! Scroll down and you'll see a photo that was my inspiration.
I stamped the Scenic Foundation onto my Canson XL watercolour paper using Tombows #969/565. I picked my warm and bright palette of: #993/837/373/476 to paint the buildings, layering the colours to create darker, shaded sides and keeping the sunnier sides brighter. #837 was also used for the chimneys. Layers of #N57 were painted onto the planters, sidewalks and to create the cobblestones. Several layers were painted to create the chalkboard sign. I used #249 along with the leaves stamp from 4052 - Flowers set 1 as the shrubs in the planters, and the small green from 4867 - Foliage Set 2 to create the greenery in the flower boxes. After softening them with a damp brush, I used the Bleed Proof White Paint to add dots that became flowers in the boxes. The mountains and hillsides were suggested behind the buildings with washes of #565/177. #565 was also used to add shadows under eaves, in doorways, on planters and in the windows. A wash of #493 was added to the sky.
I like to leave a little white space around my paintings, so I selected one of the 5063 Rectangle A2 Double Stitched dies to cut out my image, then mounted it with some 3D foam adhesive to my card base. A few enamel dots were sprinkled around it. Here's a photo of Mont Tremblant: