Friday, January 24, 2020

Valentine Bear Mountain Scene | By Jessica Shier

Hello Ai Fans!

It's Jessica! This week I'm back at practicing some water coloring. I had this mountain scene panel floating around which I made during the Art Impressions Warehouse Sale watercolor class with Kendra. I decided to pair it with the HM Valentine set, specifically the bear, mailbox and sentiment. I thought it would make for a cute whimsical card.

HM Valentine, WC Mountains, WC Cottage, Tombow Markers

Since I already had the background done from the class it was pretty easy and fast adding in the little bear, mailbox and sentiment. How fun would it be to do a bunch of the watercolor backgrounds and then later on pair them with other Art Impression stamps.

There was just enough room between the flower beds that I could stamp the bear with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. I stamped the bear directly on to the watercolor background. I also used a piece of Ranger Watercolor paper and used the same Versafine ink to stamp the mailbox. After water coloring those two images I used the coordinating die on the mailbox but I didn't have it centered correctly, so it did cut a bit crooked. To fix this I used a pair of scissors to trim off the rest of the white border, up to the black line.

I also used the sentiment that came in the HM Valentine set, stamping that on to a piece of pink card stock and die cutting with the Art Impressions Flag Double Stitch Die.

HM Valentine, WC Mountains, WC Cottage, Tombow Markers

I did add a bit more detail to the watercolor panel with the mountains and cabins, using the Tombow Markers that I have. Basically deepening the ground line under the trees and house and adding some more shading to the mountains. You can find a similar tutorial using the WC mountains and cottage stamp sets here from Bonnie.

I cut down the background piece to and added one of the colored card stocks from the class behind it, which is a beautiful Navy blue color. Then adhered the banner and the mailbox, making sure to overlap the scene and blue card stock to draw your eye across the entire card front. 

HM Valentine, WC Mountains, WC Cottage, Tombow Markers

Tombow Markers HM Valentine: 969, 451, 493, 553, 743 
Tombow Markers Background: 249, 565, 696, 969

I can't wait to try a scene card like this again. If you have any questions I'm available in the comments! 
Thanks so much for joining me today!
Happy Stamping.

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