Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Walk in the Woods

     The best place to be on a hot summer day is walking through the shade of the woods.  We had a mild weekend but our temperatures are rising rapidly and we're in for some really hot ones so this image from the progressive challenge over at Dragon's Lair was a perfect way to think cool.


     For this one, I got out my tray of watercolor paints and a couple of brushes, then colored the entire thing in watercolor.  I managed the cloud by swirling water on the already painted and dry sky, then let it dry.  That lifted out some of the sky color and created some fabulous shadows in the cloud.

     I cut the image and the frame with dies from QuicKutz.  Everything else was done with scraps which were already on my desk; paper, ribbon, mesh, sentiment and mat for it..  The foxes and the bird are tiny die cuts (Memory Box and Die-namics) which were double layered before gluing them to the image piece.  I added a bit of ribbon and some mesh, then tied a bow of a lighter green scrap of ribbon.

     Challenges:
Allsorts
Crafting from the Heart
Hiding in My Craft Room
Incy Wincy
Jo's Scrap Shack
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Not Just Cards
Ribbon Girl
Sweet Stampin'
Sunsational Stamps

     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

11 comments:

Clemente Batan said...

This looks hard to watercolor...for me, anyway. Impressive way to use scraps, too! Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle

Christine said...

Gorgeous sky effect with the watercolors, and I like the fun die shape you chose for the scene. So glad you joined the challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack this week.
Blessings,
Christine
DT
http://withaverygratefulheart.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

Lovely scene and great colours. Thank you for joining our 'Dies' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath

Linda Mc Enery said...

Being a cat worshiper, I love visiting your blog! So many furry beauties to feed my heart! Love this card! Wow! Your cloud is awesome!!! Super design, with the little fox outside the frame!

Aurora Aurelia said...

Gorgeous colouring.. Thank you so much for joining our 59th challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.. Hope you can join our next challenge.. And good luck at the draw.. xx ~RoRa

Cass said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Miranda said...

AWESOME card! Thanks for playing along at Hiding In My Craft Room! Miranda DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch, good luck!!! Amy DT

Cara said...

I love all the different shades of green you've incorporated into this card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Cara DT x

Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely wonderful, love the different greens and the wild life.
Faith
x

Helen said...

Great card - little die cuts you've added make a great scene.

Thanks for joining us at the Sunsational Stamps Challenge - hope you'll join us again in July.

Helen x