0 In 2017 Occasions Catalog/ Big Shot/ Cards/ Celebrations

Mediterranean Moments and Watercolor Pencils

I’m lucky enough to have been to Europe several times and I can just visualize street scenes like those in the Mediterranean Moments stamp set.  My daughter studied in Lyon, France for a year and some of these street scenes will work there for sure.  I have family in Switzerland as well and I can definitely see the chairs and table in one of the small villages along Lac Leman.

Lac Leman, Chillon Castle, Switzerland

Lac Leman, Chillon Castle, Switzerland

 

I created a little problem for myself with this card, knowing how I wanted it to look but not quite knowing how to get it there.  This is my final card:

Street cafe scene

Street cafe scene

 

I wanted some dimension to the card but really sort of started it backwards.  I cut an oval out from the card front and then placed the stamped image behind it.  So much for that “dimensionalized” layer I thought I would have.  I was going to cut a small oval ring to place around oval cut out but it just didn’t look like what I wanted……..so I layered the Cajun Craze piece of card stock, from which I’d cut the oval, over the image and card front layer.

I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to work on the oval piece I thought I wanted to use.

Leyering Oval Framelits, 141706

 

Then the card front needed something more.  Silly me has no Lace Trim so I chose the earthy 5/8″ Burlap ribbon, cut in half lengthwise.   This is the original addition of the ribbon:

Sidewalk cafe, Mediterranean Moments stamp set and 'let's celebrate' from the Balloon Adventures stamp set (142823)

Sidewalk cafe, Mediterranean Moments stamp set

 

The addition of the little knotted piece of ribbon created the balance that finally made me as happy as I was going to be.

Street cafe scene

Sidewalk cafe scene with the addition of that little knotted bow

The simple ‘let’s celebrate’ greeting is from the Balloon Adventures photopolymer stamp set.  It’s stamped using Cajun Craze Classic Ink.

Finally, I colored in the images using the new Watercolor Pencils from the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Then I enriched the colors by going over them with my Aqua Painter.  You can also use a Blender Pen.

Click on any of the links throughout this post to see more about the tools used to create my card.  And you can purchase them directly through those link in my online Stampin’ Up! store.

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply