Hello, friends! It's Rubeena from A Rare Ruby. I am super excited to be a guest designer for WPlus9. Dawn is one of the sweetest and most talented ladies in the craft world, and I am so glad to have crossed paths with her. I'm grateful for this opportunity, considering the wonders that Dawn does with watercolors! For the past few months, I have been busy so I don't have as much free time to craft as I used to. When I do craft, I find myself playing with watercolors and creating basic scenes. I find that the scenes still look good even if you don't have the skill (or time) to fill in shading and details.
For today's card, I used two cute sets from WPlus9's latest release: Forest Friends and Curious Forest Friends. I started with watercolor paper and Ranger Black waterproof ink. I stamped the tree trunk and two of the bears, and I used masking tape for the bear that is lying against the trunk. I stamped in a log, some bees, some falling leaves, and the sentiment. Since it's waterproof ink. it doesn't matter if I stamp the sentiment now or later.
Once all the images were stamped, I started to color with my favorite watercolors. I added some blue for the sky and dabbed areas with a tissue for clouds. I finished it off with some splatters. Once the panel was dry, I used Scor-Tape to attach it to my A2 folded white card base.
I hope you felt inspired to create your very own basic watercolor scenes. If I can do it, so can you. WPlus9 critter sets are just perfect for creating so many different kinds. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love! A huge thanks to Dawn for having me today :)
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