Wednesday, September 14, 2016


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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  1. What a cute scene, and your coloring is beautiful!

  2. Oh my word, Ruby...This is sooo CUTE!! Looove it!

  3. Such an adorable scene Ruby! So cute!

  4. Love this card! Absolutely awesome. I'm a big fan of you, Ruby and so happy to see you here. Well deserved.

    Love, Maria

  5. Such an adorable card Ruby, love how you coloured your bears. Such a sweet scene!

  6. Really cute Ruby! I love the lose water colored sky and grass. This set is so adorable, I want wait t o play. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  7. Fsuch a cute card Rubeena! Great masking to create the scene.

  8. What a super sweet card!! Love it!

  9. Those bears are just adorable. ^-^


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