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Thursday, January 28, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Deepti Creates a Watercolor Painting Look with Country Rustic!

Hello friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. The Country Rustic set has loads of images that can be used to create some artistic cards similar to that of paintings. My spotlight is on the same thing and I will share a fun way to create the leaves with watercolors.

So, here's a look at the finished card.

I started out by stamping the window image on a water color panel.

Next I stamped bricks (from the Mixed Media Grunge) around the window by masking to create the illusion of a wall.

Next I did some watercoloring using my Koi Water colors. I wish I could make a video tutorial for this... Hopefully by this year... you will see my video tutorials :)

Finally, the fun part. the leaves. The leaves that you see around the window are created by simply pouncing size 2 brush dipped in shades of green. This pouncing is very random and the only thing that you need to remember is to take concentrated pigment on your brush :)

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment and layered the water color panel on a black cardstock. 

Here's the finished look of the card once again :) 

That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try. Happy paper crafting! 

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  1. Stunning - thanks so much for instructions on how you created this beautiful card.

  2. Loving the layout and the use of the wall stamp. Thank you so much for the inspiration x

  3. You make it look so easy. I especially like how you used the brick to suggest a brick wall without making the whole thing bricks.

  4. Absolutely WONDERFUL Deepti... just love this. To me... this would be at the top of my list for a card to receive. I love that you painted. Very inspiring to me! j.

  5. What an amazing scene you created on this card!!

  6. This is so cool. It looks like a print that you can frame.

  7. This is so cool. It looks like a print that you can frame.

  8. Your card is so gorgeous Deepti...I could steal it! :P
    Loved the window scene with the watercolored background!
    Suchi xx

  9. Beautiful 'scene' Deepti - love how simple it is to create, once you show us how :-)

  10. The rustic look is so amazing. You have created a fabulous scene here

  11. Oh, love this look. Love the glowing yellows and the stark black shading:)

  12. This is a work of art. Fabulous.

  13. The scene and card Deepti created is amazing!

  14. You've won me Ilove this stamp set and finished product.x

  15. Love this. I was inspired http://craftynomad.blogspot.no/2016/01/you-need-good-knife.html Hugz

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE this country look on your card, Deepti! WOW!


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