August 31, 2014

Lighthouse's remind me of home

I grew up along the banks of the Susquehanna River where it empties into the top of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Water, water, water did I end up in dry as a bone Tucson? Answer: Love.

I've had this image for a long while, it's from an adult coloring book. I used Prang watercolor, not high end- but works fine. I needed more browns and greys than my Peerless set or Inktense pencils offer. I like it very much, except it's so incredibly traditional. I went back and muted all the buildings around the lighthouse and added yellows to emphasize it. I printed multiple copies, so I painted another set of birds (I fuzzy cut them) and added them to the card with pop tape. It's hard to see but I stamped the edges of the base panel.

I've created this card for AAA CAS Card Challenges, game 18, Watercolor. One of my favorite games!
Drop by AAA Cards with a watercolor card of your own, we'd love to see it in the gallery.

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  1. The colors are gorgeous and I love the dimension of the gulls!

  2. Victoria, your wet works keep blowing me away!

  3. This is absolutely stunning! What gorgeous dimension you've created with your coloring :)

    Have a fabulous and crafty day!
    Staying Crafty
    Stampin On Stuff

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