Sunday, September 25, 2011

Watercolour Bridge Scene

This scene is for Play Date Café Challenge #100. Here’s the gorgeous inspiration panel:

I was inspired by the watercolour picture to the top left and built a scene around a bridge stamp. I used Distress Inks to colour the scene, smeared on my craft sheet, misted with water and applied with a paint brush.

The scene is 8.5" x 5.5" (22x14 cm). The stamping was done with black ink on watercolour paper. First, the bridge was stamped and then the rest of the scene was stamped around that. Trees were added on both sides to extend the scene, the river bank was extended with the Sedge Filler stamp. This is one of my favourite scenic stamps, it is a humble stamp that can make a big difference to a scene, filling out empty space, adding texture, patches and fields of grass. The Tall Grass stamp was also used here and there to build the grassy bank. The animals were added to the scene to give it some life.

Distress Ink Peeled Paint, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge was used to colour the scene. By varying the amount of water, you can get a range of different shades from the same ink. After colouring, the Oak Branch and various grasses were stamped on the edges to frame the scene.

Thanks so much for looking!

Supplies: Beeswax Bridge Scene 1188R, Rock Wall 18E, Doe in snow 1213F; Stampscapes: Sedge Filler 251C, Tall Grass Sm. 254B, Lilly Grass 295C, Maple Pair 239D, Prickly Branches 272G, Migrating Birds 151E, Oak Branch 203g, Oak Branch Sm., Foliage 035A, Reed Lg. 067D, Cattails 016B; Sutter Swan Pair D-1485; Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge; watercolour paper.


  1. What a beautiful piece of art you've created here Anna-Karin. You've incorporated the colors into your scene so well. Love the pretty swans too!

  2. Gorgeous scene and fantastic use of color! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. This is simply beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!


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