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Friday, February 11, 2011

Peaceful Pond Card

Hello,  I finally got to create with the Cattail Pond and the SVG corner accents cutouts which were both released on February 5.   I made this card.

I placed the pond image into my Word document first and then added the individual cattail PNG images over top. I made some a bit smaller and then mirrored another to make a variety of them clumped together.  I wanted this scene to look like the cattails were in the forefront and the pond was behind them.

I started watercoloring the water areas first, then colored the grass, then the cattails in front left, and then the red/orange flowers, rocks and greenery inside of pond.

For the grassy shaped corner accents, I cut them from the Sure cuts a lot program on the cricut expression.  I cut one set of the grassy corners at 100% size and scaled one set of them by 80% so that I could layer them.  I sponged darker green ink on the larger corners underneath.
Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you have been inspired to go create something!

  • IMAGE: Cattail Pond by Doodle Pantry
  • CS/PAPER: 90 lb. watercolor paper, CDS spring leaf, CDS mud pie, SU marina mist
  • INK: printer, chocolate inkpad for sponging, Tombow markers N65, 933, 856, 177, 947, SU marina mist, SU wild wasabi
  • ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, sponge, sewing machine, pearls, SVG cut file Corner Accents by Doodle Pantry, SU dimensionals, houndstooth embossing folder, green offray satin ribbon from walmart


    Jennie said...

    This is stunning Laurie.
    I love how you have built up the scene! Lovely xx

    Cassie said...

    Wowza, Laurie. . .wowza!

    Lorie said...

    Wow, this is just gorgeous!

    majo said...

    Hello Laurie.
    So pretty and colord so sweet. Hugs Majo

    karen said...

    Wow, this is just beautiful, Karenx

    Dawn Frost said...

    Wow absolutely gorgeous Laurie!

    Mary M. said...


    Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

    Oh WOW laurie!! this is GORGEOUS!! and I LOVE the corners!!

    Pat (mspfd) said...

    This is beautiful! I admire your watercoloring even more after trying my hand at it... Think my markers need to be replaced.

    Kristine said...

    {{gasp}} OH WOW Laurie.... that is just GORGEOUS!!! Oh, I love it so much and those corner dies--PERFECT with this scene!! You make everything so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration =)

    Kathy Winter said...

    Wow Laurie, this is awesome!! Love the scene you created. Simply Gorgeous =)

    Sharon Basel said...

    Laurie this is fabulous - I Love the whole card, colors and corner details. But the best is the cattails in the foreground - lovely scene and so well composed.

    Heidi Brawley said...

    WOWZERS!!! This card is really a work of art!!! So Awesome!!!
    ~Heidi Brawley