Tranquil Lake

When is watercolouring not really watercolouring? When you have an amazing stamp set like the Waterfront stamp set. Tonight I have stamped on shimmery white card stock, which although hard to see in the photos, gives it an extra dose of pretty in real life.


I am playing along with the CASEing the Catty challenge, so the layout of tonight’s comes from the host section of the current Stampin’ Up annual catalogue. The card is a thank you card (shown below) on page 220.


I started off playing with a panel of watercolour paper and trying out a few different things, but they didn’t really work how I wanted. So in the end I settled on using just the layout.


Once I had decided on layout, everything else came together quite quickly. I used 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation stamping for the mountains in crumb cake. The water is stamped in pacific point, and then I went over it with an aqua painter, this is what gives the water the lighter tones. The trees also use 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation in both Emerald Envy and Old Olive.

The sky uses the spotty stamp in the waterfront set and I have stamped that in soft sky to match the soft sky card base. The panel behind the image is tranquil tide.

Once I had put everything together, I decided the card base was a bit plain, so I added some interest using a speckled stamp in the Eclectic Expressions stamp set.


All the measurements and supplies (with links) are below, any questions – drop me a line.

Supplies and Measurements

Cardstock: Soft Sky (1/2 A4 sheet, scored), Whisper White (8.5cm x 10cm, plus a strip for sentiment), Tranquil Tide (9cm x 10.5cm)

Ink: Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Old Olive, Basic Black

Stamp Set: Waterfront, Eclectic Expressions (Retired).

Tools: Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter.


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