#902 – Autumn with Birch Trees

Hello and welcome! It’s my favorite thing to post now-a-days! Because if I get to post this, it means that I’ve been practicing, and that, hopefully, also means that I’ve been improving with my artwork! Its my drawing/painting series!

This time is a piece with autumn/fall scene and I tried incorporating some Birch trees. Why Birch trees? Because I thought they would be easiest! And I still think they are the easiest now too, after having tried to watercolor them. At least, better than me trying to watercolor any other tree! 😀

So, here’s the piece –

I started out with drawing the ground at an angle, and then drawing a few trees and branches here and there, with some criss-crossing branches and all. But the final piece that you see here isn’t exactly the same – I would say some 90% is retained. That’s good for now! 😀

Well, I did somehow manage to retain my original idea of the trees, but couldn’t do that with the ground. I had wanted to make it look like there were a lot of fallen leaves, but I had to turn it to grass once one of my strokes went wrong…I thought of adding a little grass on the left end, but I ended up covering the entire ground with it. I also had thought of making it look like the floor where the trees are standing on, but this one looks like a bit of a mound or something next to the trees. Ah, well.. its still not that bad! 😀

I don’t know what watercoloring I’ll do next – I’ve nothing planned as of yet. But I plan to make a small booklet of out things like this. That’s a lot of watercoloring I’m looking to make! 😀

That’s it for now. Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

#893 – Tic Tac Toe Challenge!!

Hello!! I’ve got exciting news to share!! I’ve been generously asked by Felicita to join the Tic-Tac-Toe design team and I’ve humbly accepted!! Today’s my first day being a part of the challenge as a part of the DT!! Looking forward to an exciting journey with this wonderful team!

Well, coming to latest challenge! Here’s the Thank You/ Fall board created by Joanne:

I chose the first row – Plaid, Pumpkin and Thankful. And here’s what I made –

I created the plaid in the background by using CrafTrat 2 Step Plaid stencil. This is really a stencil that I’m super happy with!! Since I also wanted to add a touch of black, I took my black gel pen and added criss-crossing lines over the plaid.

For the pumpkins themselves, I used CrafTangles watercolor paper, stamped the set of pumpkins from Verve’s Bountiful Harvest stamp set in Antique Linen and watercolored it further using Gansai Tambi watercolors.

Once dried, I trimmed the panel, I stamped it with the sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and You stamp set. I then matted it with black cardstock and foam mounted it on the plaid card base.

I must say, the watercoloring this time turned out better than I expected! So happy with it! 🙂

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Retro Rubber Challenge #144: Anything Goes (I’ve used Verve Stamp Bountiful Harvest which was release in 2010)

RRCB 144

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #291: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Just Add Ink challenge #525: Thank You

Do step over to the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the team! And don’t forget to join!! And thank you so much for stopping by!