Friday 7 December 2018

Under the Bridge

Hi everybody.  I needed a masculine card so decided to use one of a set of Urban & Country stamps by Sheena Douglass, and this one is called Under the Bridge.  This is a silhouette stamp actually, but I decided to change it and watercolour it as a scene rather than stamp in just one colour.

I stamped it using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink as the base colour and then gradually added shading and some background and foreground foliage, and the train passing under the bridge was coloured with Aged Mahogany DI which is a reddy brown colour.  The green is Pine Needles, and the shadows are Ground Espresso.  The sky has some Chipped Sapphire and a little of the green added for a bit of contrast, and also some Dusty Concord.  The colours are all well watered down as I didn't want anything too strong so you can see some of the lovely brickwork on the viaduct.  I framed it with dark blue and kraft card and added the sentiment using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

Thanks for your visit today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge - 'B' is For? - Bridge, Birthday, Blue and Brown.
Uniko Challenge - No. 50 Celebrate (no twist).
Happy Little Stampers December Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes (no twist).


Mac Mable said... how you've used this silhouette stamp and made it so realistic. Absolutely stunning scene and love the pop of red from the train. Very special and unique card x.

cuilliesocks said...

What a marvellous card Pat. Your water colouring is super and great colours too. You've given the bridge great dimention with your shading, Kate x x

Viv said...

A wonderful 'man' card Pat!

Darnell said...

I'm really in awe of this work of art, Pat! It truly looks like a hand-painted old masterpiece!!🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

Christine Alexander said...

Pat, what a beautiful masculine image, I love the realistic print image look :)

Corry said...

Your card is beautiful .
I have visited your blog, a very nice blog and you make beautiful creations. I went to follow you. I want to invite you to take a look at my blog and maybe you want to follow me too

Stamps and Paper said...

What a beautiful card Pat and you've coloured it beautifully, I dont find mens card's easy to do but you've certainly nailed it.


Ros Crawford said...

What a perfect masculine card and so beautifully painted too Pat!! Have a lovey day!

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Such an elegant card! Love love love it!
Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! We all hope to see you again next week!
Have a great Sunday!
x Zoey

Liz said...

Stunning card, Pat. The lovely scene is beautifully coloured, especially the brickwork which is amazing! xx

Heather T said...

This is so cool, looks like a cardsized landscape painting.

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous way to use a silhouette stamp Pat! This is just gorgeous and deserves to be framed IMHO.
Wishing you a very happy Christmas and thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

cm said...

You've transformed your silhouette stamp into a gorgeous work of art! I agree with the others: this is frame-worth! Thrilled that you shared your creativity in the Uniko gallery!

K M Meena Herale said...

Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

Meena HLS DT

K M Meena Herale said...

Lovely work, Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

Meena HLS DT