' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Crafty Individuals Project 6 - Landscape

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Crafty Individuals Project 6 - Landscape

For my final  GD make for Crafty Individual this month, I created another scene but this time on a bigger scale. I have aimed to make it look like a watercolour painting, but without any need for drawing!
This is a fairly large picture, I used an entire A4 sheet of watercolour paper (8.27 × 11.69 inches) and a labour of love... Getting the perfect alignement of the different house stamps and fences was time consuming. The colouring by contrast was fairly quick.
Stamps used:

CI474 The Village Inn and Church
CI-460 Build a Landscape
CI-449 My favourite Place
CI-429 Trees Galore
CI-449 My Favourite Place

I used a stamp positioner and masks to get the images in the right place. It's a good idea to have a trial run to iron out any glaring issue and have a plan to follow to avoid making mistakes.
With all the images in place I painted from top to bottom my first layers of watercolours. For the foreground grass I used masking fluid to draw blades of grass before my next layers of paints.

The children from the 'My Favourite Place' set were stamped and coloured on a separate piece of card and fussy cut. Originally I was going to cut off their legs in line with the page but I thought it looked more interesting this way, a bit Trompe l'oeil. To show you what I have in mind I added a digital frame to the photo.

Easily my best drawn watercolour...

I hope you've enjoyed my Crafty Individuals series, for my part I was thrilled to be Guest Designer and create these pieces for Jean and Malcom, it was a great opportunity and I'm thankful to them both.

Until next time,


  1. A great picture. I love the realism and the attention to detail.xx

  2. Une réa sublime... Quel beau travail de scène et de colorisation dans des teintes douces tu as réalisé !!!!!! J'adore.
    Un grand grand BRAVO pour cette dernière création, et l'ensemble de toutes réas guest DT pour Jean et Malcolm, tu as mega assuré !!!! ;-)

  3. An absolute stunner clever lady xx

  4. Just popped over for a look. This is perfection Christine, absolutely gorgeous. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  5. Well worth the time and effort, this is stunningly lovely. Perfect positioning and colouring that captures a perfect summer's day. I particularly love the effect of the children just about to enter the picture. Lovely!
    Alison x

  6. Stunningly beautiful Christine xx

  7. Stunning artwork and I love your grass! Must use masking fluid more... :-)

    Cath x

  8. Elle est juste magnifique cette carte!
    J'espère te revoir bientôt du côté de Crafty Individuals!!!!
    Tu mériterais!!

  9. Again this make has the Christine magic with such a lot of detail showing. Love it.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x