Hello Bellas, Amy here with another Scenic Saturday card to share with you. Next week many of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving here in the States, so I figured it was the perfect time to ink up the super sweet Teeny Tiny Townie with a Pie. Because in my opinion, nothing goes more hand in hand with Thanksgiving than the pie. Personally I’m more of a pecan pie girl but it looks like Teeny Tiny has a fondness for apple, LOL!
Thanksgiving is also a time to be mindful of all that we have to be thankful for and I have to say, our amazing stamping and card making community is one of those things I am very grateful for. The constant flow of creativity, sharing and inspiration is a beautiful thing to be a part of. In fact, the idea for this watercolor wash looking background was inspired by a coloring that I recently saw the super talented Alberto Gava post on Instagram. He inspired me to play with that idea in a fall color palette and I love the end results. The technique is actually very easy, I simply grabbed a circle die to trace an outline around Teeny Tiny using very light Copic colors, B0000 up in the sky area and YR30 down below. Once I had the sky and ground all filled in with those base colors I simply started to sketch out past the circle line here and there in a random, splotchy pattern. Then I just continued to do the same with slightly darker colors to build up some more depth and layers. I really love how this technique frames Teeny Tiny Townie with a Pie and gives her a colorful little world to live in without overwhelming her. To finish off this clean and simple design I added the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment from the Fall Sentiment set with a sprinkling of Nuvo drops to tie in with the splotchy, painterly look of the rest of the card.
Happy Thanksgiving and stay crafty my friends!