Harvest Moon

Layers of watercolour are on this card which I made for Watercolour Wednesday at Splitcoaststampers.com. 

I am hosting the challenge for Wednesday, and my challenge is the Harvest Moon. You can find the video for this challenge here if you wish to paint it yourself.
On Arches Cold Press watercolour paper I lightly drew the moon shape using a circle die.

To paint I used several colours, being Daniel Smith watercolours in Naples Yellow, Transparent Pyrrol Orange, Quinacridone Burnt Scarlett, Quinacridone Gold and a bit of Winsor Newton Rose Madder.
My background is 3 layers of Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), with an underpainting of Ultramarine Blue. I painted reeds on the bottom of the card front using Daniel Smith McCracken Black Mixed with the Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), which gives the impression of a lake being there.

The trees were painted using the Phthalo Blue (Green Shade) in a loose style.
When the panel dried, which I allow to do naturally, I attached the piece to a Neenah White card base. I then die cut the lovely sentiment using the Neenah card x 2 and glued them together, then added a layer of orange glitter marker on the top only. From the sides you can see the white.

I rarely add sentiments to my painted cards, but I found that this sentiment suited this card, so went with it, and I like the look.
I hope you have enjoyed this card, and the process of making it. 

Thank you for visiting my blog, I appreciate it. 


xoxo, Kia