Scene in a Garden – 3D


I had so much fun playing with this set, Scene in a Garden, because it's such a great set to experiment with shading. I tried a new technique, watercoloring with the Stampin' Write Markers, and I'm so amazed with the results. Its going to change my whole approach to coloring outline-style stamp sets like this one.

There's a great tutorial on watercoloring with markers at Julie Buhler's Paper Pleasing Ideas. For you visual learners, here's Julie Buhler's video.

I started by watercoloring the bench with Creamy Caramel classic ink and then I used a Close to Cocoa marker along the edges and where the natural shadow would appear. I used the aqua painter again to blend the two colors together and then to remove some color and create highlights.  


The shading is really dramatic when you use coordinating colors.

  • Close to Cocoa creates great shading for Creamy Caramel;
  • Not Quite Navy and Baha Breeze worked for the Daddy boots, bird and bird house;
  • Always Artichoke and Mellow Moss made cute baby boots;
  • More Mustard, Really Rust and Summer Sun created great clay pots.

You can find more color combinations with our Color Coach (105796).

When I showed this card to my husband (I have him very well trained to always respond with Ooh, Ahhhh), he said, Ooh, 3D. With all the shading, curled paper and popped-up images, it really does have a lot of dimensions.


You can order any of the items I used any time by clicking here.

And, guess what – with the new "Get Connected" promotion, for each $40 you spend on Occasions mini catalog products, you can order any one "Under $10" product (see page 208 in the Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog) absolutely free.

  • SceneingardenStamp Set: Scene in a Garden (113246), Congrats (Sale-a-bration).
  • Paper: Taste of Textiles (113991), Manchester (112464), Always Artichoke textured cardstock (108696), Baha Breeze textured cardstock (111345), Watercolor (105019)
  • Classic Ink: Baha Breeze (111833), Creamy Caramel  (103220), Mellow Moss (102774), Robin Hood Red (111836), Staz-on Jet Black (101406)
  • Stampin' Write Markers: Close to Cocoa  (100072), Not Quite Navy (100059), Always Artichoke (105113), Really Rust (100073), Summer Sun (100077), and More Mustard (100076).
  • Accessories: Kraft Corduroy Button (114340), Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (109068), Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon (109069), Natural Hemp Twine (100982).
  • Tools: Crafters Tool Kit (104310), Cutter Kit (106958), Stamp-a-ma Jig (101049), Color Spritzer Tool (107066)


Sweet Comments

  1. This is awesome! Lots of great details on this card. Now I am sad because I didn’t order this set. I am definitely intimidated by the whole coloring, shading thing. You make it look so easy!

  2. This is FABULOUS, Lynn! Love love love all your details, the dimension and especially your watercolouring!

  3. Beautiful card & love your coloring!

  4. Wow! That is amazing. I need to try to watercolor more. It is beautiful!

  5. Your card is just beautiful!!! TFS!

  6. RoseOhio says:

    What a pretty card! Love those Copic’s.

  7. This card is beautiful! Love all the 3-D effects!

  8. Beautiful card! Now I am going to have to add that set to my April order. :-) TFS!

  9. Another great card with awesome techniques. Gives us lots of ideas! Thanks for sharing

  10. awesome coloring! and i like how you popped out your images. so pretty :).

  11. Beautiful! I just ordered this set, I cant wait until it comes in! Great coloring!

  12. Beautiful card, really love this one M xxx

  13. Lovely coloring, great looking card!

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