Friday, May 1, 2020

Ai Watercolor Weekend May 1, 2020 Quilt Shop


This was a very fun card to make for me as I love Art Impressions and I love everything to do with quilts. I cannot take credit for the Quilt Shop idea though, as I am in an Art Impressions Facebook group and Mary Nielsen Schwaderer posted one. There's some really talented gals in that group so check it out if you are on Facebook and looking for more inspiration. Mary gave me permission to share a photo of her beautiful Quilt Shoppe:

So to make my card, I stamped the shop first after inking it in 969 and 565 and stamping it off on a piece of scrap paper. I pulled the color out of the lines with a damp brush. I stamped three of the little quilts using Memento Desert Sand ink leaving room for the fence that I penciled in with a ruler afterwards. I watercolored the roof and window boxes in 993. I used 526 for the windows and some of the quilts. I used 606 for the door and the stripes. I used 755 for the Quilt Shop Sign and parts of the quilts. I inked the tips of the leaves in 177 from the 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 and stamped them in the flower boxes. I dabbed at them with a wet brush, then stamped the heart flowers from the 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set inked in 755 and some in 606 on top of the foliage in the flower boxes. I dabbed at them with a wet brush. I finished the quilts in the same colors mentioned before then I stamped the yellow flowers also from the 5009 set, inked in 993 and 177 in front of the shop. I stamped the foliage from the 4051 set inked in 177 to the side of shop. I dabbed at the leaves with a damp brush then I stamped a branch from the 4964 - WC Branches Set inked in 977 on top of the foliage. I do things backwards sometimes. I watercolored the sky using 526 and then I decided to add the light from the 5263 - WC Post Set so I inked it in Memento London Fog and then colored the light in 526 and the top of it in 606. I stamped the bench from the 5265 - WC Wrought Iron Set inked in Memento Tuxedo Black. I watercolored the shadows under the quilts, under the bench, in front of the door, and under the flowers in 565. I wrote Quilt Shop on it with a Derwent Graphite pen. I cut it out with the Rectangle Double Stitched Dies along with a background paper.

5260 - WC Large Shops Set5126 - WC Foliage Set 45009 - WC Mini Flower Set4051 - WC Foliage Set 14964 - WC Branches Set5263 - WC Lamp Post Set5063 - Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies5137 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 1WCBRUSH4 - WC Brush NO. 4WC Travel Box4774 - Stamp Positioner


  1. Very clever Dot. My mom would love this!!

  2. Dot, this card is amazing!! I love it!!

  3. What is the quilt stamp you used for the little quilts?

    1. It's old and doesn't say on it where and I have no memory. Sorry!