Hi there! Colorado Craft Company has some absolutely darling new sets illustrated by the talented Anita Jeram that are releasing today, and I’m so happy to be helping them celebrate! There are lots of fabulous designers helping to inspire you with these new goodies, and you can find the entire list over on the Colorado Craft Company Blog. I’m not normally very good at creating scenes with critters. Something in my imagination hits a bit of a creative wall when it comes to scene building, ha! Luckily, the new Home Sweet Home stamp set has an absolutely darling little scene already built for you, so that you can just stamp and color with your choice of medium! I have a cool blue project for you today, so let’s get started with the details!
I began by stamping the sweet scene from Home Sweet Home on some Arches cold press watercolor paper using no-line coloring ink. I then used my Sennelier watercolors to add lots of cool blues, grays, and purples to the scene, keeping the overall feel nice and loose to help maintain that sweet, storybook feel that Anita Jeram’s illustrations have. (PS-I love that there are coordinating dies for the individual elements of the scene! You could easily add lots more dimension to the card with the addition of some die cut elements. So much fun!)
I maintained a cool cornflower blue and gray color scheme throughout the card, thinking in my mind’s eye of an English summer cottage surrounded by a lovely garden full of beautiful flora and graceful fauna. When doing a larger scale no-line coloring piece like this, I like to do a large wash on the biggest section (in this case, the walls), then allow it to dry completely so that I can add the details without worrying about the paint running or blooming into each other. The Sennelier watercolors are very pigmented, and maintaining a light and airy feel requires lots of water so as not to add too much pigment to the card front.
Once I had completed my painting, I trimmed the panel down (the large size of the Home Sweet Home stamp means that it covers almost an entire A2 card front) and mounted it on a panel of Lapis cardstock from Hero Arts. I white embossed the greeting from Home Sweet Home (how apropos for these crazy covid times) and popped it up on the card front using foam adhesive.
Well, that’s all for this project! I hope you’ll check out the new Anita Jeram release, as well as the blog hop happening now! Your next stop is Amy Tsuruta. We also have some fun giveaway information for you:
Each designer will be giving away a $25 shopping code to one lucky commenter on their blog. All you need to do is visit each designer’s blog or IG page and leave a comment saying which of the new release is your favorite. You have 23 chances to win by leaving your comment. Giveaway ends on May 19th, 2021. Winners will be announced by each designer on May 20th, 2021.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Nice color combination. Great share for the set. This one is my favorite of the sets.
Andre M. says
Your card is so charming, love the minimal palette on this design. Home Sweet Home is my fave.
Beautiful watercoloring! Great color combination!
Denise Bryant says
Love this scene and your beautiful coloring! Pretty card!
The Home Sweet Home set is my favorite! Definitely on my wish list!
Holly Flores says
Wow, such a fabulous scene, I love it!
Mary Holshouser says
Delicate scene. Love the color.
the kitty “knocking” to get in is
sweet. thanks for sharing
Caroline Counsell says
Adore your colours
roxanne tellini says
Such beautiful blues. It looks like this is taking place in the santorini greek isles.
wendy mcgowen says
Beautiful card – love the monochromatic feel!
Sharon Gullikson says
The house looks wonderful. I really like how you decorated the wall. GREAT. The mice set is my favorite.
patricia rowe says
Oh….my heart is beating. The colors are out of this world, meaning US..the cat is adorable. Just like mine who would be scratching at the door. Stunning card.
Gayle P says
Love the blues with the gray. Stunning!
Andrea Megan Hastilow says
Great set, love the colours you chose for your country cottage, very imaginable indeed. Stay safe, healthy and happy creating x
Anne Sturgeon says
Love the soothing shades of blue… this set is really amazing as are all the others. My first choice would be Coffee House and Hedgehogs is running a very close second. Love this Emily and TFS
I love the blue! Your mice could be spending the summer on Santoriniti
What a sweet and wonderful scene you created!!!
Meghan Kennihan says
Your watercoloring is incredible! What a great scene!
Laurie G says
Beautiful!! I think the matching dies to give certain elements dimension is a good idea. Home Sweet Home is a favorite of mine when considering different ways to use the stamps/dies!!! Thanks for sharing your art!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Beautifully colored! Cute scene!
Stef Perry says
I’m always in awe of your painting skills Emily! Love your card!
Bunny Hoyle says
I love coordinating dies too. The Home Sweet Home is my favorite set and I do love the color blue so this is fabulous. It would make a great prize your card would.
Leesa H says
I want to live in your card! Please may I? Thank you for sharing.
Nadine Mortimer says
Simply stunning. This is my favourite so far. Love the colour palette it reminds me of simpler times. ❤️
Liz H. says
I LOVE this card. The BLUE is just so BLUE ! lol — This is my FAVORITE set released. Home Sweet Home
WOW! Awesome job on your card I love the color combo. Making it hard to pick between Home Sweet Home and the Coffee House stamp set.
I love this scene with the cat at the door! So sweet!
I love your color combo and the water coloring. It’s such a peaceful and yet whimsical card. My favorite set is the Hedgehog Days set.
Candy Mills says
Gorgeous card!! Anita is my favourite :o)
Emma H says
such an adorable card. love the colour scheme
Jacque Hudson-Raila says
The dark blue reminds me of Dutch delft china! LOVE the color!
The blue is so striking!
Sue D says
cute scene in blue!
Carol Wortman says
A darling delicate soft beautiful watercolor image that would have been perfect in the actual book. The hedgies and pups are my favs, but this coloring effect has become my favorite technique I think tonight.
Donna Walls says
Absolutely love the cool tones of your color combo! The sets are all so adorable, hard to pic a fav.
Marisela Delgado says
Kathy Corbeill says
So pretty! Love the simplicity of highlighting the color blue!
Marilyn in E~Town says
Geri S says
Great card – love the color combo. Of course you can’t go wrong with the cute animals from Anita Jeram and 3C. My fave is the coffee set and the cutie mice.
This monochromatic card is beyond amazing! wowsy!!!!
Vickie Leaf says
I love the blues in this card. Very pretty.
Mary Ann Merrill says
I agree with stampgirl. Monochrome rules. Doggies are my fave.
Michele W says
Love your use of blues and grays here. This set is one of my favorites of this release. Thanks for sharing!
I love the drama you created with a limited colour palette!
Your card is just adorable!! I love the way you’ve used all the blues to colour this sweet little scene!! I love all the wonderful little animals in this super new release, but my favourite has to be the Happy Birthday – Have a Ball set. I have a passion for dog images!!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂
Sherri Thacker says
Another fabulous release and I love your scene in all blue. Just beautiful!! I love the dog set!!
Robin Ridpath says
What a beautiful card! I love the color scheme and your coloring is amazing! This set is my favorite of the release.
Nancy Deffner says
Such a beautiful card. Love the colors you chose!
Aithne Tegwen says
Oh, wow, the blues on this card! I love it! The brightness of the blues stand out against the grays, and it’s just so eye-catching. Lovely! Thank you for sharing!
Alice Turak says
Your coloring is wonderful. FYI I have difficulty reading the gray type on your blog and I would like to read what you write.
Renee VanEpps says
Oh MY! Your watercoloring is magnificent! LOVE this color combination so much 🙂
Talitha Wright says
Like your use of the blue. This is a great release.
Love this card and your colors used are gorgeous! This card makes me want to immediately purchase the set. Thank you for sharing.
Jade C. says
Love the blue. This is my favorite set out of the release.
Kelsey Thomas says
This is so cute!
Celeste Goff says
What a beautiful scene you’ve created!!!
Dee Earnshaw says
awesome scene – love the colors
Linda Gorman says
I love the blues! What a great idea! Your card is beautiful and I love this release! Thanks for sharing!
dixie in montana says
Anita Jeram has done it again with a fabulous release–she is hard on my pocketbook! She is my favorite illustrator by far! She would be so impressed with your card and bringing her characters to life! Thanks for your inspiration–you are the best!!!!
Patt H. says
Wow, Emily, you have done it again! A truly awesome card! I love the colors & cute scene!
Arlene Plastine says
Love your Blue Home Sweet Home card. My favorite set is Watch This, with the dogs. TFS!
Miriam Prantner says
Such perfect watercoloring. This is such a sweet scene and I love the cool colors.
Sally Keagle says
Beautiful! My new favorite set is Coffee House.
Melissa Leftrick says
Love this! The colors are awesome!
Home Sweet Home is my favorite set and your vibrant color selection has blown me away! What a beautiful watercolor card! I can hardly wait to get my hands on this set. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and watercoloring skills.
Emily, this is soooo pretty!
Stunning card… love the blues!
Holly Mahoney says
This is a gorgeous card with the cool blue and grey colors. My favorite set is the coffeehouse mice.
I’m not good at scene building either, but this new Home Sweet Home set is perfect for those like me. All four sets are sweet and darling. Love your card!
Barbra Lawson says
Stunning card! I love the blues and gray!
Kristi H. says
Love your color palette! That blue is just wonderful. The Home Sweet Home stamp set is one of my favorites from this release and I just love what you’ve made. Thank you for the inspiration.
Love your card. I love these stamps. I can’t decide if the Coffee House or Home Sweet Home is my favorite.
Rachel W. says
Beautiful one dimension card!
Barbara Edmondson says
I like the colors you uses, & the sentiment.
DARCY P says
Love the coloring. So pretty! What a great set from CCC, again!
Hi, Emily – This is a gorgeous tableau! I love the blue!! You are the only designer so far to approach this scene using that color – at least, in any quantity. I appreciate the tip about doing a wash of color (walls) first for this stamp. I ordered the hedgehog set of stamps and dies, but I would love to be able to order this set or the “Watch this!” set.
Your work is always first-rate. Thank you for inspiring legions of us viewers! Your skills in designing products also ROCK!
Lori S in PA
Yolanda Dixon says
This is my favorite stamp and die set. I love the way you added color!!
I think the home sweet home is the cutest and your card, SWOON, is amazing. Makes me want to go on a walkabout and find this front door and invite myself in for a cuppa! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
Jeanne Beam says
Such an adorable card! Love the scene and the great colors…
Thanks for sharing.
Mary Ann Reilly says
This is a beautiful scene with some beautiful water coloring work. I would love to put this on my wall – it is that special.
Ah, such beautiful blue! Love the calming, sweet water coloring. Darling scene. I love the dog stamp set for making my “boy cards” , but this one is the sweetest set.
Blues!!! Love the sweet scene! Perfect watercolor look. I keep trying as I love it. Great showcasing of this set!
Just beautiful – I love all the shades of blue
WOW ! 😻😻😻 Shh !… Don’t tell the other designers, but your card is my favourite among all the list because not only you chose my favorite set from this new release but you also coloured it with my favourite colour !! So, so beautiful. You imagined an English summer cottage, and I see a cottage in Brittany (stone wall and blue door and windows)! LOVE it so much ! Thanks so much for sharing.
Cindy F. says
I love your card! My favorite set was the Watch This set but after seeing so many use the Home Sweet Home set, I think they are a tie! I really like the color scheme that you went with, but then my favorite color is blue, especially a cobalt blue. Thanks for sharing.
So cute!!! I love 3C!
What a great color choice for this stamp set – love it
tina z says
wow, absolutely stunning!