If you find colouring relaxing then don’t overlook the Country Club 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack. As well as lots of golf-themed designs there are some great geometric patterns that I know I’ll use. One of the designs in the Country Club DSP pack is quite different though. It has 12 line-art scenes (4 each of 3 different scenes – sort of) designed so you can leave them as they are or you can colour them.
COUNTRY CLUB BACKGROUND
I began my project by cutting and scoring some Thick Whisper White Card using my Paper Trimmer. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base.
Next I chose the grey argyle design from the Country Club DSP pack for my background. I cut a piece and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach it to a layer of Basic Gray Card. Then I fixed the layers directly onto the front of the card base.
Next I cut a 3/4″ strip of the argyle paper and glued it along the bottom edge of a layer of Whisper White Card. This piece was then added to the inside of the card base.
One final piece of the argyle paper was glued to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I cut it to shape with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
That just left the focal image for me to create.
I began by cutting my chosen image from the 12″ x 12″ line art sheet. This was a simple task as the way the sheet is laid out you simply have to cut it into twelve 3″ x 4″ pieces to separate the images.
Next I chose my colouring medium. I could have gone with Stampin’ Write Markers or Stampin’ Blends, but instead decided to use Watercolor Pencils. Now normally this isn’t something you’d do as the water would destroy the surface of the paper. DSP really isn’t designed for watercolouring, but I have a trick to share…
I coloured my image using a variety of colours from the Watercolor pencils pack and Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 pack. However as I coloured instead of using water and an Aqua Painter to blend the pencil lines, I used a Blender Pen! You still can’t saturate the paper, but the solution in the Blender Pen blends the pencil beautifully. What’s more the colours stay quite vibrant.
In the end I used the Old Olive pencil from the Watercolor Pencils Pack, and all the colours except Night of Navy from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2. Then once I’d finished colouring I left the image for a few minutes just to make sure the Blender Pen fluid was completely dry.
EVERY TINY VICTORY
For my sentiment I decided to find something appropriate that would fit on my coloured Country Club image. I found it in the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set, “Celebrate every tiny victory”. It was the perfect size too so I stamped it above the golfer’s head using Tuxedo Black ink. With that done I used liquid glue to mount the completed image onto some Basic Gray Card.
At this point I thought my project needed just a dash of extra interest and as I looked around my desk my eyes fell on the scraps of Country Club DSP. On the reverse of the grey argyle design is a selection of individual golf related images, plus some patterned banners. So with my Paper Snips I cut out two of the banners and glued them to the back of the layered image.
To finish my project I simply added the assembled piece to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and I was done.
COUNTRY CLUB VARIETY
If you look at the Clubhouse Stamp Set you’ll see there is only one golfer image among the other images and sentiments. This golfer is wearing long pants and has short hair, and the golf club is over his left shoulder. Now as I’m not a golfer myself I don’t know if that makes him a right-handed golfer or a left-handed golfer. It might not even matter to you, but if it does look no further than the Country Club DSP. On the line art DSP sheet the four ‘male’ images have the golf club swinging over his right shoulder.
There are also four images of golfers in skirts. On three of them the golf club is being swung to her right, on the fourth image she’s swinging to her left.
Finally there are four images without a golfer in sight. Just to keep things interesting, three of these images face one way while the fourth is a mirror image. I know I’m going to have fun with these images whether I pair them with the coordinating Clubhouse Stamp Set or something else.