15 October 2017

Harvest Moon - watercolour pencil

The moon rising at the same time as sunset can produce an orange moon, the Harvest Moon. It's a beautiful sight, perfect to share with another.

This single layer card features a House Mouse and Friends stamp with watercolour pencil and a sentiment by Unity Stamps.

I made this card as a guest on the design team for House Mouse and Friends challenge blog. The challenge starting 16 October is Anything Goes with the optional theme of Fall/Autumn Colours. Come join us in the challenge!

Putting It Together

I fell in love with this stamp the first time I saw it but didn't get it until recently when I had a gift card from Stampendous for winning a House Mouse and Friends challenge. I am so happy I finally got this lovely little scene.

To make a single layer card, I cut a strip of 140lb watercolour paper 4 1/2" x 11". I then scored it at 5 1/2"...

...to make a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (A2), top fold card.

I stamped the image with Rich Cocoa leaving space at the bottom for a sentiment.

Using watercolour pencils and waterbrushes, I coloured the image. If you don't get the card too wet, it doesn't warp out of shape.

After colouring, I added a sentiment from Unity Stamps with Rich Cocoa.

I added a second sentiment, also from Unity Stamps, inside.



Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Thinking of You
Happy Little Stampers CAS: Single Layer
Scrapping 4 Fun: Autumn Colours
Your Next Stamp: Autumn Colours
Crafty Addicts: Autumn Colours
Ribbon Girls: Any Image
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Crafty Friends: Anything Goes


  1. Wow...what a perfect sentiment to match this stamp! Wonderful-glad to have you guesting with our team! Welcome! ♥ Sue Kment

  2. Love Harvest moon! Love that you colored with water color pencils. So soft and great coloring for this sweet image!

  3. Kate, so nice to have you creating along with us.
    This card is delightful. LOVE the soft coloring and beautiful scene this stamp creates. Sentiment is perfect! Very creative work, love it.


  4. Beautiful card! Love that sweet image and sentiment! Wonderful soft coloring too! Love this!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  5. Awesome cute mousey card, great design so clean & simple super Guest design take on the Optional chall theme Fall/Autumn colours

    smiles Christine xx

  6. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 350 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  7. This is so cute, Rijacki. I love the sentiment. I might have to borrow it! Thanks for being a guest designer at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. [Bunny]

    1. That stamp set from Unity has a lot of wonderful sentiments.

  8. Love that it's a one layer card, I find them quite tough, with no mistakes :) The poem is lovely and a perfect match for the stamp. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
    Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

  9. This is so sweet, lovely card.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  10. This is adorable!!
    Lia, DT S4F

  11. Gorgeous Rijacki !!

    hugs Diane xx

  12. This is super cute card, Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

    Meena S4F DT

  13. An adorable little scene, oozing cuteness. Your colouring is fabulous and a delightful one layer make for our challenge at HLS CAS challenge this month. Thanks for joining us.

  14. This is so sweet....so cute....and I simply love the image and the sentiment.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Ribbon Girls.
    xxx Plony

  15. This couldn't be any cuter!! I absolutely love this image and your simple but beautifully done colouring is perfection for this one-layer design. Its just gorgeous and I'm so glad you shared it with us at Happy Little Stampers!

  16. lovely process pictures, and a great image! Thank you for joining us over at Scrapping4FunChallenges. Jane (DT)


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