Thursday, September 2, 2010

OLW18 - Trees

This week's challenge at Susan Raihala's Simplicity blog was to create a card with a tree on it. Well, this was a great challenge for me...or so I thought! LOL! I have 8 or 10 different tree stamps and was anxious to get started. I wanted to try something a little different for me...and here is the result:

I covered the bottom part of the card with a mask (to be colored as the ground), then punched a circle as a mask for the sun. I inked the sky with several different shade of ink (blue, dark blue, and 2 different purples). Then I masked the sky, and took the sun mask off and inked the sun in oranges and yellows. I added a mask to cover the sky and sun and then inked the ground with several shade of green, yellow and brown. Then I stamped the tree with a cocoa brown ink and colored it with some Copic markers. It was a lot of work to do this...and I think I like it, but I wish it was a little more perfect with the blending of the colors...Ugh! I think I might be my own worse critic! The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

That's my take on the challenge this week. I've been spending as much time as possible getting things ready for Bella Blvd and Creative Scrappers. I love these teams, but I have such a hard time holding on to my layouts and not sharing! LOL!

After putting so much time in the card, I'm going to have trouble giving it away...would you?

Until next time...


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Rosemary said...

what a lovely card! your color blending looks wonderful... and yes, we are our own worst critic!!

mustavcoffee said...

This is lovely Susan, the colour blending is great and I just love the sheer amount of colour it zings off the card, it's fabulous. I particularly like the colours in the sky. You don't have to part with it now....... hang on to it for a little while, enjoy:D xx

Janelle said...

I can imagine that it would be hard to give this card up after all that time and energy you put into it. The colors are striking! Sometimes I just want to sit and look at some of the cards that I make so I completely get not being ready to give one up!

Anonymous said...

All that masking would make me crazy. In fact the description of how you did it sounds like one of those games where you listen and then try to do what the instructions said, without reading the instructions. That got me laughing and thinking how I really do hate masking but one-layer cards require it alot, and you did a great job of it. That's a sentiment i haven't heard before. Love it!


Susan Raihala said...

Oh, post this beauty over your stamp table so it can continue to inspire you! You are your own worst critic....I think it's absolutely perfect and oh so lovely!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Love the sentiment you chose, too!
Sharon D. from Canada

PetraB said...

Oh, this is so beautiful and all the work which has gone into it. The result is amazing.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, wonderful masking job!


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