Thursday, June 28, 2007

Rusty Tree

Today I decided I had had enough of NOT stamping, and set to to get creative again. I picked out a set, thought of who I would send it to and why... and nothing! It took a while to get the brain into gear, but finally I got there:

I inked the tree by using the Old Olive inkpad on the tree top, then used the Really Rust marker to ink the trunk and some branches and the Garden Green marker to ink the grass and some leaves. I then coloured the tree trunk with a blender pen, using Creamy Caramel and a touch of Close to Cocoa, and I filled in the grass with Garden Green. I sponged the leaves with more Old Olive and added some dots of True Thyme to add some subtle depth. The Buckaroo Blue sky was also added with the blender pen. I was going to layer the tree (stamped on Naturals Ivory) on Garden Green (inspired by Marelle), but in the end it just didn't look right and I went back to trusty Old Olive, then layered on Buckaroo Blue. For the card base I inked my Print Pattern with VersaMark and went around the edges of the diamonds with the Creamy Caramel marker. The sentiment is from the level 1 hostess set Warmest Regards, and I inked that with the Really Rust marker. The tree layers are mounted on dimensionals. This card didn't quite turn out as I had hoped, but it was nice to get back into the saddle (I just hope it's not too long before I stamp again!)

4 comments:

sharon said...

ooohhh I'm loving this set too Carol! What a great card and glad you are finding a little time to get back in the saddle :-)

Night Owl Designs said...

Great card, Lavs!

Tracey said...

Lovely card Lavs - and great to see you back into some stamping. Hoping the clean up is nearly finished for you ((((hugs))))

Marelle Taylor said...

I love this one Carol! Great effect with the background stamp too!