Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Purely Pretty Trees

Another old Kristina Werner colour challenge, this time without combining it with a sketch challenge. I love "warm" colour combinations like this, though I have to say I don't think I would have put Pumpkin with Pomegranate. Lovely As A Tree is another old favourite stamp set of mine, though as I haven't played with it for a while I thought this was the perfect opportunity: for a few weeks now I have been daily walking past trees with their changing leaves and loving the mix of hues, though the purple end of their spectrum is often left out so I felt it was my duty to do something about it! I used my markers to ink the stamp (remember, I have created my own In Color markers by using a pack of blender pens and the ink refills) and stamped it on Pretty In Pink cardstock. With an aquapainter I washed in some Pretty in Pink along the horizon, blurred/blended the trees a bit and added a bit more Chocolate Chip to the ground. I mounted this to a piece of Whisper White, the edges of both layers having been distressed with the Cutter Kit, and mounted this on top of a piece of Pumpkin Pie that had been stamped with good ol' Paisley using VersaMark. A piece of Pomegranate stitched ribbon and Aged Copper hodgepodge were added and then it was all mounted onto the Whisper White card base. The sentiment, from Occasional Greetings, was stamped on Whisper White with Purely Pomegranate, punched out with the 1 1/4" circle punch and layered on a Chocolate Chip designer label punched piece, and all this was mounted to the card front using some dimensionals.

3 comments:

Sharon said...

Hi Carol, this is just stunning. I had never thought of making the trees into autumn trees and this is one of my favourite sets! Great idea about the in colour refills and the blender pens. I'll have to do that myself. Sharon

yvonne said...

This is just gorgeous Carol, I love the autumn tree look!

Kari said...

This is beautiful Carol! I love how you've made the trees multicoloured! Great colour combo too!