Friday, October 17, 2008

Lovely as a (Fall) tree

Every day on my way to and from work, I pass a tree. I look forward to seeing the fall colors on this tree every year and it never disappoints. I attempted to capture a little of that tree in this card's focal image. It's also my sample for the Color Throwdown challenge #15. This week's colors are: Kiwi Kiss, Really Rust, So Saffron, and Chocolate Chip. All gorgeous fall colors that made this card pretty easy to do. I used Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Week 2 sketch to help pull it all together. I like it and I hope you do too.

I started with a Chocolate Chip card base and layered it with Kiwi Kiss. The next element is a piece of craft store paper that has ALL of the challenge colors in it and was a no-brainer, LOL. That's layered on Really Rust. The next element is So Saffron layered on Chocolate Chip, accented with a couple of copper brads, and is up on dimensionals. The focal image was stamped on water color paper with a stamp from Lovely As a Tree with Chocolate chip and the trunk colored with a marker and my wonderful blender pen. (Yes, again. I love it!) I added a few branches with my marker. Then I stippled the leaves on with a stiff flat artist's brush (since I don't have a stipple brush--yet) with Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, and Really Rust and added "leaves" on the ground the same way. I think it looks VERY realistic and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. That was cut/embossed with a Nestabilites die as was the Really Rust mat and is up on dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped with a stamp from Harvest Home on Kiwi Kiss with Chocolate Chip and cut out with a Nestabilities tag die. It was sponged with Chocolate Chip and is up on dimensionals, as well.

Recipe: Stamps--Lovely As a Tree, Harvest Home; Paper--DP (craft store), Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Really Rust, and water color paper (SU!); Ink--Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Really Rust; Accessories--Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, brads (craft store), dimensionals.


  1. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! It is like a work of art---you should frame this! Your watercoloring is out of this world!
    Thanks so much for playing with us!

  2. Oh how pretty, Barbara! I love how you added the leaves! That DP is just perfect too!


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