This week's CAS theme - The Great Outdoors - was perfect for me. I live in Colorado and love everything about our mountains!! It's impossible to describe the beauty of a pine forest - the light filters through the trees in a haze of green/yellow and it almost sparkles! I have tried to recreate it in this card.
These little scenes are amazingly easy to recreate.
Mask off the portion of the card that you want to leave white. I like sticky notes with lines - it makes it very easy to keep your lines straight.
I don't like coloring directly on stamps - it takes too long - so I minimize the work. I inked the tree completely with Old Olive and ran a Chocolate marker down the trunk. Then I "thumped" the tree with Always Artichoke - that's just randomly hitting the stamp with the marker, like playing drums.
I stamped the tree once toward the front of the scene and, without reinking, once towards the back. I repeated this once.
The I brayered (or you could sponge) Old Olive on the bottom of the scene, Soft Sky at the top and a touch of Daffodil in the middle.