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.
Registered: October 12, 2007 Location: Arizona Posts: 51355
Mon, Feb 28, 2011 @ 8:03 AM
Amazing!! Love your design here. You did very well to capture the scene of the sunlight through the trees. Awesome! Thanks for the directions. I will try this, you have inspired me. Great sentiment and yes, it is a good one for Father's Day. TFS and for giving us a sample for the CAS challenge. Wonderful card.
Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 32055
Mon, Feb 28, 2011 @ 9:18 AM
Kim, I don't think you could come up with a more fabulous "outdoors" card than this - thats some wonderful stamping you've done, there!!! Love it - the button and twine are JUST the right touch for this nature themed card.