I am very nearly late for last week's Teapot Party, but I simply had to make and send this card to Ron who is recovering from a serious injury. He has a long road ahead of him and can use some encouragement. I honestly struggled enormously with this challenge for reasons I do not even understand. I made several cards and none of them were right. This card feels better than the others I made. I started off by stamping the multi-level tree, then masked it off and stamped the background trees. I added "leaves" to the bg trees using a flower stamp from the SU Watercolor Minis set. I sponged in the ground and sky and added some grass and small flowers here and there to the scene. I added the sentiment and the card still needed something. I rummaged around in my stamps until I found these deer stamps and they seemed to be what this card needed. Whew! Thanks for looking today! ~Karen.
Date: Monday, July 9, 2018 GMT Views: 1016
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Registered: June 3, 2016 Location: near Lourdes in France Posts: 30204
Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 1:11 AM
wow Karen this is really beautiful and I love this nature scene with the tree on the foreground and the little deer, the tree shows the strength the deer are there to encourage!! I like your sentiment and the little flower touches too!!
Registered: February 3, 2005 Location: Delray Beach, FL Posts: 34522
Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 9:54 AM
Oh, Karen, this is gorgeous! It all finally came together, and I love the serene scene and that gorgeous main tree! Wow, it's a beauty! But the deer are what was the perfect finishing touch! I love them, and I know Ron will love this card as well and be encouraged and feel loved! Hugs! xoxo
Registered: October 12, 2007 Location: Arizona Posts: 51726
Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 10:22 AM
All your efforts paid off, Karen! This is a spectacular card. Love how you combined the different tree stamps. The wood-grain background is excellent. Wonderful sentiment. The deer are terrific. Fabulous! TFS
Registered: March 13, 2011 Location: Langley, B.C. Canada Posts: 15200
Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 8:10 PM
The deer have made this even more of a peaceful scene. I am echoing what Liz just commented about your attention to detail. Love your idea of using the watercolor minis to add to the lovely as a tree stamp. The sentiment is perfect for this card to send to Ron. All the colors you have chosen to make this, combine to make a very soothing scene.