I took the challenge to create a fall scene using three or more stamps, nice push from Jen to get me to do what has been on my mind for way over a year.
Limits: less embellishing, I really wanted to use a black layer around the image but traded it for dark ink distressing. Allowed only one background image.
-The image is colored with my favorite…re inkers and artist brush on semi gloss paper. The tree leaves are stamped with the small flowers image of Watercolor Minis. The sky is done with sponge and my hand made sky template.
-The tab is a ¾” square cut corner to corner.
-After tool distressing the edges I also did ink distressing with the direct to paper technique (rub the ink pad right onto the cardstock edge).
-I added length to the path making sure it widened as the scene came closer to the viewer. Using the ground specks from the retired scenery gave the path texture and I also used it on the some of the grass area and distance background.
Date: Friday, August 31, 2007 GMT Views: 1525
Stamps: Stampin Up – Silent Night, retired Scenery, Canvas, Cornish Heritage Farms – Grass, Tall Weed, All Night Media – sunflowers, Stampscape – geese, Stampendous – small evergreen tree (in the distance)
Paper: Textured forest green, semi glossy white, Stampin Up – Summer Sun cardstocks
Ink: StazOn – Jet Black, Stampin Up classic – Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Going Gray, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Forest Foliage, Garden Green, Real Red, Really Rust, Only Orange, Bordering Blue, Brilliance – copper (for steeple), Tim Holtz/Ranger/Adirondack
Accessories: Brad, ¾”, 1/16” punches, Tonic perforator for tool distressing, artist brush, double sided tape, hand made cloud template