Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I like trees

I really do. You could even call me a "tree hugger". I'm okay with that.


I needed a birthday card for my brother. Lovely as a Tree is my "go to" set for guys. Although I think he could really care less about trees. I'm not sure. He's kinda weird. Okay, moving on.........


So I needed a little inspiration and had to check out the Stamping 411 weekly sketch. Love, love, love that site! Really, you should check it out if you haven't yet.


So here's what I came up with. Think he'll like it?




Lovely as a Tree and Sanded background. Soft suede, basic black and watercolor paper. Black Stazon, Soft suede, old olive and more mustard inks. Aquapainter, hemp, sponges, misc. button and dimensionals.


I did one something similar awhile back using just the oak tree. So I kinda copied myself. Thats okay I guess. Hey, if it works don't reinvent the wheel. KWIM?





I smooshed the lid of my ink pads and used my Aquapainter. Coloring is relaxing. I think thats why I like to do it. But as I was preparing for that workshop last week, I realized that I don't have very many current open line images anymore. I'll have to see about changing that.


Okay, thats all for today folks. I will post my "inspired" card I mentioned yesterday, tomorrow. I got sidetracked with this one.


Thanks for stopping by and keeping me company.


Blessings, b.

8 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

Well, if your brother doesn't like it, I sure do! Your watercoloring is beautiful and I love the simplicity of this card. Great job!
Thanks for playing along this week!

Selene Kempton said...

Great watercolor technique! Beautiful card!

Christine said...

Beth:
What a gorgeous card...love the watercoloring! I'm keeping this one as inspiration...

Stampinginbedford said...

This card is fabulous. I have trouble with the aquapainter - getting too much water. You have the technique mastered. I'm going to try it again now. I do love that stamp set. Perfect for a guy.

Connie said...

Wonderful job coloring! Thanks for playing this week!

Patti Chesky said...

If he doesn't like this card, you could always send it to me. Wow! It's gorgeous. I love the twine....it matches the rustic feel of the trees.

Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.

gbarron56 said...

wow, Beth, your watercoloring is just fabulous! Great job with this week's sketch. Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators! We hope you'll be back soon! Blessings, Gretchen -- www.gretchenbarron.typepad.com

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job watercoloring!!! Your card turned out gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Stamping 411!!