Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pine Tree and Watercolor Sky

Can I tell you how much I love this asymmetrical pine tree image from Sheena Douglass' Pinescapes set?  It is bold, yet has enough open space to let backgrounds shine through.  Plus, it can really stand on its own for clean and simple cards.


I started with watercolor paper, and spritzed it with water to get it wet.  I then used an aqua pen and reinker drops to add the colors, working from the bottom up with tan, green, lavender, pink and blue.

If your colors aren't "runny" enough, squeeze the aqua pen for more water; if too runny you may need to blot it.  My paper was pretty soggy when I was done.  I let it dry overnight.


The next step was to use Versamark ink and black embossing powder and heat emboss the pine tree image.

Then, this was layered on to a black mat and then on to a folded A2 moss green card base.

That's it!  No ribbon, no embellishments, no glitter (ack!).  Just let the image and the colors in the background do the talking.  When I know what occasion it'll be used for, I'll probably add a small greeting in the bottom right corner.

Enjoy! -- Marge Dady

10 comments:

Joan V said...

Oh, I just love your watercolor background with this tree. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope I can achieve this look.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

You are always sharing the greatest ideas sweetie,what a fun way to play.
Beautiful design

Kathy said...

Beautiful Marge!! I have tried that, and I just can't seem to get the hang of it. Will you come to my house and teach me,lol, I'll cook!!Excellen job sweetie!!

Chrisd said...

Abßlutely stunñing and à technique I will be trying soon.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Rufus said...

Stunning! Love the background that you created, the tree is perfect with it.
R/

Lillian Child said...

This is SO VERY LOVELY!!!

KYCrafter said...

Beautiful!! Love the water color!!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Woo wee this is amazing! I love the colors and the simple look. TFS AJ-

{Chrissie} said...

Marge, this is just beautiful!!!!