Monday, December 6, 2010

Sketchy Tree

I hope you all had a great weekend! It's another Monday morning and another sketch challenge at StampTV. I used images from The Giving Tree on my card.

Here is look at this week's sketch. I hope you get a chance to play along. One random winner will get a pick a stamp set of their choice from Gina K Designs.

To start, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury white card stock, using my rectangle Nestabilities. Then I sponged Memento Summer Sky ink, while still in the die.
Then I sponged lightly with Memento Danube Blue.

I removed the die, then used sticky notes to mask the border. Then I stamped the tree using Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

Next, I stamped the leaves. First, I inked them up using Memento New Sprout. Then I used the rock 'n roll technique to add some Memento Bamboo Leaves to the image. I just placed the stamp against the ink pad, so that just the edge of the image was getting inked. Then I rolled it around letting just the edge of the image touch the ink pad. Then I stamped the leaf image. I repeated the process several times to add leaves to all the branches.

I stamped the birdhouse on another piece of cardstock and colored with Copics, starting with E00 all over.

Added E59.

Added E57.

Then used E51 to blend and soften.

I used E49 on the roof, opening and peg. After coloring, I cut out the image.

I adhered the birdhouse to the background, then stamped the bird. I used Memento Summer Sky and Danube Blue and once again used the rock 'n roll techique to get some shading on the bird.

I layered with Pure Luxury Kraft and Chocolate Brown. After cutting the diagonal line on the Kraft layer, I sponged Memento Rich Cocoa along the edges.

I want to thank Cheryl Farmhill for giving me a blog award. Thanks, Cheryl!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!


Melissa Cash said...

Adorable card Theresa! I squealed when I saw this set and can't wait for it to arrive. Such a perfect set!

Becky said...

This is adorable. What a great set.

ultraroyale said...

Hi Theresa; I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy recieving your email every morning. Your work is a never ending source of inspiration. Thank for sharing.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

Marie Gamber said...

What a cut card!!! I must try the sketch challenge. You always make things look easy..... until I try it! Thanks again for all you do.

Deebi27 said...

What a great card Theresa. Your stamp look so bulking for the tender little tree. No matter how you did it this card card be used as is for sooo many occasions. I love the look of a Spring tree in these ugly cold months that are upon us! Happy Holiday Theresa!

Anonymous said...

so wonderful i love , hope i can learn from u