Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Watercoloured Fall Tree

Today started out badly ... my son Evan called to say he was in a car accident on his way to work ... not far from our house.  Thankfully he was fine but I felt so bad for him - it's an awful way to start the day!  Luckily, hubby has no plans to use his truck in the next couple of weeks, so Evan can use it while he works on repairing his vehicle.

Tuesday is the day I make dinner for Evan and Nikki and tonight's menu is: Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas, Tortilla Chips with Guacamole and Apple Tart for dessert.  I managed to get the dessert and roasted vegetables done this morning before it got hot ... that way the house will be cooler around dinner time because I only have to heat up the Panini grill - no stove tonight!! :)

I wanted to find time to participate in today's color challenge from SCS (CC339) - Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Cajun Craze.  I LOVE this color combination!   I watercolored a fall tree using the watercolor spritz technique.  Hope you like.

"Fall Tree"

Stamps:  Tree (Rubber-Art Stamps)
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Autumn Traditions DP, watercolor paper (SU!)
Ink:  So Saffron, Always Artichoke; Stampin' Write markers:  Cajun Craze, Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Aqua Painter, sponge, mini mister, adhesives & dimensionals

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I sponged So Saffron lightly over the watercolor paper.  I used an Aqua Painter to add water and create a "wash".  I let the paper dry thoroughly
I inked the stamp with Soft Suede and Cajun Craze Stampin' Write markers.  I used the mini mister, filled with water, to spritz the stamp three or four times.  I immediately stamped onto the watercolor paper. 

I lightly sponged Always Artichoke along the bottom of the tree to create a "hill".  I used the Aqua Painter to add lots of water.  I let the image dry thoroughly.

I mounted all the pieces shown in the picture above, popping up the main image with dimensionals to add depth.

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