Sunday, September 16, 2018

Happy Birthday Tree

Hi everyone.  We are already more than half way through September ... where is this year disappearing to??!!

Today I'm sharing a reminder card for the CAS Watercolour September Challenge - Tree, which is being hosted by me. :)


Placed a mixed media card base and tree stamp in the Misti.  Inked up the grass at the bottom of the image using two shades of green markers.  Spritzed with a little water and stamped onto the mixed media card base.  Spritzed again (not adding any more ink) and pressed again over the image.  Used my heat tool to dry before moving to the next colour.

Repeated the process above for the tree branches using two shades of light brown markers, spritzing and stamping.  Repeated another spritz and stamp without re-inking the image.  Added some dark brown ink to the lower trunks, spritzed with water and stamped.  Let dry.  With everything still in the Misti, I cleaned off the stamp and then inked with Versamark, stamped onto the image and then heat embossed in clear.  I was planning on sponging the sky and the heat embossing would protect the image from being effected by the sponging.  But in the end, I left it white.

Stamped sentiment several times to get good coverage and then heat embossed in clear so that it has the shiny finish to match the image.  To finish card, used corner round on top left corner.  I think this makes a great masculine birthday card.

Here's a close-up ...
Would love for you to check out the challenge blog where there is lots of inspiration from newly posted watercoloured tree cards from our amazing Designers, and wonderful Guest Designer, Ros.






Stamps:  snowy village stamp (Penny Black); smile today! stamp (Penny Black)
Paper: Mixed media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Stampin' Write markers:  old olive, always artichoke, crumb cake, based brown sugar, early espresso; Versamark
Accessories & Tools: water mister, clear embossing powder, heat tool, corner rounder

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour September Challenge - Tree
CAS Mix Up September Challenge - Ink with Markers


27 comments:

  1. Yes, this is a great masculine birthday card! I love the effects of your markers on this detailed tree and your mix of greens and browns are perfect, Loll!

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  2. Beautiful card! I really must practise that technique more as mine always look a bit messy!

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  3. I Love the Organic Masculine feel of your beautiful card, Loll. Thank you so much for sharing all the steps of your beautiful technique. Hugs...Nancy

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  4. Perfect card for a man, Loll, love the design. xx

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  5. Yes, this will make a great masculine birthday card, Loll! And you demonstrated "The excellence is in the details." with this beautiful card - all the shadings of the trees, clear heat-embossing to match the clear embossed image, rounding the corner, etc. Hideko xx

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  6. Great masculine card! Love the way the tree is slightly set off the card and also the wonderful shades of green.

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  7. Brilliant result you achieved here Loll. That tree looks amazing. Simple and Stunning!

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  8. Another magic card, Loll. I love every detail of your card. I am glad that you have not added color to the sky, because the white background unbelievably exposes these beautiful trees.
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  9. I believe you should get a commission from all these stamp companies since I bought so many of the ones you used! This is definitely one I hope to case. We all seem to struggle with masculine cards and this one is so perfect. Love the tones you used on the trees. Just beautiful!

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  10. Lovely watercolour effect. A great one for the guys too ..... Love it!! xx

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  11. This is a lovely card, the watercolor effect looks great and I loved the colours you chose. CASilicious:)

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  12. Fabulous card Loll - love the stamping with it's 'gentle' water coloured effect!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  13. It's absolutely stunning!! Your trees are so realistic and beautifully done Loll!

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  14. This is a great masculine card and I can also see it as a beautiful sympathy card. Very soft colors and clean and crisp.

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  15. CAS perfection Loll and definitely a great card for a guy! LOVE that tree image and the soft colors too! :0)

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  16. I don't know where 2018 is going, I just know it is whooshing by! Love this beautiful card Loll, those trees are so pretty and you have created a beautiful card with them. I am hoping to play along on this challenge if I get myself together. Hugs, Brenda

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  17. This is a perfect masculine card, Loll! Love the watery tree and I think it's perfect with the white background! Thanks for a great challenge, my friend!

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  18. I agree...such a wonderfully done masculine card. What a great image, love how the vines go up the tree trunk.
    xx Karen

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  19. A tree at dusk, this is superbly done. Truly a watercolour painting, looks free hand painted WOW! You definitely know how to work your techniques to precision. GORGEOUS!!xx

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  20. You are rocking the watercolor trees this month Loll - what a wonderful watery look on your tree and grasses - Love it!

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  21. Definitely a great masculine card with the perfect image. Fabulously stamped. Looks like a watercolor painting that should be framed. xx

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  22. Fabulous masculine card, so artsy and the technique looks wonderful and such a stunning water colour effect x.

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  23. Yep, a brilliant masculine card, Loll ... the spritzed colour on those trees makes it seem as though they're almost growing and bending before my eyes ... so clever! Hugs, Anita :)

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  24. Très jolie carte, tout en finesse. Beau travail d'impression.
    Bonne journée

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  25. Lovely shades of green & green-browns on this pair of trees - look as though they are getting ready for fall! Love how you have done the grasses and the sentiment shows up so nicely too! TFS

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  26. These trees also came out beautifully! Great masculine card! Would also be perfect for a sympathy card!

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