Sunday, September 2, 2012

Trees, trees, trees

Hi everyone! I can't believe it is September already. A new month and a new challenge theme at Craft a Scene. This month the challenge is to do scenes with trees, including at least three trees in your scene. Here’s my first card, of Birch trees standing on a grassy hill full of white and blue Anemone flowers:

I love trees, all kinds of trees, and forests are my favorite places. I am very fond of Birch trees, with their interesting trunks and bright green leaves. I felt like doing another watercolour scene and to ink up this Birch trunk stamp which I hadn’t used yet. The trees were stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black on watercolour paper, after letting the ink dry, I painted masking fluid over the trees and many little spots on the grass (for the flowers). When the masking fluid was dry, the scene was painted with watercolours, starting with the sky. When dry, I rubbed off the masking fluid, added some colour to the trees, a yellow centre to the flowers, and shadows. I made some of the Anemones blue (the blue Anemone is rare and protected in some areas of Sweden, while the white one is very common, so it is always special to see a blue one).

I decided not to put a sentiment on this card, it is good to have some cards at home without sentiments, that will work for any occasion.

I hope you will show us your tree creations! This month we are sponsored by Sir Stampalot and one lucky particpant will win a prize.

Thank you for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for a fun post.

Anna-Karin

Supplies: Beeswax Birch stamp; Ranger Archival Jet Black ink; Daler & Rowney watercolours, masking fluid and watercolour paper

5 comments:

  1. Birches are my favourite trees (for trunks anyway)... and this is such a beautiful picture. The wildflowers are glorious, and the sky makes me wish we weren't heading for Winter again...
    Alison x

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  2. Stunning... This is a masterpiece! I LOVE birch trees and have to say you did a fabulous job!

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  3. This is so gorgeous!!!! Fantastic coloration!

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  4. Oh what a beautiful scene! I took love birch tree and you have captured them beautifully!

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