Monday, April 18, 2022

Rainy Forest Days

Hi friends! We finally have warmer weather, but today's project is about also enjoying the rainy days. 

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We have a Whatever the Weather theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week. I hope you will join us and don't miss the project by our April guest designer April guest designer Cassie Lynch aka mk_knits

Layers of ink - Rainy Spring Forest Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I walk in almost any weather and this art journal page is about rainy spring days in the forest. Recently, I discovered an area in a forest where thousands of blue anemone flowers grow. The blue anemone is endangered here and growing up, I only saw them once or twice, which is why they have a magical quality for me. Imagine stumbling upon thousands of them, wherever I looked. I also encounter lots of deer in the forest, so there is one on this page too.

Layers of ink - Rainy Spring Forest Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Ink the clouds.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Clouds for Days stencil for the clouds. It has four sides, making it easy to create a varied look. Start at the top and with the lightest shade of ink (Speckled Egg) and then add darker shades. 


Layers of ink - Rainy Spring Forest Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

On the lower cloud banks, I skipped the Faded Jeans. Tear printer paper to create a mask for the hill in the foreground.

Layers of ink - Rainy Spring Forest Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Forest Scenery set.

Stamp trees from Simon Says Stamp Forest Scenery with Soft Navy ink. The two bare trees were stamped with black ink. The come from the All Seasons Tree set.

Layers of ink - Rainy Spring Forest Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Splatter water and add droplets to the background to create the look of misty rain. Stamp some darker spots too. The splatter stamp comes from Tim's Haunted House set. Stamp sentiments when the background is dry.

Layers of ink - Rainy Spring Forest Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Document It.

Stamp more sentiments on the background with black ink. This one comes from Simon Says Stamp Mixed Labels.

Layers of ink - Rainy Spring Forest Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Document It.

The main sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp Document It.

Layers of ink - Rainy Spring Forest Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The foreground was stamped with the Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background, for texture. I also added some grass and shadows with a black pen. I used Tim Holtz Funky Floral 2 for the flowers.

Layers of ink - Rainy Spring Forest Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The blue flowers aren't quite the right shape or color for blue anemones, but they will still remind me of finding all those flowers.

I hope you will join us this week in our Whatever the Weather challenge theme. You have a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.






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Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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2 comments:

  1. What a fab card and the sentiments are brilliant. Thank you for doing a tutorial it's very clear and easy to understand. Thank you. X X

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