Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Color Tree

Good Morning All!

I usually write my posts ridiculously late at night. So I thought I would try to post in the morning with wide eyes (well wide'ish) and a cup of tea.  

For today I have a card that was inspired by DRS Designs color challenge and Just Us Girls photo challenge. The other day I saw a Christmas countdown ticker and it showed something like 123 days til December 25.  There is still plenty of time and good times to be had but I know it will go by in a blink of an eye. Well here is my take on the challenges.

The circles from the correspond with the patterned paper
in the background.
Very pretty color combination.
Detail showing the watercolor detail of the tree.
This tree is directed more towards Christmas but it can be used for any season. Color the berries green for spring buds, use fall colors for the circles. I think you will see this tree again in this spring or maybe earlier. 

Entering the following Challenges:

       Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

How to:
  1. Stamped tree image on heavyweight watercolor paper,
  2. Colored image using Distress Markers to match both challenge themes.
  3. Trimmed image and rounded corners. 
  4. Lightly distressed the edges. Set aside.
  5. Cut and scored vanilla CS to an A2 size card.
  6. Stamped sentiment on watercolor paper the same size as the card base then added it to the card base and lightly distressed the edges.
  7. Adhered SU PP to the base then added another strip of SU PP. 
  8. Added tree image to the base.
That is all for me! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me.. I look forward to your comments good, great or otherwise.. Take care all and have a great day. 

All the best,


Chris Dring said...

Love that water colored tree! What a great way to stretch that non-Christmas stamp! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous trees. Beautifully watercolourd too. Matched so well with the background pattern paper. Love your card. So glad you linked to Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge. :)

nwilliams6 said...

Some awesome watercoloring! I am impressed and your card is beautiful and unique. Great image and wonderful colors. Thanks so much for sharing this with us and playing along in the DRS Designs Challenge!

Petra Swart said...

What a beautiful tree, Shawna!!!! I love the colours and how you've matted it on the brown and the patterned paper!!!! A stunning, unique Christmas card!!!!

Monika Reeck said...

lovely tree
and adorable DP behind it
you are always great at color combo Shawna
this also a winner card
your card always adorable sweet friend

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