Monday, October 27, 2008

Outdoor Tree

Did you think I had vanished? Life is just hectic right now but Hooray! my husband is finally done traveling. Soccer and volleyball are almost over for the kids so things should slow down soon. I did get 3 cards done this weekend so I'll have some posts for you over the next couple of days.

On to today's card.....I completed this card the other night but thought it still needed something. When I woke up the next morning I had one of those AH HA! Moments. What it needed was the pieces of ribbon in the bird’s beaks. NOW its really done.

I colored the main images my usual way with Copics and Prismacolor pencils. I added glitter pen to the tree and ornaments.

I did a couple of little experiments on this card. I did my usual Cut then Ink Technique to get my layers to line up. I reversed my usual style: Instead of starting with white cardstock and adding color, I started with Soft Sky cardstock and added white. I also did a little experiment with the clouds – using a stamp to create a mask for the clouds (more below). I like the look of both.

To create the clouds, I first stamped a cloud and cut it apart (you can click on the pics to make them bigger).

Then I put the mask into position and stamped Whisper White ink trying to stay close to the mask. To blend, I used my sponge to pull the ink down and to the right. This makes the cloud fade away. Pretty cool I think!

Stamps: CC Designs Sugarplums Christmas Scene, CC Designs Olivia’s Birdies, CC Designs Sugarplums Scenery
Paper: Soft Sky, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor pencils & baby oil, glitter pen, Stickles, Cricut

Michelle B. aka “Queen of the Scene”


Renée said...

This is wonderful! I love how you used the birds coming to decorate the tree!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

SO gorgeous! I think I'm going to have to get me a cloud stamp just for this!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Lesa said...

How stinking adorable! Oh my goodness. I love how those birds are decorating the tree. Reminds me of Cinderella when the birds are doing her dress! Accckkkkkk!!!! Genious!

Christina Fischer said...

Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful and so clever!! Love it! :)