Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #115 - Gail's Clean & Simple Spring Theme

Ah - Spring! It must be spring somewhere. If it would stop raining and warm up just a bit, we would be awash in colour here on the west coast of Canada. I think Mother Nature forgot to turn the tap off. Guess that's why it is known as the 'Wet Coast'.

 
When I chose Spring as the theme for this challenge, I really thought it would be here. As it is, everything is greening up nicely. So that is what I focused on for my project this week.
Lovely As A Tree was the perfect choice. This classic stamp set has been in the Stampin' Up catalogue for as long as I've been a demonstrator (9 years now) - and way before that as well. It is truly versatile and if you search Google or Pinterest you will find literally hundreds of projects using it.

For this, I used the image that is a line of trees and stamped it with Sahara Sand onto Whisper White cardstock. Then I took the awesome Watercolour Pencils and coloured over the stamped image, using Early Espresso and Old Olive. I then went over that with a Blender Pen.

The image is cut out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits. I used my Old Olive marker and ran it around the edges to ink it up, and also to emphasize the stitches.

It is mounted on a piece of DSP from the Serene Scenery Paper Stack. Love that Bokeh effect! This in turn is matted with Old Olive cardstock and then finished with a Thick Whisper White card base.

A very quick card to do - and it captures the greeness of spring.

Now off you go to visit Watercooler Wednesday and check out how the other Watercooler artists have interpreted spring. Then link up your project for us to be inspired!  

4 comments:

  1. What a lovely scene! You can't beat "Lovely as a Tree" It is a great stamp set. Your background on that beautiful dsp sets your image off perfectly. Almost a Monet!

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    1. Thanks Heather! I don't use that set enough - there's always so much great new stuff to play with.

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  2. Thanks for hosting this week Gail. Great theme choice and I love your beautiful "green" spring theme card. The background papers and your stamped oval just marry up so nicely. Lovely as a Tree will always be in my "favourites" for SU Stamp sets. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Penny! Lovely as a Tree really is a classic. I must remember to use it more.

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