OLW36 Barely TherePosted: January 17, 2011
Yesterday I had a chance to create something for the One Layer Wednesday Challenge, hosted this week by Jennifer. The challenge is to use a bare tree, bare branch or other vegetation just as long as it is bare. That is not a hard ask for me as I have been happily stamping bare trees in snow for a month or so now. When I looked back through my recent posts I realized the tree from “Branch Out has been appearing often. I really think I need a few new trees stamps don’t you?
I decided to try a reflection in my scene this time; a winter tree, but one by an unfrozen pond or stream. Any still water round here would have frozen solid last night as the temperature was down to 25 degrees below zero! My girls went skating on the canal yesterday, something they ordinarily love to do, but the bitter cold took most of the enjoyment out and they spent the rest of the day trying to warm up again!
The edges of the image panel were masked with post-it notes as were the horizon and water’s edge. To create the reflected tree I stamped it on the plastic square that came with the stamp-a-ma-jig and pressed that onto the sponged water. (I am sorry about the smudges on the photo, they are on the lens of my daughter’s camera)
If you haven’t already browsed through the OLW36 submissions check them out on Jennifer’s blog, there is plenty of inspiration to be found there.
Stamps: Branch Out, Hugs & Wishes
Inks: Basic black, Brocade Blue, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Flourishes classic white