A thank you for all seasonsPosted: November 2, 2012
The Penny Black designers are gleaning inspiration from Pinterest again, this time in order to make Gratitude cards.
I scanned through my own Art Inspiration board to find inspiration and settled on this tree painting.
My art class used this painting and several other similar paintings as the starting point for some watercolours we created last year.
To create my card I inked the trunk of the tree in black memento marker and stamped it on a white panel using a stamp postioner. I then cleaned it off and inked one quarter of the tree with Pear sprout memento marker and stamped that. I did each section with markers taking care to keep the stamp postioner in place so that at the end I had a black tree and four different colours of dots. I then stamped over the whole image with versamark and embossed with clear powder.
I sliced the panel into four sections before sponging and finished by matting in black and pairing it with the cool repetitive thanks stamp.
This card did take a little while and a steady hand with the stamp postioner but I love that tree stamp so you will be seeing it again for sure!
Stamps: Fantasy, Thanks, thanks (Penny Black)
Inks & Markers: Memento Dandelion & Cantaloupe, Pear Sprout & Cottage Ivy, Summer Sky & Danube Blue, Angel Pink & Lady bug, Versamark and Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Penny Black Mix & Match Papers Storm
Also: Clear embossing powder