A thank you for all seasons

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

18 Comments on “A thank you for all seasons”

  1. KarrenJ says:

    Wow! This is so rich-looking. Absolutely stunning.

  2. Marina says:

    Hi, Heather! Nice idea for a card!
    I made something like you a few monthes ago for my hubby. Here is my tuch of this idea http://marascrap.blogspot.com/2012/06/for-my-hubby.html
    P.S. Sorry for my English…

  3. Janet Castle says:

    A real stunner Heather!!! Kudos to you!
    Paper Hugs,

  4. LaVon says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card. I love what you’ve done to bring this tree to life with so much color.

  5. Irene says:

    Absolutely gorgeous and love the technique. Thanks for sharing I may jut have to try this.

  6. Gabby says:

    I adore this card, expressing four seasons of color! Clever, nice design based on your inspiration photo. I like the painting but I prefer your interpretation of it. 🙂

  7. Carol L says:

    This looks amazing!! The tree with all of those beautiful colors is gorgeous all by itself, and then there’s that awesome sentiment that simply takes it over the top! LOVE!!

  8. I so love this card! The different colours look fabulous. I have this stamp and have not been sure what to do with it so am looking forward to seeing it again! xx

  9. Wow Heather, amazing! You positioned FOUR times! Love those colors!

  10. C2 says:

    You are truly an inspiration. Love your art.

  11. Terri says:

    Love your patience for the positioning but so worth it. Sweet card.

    Ter 😉

  12. Vicky says:

    I’m always attracted to images that celebrate the changing seasons and this is stunning Heather.

  13. Sue McRae says:

    Gorgeous colours, you really captured the essence of the inspiration photo.

  14. Lindsey says:

    Wow. This is terrific! How cool that you would have a stamp that echoed your inspiration so nicely! Love the seasonal panels. What a beautiful card.
    Hope you see some sun this weekend — I think we deserve it!

  15. Darlene D. says:

    What a brilliant mind you have…amazing art for a card…in “awe” again!

  16. Greta H says:

    I really just need to PIN your blog! Everything you do inspires me! This is another favorite–can’t stop looking at it!

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