Treasured Pine

You are excused for thinking you have scene this card before. When I get a new pine branch stamp I often set it against a blue sky. I have a pine tree in my front yard and I think it is at its best under a blue sky after a fresh fall of snow. Most of the year said pine tree is just making a mess in our yard and driveway. This lovely stamp is from Penny Black and is called ‘treasured pine’.

I worked on hot pressed watercolour that had been splattered with masking fluid earlier. I smooshed both speckled egg and uncharted mariner distress inks on a glass mat, spritzed with water then swiped my watercolour panel through the ink several times. I also spritzed water on the panel to spread the ink further.

Once the background was dry I worked in a stamp positioner to stamp first the pinecone in a couple of brown inks then the pine needles in a couple of greens. I blended the ink on the pinecones with a brush to intensify the coverage and after the inks dried added white to the snow covered areas with a posca paint pen. I added a sentiment from the PB ‘feeling of Christmas’ set. To see a couple more pine themed designs click here and here

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6 Comments on “Treasured Pine”

  1. nancystiz says:

    Beautifully done! The background turned out fantastic and I love who crisp you stamped the pine needles. Love this one!

  2. I love this card. The colours you have used for the background were unexpected, but work beautifully.

  3. nise says:

    You are the best “swiper” I have ever seen! I am always awestruck at your inking and especially using distress inks to stamp. Your colors are gorgeous and your pine branch looks real. I feel that messy pine tree, but boy, when there’s a fresh snow or a startling sunrise, the mess is forgotten.

  4. Pat says:

    Such a beautiful image and I think the pinecones look so realistic and the colours are perfect Heather, and I just adore that wonderful sky and the falling snow and also a super sentiment to finish.

  5. Gorgeous coloring and love how the sky turned out too

  6. Loll says:

    Gorgeous card Heather. LOVE this pine cone and sprig image. So perfect against the blue sky. xx

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