Treasured PinePosted: November 1, 2022 Filed under: grafix, Penny Black, treasured pine | Tags: Fabriano Watercolour Paper, grafix, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress stains, Staedtler watercolour brush pens 6 Comments
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
Beautifully done! The background turned out fantastic and I love who crisp you stamped the pine needles. Love this one!
I love this card. The colours you have used for the background were unexpected, but work beautifully.
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.
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.
Gorgeous coloring and love how the sky turned out too
Gorgeous card Heather. LOVE this pine cone and sprig image. So perfect against the blue sky. xx