and that is good!
This one provides me with a change of pace and a card for my father-in-law.
I started by watercoloring the tree and sponging soft sky ink for the sky. Then I stared at the piece and wondered what to do with it. Does that ever happen to you? Sometimes I set the piece aside for awhile, but this time I decided to get around the roadblocks. I aggressively swiped the card all over with the mustard pad. The resulting texture gave me a jolt at first. With the direct to paper technique you get a different look every time. Now that it’s dry I like it because I think it looks like tree bark. I have fond memories of making tree bark rubbings with my children when they were very young. :-)
Did you notice? This color combo is also used on pages 142-143 of the catalog. I've had a bit of trouble with my photography, so bear with me. I'm trying to get better lighting for more true to life hues.
Here’s the recipe:
Stamps: Lovely as a tree, All holidays
Paper: more mustard, not quite navy, garden green, confetti white, sahara sand
Ink: basic black, more mustard
Other: linen thread, vintage brads, watercolor wonder crayons, aquapainter, crafter’s tool kit