Wednesday, May 28, 2014

More Watercolor Backgrounds

I am a sucker for tree stamps.  I have several (several) in my collection.  This stamp is from Penny Black.  I use tree stamps for Sympathy cards.  They seem to be so peaceful.

When I saw the weekly challenge at The Friday Mashup to make a card using a tree, or embossing or both together.  I chose to just do the tree.  This is a very simple card.  The background was made using a stencil.  You lay down colors and then put your stencil over the top and let the inks pool in the stencil holes.  I help it along by adding more ink in the holes of the stencil.  Every time you make this background it turns out different.  I have several cards in the last couple weeks using this same stencil.

I like how the tree looks but yet I don't like how the tree looks.  Isn't that a strange thing to say.  I like how it is soft and muted but yet I don't like that it is not crisp.  Some of that is stamping on watercolor paper.  I also wanted to use grey ink so it would be softer.

Well back to doing something.  Had my yearly eye exam today so I could not go back to work since it is important to see.  I came home and took a nap.

Everyone have a good Wednesday.


Simply Sara Stampin' said...

I love the background of your card and how you created it. I've never tried that before. I like your tree too. I think it turned out just fine, and you're right...trees are great to put on sympathy cards. Very lovely. Thanks for playing with us this week at the Friday Mashup.

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Barb, this is just beautiful. I love the muted background you created with stencils- creative! From my view, the tree is perfect:) Thanks for sharing with the Friday Mashup this week.

Holly said...

So pretty.. I love your watercolor background. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.