Monday, August 18, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch 69

I'm back with another September SOTM sneak peek! This time I'm playing with the new sketch over at Atlantic Hearts. Being the lazy but picky stamper that I am, I wanted to play with ways to bring color to this pretty tree image faster, simpler, and easier!
My color inspiration came from the current ColourQ challenge. I chose Cocoa, Lagoon, Sunset, Sweet Leaf, and White Daisy to match the colors. I inked the tree with Sweet Leaf Ink, then used a corner of my Memento Rich Cocoa pad to ink up the trunk and drag the brown off into the branches. I love to use the pad texture to add texture to stamped images. Here a dragged and pulled the pad corner as I inked so that the tree would be textured.  
Here's a closer peek at the swiping ink technique. For the sentiment I swiped the pad over the LOVE image for texture, and then I pressed firmly across the bottom for more of a textured ombre effect. I wanted clouds for the background, but I haven't yet managed to find stencils in my lengthy (and hopefully accelerated as soon as the boys return to school) unpacking process. So I grabbed the flower image from the same set and stamped it all over the background in 2nd and 3rd generation to get a wisp of pattern. I'm loving all the colors of Stickles I nabbed at the last CK. On this card alone I used Turquoise, Cinnamon, and Orange Peel. I'll have to put my glitter gel drawer on Instagram for you!

I hope you'll hop out to Atlantic Hearts and play along this week!

8 comments:

Claire said...

Love how you've built that tree Wendy - it's so sweet with all those hearts and the swiped ink sentiment is the perfect addition. Thanks for playing along with Colour Q!

Michelle Stewart said...

I love how the tree came together. The wispy background is fantastic and adds a little dimension to the card.

Linda Norman said...

Cute card! I love the way you made the Love kind of Ombre! I will have to try that! Great improvisation on the background too!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Wonderful card, love the colors, and the sentiment.
Cindy

Stephanie K said...

Great job on this - your tree is gorgeous and I especially love the colours and techniques you used.

Kristen Torres said...

I love how the tree is off the card a bit. This is a beautiful card!

Lauren Moore said...

This is stunning, it looks like a painting!

Brandi said...

I love this card, the colours are stunning and just beautiful.

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