Inspired by the stunning Serengeti sky at sunrise, I'm using a tree from Patchwork Landscape to create the focal image on my first card. The sentiment on the side is from the Loving Sentiments set, stamped with Memento Potters Clay. For an extra special touch, a little bow in sheer peach ribbon.
Here's how I created the image:
First, I did a colour wash on a piece of heavyweight cold-press watercolour paper using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. For the sky, I blended Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed with a touch of Caran d'Ache Suprasoft White. For the grassy plain I used Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage and Crushed Olive. When completely dry, I stamped the scene using VersaFine Black Onyx and coloured the tree trunk and other bits with some Vintage Photo. To finish, I did some paper piecing with scraps of Basic Grey's Piccadilly and added some bling in the middle of the flowers.
I finished the inside with an image from Patchwork Landscape, stamped with Bundled Sage and "With Love" from Loving Sentiments, stamped with Memento Potters Clay.
Challenges for this card:
The Paper Players #189: Tic Tac Toe - Paper Piecing, Patterned Paper, Ribbon
My second project features a quaint little cottage, also from the Patchwork Landscape set. I stamped my own background paper using one of the stamps from this set and VersaColor Turquoise. The sentiment is from Birthday Words, stamped with VersaFine Majestic Blue.
Unlike my first project, there are no crazy colour combos here. For a soft and breezy feel I'm using a very light hand with Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass for the sky and Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint for the grassy foreground. The cottage and bushes got a touch of Graph It alcohol markers.
I finished the inside with an image from Patchwork Landscape, stamped with VersaColor Turquoise and a greeting from Birthday Words, stamped with VersaFine Majestic Blue.
Challenge for this card:
Word Art Wednesday #125: AG with Uplifting Sentiment
That's all for my first post for Chocolate Baroque. If you'd like to see more projects featuring these gorgeous stamps, make sure you swing by the Design Team Blog regularly. New and fresh ideas will be posted almost daily and you don't want to miss out. Thank you for stopping by and I'll see y'all soon. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.