Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Misty Trees

Ooh, winter is definitely here!  It's been very chilly here morning & night, & recently we woke up to heavy mist.  Of course, what can a girl do but use this sight creatively on a project!!  :)

This week Makeesha set an interesting colour challenge.  Here are the colours:-

Makeesha & her DT provided some fantastic inspiration pieces (as always) & Keesh also provided everyone with a great tutorial on a cute card box.  (Thanks Keesh!)  It provided a perfect idea for a gift that I will be making shortly, but for now the weather provided this inspiration:-

The trees have been stamped on Kraft cardstock with Versamark ink & then clear heat embossed.  I have then brayered white craft ink over the image, utilising a torn strip of scrap paper as a mask for the ground.  Once I finished brayering, I wiped the excess ink off the trees & reheated the image to make the embossing nice & shiny.  :)

The sentiment was stamped in real red & also clear embossed.  A jumbo grommet & the reverse side of the dotty real red ribbon completes the card.  This is a good "all-round" card for my stash.

Card Components
Cardstock:  Kraft, Real Red
DSP:  Basic Grey DSP from 6x6 Hostess Pad
Stamp Sets:  PTI's Through the Trees
Inks:  White Craft, Versamark, Real Red
Other:  Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Grommet