Friday is my parents anniversary and I wanted to make them something real pretty and special so I chose Lulu's Heritage Tree...an appropriate name for a stamp to celebrate an anniversary don't you think?
This time I stamped it with Memento Ink on Bella's BESTEST Paper and have switched to Memento because I find I need to apply less pressure when I stamp and that is easier on my wrist. I started with B0000 to create the soft blue sky and took my colorless blender to smooth out the edges. It is very faint in this picture, but just the right amount when you see the card up close and personal.
Then I used E40, 42 and 43 on the tree trunk, shading with a bit of Light and Dark Umber prismacolor pencils. The leaves were done with G12, 24 and 94 and the grass was done with pencils. I used some Mediterranean Blue pencil to add some deeper shading closer to the tree and blended that out with my gamsol/OMS. The final touch was to add some flowersoft to create blossoms on the tree that have started to fall on the ground...pretty clever I thought! Especially with fall approaching and the odd leaf is starting to fly.
ohhhh...it is 7:10, better get moving....what was I thinking that I could have got this written in a mere 10 minutes.