Morning, Today I am using one of the trees from the 'Tree and Branch' Set that Bev launched on Hochanda a couple of weeks ago. Sam has made a fabulous job and I have really loved using the whole collection.
I cut a piece of white Super Smooth card measuring 8'' square. I drew a very wonky and broken border around the card in pencil to create a frame. I masked this with Pebeo Drawing Gum to keep the area white while I continued with the design.
I tore a piece of copier paper to create a landscape. As the card was going to be visually two sides, I used mowed lawn across the whole piece and then added Iced Spruce Distress ink to the right hand side.
I then added another layer of hills using the same inks.
Next I added a mountain range, again using the same Distress Inks.
I stamped the tree, then placed a moon/sun mask just rising over the horizon.
I replaced the negative of the mountain mask, then added the positive to divide the card. I added clouds, rather heavily using Iced Spruce as I was going to create a stormy sky but still wanted the clouds to show a little. To create the stormy look I used more Iced Spruce and Blueprint Sketch.
Then I splashed with water onto the sky to lift some of the ink to give atmosphere and to give the illusion of rain.
I removed the masks and used the other one to mask my stormy sky.
I then created an early morning sky with the sun rising. For the sky I used Shaded Lilac. I coloured the sun using Scattered Straw and then blended from the bottom with Wild Honey. Using Cosmic Shimmer Glue, I added green flowersoft to the sunny side of my tree.
Next I added some coloured flowersoft to make some blossom.
Finally I added the sentiment that I had backed onto grey pearlescent card with foam tape, I had shaded it using the Shaded Lilac and Iced spruce to tie it into the card.
Thank you ever so much for joining me today. I really hope you like what I have shared and the step by step of how this was created. I hope you will join me again next very soon. Leonie's new Launch will be On Hochanda on Friday evening at 8pm. I have to tell you I am really excited about this one. Take care xx