So glad you dropped in!
Monday’s blog is Trees and Flowers, so
let’s make a really simple card – it being Monday and all….
Attach the round Shape Framer stencil
to a piece of 7″x 7″ Gelli card
at the top, like a hinge.
Make a tiny mark bottom left, so you know where to stamp the Butterfly tree.
Lift the stencil.
Use a Black Archival to stamp the tree into place.
Didn’t we use the butterflies recently?
Ah yes, with the Alcohol inks last Thursday
Close the stencil – it’s time to play with a brush…
and start gently swirling around the edge of the circle.
Next, slide the Dotty Wave stencil in between the card and frame stencil. This is one of those must have stencils.
Lightly brush some dots into the background.
Now lift away the stencil and using a black micron pen,
go round the circle twice;
the object of the exercise is to create a weave.
Using a matching colour pencil, colour in the overlaps.
I have done a little Youtube video on this, which will come out in a couple of Tuesday’s time. In that one, I shaded in to make it look like a real weave with light and shade.
Here I just did solid block.
Yeah, well, it’s Monday. What do you expect?!
Very simple to do.
The trick is to incorporate the base of the tree into the weave.
Let’s use the weave as starting points for hills.
Weave back and forth in the background,
creating hills and dales.
Use the same pencil to create depth,
by shading in above each line.
Trim back the card,
dust a little Mountain Rose round the edges with the same brush,
We just need a thin black line around the outside
to make the tree stand out.
Finally, dust through the Dotty Wave stencil
on a fresh piece of card for the background.
And there she is: the Butterfly Tree.
I bet this would look good in blues or teals, too.
How about leaving a little love or happiness below?