Saturday, 2 May 2015

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Trees/Nature

It's the first Saturday of the that means it's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge...and this month the theme is:

'Trees or Nature'

We are sponsored for this challenge by:

Prize - a $20 voucher

I have a little collection of Christmas tree stamps...and picked 'Before the Snow' to use on my cards. I started by spritzing a piece of card with water, then stamped my tree several times using 'Peeled Paint' and 'Forest Moss' Distress Inks. Then I watercoloured the 'sky' background using 'Stormy Sky' and 'Faded Jeans' Distress Inks. Once the card had dried, I stamped the tress again over the top in the same colours to give a clearer impression. Then, I simply added a sentiment (from the 'Handwritten Christmas Messages' set by Lili of the Valley), distressed the edges a little, then matted using black card. I made two cards...just in case I messed up the stamping, but I think they both turned out ok...and that means two more Christmas cards for the pile, which is always good!

I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.


debby4000 said...

Beautiful Christmas trees, they make fabulous cards.

Sue from Oregon said...

Very pretty...I loved reading the process you used to make these two lovelies! ♥ Sue K

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what beautiful tree images they look quite magical, thank you for joining our challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY this week good luck I hope you will join us again.
lorraine x

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! The trees look wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Eileen said...

A great use of technique to make this beautiful card. Thanks for joining in with our 'Clean and Simple' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week. Hope you join us again
Eileen x

Ingrid said...

Your card is gorgeous Helen - love the lightness of the watercoloring. Stunning! :)

Greta said...

Sorry to be so late, Helen--your card caught my eye the first day our post went up! This is stunningly beautiful & you've inspired me--I even have that tree stamp! Perfect for mailing, too!

cotnob said...

Beautiful Christmas cards, thank you for joining us at CHNC Challenge Extra this month.
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