Saturday, 2 May 2015

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Trees/Nature

It's the first Saturday of the month...so 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.

8 comments:

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Christmas trees, they make fabulous cards.
luv
Debby

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.
hugs
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.
Pauline
I'm having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/