I've spent hours with masks and sponges and post-it notes this morning but this card, made in a fit of frustration, uses none of these techniques! Instead I swiped some Marina Mist ink across a Confetti White card base with a damp cloth and stamped the oak tree from Lovely as a Tree over the top. I'd coloured my tree with markers, tapping the leaves with various greens.
Here's a close-up of the tree, which didn't turn out too badly. Can you see how I used a blender pen to add colour to the trunk of the tree? Perhaps you can also see the 'bits' in the Confetti card stock which look like leaves blowing about - I liked that!
I went and made a cup of coffee and brooded like a cross old bat for a while before stamping the sentiment because the card stock was slightly damp and I didn't want the ink to run. (I can't believe it didn't run because I don't think I brooded like a cross old bat for nearly long enough but hey ho!) I used a sentiment from Sincere Salutations, changing the position of the words slightly using my stamp-a-majig. I love the versatility this tool gives me.
Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Card stock: Confetti White
Other: Markers, Stamp-a-majig, damp cloth
I think it's time to tidy up my crafting square metre now. And then I think I might go and hang upside down in the belfry...
Thank you for visiting today. See you soon,
Masculine Monday will be back on 5th September.