My absolute favorite stamp set from the Occasions catalog is Sheltering Tree. Oh my gosh, it is so pretty and I love the versatility of all the pieces. As soon as I saw that big 'ole circle in the sketch, it's the stamp set I reached for:
I am wishing for spring and wanted to create a tree in full spring bloom so I inked up the tree in soft shades of Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz. I cut the tree out with a Circle Framelit. To create a bright and sunny day with fluffy clouds, I used a piece of Best Day Ever DSP--love the bokeh/cloud effect of the background.
I knew you would want to see a close up of the grassy edge. It's a 1.34" piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock that I stamped with the line image from Gorgeous Grunge and then edged with the Fringe Scissors. The line image adds a lot of dimension, doesn't it?!
I just love stamping with this tree so I had to repeat it on the inside. One thing I discovered with this stamp when trying to use a light color like Blushing Bride is to use it as the overall background color. The green leaves are stamped randomly with the small leaf image from the set. When I tried stamping just a few leaves in pink, they didn't show up enough through the green. Just love the way the tree looks in full springtime splendour!
We would love to see your take on Jaydee's sketch over at The Paper Players before the challenge ends on Friday, January 30th at Noon (PST). And before you leave today, be sure to check out all the loveliness from the rest of The Paper Players Design Team:
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