Monday, 24 September 2018

Water coloured Trees.....

Inspired by The CAS Watercolour Challenge to make today's card...

The theme is Tree.....

The background was stamped with some Grey trees and then the fun...
Using my trusty Misti and Distress Markers to colour and stamp the trees.
Sometimes individual colours and sometimes not.....
Sometimes lightly misting with water and sometimes not.....
Learning all the time how much to use and maybe drying in between or not.....
Again this was not my first attempt!
The stamp for the bare trees in the foreground where too wide and not tall enough 
so I masked them to make them skinny and then added further height 
and branches using an archival ink pen.

Finishing off with stamping the deer and the sentiment,
adding snow to the branches and the tree trunks with a white pen.
The Challenge over at The CAS Mix Up  is Ink your stamps with markers...
I used traditional stamping too and my choice is water colouring....the snow and sky.
Way out of my comfort zone and I loved it.

Thank you for stopping by ...... I really do appreciate it x.

Challenges I would love to enter........
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge with the optional twist of tree
Allsorts Challenge - Use Water or the colour Blue
I have used water for the water colouring and hints of blue on the trees.....


41 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

Mac, for your fist attempt you've created such a stunning scene and those muted tones are beautiful. The whole card is absolutely gorgeous :)

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this is absolutely GORGEOUS Mac!! Love the gray Winter feeling with just the pops of color in between...STUNNING!! Lovely, lovely card!! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very pretty! I am impressed with how you made the stamps work with the masking and pen drawings. Very nice look with the blue and purple just here and there, too.

Julia Aston said...

I just LOVE the blue purple pines in the background Mac!! how beautiful is that??!! and the snowy birches in the front are so lovely! what a great result of your trying new things! Wonderful depth on this as well! xx

Susan said...

Love that subtle bit of colour in the background! And great adaptation of the foreground trees to make them work. All in all, a truly serene and beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at CAS Watercolour!

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous! Love the purple and blue trees in the background. Lets the trees in the foreground stand out beautifully. Great attention to details with extending the trees and adding the snow on them. Amazing results with this technique. Love it! xx

Jeanne H said...

Well done! I love how your card is so creatively made. Thanks for tips!

Daffodil Cards said...

I can see why you love it, the colours are beautiful and as for the stamping? very impressive, stunning card Mac.
Faith
x

Jo Manna said...

Truly a magical winter scene. Love the addition of snow, it makes it feel so Brrrrr ...a beautiful image with the appropriate sentiment. Definitely peaceful xx

pam said...

Looks amazing Mac, beautiful scene and love the colours.
Pam x

Marianne said...

Gorgeous scene, Mac! I've been playing this afternoon as well, but I'm not sure I can turn my panel(s) into card(s) and post before the linkies close.
Marianne x

*Vicki* said...

Wow this turned out so beautiful Mac! I just love the varied coloring on your background trees and the trees up front with the making are just perfect!! What an incredible scene for sure! Thanks for sharing this wonderful masterpiece!!

Kathleen said...

A super CAS card and great background with lovely images. Thank you for joining our Water or Blue challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

Another totally amazing card, Mac! All your trees are gorgeous! Love the gray trunks with the snow and the softly colored background trees! The deer is such a perfect fit, too! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL Mac. Love different techniques and whether they look 'good' or not to the artist to others it is sheer beauty. The colours are gorgeous, love these two colours together. I wish I had a stamp with tall trees, as I love this.xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow! Totally gorgeous scene! Hugs 🤗

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a magical card Mac, your use of non traditional colour for those background trees makes it so mystical and how you have adapted those bare trees in the front shows what a creative design mind you really have.
What an inspirational winter scene I adore it..!
Creative wishes Tracey x

Loll said...

Beautiful watercoloured winter scene Mac!! This doesn't look like you are out of your comfort zone. You nailed it! Wonderful design, great techniques, awesome card. xx

brenda said...

Great use of colour to create a lovely card, 'water or colour blue' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Mac ... you created such a delicious, frosty and magical winter scene! Love how you share your 'experiments' ... so inspiring! Hugs, Anita :)

Linby said...

What a fantastic winter scene you've created. Just love the pop of colour - magical!

nancy littrell said...

OMG, Mac...Your Winter tree scene is just Stunning!! I love your colors, depth and added snow and deer to your scene. Thank you so much for sharing, my friend. Hugs..

Heidi Weaver said...

How beautiful, Mac! That scene is gorgeous, especially the hint of colours in those background trees. I love the way the deer seems poised to run. A wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining our HLS September Christmas Challenge.

cuilliesocks said...

What a winter wonderland, I love the scene Mac, beautifully designed and colours, Kate x

shirley-bee said...

What a beautiful wintry landscape you've created, Mac! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!

Patti said...

Wow Mac! you're like a Lumberjack.... only different... LOL This is eye candy!! I love your design and the perfect splash of soft color!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow this is a stunning snowy forest scene, Mac! You did a fantastic job stamping the pine trees in the background. The colors are so pretty and the effect is so soft and artsy. I read your description of how you changed the original bare tree image twice, but you did it so well that I can't tell where you changed!
The snow is beautifully and naturally added, so again, it looks to me it was part of the stamp image. Amazing job! Hideko xx

Greta said...

Another amazing creation, Mac! So artsy & gorgeous!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card,Mac.Love the simplicity and the beautiful scene.

Gr,Sylvia

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely gorgeous winter scene, Mac ! So delicate and looks so real. Love your watercolour snow and how your trees, firs and bare trees, pop over this beautiful snowy landscape. Such a peaceful feeling watching your card. Thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration. x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous winter scene, beautiful card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Linda said...

I love your winter scene, the colours give it a real frosty feel. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Stamper, Elizabeth x

Ros Crawford said...

I'm blown away by your talent... This is so beautiful and a wonderful scene! I like that you changed those trees to fit your design... not that I would've know if I hadn't read it... Clever lady!

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous colours and a stunning card. hugs Mrs A.

Marina said...

The colours here are just beautiful!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a stunningly beautiful winter scene. The soft colored trees in the background give such depth and the hills add to the dimension. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

butterfly said...

Oh so pretty - the wintry colours are so icily beautiful, and I love the delicate tree stamps you've used. A wonderful snowy scene.
Alison x

BożenA said...

Your scenery looks like it is being watched by enchanted glasses. Sudden colors, I love the colorful second plan and the monochrome of the foreground. Such a beautiful card, Mac!

Claudia N. said...

Such a lovely card! I really admire all who can make cards as I am no good at it. ;)
Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my Calico Craft Parts project! You've made my day!

Claudia xx

Ina G said...

Beautiful snowy scene here M. Is this your backyard in Bonnie Scotland in winter? Love it.