Friendship Tree

Friendship Tree

One of the reasons I like entering challenges is because they are such a great way of making me get out of my comfort zone – and I’m learning that possibly I’m not naturally CAS!  I was so pleased with my first attempt at this card; and then I thought I’d get clever and make it look like a window scene, so I cut and layered and embellished….  Not so much with the one layer by the time I’d finished LOL  (The same thing happened last time I entered a card in the Less Is More challenge, but that time I didn’t catch myself first!)

After stamping SU’s Sheltering Tree in Baked Brown Sugar on some watercolour paper I over-stamped the tree with Versamark and clear embossed it (I’m seriously in love with my MISTI – just saying!)  I thoroughly wet the area that I wanted to be ‘tree’, then randomly dabbed on Distress Fired Brick, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade with a wet paintbrush until I was happy it was looking suitably autumnal. Such an easy way to create a tree!

Some Distress Peeled Paint swished across the card helped stop the tree from floating in midair, as well as providing something for the piles of leaves to sit on.  It seemed appropriate to add a few Baked Brown Sugar leaves as well as the other colours.  The rake and the sentiment (also from Sheltering Tree) were stamped in Early Espresso. The finished tree was layered on a Pumpkin Pie card base (SU), which seemed entirely like the right sort of colour card to use!

Thanks for stopping by – hope you are having a simply fantastic day!


5 thoughts on “Friendship Tree

  1. A wonderful card and tutorial, you’ve created a lovely scene here. But by layering it up onto the Pumpkin card base it is no longer considered one layer by our rules.
    Thanks for sharing with us and please do join us again.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  2. Beautiful watercolouring and gorgeous colours although sadly you have added an additional layer to your card therefore it will not qualify for our one layer week challenge. Thanks for sharing though and hope you’ll play along again sometime. Sarah, Less is More

  3. Sorry for being so late in commenting, I don’t know where last week went to!
    This is is a terrific one layer autumnal card, the colours are just stunning!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  4. I’m catching up on my commenting after my hols, sorry to be so late!
    What a super autumn scene Karyn, what a shame it’s not one layer :(, do join us again.
    Thank you
    “Less is More”

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