Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day Nine

Hello Friends! I've got another quick post for you today. I received a request for an easy to mail masculine birthday card. Soooo....I reached for an old favorite, Lovely as a Tree, from Stampin' Up!  and I did a little watercoloring.

Please click on the image to enlarge it. I used the faux watercoloring technique here. I just inked up the image using a bit of masking and then with a damp brush, I softened the edges. It's a very quick and easy technique and the results are always nice. I added a bit of blue ink for sky and that really made the tree pop. I wanted the perfect birthday greeting and I was so pleased when I came across this one from Papertrey Ink. It fit underneath the image exactly as I had envisioned.

I thank you so much for dropping in today!


** I always include a listing of the supplies I use on my cards. But, I can't today. So, if you have any questions about a specific product or item, please email me, using info in the CONTACT tab at the top of my blog. Thank you.**


Jeanne said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Barb! That tree looks amazing. The shading and the depth you were able to create is fantastic. I agree that the blue background helps it pop even more, but that tree could stand on its own and still be proud. That sentiment does fit perfectly with the image. You enhanced the scene wonderfully with the use of the paper for the card base. Sheer perfection! Wow! Hugs!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

I love this tree. Your card is wonderful and I enjoy every single thing you do! Hugs!!