Like Anna-Karin, I cut my Tim Holtz Thinlits Birch Tree from water color paper. I dipped the die cut into some watered down Antique Linen Distress Oxide, dried it, then applied some Distress Microglaze randomly. I wiped that to remove the excess and made some more puddles of DOX color using Iced Spruce, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Black Soot and some Pumice Stone Distress ink. I love how the microglaze resists the Oxides and inks. I stamped some Heidi Swapp script with Watering Can Archival ink. I gave the trees a bit of a shadow by rubbing with Distress Crayon and then wiping with my finger.
Don't you love how the blue comes from the Black Soot DOX?!
For my background, I used a scrap of textured wall paper sample. It had a coated surface, I guess to make it water resistant, so I scraped on gesso before applying and blending my Distress paints in Tumbled Glass, Broken China Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans, and Hickory Smoke.
I topped it with a Tim Holtz Labels Thinlit die cut heat embossed with a Stampin' Up sentiment on Coordinations card stock.
Inside, I included a Stampendous sentiment heat embossed on a Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangle colored with some brown Distress Oxides.
I'm sharing with the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #78 Anything Goes 3 Sizzix dies.
SumMore Fun Mood Board #15 I chose the All Tied Up theme and the trees.
Addicted to Stamps Challenge # 157 Use More Than One Stamp I used three, 4 if you count the 'and'
sign from another stamp.
That's all for me! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day tomorrow if you are in the United States! Thank you for stopping by today and for all your wonderful comments!
Hugs and Blessings!