Saturday 25 October 2014

Creepy autumn tree

Hello Everyone,

I didn't get around much crafting this week, so I missed out on quite a few challenges that I had planned to join. Therefore I wanted to do some this week-end, because there's still holidays next week and we have a lot of non-crafty things planned...

For this card, I used the acrylic block stamping technique and created quite a few panels that I am still planning to use. The panel that inspired me most was this one. When I pulled up the block, the ink looked very much like a tree, and I knew when it dries the effect would be lost. So I quickly added some brown distress ink with my water brush. Unfortunately, when it dried it blended too much for my taste, so I traced the tree again with some more brown after it had dried.

As I hadn't managed to stamp the block straight, I had to cut down my panel and to hide the fact that the rectangle itself isn't quite straight edged either I adhered it to the craft card base (stamped tone-in-tone with a burlap background stamp) at an angle. 

I added a sentiment in dark brown ink and created a matching craft envelope with my envelope punch board. Rather simply made but the colours look rather dramatic, I think.

Have a great week-end

Just add ink: #237 Clear block stamping
Simon says stamp: Use Kraft


  1. Perfect colors for fall, Ela, and your panel is perfect against kraft! That acrylic block stamping technique yields such fun results! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

  2. Another beautiful creation Ela. Looks like a frame-able piece of artwork! Thanks for playing along to Just Add Ink this week. Louise xo

  3. Ela, this is beautiful! LOVE the effect you have achieved with the background, and mounting the panel on kraft is perfect. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

  4. Oh wow, such a lovely effect using clear block stamping, your colours are just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  5. I like the great water colour effect you have got with this technique - the depth of colour a lovely. Chantell JAI

  6. This is just gorgeous Ela, I love the watercolour look you have achieved. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink :)

  7. The effect of the watercolour tree against the colourful background looks fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us this week at JAI.