Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Flowering Tree ~ HSS230

Hey everyone!  Another challenge for Hand Stamped Sentiments has rolled around....boy, two weeks sure does seem to fly by!  This time we have a lovely sketch for you designed by Genevieve.  It has so much potential and I can't wait to see what you all do with it!

I chose to go springy with the new Happy Home set from the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  
I stamped the lovely tree scene on watercolor paper with Stazon ink.  I then watercolored using my aqua painter.  I mainly used Wild Wasabi for the grass and tree and Marina Mist and Pool Party for the sky.  I used my retired Strawberry Slush marker to color in the flowers and add a few blossoms to the tree.  I also used my Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz markers to add some depth to the leaves on the tree. 

For the diagonal ribbon element I used the dazzling, new Pool Party ribbon also from the Occasions Catalog.  I fussy cut three small flowers from the Happy Home set, which I watercolored with Strawberry Slush ink and added them to the card below the main panel.  
The whole thing is mounted on a piece of Botanical Gardens designer vellum over some Wild Wasabi cardstock, and then layered on a piece of Pool Party.  The card base it extra thick white cardstock, which really makes everything sturdy.

I'm looking forward to seeing many neat projects in our gallery!  
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!


  1. Lovely little work of art! Your watercolor technique is A+. I love the textures and colors. Thanks for being part of HSS.

  2. How pretty! Your sponging and coloring really brings this scene to life. Love what you did with the sketch!