Thursday, September 17, 2015

Color Layering Fall Trees

Apparently I took the summer off from blogging. I didn't mean to it just sort of happened. I would like to get back to 2-3 posts each week so let's see how that goes! If you are reading this, thank you so much for taking the time, I appreciate it.

I had fun playing with the new Hero Arts set Color Layering Fall Trees. I found that it was so easy to make something really lovely with this set. I'm sure I will be making lots of cards with this set!

 I stamped the layering pieces with Distress inks in Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon and Rusty Hinge and the tree trunk with Walnut Stain on watercolor paper die cut using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die. Then I used a bit of water on a paint brush to move the color just a bit.

I let the piece dry then I masked off a hill shape and blended on Fossilized Amber Distress ink. The script from an older PTI set (Background Basics:Text Style) was stamped with Vintage Photo while the mask was still in place. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts' Butterfly and Flower set with Lawn Fawn's Walnut ink. The finished piece was mounted to a Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle panel die cut from Simple Stories Summer Vibes 6x6 paper.

I'm attempting to turn over a new leaf and actually send the cards I make. I have not been successful with this process in the past but I'm hoping to change my ways!

You may have heard the term "wrestling in prayer". That brings to mind a power struggle; trying to get God to do what we want; to answer our prayers in the way we want them answered.
When I "wrestle" in prayer I am not wrestling with God but with my own will. The struggle is the surrendering of my will to conform to His perfect will. 
In this struggle there is growth and there is peace.

Thanks so much for visiting!


  1. I missed you, my friend! I ADORE this pretty card! Just love your idea of adding that pretty script to the hill, and that tree stamp set is tops on my list!

  2. So nice to see a post from you this morning, Nanc! Love this gorgeous card! Your tree looks amazing! I haven't blogged much either lately - life sure does get in the way sometimes, doesn't it? Hope you are doing well, my friend! Sending hugs! ♥♥♥

  3. Gorgeous card Nancy! And nice" reflexion" I hope that's a good word for the "Thought of the day" have a lovely day!

  4. Gorgeous card Nancy! And nice" reflexion" I hope that's a good word for the "Thought of the day" have a lovely day!

  5. I absolutely adore your beautiful Fall card! Inspiring!!

  6. I looked back at your last post and it was a beautiful spring scene. It only seems appropriate that you came back this fall with a gorgeous autumn one! So beautiful, Nancy, and such true words about prayer too!

  7. LOVE your card! And love your thought for the day! Blessings to you, also!

  8. Welcome back Nancy. Missed seeing you round the blog world. Love the card. I've been eyeing up this set for some time.

  9. Spotted this beauty over on the HA Flickr group and just loved it, Nancy! That layered tree looks amazing with the texty hill and scalloped frame!!


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