Thursday, September 9, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Challenge #15

Angy has issued the challenge to "Fall into Fall".

When I saw this image, I immediately thought of PTI's Through the Trees. I wondered if I could simulate that look with ink. I'm pretty sure I could do it with paint, but not real confident about ink. Well, all I could do was try.

And there you have it. First I sponged the background on white cardstock using Spring Rain and Lemon Tart. I deepened the center with Summer Sunrise. Then I found an old eyebrow brush and loaded it with Orange Zest. I stippled the ink here and there trying to imitate the photo. After adding some Terracotta Tile, I stamped the image from Through the Trees with Dark Chocolate. Then I repeated the process on top of the image and added some white gel pen for highlights and Dark Chocolate for contrast. Well, you get the idea. It's all about layers. I think it sort of mimics the photo. DH thought it was a forest fire, but I set him straight on that one. Hope you enjoyed your visit and saw the onset of fall and not the downfall of the timber.

All supplies PTI unless otherwise indicated
Stamps: Through the Trees, Autumn Abundance
Ink: Spring Rain, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Rustic Cream, Terracotta Tile, Kraft, White by The Paper Company
Other: Rustic Jute Button Twine, Basic Grey Button, Scor Pal, Paper Shapers Tag punch