Monday, February 2, 2015

Thinking you need a Sheltering Tree on Groundhog Day

This new set "Sheltering Tree" is quite versatile. This set is already being featured across the web. I imagine this set will continue to show up on many blogs in a variety of ways throughout the coming years.  I hope it makes it into the 2014-2015 annual catalogue. Cross your fingers!

As for Groundhog Day -- See his shadow? Didn't see his shadow?  Hmm .. well across the country it really never seems to make any difference. Some areas have an early Spring and some do not. We always manage to get Spring weather throughout the Winter season. Then, even though we are really hoping for Spring to arrive for good and all, we get a freak snow storm. Oh well, such is life.

I received inspiration from Tamara. She has an elegant and uncluttered approach to her art. This is her card here:

In a recent class we made my version of her card.  This can be done two ways. If you want the snow to be in front of the tree, stamp the tree first then the snow. If you want the tree to stand out from the snow, stamp the snow first then the tree.
I used the early espresso marker to darken the trunk as some of the snow was visible through the tree.

stamps: sheltering tree
paper: whisper white, early espresso, smoky slate
ink: white craft ink, early espresso
white organza ribbon

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