Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Majestic Oak

... make us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to
be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to get attention we do,
except walk?- Alice Walker

I've always enjoyed the beauty of nature.... the petals of a rose, perfectly blushed with color... the muted colors of soft sands of the beach on a morning walk... the burst of colors in a sunset.

I'm excited about Asela Hopkin's latest release of stamps at Cornish Heritage Farms - trees! This is one of the most stunning additions to her artistry - and all the previous have been amazing! I'm proud that I've been able to create with them this week and have a card to share with you tonight. Her stamps will be released tomorrow, so I'll update you with the links to her product page later.


I stamped the Bare Oak Tree in Stazon Timber Brown on Poison Ivory cardstock. Using my Adirondack ink pads, I watercolored gradients of color to give the illusion of a setting sun. So fast and simple! The inks are incredibly vibrant too, in real life. To keep the design simple, I added the Spanish Script Backgrounder to the main panel, creating variation in the ink colors here too (Butterscotch and Raisin Adirondack inks - rock and roll technique). The wide satin ribbon was a last touch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply List:
Stamps: Bare Oak Tree, Spanish Script Backgrounder
Paper: Poison Ivory shimmery cardstock by CutCardStock.com, Sunflowers Medium and Razzleberry Dark Prism cardstocks
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Butterscotch, Raisin, Terra Cotta, and Espresso Adirondack inks
Accessories: Raspberry satin ribbon by May Arts, watercolor brush and water

ETA: This card is due to publish later this year... be back soon!


  1. This is beautiful, I could not find this stamp on the site, is it part of a set?

  2. Oh wow, Lise!!!!! Love your coloring behind the tree!!!!! Gorgeous! I am such a sucker for landscapes. :-)

  3. Hi there.

    This is Christen Olivarez, the Managing Editor of Take Ten. I was wondering if you'd be interested in making a set of cards for a potential article on watercoloring the way you did for this card. Please e-mail me at colivarez@stampington.com so that we can talk further about this. Thank you!