Sheltering Tree for TSOT241

Around here, the temperatures have taken a tumble and the leaves have begun to fall.  In fact, I think I may need to set aside a little time today to do my first raking.  I have finally learned that it’s much easier to rake the yard three or four times rather than one big raking.  Where are my ProCraftinators when I need them — crafting over house/yard work any time!  Oh well, what’s a girl to do?

With Fall and the beautiful leaves in mind, I created my design team card for TSOT241 using Sheltering Tree.

Sheltering Tree for TSOT241 from theartfulinker.com

Of course I used the TSOT sketch for my card but, I rotated the card and left the panels in the same direction as the sketch.

The base layer for this card is Always Artichoke cardstock followed by panels of Into the Woods designer paper.

The designer paper was sponged with Blackberry Bliss, Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze.

Sheltering Tree for TSOT241 tree detail from theartfulinker.com

The Early Espresso tree was stamped first on Whisper White.  Then after inking the large stamp for leaves in Always Artichoke, I randomly spritzed it so that when the image was stamped some leaves are bold and some are soft looking.

Next, I took the small leaf cluster and inked it in Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist.  With each inking, I spritzed and then stamped off color several times.

The spritzing and stamping off give a wider variety of texture to the tree image.

Sheltering Tree for TSOT241 bottom detail from theartfulinker.com

You’ll notice that some of the stamped off leaves made their way to a small pile at the bottom of the focal image.

After adding an Always Artichoke mat to the focal image, I tucked in a Gold Metallic doily and added an Into the Woods element to accent the card.

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