Monday, October 17, 2016

Dotty Challenge

The next challenge I tried in our group was using a stamp or drawing of a bare tree and then adding spots with either a sponge dauber or the end of a pencil eraser to add dots to look like leaves.  I remembered that I had a little round dot in one of my stamp sets so I got that out it is the same size as a pencil eraser.  I used a bare tree stamp, this one has little dots all around it so I tried stamping it using my Spectrum Aqua markers, applying the marker directly to the stamp and then stamping, well as much as I thought I was just getting the trunk and branches I did get a little bit of the dots too.

After stamping all the different colors, it seemed to bright to me so I added some shading with Antique linen distress ink to tone it down a bit. We were to add one more stamp to the image so I picked this bird stamp. I tried for a more masculine look since this is going to my nephew.



Penny Black -- Fantasy stamp (tree) Grounded the tree with marker
Distress inks-- Carved Pumpkin, fossilized amber (leaves)
Memento inks -- Rhubarb stalk and Bamboo leaves (leaves)
Inkadinkado -- Flourishes stamp set (bird)
Taylored Expressions --  many mini occasions sentiment stamp set
Spellbinders -- Lg. Deckled Rectangles die
Mark Richards -- Lime Green Mosiacs

My thoughts and prayers go out to those effected by all the flooding and winds from the past Hurricane here in the states and the other countries.  A group went down to Haiti from our church a few years ago to help the establish a church down there and it was totally destroyed.  We know a building doesn't make a church it's the people, but still it was God's house and I pray for them to be able to rebuild and for all the families who have lost their homes and their towns.

Wishing you all a great week ahead, thanks so much for taking the time not only to stop by but letting me know you did,

Connie

18 comments:

Hussena said...

This is such an awesome card! Love the technique you have used here. Fabulous card design :)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love this pretty card with its fall look. Using the eraser was a great idea.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty Connie. Love the dots... perfect for that tree... great colors too.

Donna Ellis said...

GREAT "dotty" technique, Connie, and a fun, colorful card! I also like the three dots on the side to carry out your theme! The lines make a great contrast! hugs, de

Anonymous said...

I like this card, the retro leaves look cool

Christine said...

I admire your ability to use so many different skills and methods to create these lovely cards, Connie!
The tree with its dotty leaves is wonderful!

Leslie Miller said...

I love your colorful dotty tree, especially with all the small dots you added. Really gives it movement and character. So cute!

Lowcarb team member said...

I love how you've done this card. The 'dotty' technique works well and looks very nice.

Indeed, yes ... my thoughts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Matthew.

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

You are really rocking these challenges!! I used a pencil eraser to make dots on wrapping paper, it came out awesome but it is very ambitious when doing wrapping paper!,

Shoregirl said...

What a fun way to "decorate" your tree!

Laura Fredrickson said...

Wonderful fall card! Love your leaves!

Daniela said...

I so admire your ability and your creativity, your art is such a precious gift you have, darling Connie, thank you for sharing it with us all !

I'm praying with you for all the victims of the last Hurricane which hit your Country ...

Much love to you

Xx Dany

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful card for your nephew Connie, cleverly made, love it, thanks for sharing how you made it.
I agree with your prayers fir all who suffered hurricane damage esp the poor people of Haiti. Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Donna Phelan said...

FANTASTIC! I love all of your colored dotty leaves, they look awesome and really bring out that striped Designer Paper in the background! This is a beautiful Fall creation!!!

Janice said...

What a great technique, I've not heard of before. A gorgeous Autumn tree, set against fab paper!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, your card is lovely. Using the dots really makes it special. I have always used them in my art too. Stylus, paintbrush top and more make the perfect dots. Love your tree and the colors. What a special birthday card. Love the sweet little bird. Have a great week!! Blessings xo

Oliva Ohlson said...

Such a pretty card and the tree looks like the trees around MN right now!!!
Thank you for the tip on coconut sugar. I didn't know there was such a thing. I would appreciate you sharing your recipe.

Kim said...

Those dots look fabulous on the tree trunk, Connie. This card is so uniquely creative! How sad the church your church group built was destroyed by the wild weather. All this destruction is always so very tragic.