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,