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Sunday, 20 June 2021

Orchard Designs

 Orchard  Designs

Using a blank wood plaque and Versafine Clair Acorn and the taller of the trees from the Orchard Design a Tree set, which I slightly extended. A dye inkpad was used to colour the sky applied with a stencil brush. The heads of the flowers were also coloured from a dye inkpad and paintbrush. The foliage on the tree was stamped with a Plum Archival Inkpad. Both the stems of the flowers and grassy area used a green inkpad and paintbrush. The white gel pen daisies were left to dry before applying 2 coats of Deco Art  Decoupage medium to seal.

This card needs a little pre preparation I have used something called
 ' Goosebumps' Which is basically a clear medium that remains raised when dry this was flicked onto the card not sprayed. Anything you have in your stash that does the same will do equally as well.

 Once dry you can carry on as normal.
Using a mix of Distress Inkpads, for the sky I have used ; 
Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Crackling Campfire, which have been applied to the card using a soft brush randomly building up the colour to give the illusion of a sunset.

The trees and hills have been stamped and using a torn piece of paper and soft brush to build the colour for the hills from the really dark working the colour from the brush without adding more colour to build the distant hills , if more colour is required on brush use the brush very lightly or using a scrap of card apply the dark ink to be used at a later date. The trees and hills used a Versafine Clair Inkpad 'Pinecone', stamping the foliage until no ink remains on the stamp which will add depth. Buff the colour from your raised dots and although some will stay most will come off and mount onto  Craft Card for contrast. 

This card is so very simple, again using a remnant of the above card with the raised medium. I used a circle of  Masking Tissue. Then using Distress Inkpads in colours Shaded Lilac, Faded Jeans and Hickory Smoke using circular motions fading the colour out to the lovely soft grey. The Hills were coloured using Black Soot with a make up sponge and a torn piece of copy paper. Then the tree was stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne.

So there concludes three relatively quick and simple cards from the  Orchard Dress a Tree set.

Thank you for looking in today

Love Doreen


  1. Three magical works of art using the beautiful Orchard design a tree, wow! Love the wood plaque, such amazing rustic feel! And both the cards are so wonderfully coloured! Thanks for inspiring us!

    1. Thank you so very much for your lovely comments Alice, I assure you that they are very welcome xx

  2. 3 Gorgeous pieces Doreen.
    Faith x

  3. The looks so pretty on the wood plaque with a bit of blue sky and and some pretty flowers Doreen, and then the interesting look of the raised dots with this beautiful atmospheric scene and lastly the lovely neutrals with the winter tree and the colour buffed from the raised dots giving some falling snow and I love the shine around the moon. x

  4. Superb projects and all so very pretty. I love the tree stamp and the colours on your first card are just perfect! x

  5. Beautiful creations. The rings on the wood slice makes the tree appear to be vibrating.


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