Recently I watched an interesting video. The video showed the process of creating a tree using one big leaf. I found the whole idea fascinating. In fact, this video showed how to make four trees; one for each season of the year. The video was called: How to create a Masked Tree in a Leaf technique and was on the stampinwithtami.com You Tube channel.
I wanted to participate in the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge. The theme for this month is was to use the colors: Red, Orange, and Yellow. I also wanted to make a birthday card for a favorite person in my life and wanted to show fall leaves on the card in some manner. After watching the You Tube video, I decided that making one card would meet both needs.
In the video, Tami created her leaf by blending ink through a leaf die. I don’t own any leaf dies, so I used a stencil. I used Distress Inks as watercolors whereas Tami used the ink blending technique.
If you would like to learn more about or participate in the One-Layer Simplicity challenge please click on the image below:
- Strathmore 300 Series 140-pound cold press watercolor paper cut and scored to 5.5 by 4.5 inches
- Distress Ink used as watercolors
- Plaid – FolkArt: Leaf Variety Stencil
- Art Impressions: Old Barn Mini Set stamp
- wplus9: Hand Lettered Hello stamp set