Hi Everyone, How was your week??? I have to say I was going along great until the hubby brought sickness into our home! LOL So I have unfortunately spent my bonus three day weekend miserable! Blech...oh well I did get some stamping in and I'm really excited about this weeks post. The Sketch is from Patrice Herrera
Yaaaaay....I like it. Pretty wide open as far as freedom of expression here. Great Sketch Patrice. 

I chose to take this opportunity play some more with the Sheltering Tree stamp set. LOVE THIS SET! It's so versatile. No really it is. When I first looked at it I thought....oh yaaaay a tree whatever....but after playing with it some I realized you can really do so much. Obviously the four seasons come to mind. but then when you start playing with the different element stamps like the grass (green) or dirt (brown) stamp,I realized it would work great for a sky element if stamped in light blue. Repeatedly, and then layering works well too eeeeek totally makes it look like a watercolor painting. Then the leaves.....a bush instead of the whole tree....! The snowflakes....totally used them as tiny flowers on the bushes. Below a couple post I have another card I did with this set. Its just so cool. Anyway.....Back to the sketch. LOL  I used a card base of Calypso Corral, layer of Whisper White, stamped the tree base in soft sued and stamped off for the lighter background tree. I used crumb cake for the ground effects and soft sky for the blue of the sky. I used Calypso Corral for the leaves on the tree and stamped off some too for the lighter colors. With the sentiment I stamped each word separately to get a vertical sentiment as opposed to a horizontal one as intended. 

Hope you enjoy this sketch and this set as much as I do. Don't forget to play along with us. Link to the blog Here Have a great week everyone! 


  1. I think this is the best card of the week! All I can say is WOW!!!!!
    You did an amazing job on this sketch that's for sure. Well Done my friend!