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Clean and Simple

Time to return to the classroom after a long absence. I had printed this tree digital stamp from the Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature class out eons ago and now was the time to color it up.


Using my Prismacolor colored pencils in a myriad of colors, I applied the various layers to the paper. I used Strathmore Paint Pad paper, which I love as it allows me to layer the pencil colors over each other again and again to produce vivid color.

Once colored, I trimmed the image and then adhered it to a green Paper Studio Simple Basics cardbase.

I adhered the word "hope" as the sentiment. I had previously cut a bunch of single word sentiments out using my Silhouette electronic die cutter and the Honey Script font. This is a lovely cursive font that has enough body in it to make it easy to cut out on the machine.

What better way to inspire hope than a huge tree that has overcome the odds of life for many, many years!

General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Cardbase from Paper Studio Simple Basics collection
Black cardstock cut sentiment
Digital Stamp from the Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Class
Prismacolor pencils

Entered into the Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes Challenge #188
Entered into the Alphabet Challenge Blog T for Trees Challenge
Entered into Stamp ink Paper Challenge 130 – Say No to Xmas

6 comments

  1. Beautiful colouring - that tree is so vivid, it makes me happy to see color (right now all I see here is snow! ha) Thanks for joining us over at Stamp Ink Paper this week :)

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  2. What a beautiful card! Love the tree image and your sentiment is just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!

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  3. Hi Monica. Your card is so beautiful! The tree is beautiful and colored beautifully with your prismacolor pencils! Very impressive coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our two week challenge!

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