Thursday, 7 December 2017

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Fan Brush Trees

Welcome everyone...

I am sharing a card I have made for the Make it Monday challenge by Betsy called Fan Brush Trees.

First off, I had to go out and purchase a Fan Brush. 

Secondly, watercolouring is not my strong suit although I am working at it.

Thirdly, I did not have anything that I could use as "snow" on the trees and I was not about to make the hour drive back to Michaels to get something.

Enough about the doom and gloom....Here is my card. 

I sponged on some Distress Ink for the background and then used a watercolour palette to do the trees. Betsy made it look easy. It isn't. is not all that hard but for someone like me who wants thing just was a challenge. I guess that is why they call them...challenges!

I did three trees and then used those darling little deer from, appropriately enough, Betsy's Make it Market Kit..Wonderland. The sentiment is also from that kit, stamped in Memento inks.

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  1. Melanie, I love this! Your trees look fantastic with those cute deer walking around them in the snow. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who had trouble making those "easy" fan brush trees!

  2. Fantastic take on the challenge Melanie! Love the beautiful winter wonderland scene that you created! Your trees look amazing! Love the cute little deer!

  3. Lovely card, Melanie! Beautiful soft colors and pretty trees!

  4. love your pretty card- it looks fab without the snow.

  5. Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Melanie!! I would never know you had been challenged by this challenge, as your trees came out perfect in my humble opinion!! Beautiful layout too. Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

  6. You made trees small enough to use the cute deer! They are great trees too. I like the different shades of green.

  7. This is such a soft and serene card, and that sentiment is fabulous with it!

  8. I struggles also~but I think yours turned out better than mine! Love the deer~they are perfectly scaled for your trees~

  9. Your trees are so soft and delicate! Nicely done.

  10. Your trees came out wonderfully and the scene you've created is so peaceful. Simply lovely!