I love sitting out in the yard in the evenings with my 2 chickens. They enjoy getting out of the coop and catching bugs and worms, and eating yummy weeds. This is Pearl and Harriet.
I fell in love with a Hero Arts stamp set. I fall in love with stamp sets often, but this is fast becoming one of my favorite stamps. The name of the stamp set is Color Layering Fall Leaves, and features a bare tree with branches, 5 sets of leaves, and 3 sayings. In the card below, I used all 5 sets of leaves.
I stamped everything on watercolor paper, using different fall colors for each set of leaves; browns, red, yellows and oranges, and greens. When I was done, I used a waterbrush to add little bits of water so the leaves would become fuzzy but not muddy. I left a little bit of white in the tree just to add interest. With the color that was left on the brush I added the ground beneath the tree. The Happy Fall is one of the sayings in the set. I was so happy with the results that I made several more. I layered it on a black circle, then layered the whole thing onto a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card base that has been embossed with leaves.
I am envisioning it becoming a spring tree with perhaps some pink or purple flowers, or a summer tree with multiple shades of green. You don't have to use all 5 sets of leaves, you can add as few or as many as you want. You could even use the bare branches for a winter tree, with some snow.
I hope you enjoy my tree as much as I do.