Distant Pines – Tutorial #109

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I have a little scene for you today.  Created it with a little brayering, a little sponging and just a tad of stamping.  Isn’t stamping wonderful?  You can take the most simplest of stamps and create a whole scene without doing any drawing.  Love it!  

Let’s get started on today’s tutorial.  :)

Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin’ Up “Noble Deer”, “Carte Postale” & “Totally Tabs”
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Old Olive and Not Quite Navy
Ink: Adirondack Oregano, Lettuce, Willow, Stonewashed & Aqua
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Adirondack Oregano marker, Tim Holtz Ruler, Push Pin, Sponges, Brayer, Post It Notes, Tab Punch & Brads

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Brayered Aqua ink on a piece of 3.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock.

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Tore through the sticky part of a couple of post it notes and used them as a mask for the sky and to create a hill.

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Sponged on Stonewashed ink, in a circular motion, at the Post it Note edge, getting lighter with the ink at the Right side of the card stock.

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Sponged on Willow ink at the Post it note edge with a circular motion and then using a swiping motion from right to left put in the foreground area.

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Sponged on some Lettuce ink in the foreground area, not covering all of the Willow ink.

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Sponged a bit of the Oregano ink at the lower right corner.

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Removed Post it Note masks.

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Colored just the trees on the stamp with an Oregano marker, huffed on it to moisten it and stamped it.  Remember, you don’t have to use the entire image on a stamp.  :)  I didn’t want the clouds that are on the stamp, so I omitted them.

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Put a new Post it Note on to mask the water area in the scene.   Sponged Willow ink at the Post It Note edge to create my Shore line.  Be care that your Post it Note is straight or you will have a crooked shore line and your water will look very un-natural.  Water doesn’t run up hill. I’ve learned this lesson the hard way, lol.

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Remove Post it Note mask.

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With a swiping motion from Left to Right with a sponge and Stonewashed ink added a bit of clouds to the sky area and the water area.

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On a separate piece of Whisper White card stock, stamped Tab stamp with Stonewashed ink.

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Punched tab out with a tab punch.

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Stamped Sentiment with Lettuce ink.

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Glued a Not Quite Navy card stock panel on an Old Olive one and used my Tim Holtz Ruler and a push pin to pierce the top and bottom of the panels.

Note:  The Tim Holtz Ruler has holes in it for piercing straight lines.  Very handy in deed!

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Cropped my main image panel down to 3″ x 5″ and assembled card front and added brads.

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Used a white gel pen to create faux stitching by drawing the white pen from pierced hole to pierced hole.

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Here it is finished measuring 5.25″ x 5.25″.

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Hope your day is filled with the peaceful images of mountain lakes and streams.

Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Hugs,

Michelle

Note:  A page listing all of my tutorials can be found here:  http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/tutorials-ive-written/

43 responses to “Distant Pines – Tutorial #109

  1. Phyllis Gunn

    I really do like the scenes you create. Especially this one. I’m going to get me one of Tim’s rulers. A little while ago you suggested that I use a push pin for piercing and it does work. I just hadn’t found anything to work as a piercing tool until you suggested the push pin. Thank you for your hints as well. I hope your day is a glorious one too.

  2. You’re a TRUE artist… your work is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorials with the public.
    A question for you… “What is a Tim’s ruler” that the lady above me wrote down?
    Thanks, Lauri

  3. The way you use post it notes and ink to create a landscape is just amazing.

  4. Oh I meant where can I find one? Sorry!

  5. Lauri asked “What is a Tim’s ruler?”
    Lauri, The ruler I used to do the piercing on today’s card is a Ruler made by Tim Holtz.

  6. a beautiful landscape card michelle.
    Deanne
    xx

  7. Lauri, you can find a ton of online stores that sell the Tim Holtz ruler by doing an online search of “Tim Holtz Ruler”. Way to many to list here. :)

  8. Beautiful card! and I have all the stamp sets to make this card YIPEEEEE!! I can’t wait to take your class in Sept here in Austin Texas I’m counting the days:)

  9. Another great tutorial. I almost could feel the peace and quiet of the lake. I need it after a morning cleaning the house.
    I have a ruler with holes in them from MM and I use it all the time. Handy tool.
    Eveline.

  10. What a lovely scene. You are amazing with your scenes. Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Just beautiful. I didn’t realize the Tim Holtz ruler had holes in it. That’s very handy.

  12. This is a beautiful landscape Michele. I like how you show us how to create. Have a great day!

  13. Just beautiful!!

  14. Hi Michelle, This is a very serene picture just like I see at the lake. I’m leaving in a couple of weeks for two weeks at the lake. Can’t wait! I’ll be seeing card possibilities everywhere! Take care,
    Trish :)

  15. Beautiful. The mystery with the brayer for me is this, how do you get the soft edge? Mine has an “end of the brayer edge line” all the time…not the beautiful, soft, jagged edge you have.

  16. Denise asked “The mystery with the brayer for me is this, how do you get the soft edge?”

    Denise, you will want to check out my frequent questions page. It can be accessed by clicking the tab at the top of this blog. Hopefully you will find some tips that will help with those hard lines. :)

  17. Another beautiful scene. It is so peaceful. Really needed it today, our neighborhood had a huge fire last night with high winds. I needed something calming, since I was up most of the night waiting to see if we needed to evacuate. 10 homes lost, 10 damaged and one soul trapped in their house lost their life. Thank you for the peace today!

  18. Very nice!!!!

  19. Amazing! Love this and the way you do it. I’m simply in awe!

  20. I LOVE this scene! I want to go home now and play! Thank you so much for breaking it all down for us.

  21. Awesome background scene!! Very clever and so lovely! Thanks for sharing both the picture and the ‘how to’.

  22. Ohhhh….BEAUTIFUL! You never cease to amaze, lol…you make it look so simple! Hugs, Betsy

  23. Evelyn----Ks.stamper

    Michelle, this is a beautiful ,gorgeous,peaceful scene that you have created. I love your scenes, they are so real looking. I am going to try this but I know it will not look a thing lilke yours. tfs….
    Evelynn

  24. Michelle! Lovely scene, just lovely! It makes me want to be there…sitting quietly enjoying the view.

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  25. Diane Cooper

    You know Michelle I am really going to have pad the edge of my desk… 9 times out of 10 when I open your feed, your cards are jaw dropping gorgeous, and I am going to get a bruise from hitting the edge each time!!! Seriously though this one is gorgeous, and amazing since you have made the whole scene and there is just 1 itty bitty stamp in there! Thanks so much for sharing all your talents with us!
    Diane

  26. Michelle,
    Love the card, reminds me of home here in Maine, with our mountains and lakes. Will definitely have to try this one. Keep the cards and tutorials coming, they are so inspiring! Thanks

  27. Only you Michelle could say this “I have a little scene for you today. Created it with a little brayering, a little sponging and just a tad of stamping. Isn’t stamping wonderful? You can take the most simplest of stamps and create a whole scene without doing any drawing.”
    The rest of us toil over our creations with the garbage bin to the ready. I love seeing your work unfold. You really do make it looks so easy, until I try! I’m not sure what happens. I think I’ll stick to your recipies if you don’t mind, at least that way I have something presentable. Thank you for taking the time to do all this.

  28. beautiful yet again! Just curious, what is the difference between the Adirondack ink that you use, and the inks from Stampin Up? Also, how do you use the distressing inks? I’ve always wanted to try them, but I’ve heard that they are complicated.

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated

    Cheers, Colleen

  29. Marion Evans

    Another beautiful card, Michelle, and showing great mastery of the brayer. Wow!
    I’m afraid, however, that I’ll have to risk sounding picky and say that the horizontal “water’s edge” line you made with the Post-It Note mask isn’t actually the horizon. And to me it looks “wrong” because the actual shoreline of the lake would surely be irregular and would generally form a large arc. Unless, of course, what you’re depicting is a man-made structure such as a dam wall…?
    Certainly where water meets sky is the horizon and should always be exactly horizontal (unless viewed from a very high altitude).
    That said, I really do appreciate – and value – your creativity, your mastery of the brayer and all your other artistic skills, and I eagerly look forward to your new card everyday. Thank you for sharing them all with us.

  30. Marion said “I’m afraid, however, that I’ll have to risk sounding picky and say that the horizontal “water’s edge” line you made with the Post-It Note mask isn’t actually the horizon. And to me it looks “wrong” because the actual shoreline of the lake would surely be irregular and would generally form a large arc. Unless, of course, what you’re depicting is a man-made structure such as a dam wall…?”

    Marion, I stand correct on my statement of horizon line. I should have said water line. As for it looking wrong, there is no wrong in creating something unique. If I like it, it’s right on for me! :) Also, I’ve seen many, many straight shore line. :)

    You might not want to look at future creations of mine, they may all look wrong in some way to you. :)

  31. Colleen asked “is the difference between the Adirondack ink that you use, and the inks from Stampin Up?”

    Coleen, the only difference I see between the dye inks of Adirondack and Stampin’ Up is the color. When I select an ink I’m looking at color only. It doesn’t make a difference what brand it is. :)

  32. Miss Card Diva you are truly a wonderful artist. The card loookas like its been painted. Your amazing and so sweet for giving all your tutorials…

  33. Thanks to you I ordered the “holey” ruler from Frantic Fran in Oregon. She sells EVERYTHING! The ruler is also great cuz you can read the markings real good. I have one that you can hardly see them. I am surprised that you did not put the deer in that beautiful scene.

  34. a beautiful card Michelle. I am still trying to work the Brayer…I did try ti with the postal note. I put so much pressure on the brayer the postal note went due south.
    I am learning & I hang on every word and picture you type & do..
    Absolutely a work of art

    thank you for sharing so much and taking the time to answer questions

    JoAnne

  35. Your painting technique is really amazing and so inspiring! Thank you for sharing it with us, I can’t wait to try it myself!

  36. just beautiful, this card and this idea.
    Greetings
    Alexa

  37. Very stunning!! So beautiful!! Still haven’t tried a “Zindorf” card as of yet!! :) Maybe soon!?

  38. This is such a peaceful scene….

    Debbie

  39. For sure it looks as though you painted this. As always you’ve outdone yourself.

    Happy wednesday

  40. Harriet Skelly

    I love this landscape Michelle – just so lovely and peaceful!

  41. Absolutely crazy gorgeous!!!

    I don’t know how you can always bring so much life to the simplest images.

    Amen on color btw – that Adirondack Lettuce color absolutely grabs me every time I see you use it.

  42. Your card is gorgeous, thank you for the tutorial!