Friday, 23 May 2014

That Tree Again!

 I had another play with the Inkylicious Willow tree and lots of ink! The background paper was made with Adirondack colour washes in eggplant, denim, stream, lettuce and butterscotch. I made the background ages ago and have nearly finished using the pile of papers I made with just a few sprays! I over-stamped the paper with Hero Arts Silhouette Grass stamp and Inkylicious French style Script . I also used some sequin waste with my ink dusters and Adirondack eggplant ink.
Then I took an arch die (Once upon a stamp) and cut a shape from silk art card. I dusted this with memento inks in Grape Jelly, Bahama blue, Teal Zeal, with some crushed olive DI at the bottom - why I didn't use the same Adirondack inks as the washes I used for the background, I am not sure!
The willow tree was stamped with memento Tuxedo black, and the glitter added once it was all dry. I wasn't sure if this pale green glitter would work, but I think it does. The Willow Tree will be available soon! If you want a good look at all of the gorgeous stamps that Inkylicious produce, on 8th June they will be at Stamp Magic, Doncaster, or if you can't wait you could visit the website!
I have broken up for half term today, so I am looking forward to some rest and relaxation, although I have my reports to write so it isn't all fun! I am going to try and have a good look around blogland too, as I feel I have neglected you all over the past few weeks.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful evening!


  1. Lush colours Sal, as you will guess I love it.

    B x

  2. You're not the only bad blog buddy Sally! Life gets in the way sometimes as I know only too well so don't beat yourself up ;-).

    I think this gorgeous tree needs to be on my list for Donny, it's beautiful. I think your green glitter is just right (I'm not a very blingy person so this works perfectly for me). I love your background too and already have the lovely French script ;D.

    See you soon Sally.

    Lesley Xx

  3. Wow Sally! Fabulous rich colours - I really love it!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  4. I love the glitter on your willow tree. It looks lovely and twinkly. Your colour washes are a gorgeous mix of colours. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. beautiful colours. and what you did by the tree is so good! using of colours, the moon the sparkle....all so beautifully done.

  6. Hi Sally, I love this! You matched the colours beautifully even if you did use different inks lol! Fabulous tree, and the glitter is just perfect. Maddy x

  7. Wow! your tree is lovely with the moon behind and glittering highlights. The background is beautiful too.
    Heather T

  8. Love this! The green glitter def works, and using different colours for the main image works too, it makes the image stand out more against the strong background.
    Enjoy your break (well, in between the reports!)

  9. Gorgeous colours and a wonderful card Sally. I love the glitter on the tree it really brings it to life.

    Sue xx

  10. Neglect is all part of the blogland thing I think, me too LOL.

    Another stunning project, love everything you do.

  11. Love these wonderful colours Sally. Thank you so much for your kind comment too. x

  12. Beautiful colours, so intense! I love the weeping tree and all that pretty glitter, a winner :D Enjoy the holidays :D x

  13. Gorgeous coloured backgrounds Sally and the tree is Fab-u-lous!!
    Enjoy healf term:)
    Val x

  14. This is beautiful, Sally - love the colours you achieved with the washes - gorgeous - and the glitter works really well. I like that addition. Lovely work x

  15. Absolutely Stunning, I love your background and colours and what you did with the tree , yust wonderful!!!


  16. I think it is good that you didn't use the same inks on both backgrounds. It makes the top layer a bit different so it shows up better. I just adore this willow stamp and what you've down with it here. SWOON!


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