Lone Tree Tutorial


On Split Coast Stampers today there is a very interesting color challenge.   The challenge is to use Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron & Wild Wasabi.  Whew!  What a challenge for me.  I really don’t like bright colors and these colors just leap off the paper.  You can find the color challenge here:  https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=329824

I decided to go ahead and do a tutorial for this one.  Let’s get started!


Stamps: Cornish Hertiage Farms Tall Tree & Beautiful set by The Rummage Bin
Paper: Stampin Up Whisper White, So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin Up Markers So Saffron, Baroque Burgundy, Garden Green, Piercing Tools, Brayer, Sponges, Brads, Post-It-Notes, Stamp-a-ma-jig


Punched a circle from the sticky part of a Post-It-Note to use as a mask for the moon, positioned it on Whisper White card stock.


Brayered So Saffron Ink on bottom 2/3 of card stock.


Brayered Wild Wasabi on bottom 1/3 of card stock.


Brayered Purely Pomegranate on top 1/3 of card stock.


Decided to tone sky down and give it a little light by removing moon mask and Brayering So Saffron over the sky area.


Tore a cliff shape from So Saffron cardstock and sponged on So Saffron to create a shadow.


Adhered Cliff to card stock.


Used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement of tree and stamped it with Basic Black ink.


Torn the very top of two Post It Notes and used them as mask so I could create some grass on the cliff.


Sponged on Wild Wasabi ink right at the edge of post it notes to create grass.


Using same post it notes I turned them around and used them again to put in some ground at the very bottom of the card stock.  Sponge on Wild Wasabi at the edge of post it notes.


Sponge Purely Pomegranate in the sky to darken it.


Darkened front of cliff with a So Saffron marker.  Sponged Wild Wasabi ink on tree leaves.  Colored in tree trunck with So Saffron marker.


Stamped weeds at the bottom with Wild Wasabi ink.


Cropped image, used a Garden Green marker to highlight the leaves in the tree and the top of the grasses on the cliff, colored the flowers of the weeds with a Baroque Burgundy marker.  Darkened the cliff front with the So Saffron marker to try to get it darker yet.


Assembled card front and used my Stampin Up Piercing tools to pierce sides of card.


There you have it!  The finished card.


Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and it inspires you to try using any color combination to create landscapes.

Have a colorful day!

10 responses to “Lone Tree Tutorial

  1. Michelle:

    This is absolutely georgeous. Tks so much for the great tutorial. I must try it one day soon. You truly are “QUEEN OF THE BRAYER”.

    Have a great day 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for the tutorial … I really loved seeing it all come together step-by-step … absolutely beuatiful.

  3. This is so incredible. I can’t find words! I have to try this!

  4. I like the way you’ve created an extra dimension to the design by making the cliff from a separate layer. How do you go about choosing your colours Michelle?

  5. WOW! i don’t think i can re-create this even with a great tutorial. This card is absolutely beautiful =)

  6. This is amazing! beautiful, enchanting, it’s just wonderful!

  7. Absolutely outstanding card, Michelle! The colors are just amazing! What an artist you are! Your scenes are always a work of art and I love them all!

  8. Gorgeous as always.

  9. I want to live in your craftroom!! Amazing cards and tutorials I’m so happy you started these

  10. Evelynn Saddler

    This is so different, I love it. You do so well with colors, I always stumble when I try colors but I’m getting better after seeing your cards. Thank you so much for sharing.