friends don't grow on trees...

Hello my fabulous friends!

I always wanted an old fashion tree swing.. Something about them just seems so perfect...
Maybe that's part of why I adore this sweet stamp from Whimsy so much.. it just makes me smile!

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps: Whimsy Emily; LDRS Creative Friends Fur-ever
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle; Uniball Signo White
Coloring: Copic
Skin- E30, E31, E33, RV42
Hair- E53, E57, E47, E49, E55
White- W0, W3
Pink- E04, R00
Gray- T8, T6, T4
Wood- E42, E44, E27, E47
Green- YG63, YG67, G28
Roses- R32, R35, R39, R61
Purple- BV000, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08
Dies: LDRS Creative Super Scenes

How adorable is she and her little puppy?!?!? 

I started by stamping the image in Memento Espresso Truffle ink, then coloring with Copics. 

I then die cut the tree from white cardstock, and colored the branches with Copics. 
When you are coloring die-cuts, it helps to place a piece of low tack tape sticky side up on your table (tape the ends down). This gives you a way to hold the die-cuts in place without needing to try to color around your fingers.

I added some variegated color quickly to my leaves with the Copic Airbrush. 

For the larger splotches of dark green, I put my marker in the Distress Spritzer... It puffs out blasts of air that leave a more speckled look.  It adds some texture to the otherwise flat cluster of leaves.

I layered the die-cuts over the stamped image to give her swing something to hang from, and to give a little dimension to the card.

I mounted the stamped panel onto another panel that I had colored with Copics and doodled on with a white pen...

Now I want to go spend some time outside in the sunshine! Hope you have a wonderful day!

See you soon!

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