Please bear with me as I figure out how to photograph my work...I'm new to this sort of stuff. If anyone has tips, please let me know!
Now onto business....
My first ever challenge is a two-fer. I created a card based on a layout at Sketchy Thursdays (view my card sideways to see the design inspiration).
as well as Cards Blog's Challenge of using trees.
I started by painting the tree with watercolor. I put a blob of very watery black paint where I wanted to trunk to be, then blew it with a straw so it would fan out naturally. It did require some coaxing, to prevent it from running off the page! This was also my first attempt at sewing on ribbon- I used a cute polka-dotted sheer purple ribbon.