I love the A Walk in the Park Stencil for creating Autumn scenes, but I like to find ways to stretch my supplies. I needed an easy way to eliminate the apples from the tree to make it more of a Spring/Summer tree. You could definitely use Purple Tape to mask them, but I decided to trace the tree (omitting the apples) and color it with Copic Markers. I lined up the A Walk in the Park Stencil and used an alcohol friendly marker to trace around the outside edge of the tree. It's so easy! And quick! Then I colored the tree with Copic Markers.
To bring in more of a Spring feeling to the card I added some puffy clouds to the background. I used Marina Madness Hybrid ink and the Rainy Day Stencil. I used a light hand and I just blended right over the colored tree. I could have masked the tree, but I'm a lazy crafter! And I was using a light hand with the ink so you can't even tell that I blended over the tree.
I needed to have a bit of grass at the bottom of my scene. I decided to add a border using the In the Grass Die Set. I cut the curved grass die and added it to the bottom of my panel.
My cute elephant images are from the Up and Away stamp set. Aren't they adorable?! I stamped them with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored them with Copic Markers and cut them out with the Up and Away Dies and added them to my scene. I didn't like how much space was above my tree, so I trimmed my panel and backed it with a pretty yellow plaid paper from the Country Lane 6x6 Paper Pad.
I forgot to add a sentiment until the very end. Oops! I did that yesterday, too! Thankfully I had just enough room under the tree to stamp a sentiment from the Up and Away stamp set with Raven Hybrid Ink. That completes my card! I hope you are inspired to look at your stencils a different way and use them to create a fun scene!
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