Sunday, November 5, 2017

Digis on the 5s: Forest Finds


We’re going to “Fall into Christmas” with today’s rustic digital stamp offering. (Thank you to Barbara Walker for the clever phrasing!) We love to seek out small moments of natural beauty, from noticing a pretty fall leaf to admiring the pattern on a pinecone. Why, just the other day, I was walking Tibbs in the park, and looked up to find I was under a beautiful Persimmon tree in full fruit! Look at the shades of orange and red - mingling with the chartreuse leaves. Then all of the fruits higher up, dangling in magnificent splendor against the backdrop of a maple tree. I swoon at such sights. Today’s digi set embraces nature, but with a vintage ornament vibe... let’s go looking for Forest Finds!


This is a woodsy little grouping that can take you from fall through the holidays. I’ve drawn three vintage glass ornaments: a pinecone, a plump pomegranate (or is it a persimmon?), and a tiny pumpkin. With natural accents like Poinsettia leaves and berry-laden twigs, there are a number of color directions to take Forest Finds.


Don’t take MY word for it, though... just see what a few of our wonderful designers have created today! Each card is as unique as can be. It is SUCH a joy to see the varied interpretations of my artwork, from color schemes to scale, from overall style to the level of adornment or simplicity. I know you’ll have some fun with this one, and here’s some inspiration using Forest Finds:




Maybe you’ll want to take a color cue from one of our recent Hues to Use color schemes to tackle this forest-themed beauty? Did you see this week’s fig-inspired palette?


Thank you so much for joining us today — and be sure to stay with us during the week — Monday brings an awesome coloring tutorial with a new way to think about shading. Tuesday we’ll bring you a fresh color palette suggestion, and then Wednesday, you can have a break from the onslaught of excitement. Hehe! 

Big hugs, my Peeps!

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful image and colouring. I think I will go with the pomegranate interpretation, since pomegranates can be found in abundance here in Crete, Greece. Only last week, we received some from our landlord's garden.

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  2. This is so pretty!! I love that pumpkin ornament. So so pretty.

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  3. I love this, it is so unique! Already bought it and can't wait to play with it!

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