Sunday, April 21, 2013

Ranger Seasonal Color Palette: April

Happy Sunday!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  I have been working on a landscape piece in honor of Earth day.  Ranger Ink has been hosting a monthly seasonal color palette challenge.  April's palette is earth tones of yellow, green, brown, and blue.  Check out the Ranger Ink blog post here.

I have been practicing my perspective on several pieces.  This one has a mountain scape in the background with a bird on a branch in the foreground.   I am starting to get more comfortable with the scale and placement to make a pleasing landscape.

I used torn paper inked with distress inks for the mountains and grass and die cuts for the rest.

Close up view of the bird, branches, and flowers.  I used an embossing folder on the branches to add a wood texture.

Mountains are a variety of blues and grays.  These were torn from white textured cardstock and inked with distress inks.

Flowers were die cut from the same white textured cardstock and inked with distress inks in a variety of yellows combined with perfect pearls for a bit of shine and sparkle.  The centers in the flowers were created with liquid pearls.

Earth day is a great reminder that we need to protect and nurture our environment and earth.  

Materials used:
  • Core-dinations Paper:  Snowcap canvas texture cardstock
  • Ranger Ink:  Distress Ink in stormy sky, faded jeans, tumbled glass, broken china, forest moss, spiced marmalade, wild honey, old paper, vintage photo, tea dye, walnut stain and pumice stone; Perfect Pearls in perfect pearl; Liquid Pearls in onyx pearl
  • Sizzix:  Tim Holtz Alterations - Bigz die bird branch, Sizzlits decorative strip tattered floral garland
  • Stampers Anonymous:  Tim Holtz Collection urban tapestry

Thank You for stopping by.  I do appreciate you taking the time to look and make comments.  Happy creating!

Hugs,  Sharon


  1. Beautiful! I find looking at your landscape very restful. You did a wonderful job and I love the techniques to used.

    1. Thank You Linda! It is restful isn't it. So glad you like it. I so appreciate your support and encouragement.

  2. Fabulous fabulous scene! You are so good at this! I love those mountains...perfect color! the bird and branch are perfect! Great Art!

  3. What a beautiful scene you've created Sharon! Very inspirational! TFS! x


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