Moonlit Meadow

This past week you’ve seen several projects made with the classic stamp set Lovely as a Tree by Stampin’ Up!.  And if you are on the Creative Tips List, you even got an exclusive project too!  I thought I’d continue for one more just to round out the week.  This project came about because I wanted to use the color Perfect Plum in a creative scene.  So, the obvious choice was a moonlit evening.  Enjoy the tips and I hope you enjoyed this week of Lovely as a Tree projects here at The Creative Grove!

Miss the 1+2=3 series featuring Lovely as a Tree this week?  See Part 1 here!


Creative Tips –

  • Start off by embossing your scene in SU Early Espresso powder.
  • Use a mask for the ground made out of copy paper, and a moon post it punched with a 1” circle punch.


  • Brayer or sponge your sky using various shades of blue.  I used Adirondack Lights Cloud Blue, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Marvy Salvia Blue, SU Island Indigo and SU Not Quite Navy.
  • Keep your horizon light, not white, but definitely lighter in color.  It helps to give that moonlit glow.


  • Brayer and/or Sponge your ground.  You’ll want to come from the sides to keep the area where the moon is reflecting light.  I used Adirondack Cloud Blue, SU Smoky Slate and SU Perfect plum.

I had some issues, and went a little too dark on the bottom left corner.  I tried to remove some which didn’t work and ended up pulling up some of my paper.  It’s just been a week of mishaps on all my projects!  So, I did something I don’t usually do, I added a few scraps to over it up.  To get the perfect angle, you’ll want to stack your pieces and cut them together.  The pearls finished the strips, and the banner greeting was the perfect final touch.  You know, it didn’t turn out that bad!


I hope you’ve enjoyed unofficial Lovely as a Tree week!  Have fun stamping this weekend. Smile


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