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April 15, 2011

Earth Day.....Trees

Last week I entered in the challenge at Raise the Bar which was April showers, I was shocked when I was asked by Joni to be a guest designer this week.  WOW thanks Joni.  This was my first time posting on this blog so I was quite excited to hear that I was a guest designer.

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Since it is Earth Day on April 22nd, the theme this week is trees.  Make something with trees.  I made this card using a tree stamp that I have and then added Flower soft to the trees.  Since it is also Spring I wanted to make the tree look like they were just beginning to blossom, with a few blossoms on the ground.

Iused some plaid paper from one of my DCWV paper stacks.  The brown paper off on the left was just a plain piece of brown paper that I sprayed with Tom Holtz Walnut Ink spray.  It is pretty cool, I just sprayed it on the paper and it colored it, but the best part is that is also gives it texture, it almost feels like soft fabric.  I used the Terra Cotta color on this piece and the ran it through my Cuttlebug using the diamonds in the rough folder.
Here is a close up of the trees.

I distressed the edges of the paper and added brads to the corners.  I also chalked the paper behind the trees to look like clouds.

Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave me a comment so I know you have been here, and I love reading them.  And thanks again Joni for having me as a guest designer this week.

4 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

What a beautiful card!!! I have some flower soft that I'd totally forgotten about -- I've only used it once. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What an amazing card. I just love the flowers on the trees. Amazing.

Stephanie said...

I love your trees. Months ago I bought some of this stuff and never used it. This has really inspired me. This is gorgeous!

Scrapper69 said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS! :o)
Theresa