Friday, 11 November 2011

Orange trees

Today I've rushed around like the squirrels burying their nuts for winter!!

I did manage to squeeze in a few hours at Jacqueline's, and at the last minute before I left, decided to enter the colour challenge at  Simply Stampin where they have these yummy  new colours.

The only SU stamps I had with me was my trusty Lovely as a Tree, so out they came. I've then had to finish it off at mum's friends house ( while they gossiped ) as I was running out of time to enter, so fingers crossed I've made the deadline.

Here's my card using one of my favorite techniques of "sponging". 

On some Very Vanilla card I've sponged the yellowy sky over a Post It sun and a torn scrap paper hill, and then stamped the trees in the snowy foreground. I used the edges of the branches to make hedges along the crests of the hills, and the large pine tree to make a fir tree frame around the card edge. I finished by sponging the foreground to make small hillocks ( sorry they're hard to see in the photo), and drew 3 birds with a write marker.

Recipe: Card = Very Vanilla and square cream card from my stash
Inks = Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, and Soft Suede
Stamps = Lovely as a Tree
Extras = Post It

Hope you like it. Tomorrow I'll show you what I did make at Jacqueline's.

Have a good weekend.


  1. The yellow sky is a touch of genius Bev! One of my favourite cards of yours - I love it! Vx

  2. Lovely card Bev, thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week. A xx

  3. Hi Bev, Just stunning! lovely colour and beautiful images just gorgeous:) Sandra H

  4. Oh my goodness, this is beautiful - fabulous sponging and I love the stamped trees around the edge and your hand drawn birds! Stunning card!
    So glad you joined us at Simply Stampin' and please do join us agin, I'd love to see what you create! Ruth x


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