Sunday, November 20, 2011

Challenge # 29 "Trees"

For this challenge we are going to look at "Trees" Your possible images are endless. There is the autumn tree with leaves turning their many colors, There is the tree that has lost all of its leaves. And deep in the forest in the dead tree with part of one of its limbs broken. If you head south, you will see the palm trees. Then there is the evergreen which stays so pretty and full all year long. As we head to the end of November and the beginning of December, we think of the Christmas tree all decorated with tinsel, ornaments and lights.

What type of tree can you show us?  Here is the Design Team's thoughts on the subject.
My card uses one of Digi Darla's images.  This tree is a symbol of one's childhood with the swing hanging from one of its branches.  I had a little trouble trying to color it as I wanted it to have fall colors .  I used my Copic markers and tried to show the colors of the leaves.

This card uses a technique called Stacked Nesties.  I had never done this one before, but I am pleased with how it turned out.  The greeting is an acrylic greeting sayng "Remember". 

 For this week's challenge I chose one of my favorite tree stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps. It's actually a multi step stamping image. I just think that the result looks like the trees you find in nature during the autumn season. The sentiment is from Stampscapes. The background is waterstamping on distress ink. The stamp used there is a leaf background stamp from Heartfelt Creations. I really love autumn colors; why does winter have to follow!

I am not quite sure why but I felt Christmassey this week ... maybe because I started to bake Christmas cookies. So it turned into a Christmas Tree. The card base is relatively simple with layering some October Afternoon papers and some ribbon and lace from my stash. The tree itself is assembled from paperbeads whereby I also used October Afternoon patterend paper. I embellished the tree with littel blings and a little glittery star.

I was feeling very autumn-y as I approached this project.  I stamped this tree by Stampscapes on several different types of card stock with several different backgrounds trying to strike the right mood.  Finally this version was the winner.  The card stock is already a delightful pumpkin color.  I wanted the image to be indistinct so I stamped it twice, once with markers and once with ink.  I added additional coloring with markers.  This is a simple card, just some beads and a little winged heart charm to finish it off.  Trees are an excellent subject for a challenge.  I hope you'll join in.
Here is Valerie. I have made a simple winter tag. The top half of the tag has been distressed with faded jeans and stormy skies, the snow has been embossed with Utee white, and the farmhouse and small tree has been stamped on top with archival black. Then added a TH branch tree die cut, which has been cut into 2 pieces and glittered with ice stickles in silver.

I am so pleased to announce that my sponsor of this challenge is Digi Darla Stamps. You can find her site my clicking on the name above.  There are many digitals on her site and she gives quite a few away from time to time.  I think you will find her site very appealing.  Go take a peek at her site and join in on her challenges. 

The winner of my challenge will be picked by random generator and she will receive three digitals.


  1. hee hee Thanks for highlighting my pilgrim card from last week, what a nice surprise. Looking forward to playing along again this week. :)

  2. What great inspiration from the DTs! All so different ...

  3. What a great selection of varied trees. Such a perfct challenge for this time of yera.

    Thank you so much Vicki for posting my giveaway. I have entered you for the bonus and surprise drawings as well. You gals sure are keeping me busy.LOL Best of luck.
    Hugs Lynn

  4. I love the fall colours and the winter tag is so pretty, great work! :0)