Saturday, 27 September 2008

Challenge 31: Trees and Leaves

Hi Everyone, Thanks for joining us last week I h
ope you enjoyed last week's challenge of Blue, we all loved visiting your blogs and seeing your beautiful creations!

On to this weeks theme and we've chosen 'Trees and Leaves' it's
entirely up to you what you create. Perhaps try using some trees or leaves stamps, have lots of fun creating the many wonderful colours of leaves. The design team have made some really beautiful cards, a fatbook page & Gothic Arch as inspiration for you. Their work is displayed below.

Congratulations to Cathy. You have won last weeks prize - A butterfly stamp by Linda Luckins' Please email us at and we will get your prize sorted out and in the post for you.

(don't forget to check out all the designers blogs to see more of there fab work!)

Lesley, Wendy, Fifi, Kate, Becky and Jo

For my card I decided to concentrate on 'leaves' using a Stampin 'Up set of stamps. I have stamped the background using various Autumn shades of dye ink, working from light to dark and overlapping the images. I have then stamped leaves and flowers onto co-ordinated Bazill card stock, cutting them out and mounting 3D.

Gothic Arch
I inked my arch with various Distress Inks, then stamped and embossed a large tree. I stamped leaves round the edges and water coloured them with Distress Inks and stamped a phrase which I embossed and edged with Copper Krylon and also the edge of the arch too.

Fatbook Page (4x4)
I coloured Tilda, the tree stump and leaves with Pro Markers and m atted these onto Papermania papers to create my Fat Page.

I stamped the leaves with vintage sepia versafine and then stamped the tw ig tree one of Linda Luckin's designs with the same ink pad. I distressed the edges of the tree paper and inked them. I then added ribbon an d a word tag.

I used the threading water punch on the top and bottom edge of the striped paper and mounted this onto the white base card. I cut a strip of co-ordinating paper and placed this across the centre. I cut a scalloped circle of text paper, then cut out the round snowflakes from some patterned paper and glued to the base. Using the Cuttlebug cut and emboss trees I cut out three trees in co-o
rdinatin g cardstock, embossed them, sanded them and placed them onto the scalloped circle.


Lesley said...

Just testing!

Cathy said...

Ohhh I won - thank you so much!!! Can't wait to play with that butterfly.
Fab theme - I am up in the Lakes for the weeks and it is so autumnal with all the leaves turning. Great creations ladies. My card can be found here..
Thank you for looking,
Cathy xx

a portland granny said...

I did my tree card tonight. I used a new stamp, so that was fun. It is on my blog.


Annie said...

Here is my card - love the samples this week - so different and very inspiring.
Ann xxx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Beautiful DT cards. My first entry into your challenges can be seen here

crafty creations said...

Gorgeous work girls

here's mine

Bubbles said...

Just added my card on my blog, hope you like it!

Joanne x

Jac’s Playground said...

Another great challenge and some gorgeous DT work. mine is here TFL

Pauline C said...

Another great challenge and beautiful DT cards ... trees aren't the focal point on my card byut they do feature ... so hope it is ok!'s here.
Pauline x

Phree said...

Thanks for this challenge, it took me a little while to find inspiration but I got there in the end. Here is My Card

AngelaC said...

I've made a house with leaves on the front - hope this is OK for the challenge!
my blog

craft mad Jenny said...

Click here for mine.

darcy48 said...

Wonder if any of the DT see this message I emailed you for my free downloads that I won a couple of weeks ago when a few of us won them and I have had no reply sob! Hope someone can helpxx

Anonymous said...

I have just found your blog and am entering my first challenge

Well you have 6 to choose from - Autumn Leaves.

You can see them here

Just page down to Thursday 02 October.

Loving visiting ally our blogs to see your entries - sorry I can't leave comments one each one - I am s slow typer and it takes ages

Happily Ever After said...

Here is my entery hope you like. click here

Sam said...

Great cards ladies. Mine is now on my blog.

Julie.G said...

Here is my tree card....Hope you like it....

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gayle's Art

Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

Hope I'm not too late

Here is my entry.

Christine D. said...

Here's my entry

Leann said...

Fab DT work!
Mine's here :)