Thursday, 3 April 2008

Trees, Triangles and Quotes


The longer evenings are a boon for the crafter, particularly when there are so many delicious challenges to complete!

I combined two challenges to take part for the first time in Wednesday Stamper and Arty Girlz. Wednesday Stamper has a theme of trees, and Arty Girlz a theme of triangles.

I created a triangle shaped card and attached torn paper randomly, then stamped the four trees using my new Stampin' Up A Tree For All Seasons stamp, coloured with pens and edged with ink. I also stamped into triangle shaped pieces of shrink plastic - can you see them? I brushed the whole thing with PVA diluted with water and Irridescent Medium, then added some dried flowers and leaves from Hobbycraft.
Meanwhile the Scrummy Stash Cafe Blog is looking for quotes or sayings. I found an ideal phrase in K&Co's vellum quotes, "The earth laughs in flowers" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. I cut boldly into a new sheet of College Press Grayson Hall collection paper and added some grand adhesions from K&Co, finishing off with burgundy organza ribbon.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow very attractive..
keep it up

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Julie said...

Beautiful Triangle I love it

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz :) xx

Femmy said...

beautiful work!!!

Rainbow Lady said...

Fantastic card Gail and just love the backdrop of the real trees. Very effective. You must get alcohol inks you will love them
Love Cynthia x

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh my gosh, Gail this is a stunning tree and a wonderful card. Just beautiful.

Andrea, said...

Fab idea, looks great

herminesplace said...

Both are gorgoeus.

vintage wil said...

beautiful work!!

Jean said...

I really like your photo of all your work! Beautiful!

Samm said...

Oh fab!!! very clever!!!

Thanks for joining in with our challenge!

Samm
x

Sanja said...

beautiful work!!

filetta said...

very inusual !

Gillian said...

Both pieces are wondeful, specially the triangle:)

EllePiggo said...

Stunning cards Gail!! :)

Vanessa.

Netti said...

Gail - this is great! That's a smart move to combine two challeges in the one card - otherwise there just aren't enough hours in the day, huh?!!!

Gemma said...

You've put so much work into those, they look fab!

Kaz said...

this is gorgeous, brilliant work. lots to look at, it's just fab!!

barmyowlscoo said...

Both these card a fab I cant choose between them, I love the colours on both and I like the little trees.

theresa said...

gorgeous work...:D thank you for joining in with our quote challenge...:D

CraftyC said...

Terrific cards, hard to choose between them!
Clairexx

Marsup said...

Gorgeous! Great ideas!

crissi said...

wondeful Triangle love all the elements and how it all comes together.
Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Maria said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for taking part. Maria x

jay670120 said...

i love the earth laughs in flowers card what a great quote too x

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