Sunday, April 15, 2007

Lonely Tree at the Lake

He stands alone all winter waiting for the return of the summer vacationers. Magnificent tree.

I made this card for a challenge on Isa’s blog. Isa challenged her readers to create a card using distress inks and water. For details on her technique, you can visit her blog. (By the way, I LOVE this technique and am a big Isa fan!)

To make the card, I used distress ink in Broken China and Shabby Shutters to make the background. On a separate piece of cardstock, I used Antique Linen and Scattered Straw to make the paper for the tree and stamped the tree with Frayed Burlap. I sprayed the tree stamp with a small bit of water before stamping to make I look slightly weathered.

The fabulous “wind” flourish were made with another piece of Broken China and Shabby Shutters paper using the Revolution die cut system. (My first die cut…I almost had to take a sedative…I am in love again.)

Finally, I inked the edges of the card with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink and colored the leaves with Sakura pens in green and gold. Oh, I almost forgot…that’s Scattered Straw on the card edges. Can’t have a weathered tree on brand new cardstock now…..sheesh.

Thank you for coming by today! I need a drink.

12 comments:

isauk said...

Fantastic card ! Glad you enjoyed the challenge !
LOL at Isa's "fan" :o)
thank you for playing
Isa xx

Tami said...

A completely fantastic card! I love all the depth of color here.

Debbie said...

Fantastic! Those flourishes are perfect on that card. I love the colors, too.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is just beautiful! I love the soft colors and flourish! gorgeous!

Allison said...

This is lovely...I am a fan of anything "tree".

Godelieve said...

Beautiful card Julie! This is my favorite way of using Distress Inks too. Great colors, perfect flourishes.

Rein said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colors!

Anna said...

Very pretty!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh so beautiful!... love this piece, wonderful work!

Sarah said...

This is great love the colours

CALLISCRAPCART said...

L'arbre est une belle idée.

Julie said...

Merci tellement de vos commentaires chacun !