Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I think I shall never see a thing as lovely as a tree


TREES...yes, that is the topic for this week's challenge at Saturday Stamper. This is just the 2nd week for the new website and it looks like it is going to bring lots of inspiration.

For my challenge I pulled out a stamp that has been in my stash for 2 years. I bought it came to me unmounted as a part of a bag of miscellaneous stamps at a yard sale. When I bought it I found it still had mounting foam on the back which made it difficult to get a good test image...and the fact that it is a huge stamp of a whole tree makes in challenging to use for cards. But this challenge saved it's life as part of my collection--it's finally got it's long past due EZ mount properly fitted. If anyone knows I would love to know what company made it.

For my card I heat embossed the tree in white so I could do a dye ink resist. All inks were added with cut-n-dry foam. The card base is a purchased piece of handmade paper. Copper mesh was punched with a circle punch to enhance the small leaf icon which was made by embossing a Maryse Carrier stamped image. Hope you like it!
Here is a link if you want to check out the challenges at Saturday Stampers .

22 comments:

  1. lovely, and what a fantastic tree stamp.

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  2. WOW!!! What a gorgeous tree.
    Beautiful piece of artwork.x

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  3. Beautiful, I love the 'halo' effect you've achieved around the tree. Sorry, I don't know who makes it but it was a very lucky find in your grab bag!

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  4. This is stunning, absolutely love it!!!! :o)

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  5. what a gorgeous stamp, I love the effect you've got with this, the card is super. thanks for joining in. :o)

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  6. That tree stamp is fantastic and I love what you've done with it :o)

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  7. Wonderful stamp, great effect you have created

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  8. What a fabulous tree! It has so much character and embossing it with white is perfect! Beautiful, beautiful work!

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  9. Jan!! I had no idea you had a blog! I always enjoy seeing your creations and this is amazing!!

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  10. Nope I don't like it, I adore it! You really did an amazing job with the tree challenge. All of the layers and techniques go together so well. You really have a gift for seeing the composition. Thanks for the link to this great new site.

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  11. Amazing job. I love how the tree stands out!

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  12. Beautiful work - love the colouring and the presentation.
    Ros

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  13. This is a fantastic tree stamp, love how you have worked the colours, and great to hear the unused stamp has found its way back into your work:)

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  14. Wow that is a gorgeous tree! I love it!

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  15. This is gorgeous and dreamy.
    I have this stamp too but have not used it so effectivly as yet. Well done

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  16. So beautiful! Amazing combination.
    :-)

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  17. there is nothing quite as lovely as a tree [card!] The coloring is magnificent!

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  18. Wow, Jan, this is a stunning card. Very, very creative indeed.

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  19. A fab stamped tree, love the colour palette you have chosen.

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  20. Wow, Jan! This card is stunning!

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  21. What a great card... I love the effect you used on the tree!

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