Saturday, 16 February 2008

Love and Friendship

This week's DCM dare has been set by Rachel and Keryn who are both building up their Stampin Up! businesses. Their theme for the dare is love and friendship. Here's my card (you can click through for a more detailed view if you want it):



The sentiment is computer generated and I positioned it inside a Nestability circle die and then stamped the design on the cut and embossed circle.

I used the leafy tree from the Lovely as a Tree set by SU!, stamped in Chestnut Roan and coloured by dusting with various shades of green chalk. I used a bit of blue chalk for the sky area and darker green and brown for the ground. The circle is popped up on foam tape so the jute string (which I unravelled for a softer effect) goes underneath it and is threaded through a couple of holes which are then 'plugged' with brads.

The wood grain background panel is stamped onto some paper that already has a fine wood grain effect (it came from The Papermill). It has torn edges that are further distressed with a bit of inking.

Supplies: Lovely as a Tree (Stampin Up!), Wood Grain backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms), various brown-toned Tim Holtz Distress inks, Clearsnap Fluid Chalk ink Chestnut Roan, blending chalks, jute garden twine, mini brads (Dovecraft Earth Tones), Nestabilities classic circle, foam tape

Thanks for looking, do let me know what you thought if you have a moment to leave a comment!

26 comments:

Janice said...

Now that is a classic Joanne card. Fantastic, I love that backgrounder. I am thinking I must go and have another visit to CHF although it may prove expensive!

Janice

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Ok now that is totally cool! I love it!

Lydia said...

A gorgeous card!! x

Angie C said...

This is such a lovely card - I love the wood background and your sentiment is great, as is your colouring of your tree.

Linda Elbourne said...

The sentiment is lovely and your use of colour is totally lovely, in fact it is all lovely!

Lynn W. said...

I can only echo what has been said already - we need more words for lovely! I'm very fond of trees and think this is a really nice card Joanne.

Lynn x

tillymint said...

Beautiful classy card, I love the background and jute twine :)

Andrea, said...

Fab card, I love the tree stamp

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

I love this Joanne - I have that stamp set and it's great to see what you did with it. I just love that wood grain stamp from Cornish Heritage - gorgeous!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

That is FAB FAB FAB Joanne!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours, love that beautiful stamped image - makes me think of summer time

Judy said...

What a beautiful card! Love the background effect with the distressing and the sentiment.
Judy NZ

EllePiggo said...

Fantastic card! You've done both the background and the stamped image perfectly. :)

Vanessa.

traciejane said...

Great card, love the sentiment :-)

Hels said...

What a beautiful card...it is gorgeous xx

Jozza said...

It is a gorgeous card! I love that tree and you've coloured it so beautifully. xxx

Gina said...

Incredible card, love the tree and sentiment! :O)

manicstamper said...

Just beautiful

Mee said...

Fantastic card :o)

My Paper World said...

I love that tree image! Your card is beautiful!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Me again Joanne - if you visit my blog you will see that 'You Make My Day'!

annette said...

that background is amazing Joanne, it looks like real bark, great card.

Anne said...

Great card! Love the bark background paper and the twine, but especially the stamped image - the colouring (background, too) is fantastic!

Glitter Monkey said...

What an absolutely stunning card. I really love the sentiment. Lol x

Silvergirl said...

I've always loved that SU set and the oak tree is perfect with the woodgrain backgrounder! SO pretty!!!

Bahb said...

Good Grief, why didn't I think of plugging ribbon holes with brads? That's soooo clever. Gorgeous card! I love your chalk work, which must be difficult on such a small image.

Bahb