Tuesday, 18 January 2011

One layer Wednesday - bare tree

Yes, I know it's Tuesday - I'm six days late rather than a day early! I haven't played in the One Layer Wednesday challenge for a while and thought it was about time I put that right. Jennifer is this week's hostess and she's challenged us to make a one layer card featuring a bare tree.

I found a stamp I forgot I had (me? too many stamp? never!) - I'd tucked it into the case with the Lovely as a Tree set, obviously thinking that any time I reached for the trees in the set, I might consider this one too.

I got some Neocolour II water soluable pastels for Christmas -thanks Mum and Dad!- so I've had my first little play with them here for a swoosh of sunset colour. A stamped sentiment and a few hand drawn details (the birds and the grounding for the tree) finish it off.

Stamps:
Tree by Stamps Away
Sentiment from Journaling set (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)

Paper:
Watercolour

Ink:
Versafine by Tsukinko (Onyx Black)

Other:
Neocolour II water soluable pastels by Caran d'Ache
Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers
Copic Multinliner


Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Karen said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Joanne! Beautiful colours for the sunset :D XXX

Effie said...

Looks great against that background

Heather T said...

That tree is a lovely stamp and your background is beautiful. You will have great fun with your pastels I'm sure.

Gez said...

Great card Joanne. Love your choice of pastels for the background 2 of my favourites. :)

Janice said...

Definitely a case of less is more. Lovely card Joanne.

Netty said...

Beautiful card and so love your Quote. Annette x

Hazel said...

Love the swoosh of sunset colour (the pastels are great, aren't they?) and that tree stamp is a nice one. x

Doris said...

Isn't if fun to rediscover an old stamp? Your hand drawn touches finish it off nicely.

Artyjen said...

Ooh! Lurverly! I think I need some of those pastels LOL
xoxo Sioux

Kathy said...

oooooh this is lovely - what a wonderful result from the pastels

Anonymous said...

This is quite simply.... gorgeous!

Louise from New York

sam21ski said...

Wow - how stylish xxx

Chrissie said...

Great card!

I have a new challenge blog dedicated to clean and simple cards with the first challenge beginning on February 5th. It's called
”Less is More” do check it out, I hope you'll come and join us!
Chrissie

hazel said...

Lovely card, great quote.
xxx Hazel.

tracy said...

just lovely :)