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.

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


Versafine by Tsukinko (Onyx Black)

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

Thanks for stopping by!


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 Butterworth 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!

hazel said...

Lovely card, great quote.
xxx Hazel.

tracy said...

just lovely :)